Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator

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Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator (Physical Rehabilitation MDS Coordinator)

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg

Petersburg, VA  23805

Are you a licensed RN? Are you interested in pursuing a career in medical quality improvement (QI) as a MDS Coordinator? If so, we have a unique and exciting opportunity to perform a similar function but in an inpatient, physical rehabilitation hospital as a Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator (PASC)!


The PASC will assure the accurate extraction of data from the clinical documentation.  To perform this task the PASC will:

- Use discretion and independent judgment

- Coordinate the process of providing accurate and timely data to the appropriate entities involved for Medicare patients. 

- Oversees all aspects of data collection on the IRF-PAI.

- Ensures the presence of supporting documentation

- Work closely with CNO and DTO to ensure compliance with CMS guidelines

- Educate staff on proper and accurate documentation as it applies to the IRF PAI.

- Develops and interprets policies and procedures and acts as the primary resource for immediate problem solving in regards to FIM scoring and CARE coding. 

This position requires a positive working relationship as well as serving as an educator to the medical staff.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations for the completion of the IRF-PAI, including admission and discharge QI coding.
  • Safeguarding accuracy of QI coding through chart reviews and observation of staff scoring performance. Training staff in accurate and defendable document processes to support the IRF-PAI.
  • Accurately document and extract data on hospital performance. Review, interpret and collects data on each patient in preparation for the completion of the IRF-PAI. Ensure that IRF-PAI data is entered in the computer accurately and transmitted to CMS/UDS (Uniform Data Set) within the time fames specified for admission and discharge.
  • Working to improve process of QI coding and all other data collection specific to IRF-PAI.
  • Understanding and teaching the IRF-PAI manual for CMS Compliance.
  • Protecting confidentiality of Protected Health Information.
  • Participating in Team Conference as warranted to provide input and receive information regarding specific patient’s condition, functional performance, and goals.
  • Collaborating with team on identification of potential comorbidities or accurate Case Mix Group (CMG) and Rehabilitation Impairment Category (RIC) categories.
  • Acting as the primary resource for immediate problem solving in regards to Quality Indicator coding and IRF-PAI completion.



Job Code: 101013


Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one, including: 

  • Benefits that begin when you do.
  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.
  • Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.
  • Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.

 About Us:

 Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what’s right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.

 Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients’ lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.

 Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you’ll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity.

 Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.

 To learn more about us, please visit us online at




License or Certification:

- Clinical licensed professional such as RN, nurse, therapist, case management or other allied health provider

- FIM certified

Education, Training and Years of Experience:

- Appropriate to licensure , i.e., bachelors, associates degree or allied health degree as required for licensure

- 1 year experience in the healthcare setting

Machines, Equipment Used:

- General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.

Physical Requirements:

- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.

- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.  Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.


- Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct.

- Adheres to CMS and JC standards

- Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable.

Skills and Abilities:

- Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.

- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

- Ability to work independently without constant supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.  Occasional outdoor exposure.

- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

- Handicapped accessible.

- May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

- Has regular, reliable and predictable attendance and punctuality.

- Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.

- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines, monitor processes or educate staff. 

- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

- May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg

Petersburg, VA  23805

Address: 95 Medical Park Blvd, Petersburg 23805
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2122073
Contact Name - External: Lisa Barker
Contact Email - External: