Under the direction of the facility Director of Case Management, the MDS Coordinator/ Case Manager serves as the coordinator of the interdisciplinary team for the patients admitted to the transitional care unit; the administration of therapy minutes, clinical documentation, discharge planning, and judicious use of resources for patient care. Assigns the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) for each patient, monitors the utilization of resources and the assignment of RUG payment periods associated with the Minimum Data Set (MDS) schedules. In collaboration with the Director of Admissions and CBO, assures appropriate RUG category and UB 92 coding. Develops and maintains on-going MDS schedules for each patient. Accurately compiles data required for the MDS and electronically submits the required data in a timely manner. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Education and Training:. Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and holds current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas.
Experience: Prior inpatient medical-surgical experience or skilled nursing experience. Experience with completion and electronic submission of the MDS required. Experience as a case manager or discharge planner preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Flexibility to adjust to changing conditions and the various details of the job.