Golden Living MDS Coordinator - LPN / LVN - LaPorte in LaPorte, Indiana

MDS Coordinator - LPN / LVN - LaPorte

Position GLC - Coord MDS - LPN-LVN

Req Number NUR-18-01579

Division Golden LivingCenters


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As an MDS Coordinator - LPN / LVN at Golden LivingCenters, you will ensure that our patients get the care they need and that we have the necessary resources to provide it. Your hard work and meaningful efforts will help us to continue providing the highest quality healthcare possible. You will have direct impact on the quality of care that our patients receive and will do what it takes to provide the highest quality care. Your outcome-focused work will leave you feeling empowered at the end of each day because you'll know you've made a difference in the lives of our patients.

We are seeking qualified candidates who have experience in this field and are ready to go to any length to get our patients and facilities the support they need. That's because you believe in our mission here at Golden LivingCenters.


Coordinates or assists in the development and completion of the resident assessment process in accordance with the requirements of the Federal and state regulations as well as Company policy and procedures.


  • Coordinates the development and completion of the resident assessment / MDS in accordance with current Federal and state rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment, including the implementation of RAPs and Triggers

  • Selects the correct Assessment reference date / ARD and correct reasons for assessment that capture all resources utilized to ensure appropriate payment by the Medicare/Medicaid systems

  • Uses company standard systems (Concurrent review when available) to manage the MDS process

  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive resident assessment and care plan

  • Disseminates any new or updated materials involving the RAI process

  • Facilitates the involvement of appropriate health professionals needed to improve or maintain the resident's functional abilities at the highest practicable level

  • Creates an opportunity for family participation in the care planning process

  • Ensures the timely electronic submission of face validity of all Minimum Data Sets to the state database

  • Reviews the state validation reports and ensures that appropriate follow-up action is taken

  • Communicates with the product champions to ensure that all new nursing employees are knowledgeable of the RAI process and receive the appropriate training as directed by their supervisor

  • Communicates with the Business Office Manager and Executive Director on a regular basis regarding default days and unassigned days

  • Participates in the Medicare Part A in house review as directed by their supervisor

  • Follows company standard regarding weekly communication with the Business Office Manager on all information needed for Medicare/Medicaid billing

  • Understands, complies with and promotes all rules and regulations regarding residents' rights; promotes positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance

  • Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy, including documentation and reporting responsibilities

  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned or needed.


Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities

Position Requirements


  • Must have a current, active license to practice as a LPN / LVN in state of practice

  • Must be currently working towards RN license, which must be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment

  • Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in a health care setting. Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a long-term care setting

  • Prior experience as an MDS coordinator with demonstrated expertise

  • Demonstrates clinical at the level necessary to meet the job requirements

  • Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use

  • Proven written and oral communication skills

  • Proven decision-making and analytical skills

  • Must be able to travel, including overnight stays

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance


  • Ability to make independent decisions on a regular basis

  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care

  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary care team

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information

  • Able to relate positively, favorably and cooperatively with others, including, employees, residents, family members, and personnel of outside agencies and organizations


Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure


Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.

Location257 GL - LAPORTE

Facility NameGLC - LaPorte

City State and ZipLaPorte, IN 46350

Location 00257

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

Shift Days

Category Nursing

Open Date 11/8/2018

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.