The Minimum Data Set Coordinator (MDSC)
is responsible for the overall timely and accurate completion of the Resident
Assessment instrument (RAI) including the Minimum Data Set (MDS) regulated by
the State and Federal Government. Initiating
and maintaining individualize and potential care planning issues, coordinating
completion of the CAA summaries and resident care conferences, also the
interdisciplinary team involvement in assessment and care planning .This
position participates in quality improvement, training and monitoring of all
staff completing the MDS process.
knowledge of nursing.
knowledge of MDS and Care Planning Process.
Knowledge of Supervisory Principles and Practice in the state of Connecticut
year MDS and care planning experience including Medicare and OBRA submission.
a license as a registered nurse to practice in the state of Connecticut.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Director
of Clinical Services and has supervisory responsibility that is limited to the
completion of the RAI process. The MDSC delegates assignment to the
interdisciplinary team and monitors their progress to ensure compliance with
the care planning process.
As leader of the Care Plan team, this
position has overall responsibility for coordination of resident care between
- The MDSC is entrusted with the
- Oversees and leads the
interdisciplinary team in the RAI process which includes but is not limited to
completion of MDS, CAAs and development of the resident care plan.
- In coordination with the other
disciplines, establishes the most efficacious assessment reference dates (ARDs)
for all residents, including those in a Medicare Part A stay.
- Assures that other disciplinarians who
are responsible for the completion of the MDS are aware of the implications of
decision making in the MDS process regarding Medicare and Medicaid
reimbursement and survey process.
- Coordinates weekly schedule of MDSs to
be completed by each member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Delegates sections of the MDS to
members of the care planning team and others as needed.
- Reviews the MDS for completion and
completes the CAA trigger Legend Worksheet.
- Oversees the completion of triggered
CAAs by members of the interdisciplinary team.
- Assures all data is input into the
computer and locks appropriate data on a timely basis. Transmits MDS
information to the State MDS Database as required
- Maintains all MDS schedules and
completes the monthly care conference schedule making additions regarding new
admissions and levels of care (LOC) modifications. Provides notices to the
billing department to send to responsible party.
- Initiates review and resolve care
plans for short term problems in a timely manner.
- Keeps updated on resident condition
changes and initiates a significant change MDS schedule as necessary per the
- Communicates with all disciplines
regarding status of residents and coordinates care and appropriate discharge
planning with the social services department.
- Assures residents are placed in
appropriate LOC. Understands campus and function assessment guidelines for LOC
and interprets these consistency and correctly for staff, residents,
responsible parties and families.
- Communicates with other department
supervisors, staff, residents, responsible parties and families to coordinate
care of residents.
- Attends weekly nursing/MDS/Triple check
- Issue denial letters as appropriate.
- Assists with training needs of the
staff pertaining to the MDS, related software programs and documentation
- Administers emergency care when
necessary. Contacts emergency medical services for assistance when required.
- Coordinates, prepares and directs care
plan meetings for all residents in skilled nursing facility.
support to Residents, responsible parties and families during Care Conference.
Assures understanding of all members of the interdisciplinary team as to Plans
Chair of the Care Plan Conference is able to direct the flow of conversation
and keep members responsible parties and families on track. Directs questions
to appropriate discipline (i.e., Billing, Health Care Administrator)
for providing a co-chair for meetings when unable to attend.
with the Billing/ Rehab department regarding RUGs status and any changes of
status for Medicare or Managed Care residents.
a member of the Quality Assurance (QA) Committee, Attends QA Action meetings
and serves as a resource. Monitors QI reports and requirements.
in review of all charts on a quarterly basis to carry out quality improvement
initiatives, as appropriate.
information used in the evaluation of professional and nonprofessional staff
regarding their participation in the interdisciplinary assessment process.
to achieve personal advancement and education.
and maintains good relations with residents, responsible parties, families and
a flexible work schedule to include nights and/or weekends if necessary.
confidentiality of materials of a sensitive nature.
and promotes all policies regarding residents’ rights.
as a member of facility committees as assigned by the Director of Clinical
in-service as required by state and federal regulations. Maintains an awareness
and knowledge of nursing best practices and trends and Federal and State
regulatory issues related to the RAI process.
nursing on call responsibility.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.