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MDS Coordinator in Forsyth, IL at Hickory Point Christian Village

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Forsyth, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Hickory Point Christian Village - Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

We are seeking a Resident Assessment Coordinator MDS to provide an effective program to monitor the quality of care provided to the Residents in the community in accordance with federal, state, local, and corporate regulations. 

We offer:

  • Competitive Wages including Alternative Wages & Shift Differentials
  • PathwayPay (daily pay) – Get your pay, when you need it.
  • Mentor Program
  • Consistent Assignments
  • Generous PTO Program
  • Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life (employer paid), Short & Long Term Disability, Group Accident, and Critical Illness
  • 403(b) & Flex Spending
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts and Other Perks

Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Assess Resident care needs and assist in the development of individualized care plans.
  • Schedule and conduct Resident care conferences, ensuring the coordination of all departments.
  • Interview Residents and their families for information related to the minimum data set (MDS) assessment.
  • Do MDS’s (and CMI’s where applicable) on all Residents, ensuring timely and accurate submissions.
  • Review medical records and other paperwork related to Residents’ health status to collect information related to the MDS records.
  • Evaluate Resident care as related to individualized Resident needs, family involvement and the physician’s plan of care for the Resident.
  • Direct, organize, and complete required Resident assessments and related documentation for Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance reimbursement.
  • Demonstrate consistent ability to identify problems and report in an objective manner to take appropriate corrective action.
  • Function as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care to all Residents.
  • Foster self-respect and a feeling of worth in each Resident by consistent kindness, understanding, and patience in their care.
  • Ensure quality customer service to the Residents, families, staff, and all external customers the department serves.
  • Monitor responsibility for nursing service compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate regulations.
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs to keep abreast of changes in the profession.
  • Participate in developing, planning, conducting, and scheduling in-service training classes to help ensure a well-educated staff.
  • Organize and maintain all records necessary, following corporate policies and procedures.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with Residents, staff, volunteers, and families to ensure Residents are receiving the best quality care.
  • Demonstrate consistent management of staff and resources.
  • Follow all written and oral directions given by supervisor.
  • Participate in all in-services and activities as required.
  • Use proper equipment and techniques to ensure safety of self, Residents, volunteers, visitors, and staff.
  • Observe all community policies and procedures, including but not limited to safety, infection control, Residents’ rights, and those contained in the employee handbook.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all protected health information whether electronic, written, or oral exposed to either during the course of assigned duties or as a result of an incidental disclosure.
  • Apply the Minimum Necessary Standard in all matters related to Residents’ protected health information.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Current state license as an RN.
  • Clear understanding of MDS required.
  • 1 year experience with MDS preferred.
  • Able to follow and give written and oral directions.
  • Demonstrate dependability, cooperation, and interest in the care of the elderly.
  • Display leadership qualities, good communication skills, and a desire to continuously learn.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, Residents, families, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Pass background check before and during employment, as defined by Christian Horizons’ background check policy, with no disqualifications by committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses defined within.

Keywords: Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator, RNAC, Minimum Data Set, MDS Coordinator, MDS Nurse, MDS, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Certified RNAC, Certified Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator, Registered Nurse, RN, Clinical Reimbursement, Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, Long Term Care Experience, Long Term Care, LTC Nurse, Case Mix Management, RUGs, RAI, Medicare, Medicare Nurse, RAC-CT, AANAC.

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