Registered Nurse - RAI-MDS Resident Assessment Coordinator

Veterans Health AdministrationVeterans Health Administration

Biloxi, MS , US
Job Description
The RAI-Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC) in the Geriatric and Extended Care Service is a self-directed, quality specialist, professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge appointed to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, and management of skilled care and chronic illness, and care of the dying. The RAI-MDS RAC provides oversight in the coordination and facilitation of the RAI-MDS process/program.
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The RAI-MDS RAC has a specialized knowledge of current long term care standards, the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services and its application to the RAI-MDS process. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Manage and coordinate the facility RAI-MDS program
  • Accountable for the overall RAI-MDS program process
  • Accountable for changes that effectively support the program and is responsive to the quality measures and other performance improvement measures
  • Provide expertise and knowledge in promoting the application of the RAI MDS assessment and the care planning process, considering the age specific needs of the residents
  • Guide and support the interdisciplinary treatment team in performing the inter-rater reliability studies to assess the accuracy of the RAI-MDS process
  • Analyze the program and identify best practices as related to care, quality and cost associated with the RAI-MDS process including budgetary, staffing, and equipment availability
  • Serve as a resource and expert for RAI-MDS issues to improve process

Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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