MDS/RAI Coordinator Full Time

Job Description

The MDS/RAI Coordinator is autonomously responsible for the coordination of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), the electronic submission to the State web site, monitoring the progress toward RUG goals for residents receiving therapy, ongoing education of the unit staff as related to the MDS/RAI process, participates in the Quality Improvement and Assurance process.  This includes assessing Skilled Unit patients' physical and mental function and document data on MDS forms completely and timely; to coordinate and oversee all functions of the MDS and resident care assessment process to assure compliance with federal and state requirements, and to certify timely completion of MDS assessments, care plans, and uploads to CMS.  Demonstrates knowledge of Medicare reimbursement, and understands the financial concepts and implications of PPS and RUGIII.


Job Code: 100967


License or Certification:

- Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse as required by state


- RN Preferred

- Maintain RAI certification

Education, Training and Years of Experience:

- Minimum of one healthcare and clinical experience in a skilled nursing setting as an MDS Coordinator.

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.

- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

- Ability to sit up to 30 minutes.

- Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment

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. 

- 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.

Address: 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington 40504
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2235572