RN - MDS Coordinator

Job Description

The Lakes at Litchfield, is seeking a Minimum Data Set Coordinator to be responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the standards of nursing practice and objectives as it relates to the Minimum Data Set requirements and with the established policies and procedures of the governing body in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. In additional to other key responsibilities, this position develops a proposed plan of care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team ensuring that the plan of care is consistent with the current health assessment for every resident under the supervision of the Director of Health Care Administration.



A. Education

- High school graduation or GED required.

- Four year college or university degree desired.

- Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse.

- Training in Medical Records regulations desired.

B. Direct Previous Experience

- Administrative and management experience required.

- Two years experience in a similar healthcare position required.

- Two years of long term care experience desired.

- Working knowledge of prescription drugs, therapy practices and bio-psycho-social sciences.

- Remain in good standing with all standards of the Nurse Practice Act.

C. Skills:

- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) plus the willingness to learn other computer programs if required.

- Ability to work with minimal or close supervision.

- Must conduct all business with a professional manner and with a high level of confidentiality.

- Must be able to supervise large numbers of employees and resident charges.

- Organized and detailed in work performance.

- Excellent technical, assessment, documentation and writing skills.

D. Abilities:

- Work indoors for the majority of the work day (fluorescent lights, HVAC

system, carpeted and tile flooring, normal office noise levels).

- Climb up to two flights of stairs occasionally.

- Lift objects of 25 pounds or less over the head.

- Move objects of 40 pounds or less.

- Ability to work in time-sensitive or stressful situations.

- Exposed to physical/verbal abuse by certain residents under mental or physical impairment.

- Exposure to needles, infections, wounds, medical equipment, and the like.

- Sit in a chair / stand for extended periods.

- Respond to medical emergencies in all areas of the campus.

- Assist with resident evacuations.

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