The Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator/Quality Registered Nurse in the Pueblo Community Living Center (PCLC) is a professional nurse and broad-based clinical knowledge appointed to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, and management of sub-acute and chronic illness, and care of the dying. The following are the duties of the MDS Coordinator/Quality Nurse, but are not limited to: Conducting and reporting performance with performance improvement indicators Knowledge of current Joint Commission Standards for Long Term Care and application to the comprehensive MDS assessment process Accountable for providing quality, cost effective assessment Accurate assessment for all veterans at risk for increased length of stay, readmission, and other adverse outcomes as well as for veterans admitted for long-term rehabilitation, comfort care, geriatric evaluation, and long-term care Collaborates with other disciplines to develop a plan for care and interacts with nursing staff to communicate patient and team goals Works closely with Social Service to coordinate, facilitate, and document discharge plans Assesses and monitors patients for appropriate utilization of resources in the most cost-effective care setting Excellent oral, written, and computer (VISTA, word processing, spreadsheets) communication skills and excellent organizational and evaluation skills. The PCLC MDS Coordinator/Quality Nurse must be autonomous and accountable for a role that crosses the continuum of care. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Work Days and Schedule vary depending on needs of the service Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.