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Job Details

RN Assessment Coordinator RNAC

Company name
LHC Group, Inc.

Lacombe, LA, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Nursing

Posted on
Oct 31,2019

Valid Through
Feb 13,2020

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The RN MDS Coordinator (Registered Nurse) coordinates and completes the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and the Interdisciplinary Care planning process while ensuring compliance to state and federal regulatory requirements of the RAI and interdisciplinary care planning process.
Looking for advancement in your career and opportunity to work in a clinical setting? Join us at Northshore Extended Care Hospital where we have taken the SNF concept into the hospital setting.

Environment conducive to higher level of clinical care
Lower patient volume leading to Quality vs. Quantity 
Clinical setting in brand new facility with new equipment and technology 

Northshore Extended Care Hospital in Lacombe a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group,because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.
Additional Details

Performs timely, accurate, and complete resident assessments using RAI tools. Re-assesses residents when appropriate andupdates care plan when needed.
Oversees management of and information involving resident assessments for case mix reimbursement and transmits MDSreports according to strict guidelines.
Establishes and maintains a cyclical schedule as related to the RAI and care planning process ensuring adherence to strictfederal timelines.
Coordinates interdisciplinary care plan meetings and conferences with Social Services, family members, and residents toencourage/facilitate family and/or resident participation and ensure positive resident outcomes including the attainment of thehighest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
Develops plans of care by eliciting input of staff and, to the extent practicable, the consent of the resident and/or resident\u2019sinterested family member, legal representative to include measurable objectives and timetables and accommodate resident\u2019sneeds and preferences including choices about preferred intensity of medical treatment.
Maintains consistent and effective communication with clinical departments and other disciplines regarding residentadmissions, RAI schedule changes, as well as, resident change of condition and responses to interventions to facilitatesuggestions of alternative approaches and revise and update plans of care to reflect progress towards goals.
Actively participates during daily team meetings to ensure residents\u2019 changes of condition are addressed while applying facilitypolicy and procedure.
Provides education to new, current, and clinical department staff to ensure accurate and up to date knowledge of the RAI andcare planning process.
Conducts quality assessment and assurance activities, including regulatory compliance reviews to monitor performance and tocontinuously improve quality.
Serves as a member of Quality Improvement committees to enhance positive resident outcomes.
Actively participates in daily quality and regulatory compliance, lending to continual survey preparedness.
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing to ensure timely collection and delivery of requested data to the surveying agencyrepresentatives.
Facilitates surveyor understanding of systems established as related to the RAI process.
Assists in the development of corrective plans/actions as needed
Serves as part of the facility management team and provides input into facility global decision-making particularly as it relatesto resident care situations.
Assists the Director of Nursing in the daily functions of clinical services as directed by the Director of Nursing. This includes,but is not limited to, rotating weekend call, assisting with daily follow-through of resident change of condition reports,supervision of resident dining service, assisting with resident complaint investigation and resolution, investigation of abuseallegations, etc.
Serves as manager in charge of facility in the absence of the Director of Nursing. Makes decisions and addresses issuesthroughout the building as they arise.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 2 years of MDS experience required.
Hospital experience a plus.
The ideal candidate will have a SNF background 

License Requirements

Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state 

 Certification Desired

MDS certification

 Skill Requirements

Previous work experience in a long term care setting. Supervisory experience and organizational skills in a long term care setting preferred.
Possesses excellent technical assessment and documentation skills, and leadership qualities.
Knowledge of MDS rules and regulations including item coding, RAPS, care planning, electronic submission, scheduling, and working knowledge of relationship between PPS and MDS, etc.
Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate pertinent clinical information with effective verbal and written
Ability to proficiently problem-solve complex patient and family
Strong customer service skills and commitment to service
Proficiency in Microsoft Applications and working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software.


Company info

LHC Group, Inc.
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