MDS Nurse Job Description

MDS Nurse Job Description

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MDS nurse provides patient care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.

MDS Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

SCLM - Understands the current PPS financial payment system for skilled Medicare Part A and MDS automation transmission
Keep abreast of payer constraints and Medicare/ Medicaid SNF billing requirements
Ensures that all Certified Nurses Aides have met the required number of in-service hours to maintain certification and be in compliance with all state and federal regulations
Oversee gathering of information for assessments and care plans
Manage a designated group of nursing employees on a nursing unit and assures smooth operations of the unit for a designated shift
Scope of work for the RN Charge Nurse may be modified by State specific rules under the Nurse Practice Act
At least one (1) years of nursing experience preferred
Coordinates all areas Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score capture and supportive documentation for the completion of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI)
Tracks FIM training completion and FIM competency of clinicians
Reviews medical records to assure that clinical documentation supports FIM scores

MDS Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for MDS Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, MDS, RAI, BLS, RN, AANAC

Education for MDS Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the MDS nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Graduate, Education, Nursing Program, School of Nursing, Department of Education, Science, Nursing Education, Associates, The Curriculum

Skills for MDS Nurse

Desired skills for MDS nurse include:

Regulations
Medicare
Field of practice
Laws
Nursing and medical practices and procedures
Practices and procedures the laws
Applicable managed care
Federal/state regulations regarding the MDS and care planning process
State Medicaid regulations
Guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

Desired experience for MDS nurse includes:

A licensed registered nurse with health care experience in an acute or long-term care setting preferred
Grand Junction, CO
Must have a current and unrestricted license
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience
Other (VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses)
Must have an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's preferred

