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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4123 - MDS Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE: 312

Under general supervision: performs work of considerable difficulty coordinating the completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and resident Care Plans; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class has primary accountability to ensure that MDS Assessments and Care Plans are accurately completed according to Federal and State requirements and established deadlines. This position is distinguished from the Registered Nurse by the responsibility for coordinating the work of all disciplines involved in completing the MDS. General supervision is received from a Nursing Supervisor.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Coordinates with other departments to collect and input the information required for the federally mandated assessments (MDS)
• Monitors input to ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance with reimbursement authorities and standards
• Reviews clinical charts and condition of patients
• Plans and coordinates resident's plan of care with other members of the interdisciplinary team
• Discusses resident condition with physicians, nursing staff and family members
• Completes the computer database required for the MDS
• Oversees documentation to comply with Medicare or Illinois Department of Public Aid reimbursement rules
• Leads care plan conferences and other interdisciplinary meetings
• Interprets resident charts to accurately complete sections of the MDS
• Reviews resident charts for contradictions in information and researches any contradictions to determine what is valid
• Stays current with job related professional developments, regulations and standards
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• May perform the duties of a Registered Nurse as assigned
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles, standards and methods of professional nursing
• Prospective Payment Systems
• Guidelines of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, Medicare, Illinois Department of Public Health, and other regulatory agency standards and practices
• Use of narcotics and other medication
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Verbal and written communication
• Dealing effectively with others
• Maintaining accurate records
• Meeting established deadlines
• Understanding and performing general duty nursing tasks
• Use of a personal computer, applicable software, peripheral equipment and the MDS clinical database
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, supervisors, residents and their families, other county personnel and the public
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision over and provides assistance to Certified Nursing Assistants.

Completion of coursework for a diploma in Nursing from an accredited college or university and one year experience working with MDS; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for light work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Clinical skilled nursing facility and customer service setting with a moderate to quiet noise level. The work environment for this position regularly includes working with residents and attending to their daily needs

This position requires possession of an Illinois Registered Nurse Certificate and a Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification.