St. Patrick's Manor MDS Coordinator - OBRA in Framingham, Massachusetts

St. Patrick’s Manor is a nonprofit, short-term and long-term care facility sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters. St. Patrick’s Manor is a place of life, a place of caring, and more importantly, a true home for over 300 residents. Located on twenty-six acres of lush manicured lawns and gardens in Framingham, MA, we are just minutes from Rte. 9, which allows for easy access to the Mass Pike.

Do you Love Serving residents and having relationships with their families?

Do you take pride in knowing you are providing top quality care?

Do you want a career in a nursing facility that values treating all people with dignity and respect?

We would like to talk with you about the opportunity for a career in a well respected, long term care nursing facility.

Part Time position - 3 Days per week

Job Summary:

The OBRA MDS Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the RAI process and the care planning process for long term care residents, and short stay patients as assigned, ensuring the MDS and CAA’s are completed in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. He/she will maintain current and accurate information regarding the resident’s status and need for assessment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Integrate values of Carmelite Philosophy of Care in all job assignments Schedules OBRA MDS assessments per RAI Guidelines, as assigned and maintains a monthly calendar. Informs members of the Interdisciplinary Team with the ARD and MDS’s due. Schedules Care plan meetings as needed and notifies Interdisciplinary Team Members of schedule. Implements system to identify and communicate need for Significant Change in status assessments. Review charts and complete all MDs for assigned residents. Conduct interviews as assigned, with residents and staff (according to MDS guidelines) to ensure that the information captured is accurate and timely. Notify members of the IDT of changes or additions to monthly Care Plan Meeting schedule, for new admission, change of condition or interim meetings. Complete MDS/CAAs timely per schedule. Audits MDS assessments for completion of information. Complete Discharge Assessment and entry/re-entry tracking forms per Federal regulations. Contribute to the Interdisciplinary care plan by communicating any resident issues that are pertinent to the plan of care. Review the MDS, CAAs from all disciplines and notify discipline of any discrepancies. Notify appropriate discipline if appropriate care plans/CAAs are not present. Assist with necessary completion of the nursing portion of the PPS MDS/CAAs in the absence of the Medicare MDS Coordinator as needed. Participate in Medicare meetings in the absence of the MDS Coordinator as needed. Review the ADL flow sheets (electronic, i.e. CareWatch, or handwritten) and communicate with nursing and C.N.A.’s when discrepancies are found and ensure that corrections are in place. Electronically submit MDS information to CareWatch; Review, revise and correct as appropriate and resubmit to CareWatch. Maintain permanent file on all electronic submissions. In collaboration with the Medicare MDS Coordinator and Staff Development, orient and train staff to the RAI and care planning process to assure compliance with State and Federal Regulations. Maintains a viable working relationship with all disciplines involved in the planning of resident care. Participates in facility QA initiatives, including printing QM report monthly and participating in subcommittees for follow up investigation procedures of identified areas of concern. Manages the Case Mix Index by facilitating the weekly Case Mix Meeting, reviewing case mix reports, attending daily clinical meeting, choosing ARD’s and scheduling MDS’s accordingly if applicable. Respond to all staff, family members and residents in a courteous, patient and caring manner Respect the dignity of each person Communicate in a positive and helpful manner Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to policies and procedures

General Requirements:

Effective management of time and schedule constraints is necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and current MA License required. BSN preferred. Five years’ experience in geriatric nursing required. Two years’ experience as an MDS Nurse and AANAC certification preferred. Must be well-informed about long term care reimbursement and have knowledge and training in all aspects of the scheduling and completion of the MDS and CAA processes. Pertinent job-related computer skills required. SNF Medicare experience preferred. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff members, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and the general public.