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MDS Coordinator


Advanced Care Staffing is recruiting for a fulltime MDS Coordinator/Director with extensive experience in nursing home setting, preferably with MDS Certification.  

This is a direct-hire / permanent position for a Nursing Home in Bronx, NY. 

Job Description:

TITLE:  MDS Coordinator/Director

MAJOR PURPOSE:  Responsible for overseeing comprehensive resident care plans through clinical assessment, review of resident's medical history, personal interviews and completion of MDS.  Responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary resident care conferences with Social Services staff.



FLSA: Exempt 


  1. Ability to read, write and comprehend English; ability to follow oral and written instruction
  2. Interest in the needs of the aged and chronically ill, with the ability to work with the elderly.
  3. Ability to work with supervisors, co-workers and facility staff in the performance of duties.
  4. Ability to work hours as scheduled based on the requirements of the position assignments.
  5. Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of employment.
  6. Has working knowledge of MDS and PPS process
  7. Knowledge of Submission Process and Interpretation of Validation Reports
  8. MDS certified preferred.



Works in an appropriately lighted and ventilated environment. 

This position may result in your being exposed to blood/body fluids.


  1. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day, proper body mechanics required—bending, stooping, turning, stretching, reaching above the shoulders and occasional lifting are involved.
  2. Must be able to cope with the mental, emotional and physical stress of the position.Must be able to observe, listen and communicate effectively.
  3. Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, support agencies, and outside agencies.
  4. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.



  1. Coordinates and completes the MDS with appropriate CAAs and trigger worksheets; determines assessment reference dates.
  2. Reviews resident's medical history.
  3. Interviews appropriate unit staff.
  4. Reviews resident care plans using information available and resident care plan library during MDS completion window.
  5. Daily review of rehab software for unscheduled assessments. 


  1. Updates resident care plan library as necessary.
  2. Monitors follow-through of resident care plans with Unit Managers, report non-compliance to DNS
  3. Audits Resident's Medical Record for Q.A. for areas with MDS relevance.
  4. Ensures correct/timely computer input.
  5. Remains current/seeks appropriate in-servicing.


  1. Presents a neat appearance with a pleasant speaking voice and personality. Must be punctual.
  2. Works with a minimum of supervision.
  3. Discusses any problems, needs or concerns which arise with the Administrator or DNS/ADNS.
  4. Attends in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs as directed.
  5. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and a positive image throughout the facility.
  6. Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values and mission statement; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  7. Understands and upholds Residents’ Bill of Rights and holds all resident information confidential and follows HIPAA guidelines.
  8. Understands responsibilities concerning infection control, safety, accident and fire prevention.

Salary commensurate with experience


 Holidays, Vacation, Sick Days, Medical Insurance, 401K


Bachelor's degree in Nursing

MDS Certification

Related Terms: MDS Coordinator, MDS Director, Nursing Home MDS, MDS Certification

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