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Registered Nurse MDS Coordinator

at The Lingenfelter Center

Posted: 5/28/2019
Job Reference #: 218414284

Job Description


This position is responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments of each resident residing in the facility.



  • Schedules MDS’s
  • Completion of MDS’s while ensuring the accuracy of your work
  • Signs and files MDS’s
  • Completes care plans
  • Collaborates with other health care team members for review of resident needs and abilities
  • Completes thorough research and review of new resident needs with each MDS
  • Responsible for transmittal of review to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Monitors resident for changes on an on-going basis
  • Attends care conferences
  • Assigns quarterly assessments of each resident
  • Monitors flu and pneumovax administration
  • Participates in quality assurance program
  • Attends S.W.I.F.T. meetings and maintains documentation of meeting
  • Attends daily interdisciplinary team meetings and maintains documentation
  • Coordinates Quality Assurance meetings, and maintains documentation
  • Report any errors made to DON immediately.
  • Ensure all abuse, or suspected abuse, that is witnessed by you, or reported to you, is reported to the DON, ADON, or Administrator immediately.
  • Delivers various forms to the units including:
    • Weekly charting schedule
    • Care plan updating schedule
    • MDS sections to be completed
    • All other assigned duties



Knowledge of:

  • Medical terminology.
  • Safety rules, policies and procedures, infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Facility emergency/disaster response and evacuation procedures.
  • Resident Rights and identifying abuse and/or neglect.
  • The MDS and Quality Indicators


Skill in:

  • Use and care of equipment, tools and materials used in resident care activities.
  • Working independently to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Operating a computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized software applications.

Ability to:

  • Identify when a situation cannot be handled and know when to ask for help.
  • Be sensitive to resident’s families and respond in a professional manner.
  • Know your scope of practice and always operate within it.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, residents and resident family members.
  • Read and write clearly.
  • Understand and follow, quickly and accurately, oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work under pressure in a dynamic environment with changing demands and priorities.
  • Comply with facility policies and procedures.

Regular contacts with associate personnel, residents, resident family members and visitors.


  • Must be able to bear weight and lift 50 pounds or more.
  • Requires various physical activities including standing, sitting for long periods, walking, lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, stretching, turning, grasping and reaching.
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned.
  • Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from persons with speech impairment.
  • Safety-sensitive position pursuant to A.R.S. 23-493.


  • Must be a graduate of a state approved school of nursing.
  • Must have a current Arizona Nursing License or a current license from a compact license state.
  • Must hold a current Arizona State Board nursing license and must maintain license renewal in accordance with the standards of the State Board of Nursing.
  • Six months of long term care experience required
  • Previous MDS experience preferred


  • Attend mandatory nursing meetings and continuing education classes that are designated mandatory.
  • Obtain/maintain Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card at employee’s expense.
  • Obtain/maintain CPR Certification.
  • Complete annual Tuberculosis Testing.
  • Complete required 12 hours of annual in-service training.

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