Petal, MS

Position: RN MDS 3.0 Coordinator

Location: Bedford Care Center of Petal

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bedford Care Center is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate against applicants or Employees for race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or any other reasons prohibited by law.

Job Summary:

Coordinates and supervises others ensuring completion of all Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements in compliance with State and Federal Regulations governing the Resident Assessment process, within required time frames and criteria, including the implementation of CAT’s and CAA’s; must perform and tolerate a busy work pace; must communicate courteously and respectfully with Residents, Employees and others; must sustain the cooperation of others


RN license in good standing in the State of Mississippi; three years clinical experience, preferably 2 years in long-term care; must have thorough knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, LTC Regulations, basic computer skills in Microsoft Office, good oral and written communication skills; must currently possess, or attain TB Certification and MDS Certification within first year of accepting position; must pass drug screens and have a satisfactory Criminal History Background Check

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tracks due dates for MDS; coordinates and conducts development and completion of Resident Assessment Process in compliance with company policies, State and Federal Regulations
  • Ensures compliance/completion of the MDS within pre-set time frames and criteria
  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive Resident assessment and Care Plan for each Resident as Chairperson of the facility’s Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team
  • Disseminates any new or updated materials involving the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process
  • Facilitates the involvement of appropriate healthcare professionals to improve and/or maintain the Residents’ functional abilities at the highest practicable level
  • Oversees the timely electronic transmission of all Minimum Data Sets and ensures the validity of all MDS’s before electronic transmission / submission
  • Reviews the validation report and ensures that appropriate action is taken as necessary
  • Attends Care Plan meetings to assure compliance with State and Federal guidelines
  • Serves on Pre-Admission Screening Team, Quality Assurance Committee and others as assigned
  • Conducts a monthly review of a random sampling of at least 2% of MDS’s to ensure accuracy and consistency with the medical record
  • Communicates with the Business Manager and Administrator on a regular basis regarding Case Mix Scores and how they impact reimbursement
  • Monitors MDS forms and services delivered to assure criteria for the appropriate RUGS-IV category is met
  • Produces a RUGS-IV Roster report at least weekly and reviews with the Administrator
  • Obtains and maintains required licenses and/or certifications
  • Works closely with the Medicare Consultant Nurse to ensure compliance with SNF criteria
  • Keeps accurate records and maintains a log of all Medicare Claims Determinations
  • Ensures Codes are same for Face Sheets, MDS Billing and Utilization Review and trains Medical Records Personnel as a back-up

Excellent Benefits:

Bedford Care Centers offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full time employees. It is our desire to demonstrate to our employees and their families that we value them through the offering of a benefits package that positively contributes to their quality of life. A summary of benefits offered includes:

Paid Time Off (PTO) including:

  • Vacation pay
  • Paid sick leave

Insurance benefits including:

  • Group Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Other Benefits:

  • Holiday Incentive Pay
  • Daily Pay – upon your request
  • Direct deposit
  • Bereavement leave
  • Retirement Savings Plan/401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family Medical Leave


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