MDS Nurse Examples

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MDS Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a MDS nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for MDS nurse
  • Knowledge of the Minimum Data Set, Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs), Triggers, Care Area Assessment (CAAs), Plan of Care, Discharge Plan, Skilling Criteria, and documentation requirement per regulations and legislation
  • Confers with the patient and clinical team members regarding the scoring of FIM items, follows up on any inconsistencies, and, when necessary, assesses the patient to confirm the correct score
  • Reviews all Rehabilitation Impairment Categories and admission ICD-9 codes to assure congruence and proper Coding for the IRF-PAI
  • Continuously assesses FIM scoring and FIM documentation competency and provides focused FIM training as necessary
  • Collaborates with the PPS Manager in conducting audits and reviews and prepares reports as assigned
  • Provides coverage for PPS in the PPS Manager’s absence
  • Participates in PPS and FIM related committees and meetings as assigned
  • According to need, provides coverage at other sites for PPS coordinators
  • Maintains a trained MDS back-up team to provide coverage for RNAC/MDS nurse (i.e., PTO, leave)
  • Participates in all aspects of the CMS survey process including pre-survey preparation, actual survey, and post-survey plan of correction when requested
Qualifications for MDS nurse
  • Have a minimum of one year experience as a Case Manager/CRC, preferably in a LTC setting
  • Must have excellent communication skills, be well organized, and able to multi task
  • Must have two (2) years' nursing experience
  • Basic mathematic ability
  • Current state licensure in nursing or allied health profession
  • Minimum of two years experience in rehabilitation or a closely related field required
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MDS Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of MDS nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for MDS nurse
  • Initiate an individualized nursing care plan based on assessment data, and shares important information about patients with IDT members
  • Complete nursing assigned MDS items, RAPS, PPS and Care Plans
  • Direct the facility interdisciplinary RAI process while following company guidelines for completion, computer encoding and electronic State transmission of the MDS
  • Holds twenty-four hour accountability for management of a defined area of organizing nursing services or patient care within the facility
  • First level-nursing manager who functions under the direction and guidance of the Associate Director, Patient Care Services by providing clinical and administrative leadership
  • Responsible for the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within their defined areas of responsibility
  • Facilitates and interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care
  • Directly supervises all nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility
  • Possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices
  • Management of acute and chronic illness and attainment of optimal levels of functioning and/or support of the dying patient and significant others
Qualifications for MDS nurse
  • Ability to sit up to 30 minutes
  • Previous Med-Surg bedside nursing experience required
  • 3 - 5 years MDS experience within the last 5 years Strongly Preferred
  • Long Term Care expereince Strongly Preferred
  • Must be a graduate from a State Accredited License Vocational Nursing program with current license to practice in the state of Louisiana
  • Knowledge of education responsibilities of staff, community and students
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MDS Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a MDS nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for MDS nurse
  • Performs other duties as assigned to the position
  • Over site and management of MDS activities as assigned
  • Participate in the development of policys and procedures
  • Participate in and provide client education
  • Management of MDS audit activities as assigned
  • Participate in CMI developed activities
  • Provide documentation as outlined per policy by client site
  • Maintain IMS databases as instructed
  • Keep abreast of industry developments in regards to compliance and regulatory standards
  • Participate in QM activities as assigned
Qualifications for MDS nurse
  • Minimum two (2) years prior LVN/MDS experience required
  • Experience working with elderly adults in a nursing home setting preferred
  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse License in the state of Nebraska
  • Current RN or LPN license
  • At least three years experience working in a long term care setting as an MDS Nurse
  • Must be willing to travel to more rural locations
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MDS Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a MDS nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for MDS nurse
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Clinical Operations
  • Reviews nurses' notes to ensure they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and they reflect the patient response to the care
  • Participates in the evaluation process of all nurses and CENA's in the Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Develop a written MDS schedule and communicate it to the interdisciplinary team no less than weekly
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter departmental personnel, other departments within the facility to assure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of our patients
  • Function as RHCF Nursing Supervisor as required
  • Reviews resident referral information from a variety of sources
  • Manages and collaborates with the MDS team on look back periods and informs the interdisciplinary team regarding changes in the look back periods for the MDS completion including the “significant change” MDS
  • Determines the admission RUG category for payment for the initial five-day medical MDS in collaboration with the Admission designee and the MDS team
  • Effectively manages RUG categories by monitoring and capturing care/treatments rendered to residents and recording it
Qualifications for MDS nurse
  • Previous experience as an MDS Coordinator / RNAC and knowledge of RUGS optimization
  • Previous experience in completing MDS, RAI process and Care Plans is required
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a MDS Nurse preferred
  • Minimum 2 years MDS experience desired, will train
  • Must have good technical skills/ computer literacy
  • Active ANNAC RAC CT
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MDS Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of MDS nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for MDS nurse
  • Ensure that all Certified Nurses Aides have met the required number of in-service hours to maintain certification and be in compliance with all state and federal regulations
  • Establishes MDS schedules for each resident and coordinates the timely completion of ancillary analysis with all team members
  • Ensure the MDS’s are encoded, edited, locked, and electronically transmitted within the required time frames and that any errors or issues are effectively resolved
  • Performs physical, mental, and psychosocial analysis on all residents and accurately reflect findings in each MDS
  • Develops and revise and individualized plans of care based on resident’s current needs and response to current treatments
  • Develops CQI tracking and trending program related to MDS quality indicators
  • Reviews the MDS, CAA’s, care plans, and documentation in the medical record, to determine if desired outcomes have been achieved
  • Attends assigned committee meetings, representing the MDS department
  • Assists with month-end billing by completing assessments that are preventing month-end close as soon as feasible
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to co-workers, billing managers, medical records staff, clinical managers, administrator, fiscal intermediary, managed care organizations and physicians
Qualifications for MDS nurse
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a reliable source of transportation
  • Experience with FIMs and IRF-PPS preferred
  • Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse as required by state
  • Knowledge of new trends in mental health nursing or recovery process from chemical dependency
  • Must be a Registered Nurse in good standing with state licensure in FL
  • Mininum 2 year Associates Degree or equivalent NYS Nursing licensure

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