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MDS Assistant (LVN or RN)

Company: North Ridge Care Center
Location: Northridge
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking an MDS Assistant to join our team! Under the direction and supervision of the MDS Coordinator; collects and assesses information for the health and well-being of all residents according to OBRA and PPS guidelines. Assists in providing a clean, safe, happy and healthy environment for residents by performing the duties as described below.

MDS Assistant Requirements:

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster
Current and valid CA State Nursing License
Exceptional mathematical skills and ability to apply them to tasks such as analysis of variance and sampling theory
Deep medical terminology knowledge
Experience in a clinical and healthcare setting preferred
Demonstrable knowledge of state and federal regulations

Primary MDS Assistant Duties and Responsibilities:

Participate in the admission process of prospective residents in terms of their nursing needs and appropriate placement
Determine potential Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) and expense associated with a potential admission
Review all applications for admission, followed by on-site or phone assessment and communicate results of assessment to the Admissions Coordinator
Complete and assure the accuracy of the MDS process for all residents
Maintain current working knowledge of Medicare criteria, serving as a resource for nursing staff and communicate changes in regulations
Monitor Case Mix Index (CMI) scores, looking for potential risks and/or changes that may affect Medicaid reimbursement
Facilitate problem-solving for complicated admissions
Monitor Medicare assessment schedules and nursing documentation to ensure accuracy and timely submission
Other duties may be assigned


Depending on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, regularly scheduled work shift, knowledge, skills, experience, and expertise.

Keywords: North Ridge Care Center, Los Angeles , MDS Assistant (LVN or RN), Healthcare , Northridge, California

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