MDS Coordinator/Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator

Job ID: 90245 Posted: 2017/09/01 Position Type: Full-time
Category: Nursing City: Orange, NJ Location: Alaris Health at St. Mary’s


Job Information:

Alaris Health at St. Mary’s, a 188 bed-skilled nursing Center in Orange, New Jersey, seeks an MDS coordinator/registered nurse assessment coordinator (RNAC) to determine residents’ acuity levels and document them in their medical records. Additional responsibilities include:

  • assessing and determining the level of care for all new admissions and assuming responsibility for all level of care changes within the Center
  • generating appropriate forms to complete level of acuity change, sending them the appropriate agency for processing and communicating residents’ acuity level changes to the staff member in charge
  • coordinating the completion of the interdisciplinary plan of care and assuming responsibility for monitoring, reviewing, and transmitting resident data as part of the electronic transmission of MDS
  • maintaining a safe environment that adheres to all legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes
  • utilization review activities and optimizing of revenue , including tracking Medicare residents, reviewing pre-admission intake information, performing concurrent MDS review and participating in the interdisciplinary team process
  • ensuring that all MDS assessments are completed and accurate and entering and locking data
  • fulfilling data entry, verification, locking and transmission
  • maintaining overall quality control
Job Requirements:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current RN licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing; bachelors of science degree in nursing is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of full-time or equivalent clinical experience
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience in long-term care nursing
  • Minimum of one year in a management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare reimbursement, Medicaid and third-party payer regulations
  • Minimum of two years of long-term care clinical nursing experience
  • Experience with MDS completion, reimbursement, clinical resource utilization and/or case management is highly desirable
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to positively interact with everyone from personnel and residents to government agencies and the general public
  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as law regulations and guidelines pertaining to long-term care
  • Ability to effectively make assessments related to residents’ acuity levels and subsequent changes in acuity
About Alaris: Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. From 5 Star Quality ratings to a dedicated and caring staff, resident care and satisfaction is always on the top of our Member Health Centers’ priority list!

Today, Alaris Member Health Centers are setting new standards in quality, service and innovation. Using their innovative focus, Alaris Member Health Centers will continue to lead the way in an evolving health care environment. Our Member Health Centers always make sure their residents are being treated with the most advanced care and are provided with an ever-increasing range of services and care options.
Contact: For more information feel free to contact us at gnwabueze@alarishealth.com