Oasis Coordinator, RN

Registered Nurse - RN St. Louis Park, Minnesota


Description

Position at Lifespark

The Oasis Coordinator is primarily responsible for analyzing data integrity and consistency of OASIS documentation and assessment processes.  This position will ensure appropriate ICD-10 coding and sequencing and will work with clinical staff to clarify documentation and data integrity issues.  Secondary responsibilities include assisting with quality activities including performance improvement indicators as well as staff education, competency, and development. Also, reviews evaluations completed by therapists, merging data to 485 and preparing 485 to be the most accurate when sent to the doctor for signature.

Position Functions and Responsibilities

OASIS Coordination

  • Prospectively reviews all OASIS assessments to ensure appropriateness, completeness, and compliance with federal and state regulations and organization policy.
  • Utilizes OASIS variation or alert reports when reviewing OASIS data.
  • Ensures appropriate ICD-10 coding and sequencing as it relates to the client’s medical condition, including any co-morbidities.
  • Consults with appropriate clinical staff to clarify any data integrity issues and works with clinician to make appropriate corrections per organization policy.
  • Reviews visit utilization for appropriateness of care guidelines and client condition; reports potential financial losses and/or underutilization to the clinical manager/designee.
  • Notifies organization leadership of problematic trends as a result of OASIS review.
  • Works with managers to address trends that affect the agency’s outcome and process measures noted during OASIS review.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Assists with other chart audit activities as assigned.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.

Quality and Performance Improvement

  • Responsible to assist with the implementation and monitoring of the organization’s quality improvement program.
  • Responsible for ensuring processes to monitor and evaluate safety, risk management and infection control programs.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Managers to provide a process to promote and ensure employee orientation, competency and in-service education programs.
  • Monitor organization compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Acts as a clinical resource to personnel.
  • Provides assistance to community education team in meeting community education needs.
  • Promotes self-growth and collegial relationships with others in the home care industry.

Staff Orientation, Competency, & Training

  • Coordinates the orientation activities to assure instruction is provided by qualified personnel.
  • Works with the management team in identifying employee education needs and develops orientation and continuing education programs for all employees.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Experience

  • One to two years of clinical home health experience required.
  • Working knowledge of OASIS and ICD-10 coding. OASIS certification (COS-C) preferred; OASIS Home Health ICD-10 coding certification preferred.

Education

  • Degree in Nursing or applicable Therapy discipline from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing or comparable accredited Therapy program.
  • Current licensure to practice discipline in the state of Minnesota.
  • Possess and maintain valid CPR certification.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of federal regulations and state licensure requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of Medicare reimbursement.
  • Experience using technology including: Microsoft Office, Smart Phone, Calendaring, Clinical Software platforms (EMR), Wi-Fi, Printers, and Internet Browsing.
  • Background utilizing EMR required with Homecare Homebase experience highly desired.

Key Competencies

  • Goal Oriented
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking
  • Stress Management, Tolerance, and Flexibility
  • Relationship Builder with team and partners
  • Self-directed and Initiative; Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to Solve Problems
  • Organization and Detail Orientation
  • Implementation, Follow-through, and Accountability
  • Time Management and Prioritization

It has been and will continue to be our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, public assistance status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

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