RN MDS Coordinator/Infection Preventionist
The primary purpose of the RN MDS Coordinator is to conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the resident assessment in accordance with the state and federal requirements and the policies and goals of this facility. This position would also be The Infection Preventionist. The IP is responsible for directing the infection prevention and control program.
Job Responsibilities for MDS Coordinator:
- Conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment, including the implementation of CAAs.
- Evaluate each resident’s condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for special assessment or a need to amend the admission assessment.
- Ensure that care provided is in accordance with the resident’s wishes.
- Develop preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident, utilizing the forms required by current rules or regulations and facility policies.
- Ensure that all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions and that they are aware of the penalties.
- Develop the schedule of activities required for the resident assessment and plan of care.
- Assist the RN unit supervisor and other department supervisors ensuring that all personnel involved in providing are to the resident are aware of the resident’s care plan and that nursing personnel refer to the resident’s care plan prior to administering daily care to the resident.
- Ensure that all quarterly, annual, significant change and PPS MDS are done in a timely manner.
- Coordinate the review and revision of the resident’s care plan by the interdisciplinary team after each quarterly review or other assessment, assuring that the care plan is evaluated and revised each time an assessment is done or when there is a change in the resident’s status.
Job Responsibilities for (IP) Infection Preventionist:
- The IP must be a member of the facility’s quality assessment and assurance committee and report to the committee on the infection prevention control program on a regular basis.
- Identify and communicate information about residents with potentially transmissible infectious agents.
- Confirm that initial and ongoing infection control education is completed to help staff comply with infection control practices.
- The IP is qualified by education, training, experience, or certification with specialization in infection prevention and control.
- Current registration as a Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota.
- Current certificate of CPR.
- Leadership abilities and knowledge of principles of supervision.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to work independently 100% of the time.
- 72 hours per pay period (2 weeks)
- Every 5th weekend/ holiday