• 11-Nov-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Wesley Community is seeking a RN MDS Coordinator to join our team in Saratoga Springs, New York.


The Wesley Community has provided services and programs with a commitment to compassion, caring and excellence for 40 years. Our distinctive continuum of care offers a unique balance of community living and care giving that ensures quality of life at every stage of life.  We are a mission driven, not-for-profit organization that puts people first.  We are proud of our reputation for excellence, innovation, and a personal approach to care and services. We encourage and support our residents in their efforts to achieve their goals, and we treat them respectfully.  To us at the Wesley Community, it's more than a job, it's caring that starts in the heart.

The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for the MDS process (including OBRA as well as OBRA assessments for reimbursement under the Prospective Payment System). The MDS Coordinator performs duties under the supervision of the Director of Nursing.


Educational Requirements:

  1. Must have a diploma from an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
  3. RAC-CT Certification Preferred
  4. Current registration with the New York State Board of Regents.


  1. Head Nurse, Supervisory and/or Administrative experience.
  2. Geriatric nursing experience.
  3. Extensive knowledge of MDS 3.0.



  1. Act as main reference person for the interpretation of MDS regulations according to the RAI User Manual to the Interdisciplinary Team.
  2. Act as main reference person for the NYS Department of Health for MDS related concerns.
  3. Respond to Medicare appeals as occur.
  4. Assure the completion of the MDS process from scheduling OBRA as well as OMRA assessments (both scheduled and unscheduled) through transmission.
  5. Ongoing monitoring of resident status to identify opportunity for OBRA MDSs (i.e., Sig Change).
  6. Monitor resident condition, participation in therapies and schedule MDS assessments to facilitate casemix. 
  7. Prepare and submit casemix according to NYS Department of Health procedures.
  8. Assist with completion of MDS assessments as needed to maintain compliance and support the nursing department when necessary.
  9. Direct interviews and CAA's to be completed and assist if necessary for completion.
  10. Facilitate weekly Medicare/HMO meetings with nursing/social services/therapy to foster communication re: resident participation/progress in therapy/potential discharge/etc.
  11. Develop a good working relationship with Nursing Administration and maintain constant communication.
  12. Education of Interdisciplinary Team in the MDS process and casemix philosophy and procedures.
  13. Assure the preparation and deliverance of therapy/skilled nursing "cut" notices per Medicare regulations as directed by the Business office.
  14. Assure MDS assessments are completed by the Interdisciplinary Team and transmitted to CMS per regulations.
  15. Prepare PRI's and PASSR screenings as requested by the Admissions office.
  16. Educate and Prepare Nursing Department and other necessary departments for Case Mix twice per year
  17. Educate new nursing staff and necessary departments on how to complete an MDS
  18. Monitor resident participation in therapy daily to facilitate RUG's revenue reimbursements.
  19. Other related responsibilities as assigned.



  • A dedicated, caring and passionate Wesley Team ready to support  you and provide opportunity!
  • A fun environment, with family picnics, theme weeks,  recognition events  and  opportunities to become involved within our campus.
  • Benefits for full time and qualifying part time employees upon hire!


  • Long Term Care is  very  rewarding, as you have the ability to make a difference in someone's life every day.  You will build relationships  with the residents,  staff and families  of your unit while providing care in a home-like setting.


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