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Minimum Data Set

Job description



To conduct, collect data and coordinate to the development and completion of the resident assessment in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, and regulations governing the facility.


Collaborates with all levels of nursing personnel as well as with facility consultants, physicians and 
department managers and other department employees as the MDS Coordinator coordinates resident assessment instrument implementation. Provides resident assessment related education.


  • Current state licensure and must be a registered nurse.

  • Completed nursing program and has a degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Preferably a minimum of one year in infection control practice. 

  • Progressive nursing experience with demonstrated leadership and teaching abilities. 

  • Demonstrated skill in management principles of planning, organizing, and directing.


  • Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Must have knowledge and awareness of the care needs of the elderly and/or chronically ill.

  • Must have knowledge and ability to teach adult learners.

  • Must have basic computer skills.

  • Must be able to organize, analyze, investigate and implement principles of infection control committee.


  • Demonstrates leadership, organizational and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent management skills.

  • Knowledge of computer use.

  • Ability to create a patient-facility environment.


  • Interacts with customers, families, visitors, facility and subsidiary personnel

  • Carries out other tasks as requested in situations where hands-on intervention/participation  may be required


  • Conduct and collect information as well as coordinate in the development and completion 
    of the minimum data set (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and 
    guidelines that govern the resident assessment. Assist in the implementation of care area 
    triggers and resident care plan.

  • Participate in facility surveys made by authorized government agencies.

  • Work with the Interdisciplinary Team(IDT) developing a comprehensive resident 
    assessment and care plan for each resident.

  • Evaluate each resident's condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for 
    special assessment activities or a need to amend the admission assessment.

  • Contact and assist in scheduling participation by outside members of the care plan team, 
    including the resident's representative and/or other interested family members.

  • Participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training 
    classes that include assessment skills or techniques needed to complete the assessment 
    functions of the facility.

  • Ensure that all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of 
    completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions and that they are aware of the 
    penalties, including civil money penalties, for false certification.

  • Assist in coordinating the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and 
    comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, 
    indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service 
    is responsible for each element of care.

  • Ensure that the care plan includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet the 
    resident's medical, nursing, and mental and psychosocial needs as identified in the 
    resident's assessment.

  • Ensure that an initial resident assessment is completed according to the Resident 
    Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual’s timeframe.

  • Ensure that a comprehensive care plan is completed within twenty-one days of the 
    resident's admission.

  • Assist the nursing staff in encouraging the resident and his/her family to participate in the 
    development and review of the resident's plan of care.

  • Ensure that all types of MDS assessments and care plan reviews are made on a timely 

  • Ensure that a complete resident assessment is conducted within fourteen days of a 
    significant change in the resident's condition.

  • Ensure MDS assessments are transmitted timely to the appropriate agencies.

  • Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed or called.

  • Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs, 
    etc., as scheduled or directed.

  • Perform other related assignments as required.

Registry (Per Diem) available in these locations



Southern California

Los Angeles County 

Orange County

Northern California

San Mateo County

Marin County 

Contact HR and fill out entry form to the right.


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