Under the general supervision of the Administrator, the Director, Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) will be responsible for coordination of the facility’s Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), together with accurate completion of all MDS assessments and any supporting assessments or clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal regulations and the policies and goals of Glencroft. Must be able to work with adult and geriatric patients that are chronically ill and/or mentally disoriented.
A thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures in the use and function of Resident Assessment Instrument and is responsible for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of each resident’s comprehensive plan of care. Strong written and oral communication skills. Effective in establishing and maintaining rapport with staff, residents, resident's families, and visiting doctors. Must possess the ability to maintain composure under pressure. A professional appearance is to be maintained at all times. The Director, Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) will possess a genuine interest in and concern for geriatric, chronically ill, and/or disabled persons. Must be able to fluently communicate in or to take or give direction or guidance in the English language.
Regular attendance is considered an essential function of this position and is necessary for the efficient operation of the business.
Conducts and coordinates the development and completion of the facility’s resident assessment instruments (RAI) process in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment.
Accurate completion of all MDS assessments and any supporting assessments or clinical documentation.
Implementation and ongoing evaluation of each resident’s comprehensive plan of care.
Responsible to create topic, agenda, schedule and lead interdisciplinary care plan team meetings.
Responsible to audit medical records for the presence of supporting documentation for all items coded on the MDS. Provide updates, training and education to department heads, physicians, and other staff as needed.
Collaborating with heath plan, physicians and the interdisciplinary team for assuring insurance approvals and/or that residents meet eligibility and coverage criteria.
Responsible to interpret rules, regulations and coverage guidelines and acting as primary resource for problem solving in regards to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) prospective payment system and quality reporting program.
Ensures that the care plan includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet the resident’s medical, nursing, mental, and psychological needs as identified in the resident assessment.
Responsible to follow up that the initial assessment is completed within 14 days of admission and that the comprehensive care plan is completed within 21 days of admission and review occurs at a minimum every 90 days thereafter.
Confers with and assists Director of Nursing and Administrator with chart audits relating to resident assessments to ensure compliance and correct coding of MDS.
Participates in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies and consulting companies employed by this facility. Assists Director of Nursing and Administrator along with Staff Development with training new employees on the RAI/MDS process to include the importance of each area of documentation relating to the resident assessments.
Meets with other department supervisors or staff concerning the resident assessment/care plan functions on an as needed basis. Maintains an effective and friendly working relationship with all health professionals, physician’s consultants, and government agencies that may be involved in resident assessment care plan functions.
Ensures that all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of the accuracy and completion of their assessment functions and that they are aware of penalties, including civil money penalties, for false certification of information on the resident assessments (MDS).
Assists the Director of Nursing and the Administrator and other relevant Directors and Supervisors in maintaining good rapport and morale between and within departments to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing and implementing comprehensive assessments and care plans for each resident.
Serves, participates, and attends various committees of the facilities as required, or as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to assist in professional development.
Responsible for the supervision and direction of Medical Records, MDS Coordinators, QAPI & Infection Control staff, and partners with Human Resources in completion of all administrative duties to include but not limited to; personnel action forms, annual evaluations, corrective actions, employee relation needs, resident event reporting, employee accident reporting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training all staff members.
Possesses ability to make independent decisions, possess excellent leadership and supervisory abilities, and willingness to work with and train other personnel.
Possesses the ability to simultaneously address multiple demands and issues and make correct decisions in a busy operational environment and seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires current, unencumbered, active Registered Nurse state licensure. To function effectively in this position, the incumbent must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and have a minimum of three years’ experience as a MDS Coordinator and/or Charge Nurse, preferably in a geriatric environment. The incumbent must possess excellent human relations and communication skills to provide effective working relationships, specifically to older adults.
Internal Number: 0005
About Glencroft Center For Modern Aging
Glencroft Center For Modern Aging is a 900-resident Continuum of Care Retirement Community born out of the compassion of a pastor's wife who provided loving care in her own home for an elderly couple without family until their passing. Now, under the sponsorship of Mennonite Health Services Alliance, Glencroft continues to offer exceptional care in the form of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Care, Memory Care, and Hospice. In addition to our outstanding facilities, Glencroft is blessed with a fine family of industry professionals. We recognize that our care providers, associates, and volunteers have developed and continuously promote a warm, friendly, compassionate, and supportive culture. They have helped Glencroft earn an outstanding reputation in the senior community. If you are interested in becoming a member of our exceptional team, then we encourage you to apply today! Thank you for considering Glencroft as your next career step. Glencroft Center For Modern Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation.