Company: Midwest Health
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The health and wellbeing of our staff members and residents is
our number one priority. Our community is strictly following the
CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and has
restricted community access in accordance with state and local
health agency direction. Our infectious disease protocols include
but are not limited to:
- Screening staff members at the beginning and part way through
- All staff members are wearing face masks at all times while
inside the community.
- Staff members have access to PPE including gloves, face masks,
face shields, and gowns, if ever needed.
- Our community is utilizing telemedicine as much as possible.
This ensures our residents are getting the care they need with as
little risk of exposure as possible.
- As always, we are committed to transparency and will make all
staff, residents, and families aware of any COVID-19 positive cases
at our communities.
The MDS coordinator is responsible for ensuring the completion
of the MDS (minimum data set) assessment and transmission of the
assessments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services. They
utilize the data collected to develop a comprehensive care plan
that addresses the emotional, physical and mental abilities of each
patient. The plan is formulated in collaboration with the
interdisciplinary team and the family and resident to provide goals
for the resident's safety, long-term and short-term health. Other
responsibilities include creating reports for the Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services using the minimum data set
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Comply with the Facility's personnel, safety, and corporate
policies and procedures.
- Comply with the nursing department's policies and
- Report witnessed or reported allegations of resident
abuse/neglect immediately to the Administrator, Director of Nursing
or Unit Manager.
- Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members
with respect and dignity.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family
- Report to work on time and as scheduled.
- Conduct initial and periodic comprehensive, accurate and
standardized assessments of each resident.
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms,
reports, evaluations, studies, etc., as necessary.
- Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality assurance
program for the resident assessment/care plans.
- Ensure that a comprehensive care plan is completed within
twenty-one days of the resident's admission.
- Participate in Facility surveys (inspections) made by
authorized government agencies.
- Lead the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team in developing a
comprehensive resident assessment and care plan for each resident;
including measurable objectives and time tables to meet resident's
medical, nursing, mental and psychological well-being.
- Participate in functions involving discharge plans as may be
- Maintain an effective, friendly working relationship with
health professionals, physicians, consultants, and governmental
agencies that may be involved in the resident assessment/care plan
functions of the Facility.
- Conduct or coordinate the interviewing of each resident for the
- Develop and implement procedures with the Director of Nursing
Services to inform all assessment team members of the arrival of
newly admitted residents.
- Coordinate the development of a written plan of care
(preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies
the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given,
goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is
responsible for each element of care.
- Must have a valid professional license (RN/LPN) that is in good
standing with the State.
- Must have a valid CPR certification.
- If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes,
must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company's
Motor Vehicles policy.
- Must have basic computer skills.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
- Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on
weekends and holidays when necessary.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during
- Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the
job with, or without reasonable accommodation.
- Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain
the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist
residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds.
The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine
performance of the essential functions, some of the following body
movements may occur naturally, although hey may not be a
requirement of the job.
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