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MDS Coordinator

MDS Coordinator

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Clarkfield Care Center seeks a MDS Coordinator to join its team.  Clarkfield Care Center consists of 48 nursing home beds. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.





The MDS Coordinator is responsible for assuring timely MDS (Minimum Data Set) completion for assigned patients/units to meet deadlines, with a focus on accuracy, case mix maximization, and regulatory compliance. In addition, this position may be responsible for development and implementation of staff education programs for the facility.


Essential job responsibilities include:


  1. Develops Minimum Data Set (MDS) completion schedule, sets assessment reference date (ARD), and coordinates timely completion and submission of MDS. Monitors validation reports and corrects errors or problems.

  2. Observes direct care staff interactions with residents, and provides education, guidance and training to improve clinical care and accuracy of MDS coding.

  3. Completes Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) documentation based on regulatory requirements, MDS information obtained, and in accordance with professional standards of practice.

  4. Coordinates with the IDT to help assure care plans are comprehensive and completed on time.

  5. Oversees eligibility for all payer types and completion of necessary paperwork to assure coverage.


MDS Coordinator

Minimum Required Qualifications:


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing for Registered Nurse
  • Up to 3 years related experience
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse within the state in which working and must maintain licensure
  • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior senior care experience
  • Experience with medical coding and coverage requirements for various payer types

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


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