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#11636 - RN MDS Coordinator (Houston, Texas)

Houston, Texas has a little of everything! A great place for doing buiness, playing & watching sports, enjoying outdoor adventures and attending cultural events. What better place for a Registered Nurse to launch a next career step in skilled nursing?!

LeaderStat has a client with a new opportunity for an experienced RN MDS Director with an outstanding skilled nursing provider (SNF) in the northwest Houston, TX area.


The MDS Director will lead a team of MDS nurses and also directly handle the MDS process.  This provider recognizes the need for MDS Coordinators to focus completely on the challenges of their demanding role, and so it does not require on-call responsibilities or floor duties for the person in this position.


MDS Coordinator Job Description

The MDS (Minimum Data Set) is gathered via the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process, which assesses a resident’s behavioral, psychological, clinical, nutritional, and physical strengths and needs to create an individualized cared plan that considers the resident holistically. The MDS Coordinator then works with nursing, PT, nutrition, etc., to ensure care plan guidelines for each resident are followed, and compliant with ethical standards and Medicare requirements.

MDS is also the key driver for Medicare payment and many Medicaid reimbursement systems, and is especially critical for long-term care providers. Care payment level categories, or Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) are determined by MDS assessments. Small adjustments in the case mix score can result in a significant increase (or decrease) in revenue for which the facility is entitled. MDS Coordinators are responsible for setting RUG levels for each resident and ensuring the facility is getting accurate, and maximum, reimbursement.

MDS Coordinator Requirements

Those this MDS Coordinator job must have received on-the-job training, or completed an MDS-training program. Candidates must be familiar with MDS 3.0, and have an in-depth working knowledge of the RAI user manual and RUG categories.

Attention to detail is a must as there are dozens of RUG categories. Even small inaccuracies can result in significant reimbursement deficits.

Candidates must have knowledge of current state, federal, and CMS regulations, and be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with staff, residents and family members.


The ideal candidate will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to work with a supportive team and fantastic Administrator
  • No on-call duties
  • No floor duties
  • A department head, management role
  • Lots of resources & regional support available


The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in Texas
  • MDS 3.0 experience
  • RAC-CT preferred
  • Familiarity with the PDPM changes that took place in 2019
  • Experience with a fast-paced post-acute environment highly preferred


Do you meet these requirements?  Are you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity? Super! We would love to review your resume today! 

For immediate consideration, email your resume to Patrick Thornquist, Healthcare Recriter: pthornquist@leaderstat.com 


If you have questions, please call Patrick at 480-991-0218 x304


LeaderStat is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, MDS Coordinator, RAI, PPS, RAC-CT, long term care, LTC, skilled nursing, SNF

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