MDS Coordinator- GWVNH

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 29, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


MDS Coordinator- GWVNH

Job ID: 265806
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.



Augusta University -


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912


Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


College/Department Information

Located conveniently in Augusta's downtown medical community, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home provides continuous professional nursing care to veterans of Georgia who have served in the armed forces during war times. The home is owned and funded by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and operated through an interagency agreement with Augusta University. Through this association, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is considered a leader in the area of geriatric educational training for Augusta University.


Job Summary

The MDS Coordinator, also known as a MDS Nurse is responsible for adequately assessing, monitoring and documenting nursing home residents' needs and coordinating personalized resident-driven care based on those assessments. Possess knowledge regarding state, federal, VA, regulations and The Joint Commission guidelines governing long-term care. Ensures that individualized quality resident care is provided for all residents by managing nursing staff assigned to designated nursing units. Conducts the weekly interdisciplinary meetings. Communicates effectively with residents, family members, employees, and other health care providers. Possess strong leadership and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.


The duties include, but are not limited to:


Patient Assessment: Assesses resident's behavioral, psychological, clinical, nutritional, mental, and physical strengths to create individualized care plans that considers the resident holistically. Responsible for developing care plans on all residents based on assessments at the time of initial admission, readmissions, quarterly, when significant changes occur-both improvements and declines, and annually.

Coordinates the development and completion of the residents: Coordinates the development and completion of the residents' assessment (MDS) in accordance with current regulations and guideline. Works with the ICT to Develop care plans that have long-term and short-term goals for improvement. Participates in facility surveys made by federal, state, and The Joint Commission.

Conduct meetings: Conduct meetings with multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary team, caretakers and families. Works with the interdisciplinary care team to develop an accurate, individualized, comprehensive plan of care. Ensure quarterly and annual resident assessments and care plan reviews are made on a timely basis.

Participates in planning in-service training classes: Participates in planning in-service training classes that include assessment skills or techniques needed to complete assessment functions in LTC Component. Participates in all state, federal VA and Joint Commission surveys.

Admission Preparation: Once residents are approved for admission and an admission date scheduled, reconcile medical information with the family/responsible party and if applicable transferring facility to prepare for day of admission. Prepare the admission assessment and interim care plan outline for administration and the IDT.

Communicate Assessment to all the team: Ensure that all members of the interdisciplinary team are aware of the importance of completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions. Monitor nursing documentation and MD orders to ensure accuracy and timely submission for changes that impact care planning.

Perform other related duties as assigned or required: Perform other related duties as assigned or required.
Ability to collaborate effectively with members: Ability to collaborate effectively with members of the interdisciplinary care team (ICT) to include the Medical Director, Physician Assistant, nursing, PT, OT, nutrition/dietician, activities, and social work services to ensure care plan guidelines for each resident are followed and compliant with ethical standards and regulatory requirements.

Other duties: Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


Required Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited Nursing college or university; Current, Active Georgia Licensure as a Registered Nurse in good standing; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; Ability to learn on-the-job training towards MDS certification.

Preferred Qualifications

On-the-job training experience or completed and MDS-training program and are familiar with MDS 3.0 and have an in-depth working knowledge of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) user manual and RUG categories.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Knowledge of AU/GWVNH policies and procedures


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing as it applies to the geriatric population




Strong telephone etiquette skills


Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills




Ability to maintain confidentiality


Ability to access and accurately report changes in patient's condition



Active Georgia Licensure as a Registered Nurse in good standing.

Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification


Shift: Fulltime/Rotating


Pay Grade: 19


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.


Recruitment Period: Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University's Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran's Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply



Consider applying with us today!


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.


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