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Employer: Covington Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Employment Type: Employee Full Time

Executes the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current federal and state rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment, including Resident Assessment Protocols (RAP) analysis & care plan development. Utilizes critical thinking skills to select the correct reason for assessment, Assessment Reference Date (ARD), reasons for assessment & participates in the minute management process. Ensures that the care/services provided are captured accurately & appropriate payment is received by the Medicare/Medicaid systems. Uses Company standards to manage the RAI process Assists in the development of a comprehensive resident assessment and care plan. Ensures the timely electronic submission of all Minimum Data Sets to the state data base, saves & reviews the state validation reports and ensures that appropriate follow-up action is taken. Facilitates the involvement of appropriate health professionals needed to improve or maintain the resident’s functional abilities at the highest practicable level. Communicates with the IDT to ensure that they are knowledgeable of the RAI process and receive the appropriate training, as directed by their supervisor. Provides an overview of the RNAC role to new employees that are involved with the RAI process. Disseminates any new or updated materials involving the RAI process & trains the other interdisciplinary team (IDT) members as needed. Reviews MDSs for accuracy, analyzes QI/QM data in conjunction with the Director of Nursing Services to identify trends on a monthly basis. Participates in the Medicare Part A in house review on a monthly basis. Follows Company standard regarding weekly communication with the Business Office Manager/ Facility Business Office Coordinator (FBOC) on all information needed for billing related to Medicare, Managed Care, Medicaid & other insurance. Communicates with the Business Office Manager/FBOC and Executive Director on a regular basis regarding default days and unassigned days. Participates in the mid-month & end of month billing process. Serves on, participates in, and attends various other committees of the Living Center (e.g., Quality Assessment and Assurance) as required, and as directed by their supervisor. Understands, complies with and promotes all rules and regulations regarding residents’ rights; promotes positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators. Demonstrates professionalism with communication style & dress.

A current, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in state of practice.

Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in a health care setting. Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a long term care setting. Prior experience as an MDS coordinator with demonstrated expertise.

Demonstrates clinical assessment skills at the level necessary to meet the job requirements.

Ability to make independent decisions on a regular basis.

Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long term care.

Knowledge of Medicare regulations and coverage guidelines as related to skilled nursing.

Knowledge of case mix guidelines as indicated by state specific reimbursement model.

Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary care team.

Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care


Contact Information

Covington Care & Rehabilitation Center
Lucy Oromo
3900 S Cathy Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-361-8822

Other Information

Category(s): Healthcare, Nursing
Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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