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Minimum Data Set Coordinator

Company: Meadows Retirement Community
Location: Chenoa
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Job Summary:

Minimum Data Set Coordinator (MDS) is a Registered Nurse that performs assessments on residents as mandated by the State of Illinois and federal regulations for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The MDS Coordinator collects important data, compiles it, and submits for care reimbursement.


  • Registered Nurse licensed, in good standing with the State of Illinois, previous experience working with MDS; certification as MDS experience.
  • Graduate from accredited nursing school; certification as MDS Coordinator
  • Minimum of 3-5 years nursing in long-term care; minimum one year working with MDS.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
  • Must be creative, flexible, and understanding;
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical records guidelines and standards.
  • Ability to convey a strong support for Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community's ministry to staff, community and supporting churches and to support the mission statement.
  • Ability to relate well with the elderly, family members and key decision-makers.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills; must have working knowledge of Microsoft operating system, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with database management.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Must have good vision with or without glasses/contacts in order to perform weekly data entry and review correspondence before being sent out to the public and/or Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community personnel.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete pre-employment fitness testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to residents, friends, families, and staff.
  • Keeps current with federal and state regulations including professional standards.
  • Monitors the resident chart and ensures proper coding and transmit electronically in a timely manner.
  • Acts as coordinator and leader of the MDS process ensuring that all departments are current with the MDS process and that any triggered additional assessments and documentation are completed.
  • The MDS Coordinator is the center of care plan coordination insuring the individual resident's needs and preferences are planned for and practiced.
  • The MDS Coordinator schedules resident care plans and acts as a liaison between the resident/legal representative and the facility.
  • Coordinate with other team to carry out the treatment for the resident.
  • Operates computer software to enter and retrieve data.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Keywords: Meadows Retirement Community, Bloomington , Minimum Data Set Coordinator, Other , Chenoa, Illinois

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