MDS Coordinator RN

Job Description




SUMMARY:  Responsible for the day to day coordination and oversight of all aspects of the RAI and Care Planning process in accordance with Federal and State regulations.


CORE responsibilites & Functions:

  • Direct the Resident Assessment Process through completion and submission of the Minimum Date Set 3.0 (MDS) and Care Area Assessment (CAA). 

  • Ensure all assessments are completed and transmitted in a timely manner; report problem areas to the Director of Nursing.

  • Responsible for the Care Planning Process including planning, scheduling and documenting. 

  • Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, interventions and revisions based on nursing needs; ensure that each resident's assessment and care plan are comprehensive and individualized.

  • Ensure  that  there  is  a written plan  of  care  (preliminary and  comprehensive)  for  each  resident that  identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element  of care. 

  • Ensure that all personnel involved in providing care to the resident is aware of the care plan and that care plans are used in administering daily care to the resident.

  • Assist the Facility Educator in developing any training activities needed concerning resident assessment/care plan skills.

  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license on a current status.

  • Conduct training programs for appropriate staff on the completion and use of the MDS, CAA's and Care Planning.

  • Participate in Quality Assurance programs, and any other program to ensure that the facility provides the highest quality care.



  • Will be educated and become proficient in the Comfort Matters competencies to include knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide person- centered care practice to residents with dementia.

  • Performs other related duties as necessary.



Serve as a Nursing Supervisor on the unit (NH, BOH, Sub Acute and AL) as directed by the Director of Nursing. 


BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Keep abreast of economic conditions/ situations and recommend to the DON adjustments in nursing services that ensure the continued ability to provide quality of care.



  • Must possess a current valid New Jersey license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.

  • Be knowledgeable and has a minimum of 2 years experienced as a RAI MDS coordinator.

  • Must be able to pass the facility's physical examination upon employment and annually thereafter.

  • Knowledge of electronic charting, EMAR and ETAR a plus.

  • Must be competent in supervision and leadership and able to work in cooperation with other staff members.

  • Should possess strong leadership qualities that promote team building, professionalism and organizational dedication.

  • Should be adaptable to change and able to meet crisis and emergencies.  Be able to work under pressure with interruptions.

  • Must be tactful and courteous with residents, families, practitioners and others.


  • Requires lifting, moving and carrying of supplies and equipment. Must be able to perform the essential duties associated with this position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Have an understanding of, affection for, and a desire to work with the aging. 

  • Communicates orally and/or in writing with residents, families, co-workers, other professionals and the public.

  • Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.


Company Description
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

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