About the Role

As our MDS Coordinator you will conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the Resident Assessment Document in accordance with the requirements of this state and the policies of this facility. 

What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Input data onto the RAI instrument either via computer or long-hand in a manner that meets federal and state requirements.
  • Address the RAI coordinator in Austin via e-mail with questions relating to the RAI process when the specific answer is not found in the RAI manual.
  • Must hold an active Registered Nurse and have an active license
  • Review unit charts daily to ensure the MDS documentation is being entered accurately by the Charge Nurse as required.
  • Check with Health Information Management daily for critical updates.
  • Conduct in-service training for licensed staff as needed regarding the MDS procedure.
  • Provide the A.D.O.N.s a weekly charting “window” for their forthcoming MDSs as noted by the weekly MDS schedule generated and distributed by HIM.
  • Notify the A.D.O.N.s immediately of the issues noted upon review of the chart while doing the MDS. Make daily contact with the A.D.O.N.s to discuss any issues which might impact the MDS process.
  • Notify the Director of Nursing of any issues germane to the functioning of the nursing units which may negatively impact patient care.
  • Coordinate with the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and QAAC chair-person regarding issues noted on the Facility Quality Indicator Profile.
  • Obtain weekly therapy updates from SNF Coordinator and Therapy Department for required MDS documentation.
  • Check for distribution a minimum of twice daily.
  • Attend Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee meetings and other meetings as requested. Attend weekly Department Head and Utilization Review Meetings.
  • Maintain compliance with all Ventana by Buckner policies, procedures and requirements. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Work successfully as part of a team and responsible for developing then maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required.
  • Perform general office tasks as required.
  • Perform special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations in all areas of nursing care.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs nursing personnel in fulfilling their responsibilities for nursing service.
  • Collaborates with the Medical Director, Nurses, Consultants, therapists, in the execution of the elder care policies.
  • Maintains awareness of internal operating management policies.
  • Develops, trains and leads staff in an environment of customer focus.
  • Seeks new ideas and fosters an environment of trust with staff, elders, and families.
  • Coordinates liaison activities between the Nursing Department and other disciplines.
  • Analyzes and evaluates nursing and related services to improve the quality of elder care and maximize nursing time and abilities.
  • Makes daily rounds in the facility for the purposes of visibility, assessment, completion, and evaluation of care.
  • Source, hire, supervise, monitor, evaluate and provide direction to direct reports, as needed.
  • Provide professional growth and development; develop and communicate goals and objectives;
  • Monitor and provide constructive feedback; conduct annual performance evaluation.
  • Maintains a safe work environment for all elders and co-workers
  • Adheres to the philosophy and concepts of the Small House Concept
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with state/federal law as well as corporate policy.
  • Detects, corrects, or reports situations that have a possibility of causing accidents or injuries. Mentors, guides and assist C.N.A. by creating a team environment among all house members.
  • Will assist in helping C.N.A. with elder care and household chores as needed or as time permits.
  • Works closely and cooperatively with therapist to promote the highest quality level of care for our Elders.
  • Ensures that the individual service plan is followed; administers or supervises treatments prescribed by physician.
  • Administers all intramuscular, sub-cutaneous injections; performs all in-house testing procedures; takes and records vital signs.

What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have a current licensure by the Texas State Board of Nursing.  Experience in supervisory or leadership capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility, and/or geriatric nursing preferred.  Current status as an RN required.
  • Requires ability to read, write and understand business documents which are written in English. Requires ability to speak English proficiently.
  • Requires ability to communicate verbally with elders, families, visitors and co-workers. Ability to make self clearly understood by others.
  • Requires ability to use up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.
  • Requires ability to effectively manage personnel; requires administrative skills to include but not limited to staff selection, development, motivation, scheduling, and evaluation.
  • Requires ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Requires proficient ability to exhibit detail-oriented skills necessary to understand and manage a wide-range of information.
  • Proficient working knowledge and ability to accurately and timely operate and perform computer related tasks with specific equipment and software applications required.
  • Requires ability to perform moderately difficult manipulation such as writing, typing; foot and hand-eye coordination required.
  • Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client records, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurements devices, dispensing medicines. Visual work is primarily close to observer.  Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.  Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing meds, assessment of elder condition) is important.
  • A professional commitment to Christian principles so as to perform tasks and responsibilities in alignment with Buckner’s mission, vision, and values;

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking, and standing over 75% of shift.
  • Requires ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative.
  • Requires ability to exercise independent judgment under broad nursing case guidelines. Exercises initiative, patience, tact, and confidentiality; demonstrates administrative and leadership ability; ability to analyze and evaluate objectively.  Works under little direct supervision.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, elders, prospective elders, vendors, donors, families and the public. Ability to be assertive in dealing with vendors and media, and proactive with elders in seeking decisions about facility admissions.  Ability to meet emotional and physical demands of patients (and to help insure their dignity) and staff on the unit.
  • Requires ability to maintain composure, positive attitude and awareness of priorities in an environment of stress and frequent interruptions.

Job Perks
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays;
  • Retirement Savings Plan; and
  • The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.

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