MDS Coordinator

Manages and coordinates the MDS tools, Care Plan Process, and AIMS Assessments. Input MDS, and LTCMI’s. Does initial Care plans and updates quarterly.

Pay Scale(s): Salary, Non-Exempt, Shift Diff
Location(s): MHCC
Chain of Command: ADON, DON, Director of Long Term Services, CEO
Supervises: Nursing Staff

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Extended periods of standing or walking
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • Kneeling/bending
  • Stooping
  • Visual acuity
  • Hearing acuity
  • Reaching

Work Conditions

  • Inside
  • Occasionally highly stressful


  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Types of Clients Served

  • Adult (18-55 yrs.)
  • Geriatric (>55 yrs.)

Job Qualifications


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Vocational or Professional Nursing

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse in good standing with the State of Texas
  • BCLS

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of nursing theories and practices
  • Leadership and management abilities


Prior Work Experience

  • Two (2) years of nursing experience in a clinical or long term care setting preferred
  • One (1) year in a managerial or supervisory role

Technical Training

  • Current CPR certification
  • Proficient in operating Patient Transfer Lifts

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the coordination of Rehabilitation Meetings, AIMS Assessments and resident Care Plans.

  • Responsible for “Resident Quarterly Evaluations”, Rehabilitation Meetings, and MDS
  • Responsible for quarterly AIMS Assessments on residents who are receiving psychotropic medications. These are done in conjunction with the MDS’s for the week (usually Fridays)
  • Responsible for reviewing pink DON orders and updating any changes on the Care Plans. Also, review the 24 hour DON report to update the Care Plans. Take old Care Plans to Care Plan meetings
  • Prepares and distributes the next month’s Care Plan Schedule by the end of each month
  • Mail letters to the responsible party and cognitive residents notifying them of Care Plan Meeting
  • Complete all LTCMIs and 3618 as scheduled or needed
  • Coordinate PASRR process
  • Manage restorative program
  • Complete the RAI process on schedule
  • Maintain current knowledge of changing RAI process

Assists with the management of nursing functions and supervises nursing personnel

  • Rotates call as nursing supervisor every third weekend or equivalent
  • Fills in as charge nurse when on call and no charge nurse is available

Calendars and Meetings

  • Attends Department Head Meetings
  • Attends QA Meetings

Job Related Factors

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations
  • Adheres to the attendance policy
  • Follows District and Department Policies
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately