MDS Coordinator - RN:
Presence Health

Presence Health
Rockford Illinois

Requisition ID: 64768

Ministry:  PLC Senior Services

Location: PLC Cor Mariae Center

Location Address:
3330 Maria Linden Drive, Rockford, IL  61114 United States (US)



Department: 40120500 Skilled NSG CRM 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 20
Employment Status: Part-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



The Coordinator of MDS Care Management serves as Medicare Protective Payment System (PPS)/Medicaid resource for the facility. Oversees the completion and transmission of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the development of the plan of care for all patients/residents. Facilitates medical record documentation that accurately and thoroughly describes the patient’s condition and intensity of services provided within the time frame mandated by federal regulations. Coordinates and directs performance improvement and program evaluation activities.



  1. Ensures the initiation, completion and updating of the patient assessment instrument. Ensures that assessment information is accurately entered into the computer system and is transmitted within the time frames as mandatory regulatory requirements.
  2. Works with the health care team members to verify that both the medical record and the assessment instrument accurately reflect the patient’s status at the time of assessment, intensity of services provided and appropriate medical necessity for the services rendered to the patient.
  3. Monitors services provided and selects appropriate diagnosis for coding. Verifies the coding of the patient diagnoses and monitors percentage of patients with regulatory-agency-determined appropriate rehabilitation or skilled nursing diagnoses.
  4. Ensures that correct Resource Utilization Group (RUG) classification is utilized for services needed and rendered to patient/residents and that the business office is informed of changes in RUG classifications.
  5. Coordinates schedule of patient/resident’s care planning conferences with the interdisciplinary team and invites family participation in the care planning process by issuing a written or verbal invitation to the conferences.


This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                              

Graduate of an accredited nursing program required

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Experience working as a licensed professional in either a skilled nursing or acute rehabilitation setting preferred. Previous MDS experience preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Registered Nurse with a current Illinois License required. Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification required.

Certification as a Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CT) through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Managers (AANAC) preferred or must be achieved within one year of hire

Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: Skilled NSG CRM

Job Function: Nursing 

Basic Qualifications