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MDS Coordinator - Lansdowne Place in St. Louis, MO at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Ascension Living provides holistic, person-centered care and support rooted in our Catholic beliefs to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the seniors we serve.

Our person-centered care philosophy respects and values the uniqueness of each individual. The voices of each resident and program participant and those working with them are considered and respected. We foster an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions by nurturing relationships between the seniors we serve and our associates, their care providers and the community. The person-centered care philosophy is based on select core ideas and is woven into every aspect of living and working in our ministries.

Position Summary

Responsible for the coordination of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process to ensure accurate and timely completion of resident assessments, in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid, OBRA and other payer program requirements. Ensures MDS assessments accurately reflect the physical, mental and psycho social status of each resident; ensures appropriate documentation to support services provided.


  • Have a thorough understanding of all regulations and standards related to the RAI process (Federal/State regulations and MDS RAI User Manual).
  • Participate in the pre-admission process to ensure essential information needed for MDS/Case Mix coding is obtained from the referral source(s) and meets Medicaid eligibility requirements when applicable.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Nursing to ensure necessary nursing documentation and risk assessments are completed in order to code nursing services delivered on the MDS.
  • Participate in meetings per ASL policy.
  • Participate in the preparation and timely submission of any Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs).
  • Participate in the community orientation.
  • Participate in the training of new associates on the RAI process.
  • Provide ongoing training/education to staff regarding RAI process to included but not limited to: ADL training, interview techniques, skilled services and documentation guidelines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and assisting in the preparation of clinical, quality and reimbursement reports.
  • Participating in the review of quarterly Medicaid reports.
  • Completion of the RAI process and management of the MDS department.
  • Ensures timely, accurate, and complete assessment of the residents’ health and functional status during the entire assessment period.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • MDS 3.0 experience required
  • Makes mature judgments, functions independently, is flexible, has personal integrity and works effectively with personnel. 
  • Previous work experience in a long term care setting preferred


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current RN licensure in the state of employment
  • RAC-CT or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire and maintain recertification as required