Nurse Assessment Coordinator

State of Wisconsin Waupaca, WI
The Nurse Assessment Coordinator is an advanced professional responsible and accountable for the Minimum Data Set (MDS), Care Area Assessments (CAAs), and Care Plan development used in the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process. This position is responsible for the independent management of the RAI process for all members of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVHK). The incumbent is the RAI/MDS subject matter expert for WVHK and is responsible for training staff and conducting in-services on the RAI/MDS/CAAS and care planning process for all Health Care Team members.

The incumbent oversees the development and provision of MDS reports for quality assurance purposes and surveyor request; acting as a resource to all staff and departments involved in the RAI/MDS process; monitoring quality assurance of the RAI process; evaluating, recommending, and following up on Quality Indicator reports; overseeing data retrieval assistance for surveying agencies; assisting with monitoring of staff involved in the RAI/MDS; ensuring compliance with state, federal and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), and WVHK policies and procedures.

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Special Notes:

Due to the nature of the position, WDVA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis test.

For general information about state employment, refer to the following link: General Information About Positions in Wisconsin State Government.

Qualifications:

A minimally qualified applicant will have:

* Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or Nurse Licensure Compact State.

* Experience in verbal & written communication

* Experience with computers (email and electronic charting)

* Experience with problem identification and resolution

* Experience collaborating across disciplines

* Organizational Skills

A well-qualified applicant will have:

* Experience creating or revising care plans

* Experience in Minimum Data Set (MDS)

* American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) certification or Certified Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator (National Resident Assessment Institute)

* Experience in a relevant setting (long-term care)