MDS Director

Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Marlborough, MA
Posted 4 weeks ago

We are hiring an MDS Director to join our dynamic care team at Marlborough Hills Rehab in Marlborough!

Can be an LPN or RN in the state.

Sign-on bonus of $5,000 available!*

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

As the MDS Director, you will play a crucial role in assessing and documenting residents’ needs, developing care plans, and ensuring compliance with regulations while overseeing the MDS department.

Education and Experience:

  • Must hold either an LPN or RN license in the state.
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing, college or university.
  • Prior MDS experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of MDS process.
  • Oversees ADL training for facility and staff.
  • Identifies data integrity weaknesses in medical records and communicates findings.
  • Issues and delivers denial notices timely and appropriately.
  • Complete and transmit all CMS approved item sets (MDS)
  • Must be knowledgeable of and follow current CMS regulatory guidelines as described in RAI Manual.
  • PPS must know current Medicare as per MBM.
  • Attendance at RCCs to lead discussion (OBRA only)
  • Schedule interim conference for condition changes: i.e., URI, UTI, Cataract Surgery, etc. (OBRA)
  • Attend morning report, maintain communication and rehab services, nursing staff and others to keep abreast of resident condition change.
  • Complies with facility privacy policies and procedures and protects residents’ individual health information.
  • Maintains Medicare meeting minutes per Medicare program agreement.
  • Daily review with rehab manager (or designee) of minutes and rehab status.
  • Issues and delivers Medicare BN (denial letters) per CMS regulation.
    Assures appropriate management of residents’ Medicare/Insurance benefits.
  • Maintains adequate systems to ensure appropriate document (i.e., MD certs, IDT program, insurance authorization) is sufficient to support billed services.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such an action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be able to coordinate MDS systems, resident assessment and care plans for each resident timely.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long term care.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to appropriate personnel regarding emergency situations.
  • Must possess accurate and comprehensive assessment skills to ensure standards of nursing practice.

*Employment conditions apply

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Marlborough Hills is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.


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Job CategoryMDS, Nursing
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