MDS RN COORDINATOR (PCN 342)
Work Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm
POSITION PURPOSE:The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for completion, overseeing the transmission of, and follow-up processes of the MDS assessments and Medicaid Authorizations/re-Authorizations for all LTC residents to maintain the facility in compliance with State and Federal regulation. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all disciplines to effectively and efficiently complete MDS assessments and utilize information gathered for planning resident care to ensure quality care is provided. This person takes as active role in planning, updating and organizing resident care. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator functions as a super user for the electronic health record and RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument) system for the LTC Facility and plays a key role in flow chart development and update. The Coordinator may function in the role of floor nurse through providing direct care by means of administering medication and treatments to the residents, oversight, monitor, and coordination of care performed by assigned staff and/or may function as RN on duty per State/Federal regulations.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is responsible for working under the State/Federal regulations regarding the MDS and Medicaid authorizations/re-authorizations completions. The Alaska State Board of Nursing, State Statute, and the American Nurses Association have established standards for the RN. The Registered Nurse provides and coordinates resident care as outlined in this position description and in accordance with established practice standards and local, state, and federal regulations. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator performs activities within the RN scope of practice.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska.
- Current BLS certifications
- Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given.
- Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and 28-bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Work hours may be varied.
We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska.
You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations.
Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job – it’s a career. You will absolutely love it here!