MDS Nurse Assessor

  • Elderwood at Grand Island
  • Grand Island, NY, United States
  • Jun 14, 2022
Full time

Job Description

This job is located in Grand Island.

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Elderwood at Grand Island is seeking a Nurse for MDS Assessor that is collaborative and detail oriented.

While a Registered Nurse (RN) license is preferred, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) candidates will be considered.

Position Overview:

  • An MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessor, or nurse assessment coordinator, collects and assesses information for the health and well-being of residents in Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing homes. Following federally-mandated procedures and using the MDS process, the nurse monitors residents' health and well-being from the time of admission through the end of their stay.
  • This work also requires the planning, documentation and submission of the compiled information. It calls for creative problem solving and attentive communication with staff, residents and their families, to ensure that personal, health and administrative concerns are being addressed. 
  • The MDS Nurse supports the MDS/PPS Coordinator in completion of PPS and/or OBRA assessments for both subacute and long-term care as required as well as any additional departmental tasks as needed.
  • This is a days position.
  • We are willing to train the right candidate for this role. 
Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Free On-Site Parking, Free Uniforms, Generous PTO & holiday package, Increased Wages, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Point-earning employee reward program: redeem for prizes!, Substantial employee referral program, Tuition reimbursement program Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Accurate and timely completion and submission of Minimum Data Set (MDS).
  • Compliance with Federal and State requirements, and facility policies.
  • Actively participate in utilization management processes, including PDPM and state case mix process.
  • Conducts resident interviews.
  • Compile, monitor and audit clinical documentation.
  • Communicate clinical issues to appropriate clinicians .
  • Supports and assists MDS/PPS Coordinator as directed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them.
  • Utilizes electronic timekeeping system as directed.
  • Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times.
  • Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc.
  • Supports and abides by Elderwood’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Abides by Elderwood’s businesses code of conduct, compliance, and HIPAA policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Elderwood Administrative Services Clinical Reimbursement Department
Qualifications:
  • Licensed Professional Nurse (RN licensure preferred) with current license in state employee
  • Prior experience with MDS 3.0 preferred
  • Long Term Care experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and dedicated
  • Willing to train the right candidate
  • Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical exemption from vaccination.
EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.