RAI Coordinator RN
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Responsible for conducting and coordinating the development and completion of resident assessments, in accordance with the requirements of State, Federal and Company guidelines. Responsible for overseeing the generation of Minimum Data Set (MDS) for each Medicare patient and electronic transmission of required data within time frame mandated by the State.
- Coordinates the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current regulations and guidelines, including; the implementation of CAAs and Triggers; conducting or coordinating the interview(s) of each resident for the resident’s assessment; evaluating each resident’s condition and pertinent medical data; developing and implementing procedures with the Director, Clinical Services for arrival of newly admitted residents; ensuring that all assessments are completed and transmitted in a timely manner; assisting community directors and supervisors in scheduling the resident assessment/care plan meetings; and contacting and assisting in scheduling participation by outside members of the care plan team, including the resident’s representative and/or other interested family members.
- Coordinates the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs, the amount of care, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for care. Ensures that the care plan includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet the resident’s needs, as identified in the resident’s assessment.
- Ensures generation and transmission of MDS is complete and timely. Maintains and periodically updates written policies and procedures that govern the development, use, and implementation of the resident assessment (MDS) and care plan. Ensures that a current copy of the MDS Instructor’s Manual is available to persons completing portions of the MDS.
- Develops, implements, and maintains an ongoing quality assurance program for the resident assessment/care plans. Monitors the community’s QI and QM reports to ensure that appropriate corrective action can be implemented when potential problems occur.
- Assists the resident and Discharge Planning Coordinator in completing the care plan portion of the resident’s discharge plan. Participates in functions involving discharge plans, as necessary.
- Participates in community surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
- Provides leadership and participates in various committees including Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team, Policy Advisory, and Quality Assessment and Assurance. Provides reports and assessment updates, as needed.
- Develops and participates in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that include assessment skills or techniques needed to complete the assessment and MDS functions of the community. Assists the In-service Director/Educator in developing any training activities needed, concerning resident assessment/care plan skills, including initial or refresher courses relative to techniques for interviewing residents, rehabilitation principles, commonly used psychotropic drugs, care plan functions, etc. Attends and participates in annual community in-service training programs as scheduled.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Must possess a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care community, or other related health care facility. Must have a minimum of six (6) months training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. Must be knowledgeable of general, rehabilitative and restorative nursing and medical practices, procedures, regulations and guidelines governing long-term care.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current State RN license.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.