Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

  • Itinerant RNAC

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Location Name
    Diversicare Healthcare Services - Birmingham, AL
  • Overview



    Supervise and coordinate all MDS (Minimum Data Sets) and care plans for residents within the facility to which they are assigned in a timely and factual manner and in accordance to this states requirements.







    1. Effectively work with all members of the IDT team.
    2. Conduct and coordinate the MDS and Care Plan as outlined by the Company policies and procedures.
    3. Responsible for informing all care plan team members of when a care plan is due and ensuring that all team members complete their portion of the MDS.
    4. Develop and/or revise resident care plan quarterly and with any significant change in condition.
    5. Responsible for all PPS and state Minimum Data Set required assessments. Ensure that all residents have the appropriate MDS, CATs, and CAAS completed.
    6. Coordinate all care plan meetings and encourage team members to participate in the care planning process according to policy.
    7. Audit Center MDS’ practices and develop a plan for improving the operations and work product of the department to which they are assigned.
    8. Can provide MDS leadership in a variety of Centers by moving frequently from one Center to the next.
    9. Has the capability to give leadership to an MDS department that has issues due to RNAC turnover.
    10. Responsible for accurate and timely completion and submission of MDS to state/federal agencies according to Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.  Responsible to initiate and maintain the resident Assessment and Care Plan Schedule ensuring all dates for MDS and CAAS completion are met in accordance with state/federal guidelines. 
    11. Ensures resident’s rights are observed in the MDS Process, such as confidentiality and privacy.
    12. Maintain effective communication among departments so MDS and care plans can be kept current when changes to the residents’ condition occur.
    13. Monitors resident care during the MDS process and reports concerns to the Facility Administrator and DON.
    14. Assists with the pre-admission screening process to estimate the potential resident’s RUG’s group, as needed.
    15. Reports contraindications between observed resident status and documentation in the residents’ medical record to the Director of Nursing.
    16. Other duties as assigned.



    The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be involved in the position. This position may have access to protected health information in the resident’s clinical and financial records to conduct job duties.


    Physical Environment:


    Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time while at the computer station entering information.  Workspace is inside the facility.


    Working Conditions:


    Ability to organize and prepare records and charts according to policy.   A preference for scientific and technical activities in understanding and responding to medical problems and concepts.  Ability to interpret operating policies/procedures and to review work performance in determining compliance to these recognized standards.  The potential for exposure to bio-hazardous  waste and blood borne pathogens exists.  Must have ability to assess residents, document findings and have good clinical observation skills.





    1. Must hold current Registered Nurse license (RN).
    1. A minimum of two (2) years of experience as an MDS Coordinator in Long Term Care.
    2. Computer skills such as Data Entry and Word processing required. Working knowledge of the MDS 3.0 (current version of minimum data set).
    3. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to skilled nursing facilities.
    4. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care.


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