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MDS Coordinator

Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Catholic Charities New Hampshire provides human services to the poor and vulnerable throughout the state.  Trinity Health Partners Nursing Facilities, The New Hampshire Food Bank, Counseling, Community Outreach and advocacy, OUR PLACE, St. Charles Children’s Home are core programs of the agency.  Impacting over 1:13 people a year, Catholic Charities New Hampshire serves those in need regardless of creed.

Join our excellent team of professionals to help meet the medical, social and spiritual needs of the people we serve. St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Laconia, NH, is a 51-bed skilled nursing facility offering short and long-term care in a warm, supportive atmosphere where residents are cared for according to their individual needs.  We are proud to be a part of Catholic Charities New Hampshire’s continuum of care. We are a 2018 AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Award Winner.

St. Francis is looking for a full time (40 hours/week) Minimum Data Set (MDS) Nurse to join our Nursing Administration Team. This position works under the supervision of the Director of Nursing Services to ensure RAI guidelines are followed with a focus on person-centered care. The ideal candidate will have a background in long term care nursing setting.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with a valid New Hampshire license
  • RAC-CT certification preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in long term care, including experience with the RAI process and person-centered care planning
  • Must have strong clinical and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the RAI process and reimbursement requirements for both federal and state
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to multi-task throughout the day
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook preferred
  • Experience in developing templates to utilize in facility for audit/educational use
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the RAI/MDS process to include person-centered care planning, Medicare PPS reimbursement, scheduling, month-end triple check, appeals process and Medicare certification process
  • Provide ongoing education and training for MDS and person-centered care planning
  • Understand and follow through with the RAI process, including MDS assessment, Triggers and Raps, and Care Planning.                
  • Verify completion and accuracy of MDS prior to submission.
  • Knowledge of New Hampshire specific case mix reimbursement preferred
  • Review of case mix on a quarterly basis to ensure accuracy
  • Review of Medicare assessment scheduling on a monthly basis including unscheduled OMBRA assessments
  • Maintain the Medicare certification/ recertification binder to meet the requirements of Medicare physician certification for Part A & B services.
  • Collaborate with Rehab Services/DNS/Administrator to determine optimal time frame to gather MDS data, and set the ARD within the appropriate PPS window.
  • Maintain current PPS/Medicare and Medicaid/Private assessment schedules with proper reference dates for regular distribution to therapies, dietary, social service, activities and nursing.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of nursing practices and procedures as they pertain to Long Term Care including state, federal, and OBRA regulations.
How to Apply:

If you are someone who appreciates and truly cares for the welfare of the geriatric population, apply through our website at (Healthcare Employment Opportunities) or visit St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH to fill out an application.

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Date Added: December 20, 2018

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