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Next Step Health Care MDS Coordinator in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

MDS Coordinator (RN) for Heathwood Healthcare

Full Time Position

If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

At Next Step Healthcare, we know that working in the healthcare industry is more than just a job ? it?s a way of life reserved for the most compassionate, caring, and hard-working individuals. We are privileged to work alongside people who believe, like we do, that locally owned and operated healthcare facilities should go beyond simply ?meeting the needs? of its residents.


The MDS Coordinator (RN) is responsible for assuring timely completion of accurate assessments and interdisciplinary care plans that meet Federal and State guidelines. Although interdisciplinary effort is required, the MDS Coordinator includes but is not limited to; MDS accuracy, MDS transmission, care plans, UR, nurse note accuracy, discharge planning, QAPI, family meetings, harmonious workplace, customer service, policies and procedures, federal and state compliance. The MDS Coordinator must lead by example by promoting positive morale within their department and throughout the facility by smiling and greeting residents, families and all employees.


  • Completes assessments, Minimum Data Set (MOS} and care plans for all residents assigned.

  • Monitors completion of MDSs by other disciplines within timeframes prescribed by regulatory guidelines.

  • Advises supervisor of incomplete and/or untimely assessments by disciplines other than nursing.

  • Ensures accurate, timely completion of the MDS/RAPs/Triggers sheet for assigned residents.

  • Initiates care plans and supporting activities that will result in best possible outcome for assigned residents.

  • Participates in morning clinical meeting

  • Conducts Utilization Review meeting. Ensures that all disciplines have updated and accurate information.

  • Participates in discharge planning, care plan meetings & family meetings

  • Maintains and updates all care plans and assessments for assigned residents on a quarterly basis (at minimum) and adds/deletes issues as necessary.

  • Reviews all resident incidents and accidents and the 24-hour report daily to ensure that care plans for assigned residents reflect current and changing needs.

  • Monitors and ensures completion of 7-day look-back documentation by nursing staff within prescribed MDS timeframe.

  • Monitors and audits clinical record documentation on assigned residents to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

  • Advises Director of Nursing of persistent issues related to non-compliant documentation on assigned residents.

  • Promotes and participates in ongoing education, inside and outside the facility, to maintain and enhance knowledge of current and new regulations.

  • Maintains current knowledge of RAI Manual and MDS assessment process.

  • Performs all job duties in a manner that ensures that confidential information and resident rights are protected at all times

  • Participates in Manager on Duty program

  • Supports and promotes facility and company standards for superior customer service by exhibiting positive, courteous, and helpful behavior when dealing with all internal and external customers.


  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the state of MA - Compact License may apply.

  • Valid CPR Certification is required.

  • Must show ability to read and write in a legible and understandable manner.

  • Must speak and understand English.

  • Previous experience in a long-term care facility or other healthcare related facility preferred.

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday)

  • Medical through BCBS

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k)

Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees. At the core of our business, we aim to support, inspire and empower all of our employees so that we can offer the best care to our residents. In order to provide the best care, we must provide the best work environment, and that starts with a diverse staff. Next Step Healthcare does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.