CentraState Healthcare System

  • MDS Coordinator

    Posted Date 2 days ago(8/14/2018 3:44 PM)
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Provides skilled nursing by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality Resident care. Follows established standards, The Joint Commission and CentraState policies and procedures.


    • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents' individual needs.
    • Affirms the Resident's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
    • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
    • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
    • Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing Resident needs.
    • Delegates and monitors components of care to professional and nonprofessional caregivers as appropriate.
    • Implements basic nursing care and assists Residents with activities of daily living.
    • Accurately collects Resident data utilizing learned technical skills under the direction of the RN.
    • Makes decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice and utilizes sound judgment in clinical and Resident care situations.
    • Participates in preparation and intervention of diagnostic or therapeutic Resident care.
    • Demonstrates accountability for administration, observation, charting and reporting effects of drugs, intravenous, other therapeutic and diagnostic measures in a safe and accurate manner.
    • Administers medications following CSHS policies and manufactures' instructions.
    • Recognizes adverse reactions to medications and takes immediate and appropriate actions.
    • Follows CSHS policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation.
    • Consistently includes Resident and family in the development of an individualized plan of care.
    • Performs pain (5th vital sign) screening as indicated, notifies the RN immediately of patient's report of pain or discomfort, and provides appropriate non-pharmacologic interventions as directed by RN.
    • Documents pain assessment, intervention and follow-up.
    • Documents reassessment of pain as per hospital policy.
    • Provides Resident/family education regarding pain.
    • Notifies physician for unrelieved pain as indicated.



    Satisfactory completion of pharmacology test.


    Work Experience:

    Previous experience preferred.


    Licenses and Certifications:

    LPN license/New Jersey required.

    BLS certification required.

    Satisfactory completion of the pharmacology test is required.


    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Works in a normal nursing home environment with frequent exposure to residents who are ill.



    Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Frequently

    Standing/Walking - Occasionally

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing - Rarely

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

    Typing/Filing - Frequently


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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