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LPN Assessment Coordinator - Cole Place - Senior Communities

  • Job ID: 562704390
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Cole
  • Department: Skilled Nursing _Rehab
  • Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.68 to $29.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Cole in Coudersport is looking for a LPNAC (Licensed Practical Nurse Assessment Coordinator).  This is a full-time position that will work primarily days.  The LPNAC functions at a professional nursing level using administrative leadership skills, assessment skills and an understanding of the clinical reimbursement system to coordinate the interdisciplinary assessment and care planning process. They ensure that the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) is completed in accordance with regulatory and financial requirements for all state and federal agencies, and oversee the development of individual resident care plans through interdisciplinary collaboration. The LPNAC is responsible for accurate and timely transmission of the MDS 3.0 documents to the state agency, and assists the facility staff and ancillary staff through inservice programs to understand the RAI, care planning and reimbursement process.The LPNAC reports to the Administrator and works in collaboration with the Director of Nursing.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Utilizes administrative skills to interface with state and federal agencies.- Acts as a liaison for the facility during Department of Health surveys regarding the assessment and care planning process.- Acts as a liaison for the facility during Department of Public Welfare reviews (UMR).- Participates in committee meetings and quality improvement committees as requested.
  • Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices. Uses all safety equipment provided appropriately. Reports faulty equipment/problems immediately. Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Utilizes expertise in the leadership role as coordinator of the interdisciplinary and care planning process.- Constructs a schedule for resident assessments and care conference in compliance with state and federal regulations.- Reviews the content of each RAI to ensure completeness and availability of supporting documentation as required for the regulatory and reimbursement process.- Supervises the development of individual resident care plans for geriatric residents and other residents of various ages by conducting resident care conferences and assisting the interdisciplinary team in the formulation and revision of care plans.
  • Responsible for the timely transmission of the MDS 3.0, quarterly assessments and tracking documents.- Completes or supervises accurate data entry for the transmission process.- Completes the transmission process according to corporate time frames.- Reviews the Resident Verification Report for errors, correcting discrepancies within the allowed time frames.- Communicates and forwards to the Administrator and Corporate Office the verification reports, facility case mix analysis and communication for government agencies regarding reimbursement issues.- Attends seminars and inservice programs geared toward geriatric residents and other residents of various ages, to increase awareness and understanding of the clinical reimbursement process.- Analyses changes in the case mix index as part of the quality improvement program. Communicates this analysis to the administrator and corporate office.
  • Utilizes expertise in clinical reimbursement systems to ensure clinical issues and interventions are accurately documented and appropriately reflected on the RAI documents.- Collaborates with the Director of Nursing to evaluate the current documentation systems and staff use of these systems.- Assists with inservice education regarding proper and accurate documentation.- Provides inservice education to the interdisciplinary team addressing the clinical reimbursement process, RUGS III, and PPS.- Ensures accurate and timely completion of the MDS 3.0 tracking system.

 

Qualifications

  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania or temporary practice permit required.
  • Progressively more responsible nursing experience in long term care, including a minimum of one year of management; e.g., Supervisor or comparable experience, with an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, a thorough understanding of long term care regulations, Medicare/Medical Assistance, developed managerial and supervisory skills required.
  • Working knowledge of MDS and HMO processes/regulations required.
  • Working knowledge of personal computer preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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