The RAI/MDS RN in the Community Living Center (CLC) is a professional Registered Nurse with broad-based clinical knowledge and application in working with the adult and older population and is appointed to work within the RAI/MDS Program. The RAI/MDS RN must have experience in implementation of health promotion and prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, palliative and hospice nursing care. The RAI/MDS RN works within the RAI/MDS program and must demonstrate a high level of clinical, collaborative, analytical, and administrative skills while having knowledge and adhering to VHA policies, procedures and evidence based practice in Long Term Care. The RAI/MDS RN is the leader at the unit level in current long- term care standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, the State Operations Manual and its application to the RAI/MDS process and leads the interdisciplinary team to successful completion of the RAI/MDS assessment within specific established time frames. The MDS/RAI RN is responsible for opening MDS assessments, tracking movements, completing assigned sections or reviewing completed sections, signing, sealing, and transmitting RAI/MDSs. The RAI/MDS Nurse II is instrumental in the communication and development of the resident interdisciplinary care plan based on review of the Care Area Assessment (CAAs) and the interdisciplinary assessment of the resident. Maintains Unit 802's MDS scheduling, tracking, and communication for IDT completion. Reviews and conducts Inter-rater reliability, QM, RUG, CLC Compare/SAIL data utilizing varied reports and data retrieval systems. Conducts and ensures MDS resident interviews are completed for nursing sections of MDS as assigned. Educate new staff and maintain staff competency in Caribou MDS, ADL, care plan modules, and current RAI/MDS CMS guidelines. Work Schedule: 7:30am-4pm Mon- Fri May be required to work off tours for staff education activities. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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