MDS Coordinator, Skilled Nursing Rehab - Per Diem in Lincoln, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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Job Description

We are seeking a per diem MDS Coordinator. In this role the MDS Coordinator will direct the resident assessment instrument process and care planning process to provide and bill for services in the licensed and certified nursing center.  Assists the Director of Nursing to direct health related services for the Nursing Center, as they relate to the MDS / Care Plan functions.  Coordinates the day-to-day functions for all departments regarding MDS and care plans in accordance with current rules and regulations that govern the long-term care facility.



  • Maintains current knowledge base of guidelines for Medicare/Medicaid providers.
  • Evaluates Residents for meeting the criteria for Medicare payment, to include clinical eligibility and availability of Medicare days.
  • Supervises interdisciplinary team in completing a comprehensive Resident Assessment Instrument, to include Minimum Data Set (MDS), Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPS) and RAP Guidelines.
  • Schedules and certifies on-time completion of RAI process for all Medicare and non-Medicare assessments, according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitors resident health status to identify significant changes and complete re-assessment process.
  • Responsible for coordination of ongoing and weekly monitoring of MDS input with the appropriate business office, nursing and rehabilitation personnel to establish Medicare billing accuracy and timeliness.
  • Provides education for interdisciplinary team, licensed nurses and unlicensed staff to document services provided according to the patient centered plan of care.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled audits of the services provided by internal and external providers for accuracy and timeliness of documentation to validate billing
  • Be knowledgeable of the established policies and interpreting those policies according to the standards of nursing practice.
  • Participates in community QAPI program.
  • Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.
  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include providing First Aid, calling emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or calling family members at the request of Independent Living residents. 
  • Provides supervision to Interdisciplinary Care Team and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high quality care to residents and documentation of care per state and federal requirements. May serve as senior nursing department manager due to the unavailability of the Director of Nursing. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.



Job Requirements


Educational Requirements and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or substantial experience as an MDS Coordinator.
  • Registered Nursing license in good standing.
  • Experience with the CMS Resident Assessment Instrument process.
  • Knowledge of OBRA/Federal/State regulations.
  • Two years of supervisory experience in a Long Term Care setting preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of standards of care and practices applicable to the delivery of geriatric services, complex medical conditions, multiple medical diagnoses, including preventive measures, rehabilitation, and promoting independence.