(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Successful MDS Coordinator with significant experience assessing residents and managing resulting data. Effective at training and monitoring staff work to deliver consistent, reliable results. Collaborates effectively at all levels to help patients get optimal care. Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Unit administration
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Intake and discharge
  • Customer service
  • Planning
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
Education and Training
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA Expected in Associate of Applied Science : Registered Nursing - GPA :
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA Expected in Licensed Practical Nurse-Diploma : Nursing - GPA :
  • RAC-T, AANC -2015-current, maintained
  • Licensed Registered Nurse - 2010
  • Licensed Practical Nurse-2000-2010
University Of Chicago Medical Center - Assistant Director of Nursing/MDS Coordinator
Joliet, IL, 9/25/20 - Current
  • Manage comprehensive, interdisciplinary MDS assessments for resident admissions, annual, quarterly, significant change and skilled assessments (OBRA and PDPM assessments) per CMS requirements for a 40 bed facility.
  • Coordinate completion of resident assessments in accordance with current federal and state regulations.
  • Review and validate care plans and monitor follow-up actions to identify efficacy.
  • Train and supervise health care workers conducting resident assessments.
  • Verify quality of assessments in accurately reflecting physical, mental and psychosocial status of each resident.
  • Deliver information regarding care and medications to residents and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Answer resident questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Counsel residents and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to skilled and long term care residents.
  • Develop and adapt individualized treatment plans according to resident goals.
  • Develop and maintain quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving policies and procedures.
  • Use facility EMR system to update resident records and maintain organized system for ease of use. Serve as facility lead personnel on Point Click Care use and training and maintenance of facility utilized systems.
  • Provide training and supervision to professional nurses and nursing assistants, certified medication aides and restorative aides.
  • Address staff concerns, including staffing, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Deliver quality resident care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Monitor and record resident condition, vital signs, progress and medication side effects.
  • Counsel caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educate on care options.
  • Deliver quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Maintain adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, order and manage budget for nursing supplies and equipment.
  • Treat patients by administering various types of medications and treatments.
  • Administer oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions..
  • Observe strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to residents.
  • Immunize residents against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Maintain strict resident data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Maintain infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Coordinate with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate resident care plans.
  • Communicate with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay resident needs.
  • Coordinate care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Assess resident conditions, monitor behaviors and update supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Treat patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Advocate for resident needs with interdisciplinary team and implement outlined treatment plans.
  • Monitor diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Stock clinical workstations and rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Participate in continuing education programs and workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge related to new MDS and quality of care.
  • Work with IDT on all COVID-19 strategies and procedures, monitoring of staff and residents and testing and immunization.
  • Chair weekly Risk Management/Medicare meetings and review pertinent resident information and continued stay reviews for SNF residents.
  • Assist with scheduling and staffing.
Ascension Health - Patient Care Manager
Evansville, IN, 10/2000 - 4/21/15
  • Managed 30 bed Distinct part Skilled Unit for Medicare A and post acute care patients.
  • Coordinated Resident Admissions from acute care settings or other entities for admission.
  • Evaluated resident needs and reviewed preadmission information to determine resident care needs to anticipate and be able to meet those needs upon admission.
  • Verified Insurance and Performed precertification for any non traditional Medicare or Medicare Replacement Participant for admission to SNF level of care and coordinated continued stay reviews.
  • Managed all Medicare Certifications and Recertification.
  • Coordinated MDS assessments and procedures for OBRA and PPS requirements.
  • Coordinated care conferences with all residents upon admission or change in status and quarterly to keep resident and families up to date on level of function and goals
  • Developed and maintained care plan records and up to date information for ease of care for staff to follow for resident care
  • Supervised 10 nurses and 10 nursing assistants.
  • Protected patient data confidentiality in alignment with HIPAA protocols.
  • Utilized well-developed communication, active listening and interpersonal talents when interacting with people on a daily basis.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Participated in daily IDT meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Coordinated weekly Medicare meetings with case review for continued SNF services and eligibility.
  • Coordinated discharges for residents.
  • Issued all legal notices to residents upon discharge from Skilled Care
  • Coordinated with home health agencies for continuum of care needs upon discharge.
Wesley Acres - MDS Coordinator
City, STATE, 4/25/15 - 9/28/15

MDS Coordinator for 80 bed facility. Maintained care plans and quality measures. Worked with IDT to coordinate care for 80 residents in a fast paced environment. Reviewed all potential admissions for approval and admission to the nursing facility to ensure that needs could be met.

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  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College

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