MDS Coordinator – Skilled Nursing

440 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210, United States Full Time Hourly Rate: n/a

Company Description

Do you have HEART? We are looking for individuals who can embrace our mission to purposely brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with HEART; Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect & Teamwork. This position is responsible for coordinating the development and completion of the resident assessment process in accordance with the requirements of the Federal and state regulations as well as Company policy and procedures.   This position also strives to achieve the highest potential of Resident’s functional abilities and satisfaction by facilitating the Interdisciplinary Team through the completion of Care Plans, encouraging family involvement in Care Conferences, and participation in clinical meetings/communications. 

Job Description

  • Coordinate the assessment schedule and opens resident assessments in accordance with current Federal and state rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the resident assessment instrument, including the implementation of CAAs and CATS.
  • Select the Assessment Reference Date (ARD) that will most accurately reflect the resident’s condition based upon the capture of all resources utilized and care provided.  Gather the necessary documentation to accurately encode the assessment item set and ensure that it is complete, accurate, signed and submitted to the state database in accordance with RAI or state regulations.
  • Meet daily with the Rehab Program Manager to review Resident therapy schedules in order to minimize the need for non-scheduled assessments.
  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team to ensure the care plan is comprehensive, completed timely, and remains current based on the Resident’s condition.  Attend and participate in the Resident Care Conference.
  • Disseminate any new or updated materials involving the RAI process to the interdisciplinary team to include assessment calendars, due dates, etc.
  • Facilitate the involvement of appropriate health professionals as needed to improve or maintain the Resident’s functional abilities at the highest practicable level.  Assist and/or direct Managed Care case management duties.
  • Review the state validation reports and ensure that the appropriate follow-up action is taken, if needed.
  • Serve on, participate in, and attend various other committees of the facility (e.g. At Risk, Triple Check, Medicare UR) as required, and as directed by the Administrator or Executive Director.
  • Communicate with and provide education to all nurses and CNAs to expand their knowledge of the RAI process and how their duties can impact the process.  
  • Communicate with Business Office regarding unfinished assessments, defaults, and other billing concerns.
  • Understand, comply with, and promote all rules and regulations regarding Residents’ Rights; promote positive relationships with Residents, visitors, and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance.  Maintain HIPAA compliance at all times.


Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree, RN license
Area of Study: Registered Nurse with emphasis on geriatrics
Years of Experience: 3-5+ years
Type of Experience: MDS
Special Certifications: RAC-CT
Language Skills: Acceptable fluency in English in order to perform job duties and speak, read, write, and communicate with supervisors, coworkers, residents, and applicable third parties.
Technical Competencies: ICD-10 competency
Skills and Ability:

  • Manage multiple assessment schedules and accurately complete assessments and care plans. 
  • Meet deadlines.

Information Systems: PointClickCare, Microsoft Office, PointRight    
Personal Attributes: Ability to work in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team to achieve the highest level of Resident function and satisfaction

  • Experience in Managed Care case management, MAC and RAC medical review processes, HIPAA compliance.

Additional Information

Senior Lifestyle offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. All Senior Lifestyle positions are eligible to use DailyPay, an application that allows you to access your earned but unpaid wages before your next payday. Senior Lifestyle requires that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination unless exempt due to medical, religious, or personal beliefs. Government requirements or exclusions may apply.

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