MDS Coordinator

Nursing Olathe, Kansas


Position at Nottingham Health & Rehab

Job Description

As the MDS Coordinator, you will report directly to the Director of Nursing (DON). Your primary purpose is to complete resident assessments, create and review resident Care Plans, and submit MDS data, CAA, and Triggers data to governmental agencies. Ideally, you will be a problem solver, value hard work, good working relationships, have great communication skills, be organized, effective and strategic.

General Responsibilities:

  • Be aware of regulations and guidelines of Federal, State and facility
  • Make sure patients’ information is kept confidential
  • Conducts preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the needs of each resident
  • Develops a care plan based on the needs of the resident and goals to be accomplished
  • Adjusts the care plan as changes occur
  • Ensures care plan is being followed by all involved
  • Involvement in patients discharge care plan
  • Ensures the members of the nursing team are knowledge of patient’s responsibilities and rights, including the right to refuse treatment
  • Assist in reporting and investigating complaints from patients, families and staff
  • Submit data to CAA, Triggers and governmental agencies
  • Assures patients are treated with kindness, dignity and respect
  • May be required to work as a Change Nurse on occasion to fill gaps in staffing
  • Takes part in the weekend manager-on-duty rotation


  • Current state registered nurse license preferred
  • Current state licensed practical nurse license required
  • 3+ years of experience in the healthcare field
  • Experience with MDS preferred
  • American Association Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) Certification

Working Conditions:

  • Medical environment
  • May require standing up or walking for up to 75% of the time
  • Required to use assistance when attempting to assist, lift or carry objects over 25 lbs.