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Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Care Center Resident Assessment Coordinator/MDS in West Des Moines, Iowa

Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Care Center


Job Title: Resident Assessment Coordinator

Department: Nursing

Supervisor: Director of Nursing

Position(s) Supervised: None

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Revision Date: 04/16/2021

General Job Summary:

Demonstrates and promotes participative leadership and provides oversight of the nursing department by building relationships, acting with integrity and humility, modeling the way, listening with the intent to be influenced and embracing change.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Resident Assessment Coordinator is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities which are considered essential functions of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

v Cultivates relationships with residents, families, staff, and visitors, fosters a vibrant work environment/culture and promotes Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Care Center’s mission, vision, values and goals.

v Implements established performance standard of nursing practice and facility policies and procedures.

v Provides direct resident care as necessary, performs nursing skills, demonstrating knowledge and competence.

v Greets resident by name and listens to resident, family and physician concerns attentively and initiates corrective measures and/or reports concerns to the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.

v Oversees and completes the MDS for all residents according to the standards set by CMS.

v Oversees and completes the resident care plan according to the federal rules and regulations.

v Conducts resident care conference with facility personnel providing direct care.

v Oversees and completes Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) audits, quality measure compliance and ensures excellence in quality care.

v Conducts counseling/education sessions with nursing personnel as delegated by the Director of Nursing. Reports outcomes of all counseling/education sessions to the Director of Nursing. Initiates corrective action as deemed necessary. Reports concerns identified and corrective measures to the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.

v Demonstrates consistent ability to work cooperatively with facility Administrator, Director of Nursing, nursing personnel, physicians, residents, families, other facility personnel, consultants, community agencies, and ancillary service providers.

v Maintain resident information and internal affairs in strict confidence.

v Sustains the appearance of nursing areas; regularly inspects units for sanitation, order, safety and proper working condition of equipment.

v Performs duties of Staff Nurse whenever and wherever required.

v Accepts on-call for emergencies that the Charge Nurses and/or Nurse Managers cannot resolve.

v Assures proper handling and emergency care of patients, personnel and visitors involved in accidents while on the job or in the building.

v Keeps current in the field of nursing through attendance to meetings, conferences, conventions and workshops pertaining to all aspects of patient care and rehabilitation.

v Other job duties assigned as deemed necessary by the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.


v General Qualifications

o Good physical and mental health.

o Sound judgment and high moral standards.

o Sincere desire to work with the aged and those with limited capacity for self-care.

o Ability to organize and plan nursing service department.

o Must be well-groomed, courteous, tactful, patient, kind and pleasant when dealing with patients.

o Must be level-headed in emergency situations.

o Must be self-motivated and have an acute sense of responsibility.

o Must possess a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create an atmosphere conducive to rehabilitation and growth.

v Education

o Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

o Registered nurse or ability and willingness to attain preferred.

o Must have current licensure in the State of Iowa or the ability to attain licensure.

v Continuous Education

o Keeps current in the field of nursing through attendance at meetings, conferences, conventions, and workshops; reading current literature pertaining to all aspects of patient care and restoration/rehabilitation; maintaining membership in professional organization.

v Work Experience

o Minimum of 2-years supervisory experience in a hospital or post-acute care facility, including geriatric and/or psychiatric nursing.

o Training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing care.

o Minimum of 2-years MDS and care plan experience is preferred by not required.

Physical Activity Requirements:

v Lifting Requirements

o The Nurse Manager may frequently be called upon to assist with transfer of residents and lifting of equipment and supplies.

v Carrying Requirements

o The Nurse Manager is regularly called upon to carry objects including charts and equipment. The Nurse Manager occasionally will be called upon to carry equipment and supplies.

v Sight Requirements

o The Nurse Manager is required to have 20/20 correct vision.

v Hearing Requirements

o The Nurse Manager is required to have normal range of hearing as corrected.

v Other Physical Requirements

Working Conditions:

v Must communicate with medical staff, other department heads, nursing personnel, and patients and their relatives.

v Subject to frequent interruptions and called upon frequently to handle patient issues.