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Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator (RNAC)

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator (RNAC) will implement the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process in accordance with federal and state regulations, and facility policies and procedures. The process includes but is not limited to, comprehensive resident assessments; care coordination and planning; resident advocacy and teaching; facilitation of open communication among care team members, the resident, resident representative, and family; collection and transmission of data for the purposes of quality improvement; and adherence to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and RAI requirements. The goal of the assessment and care planning process is to promote the resident’s quality of care and quality of life, including individuality, person-centered care, safety, wellness, satisfaction, and dignity. The RNAC is a champion of person-centered and person-directed care and facilitates this through the assessment and care planning process. 

Education & Experience

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • Must possess, at a minimum, a Pennsylvania Registered Nursing license. 
  • A Bachelor of Science from an accredited program is preferred. 
  • Must have RAC-CT certification prior to employment or within 1 year of employment.
  • At least two years’ experience in long term care.
  • At least two years’ experience with the RAI process.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills to accurately assess care related to the aging needs of the residents.
  • Familiarity with Medicaid, Medicare, and other third-party payers.
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Ability to utilize the facility designated software.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others including residents, resident representatives, family members, staff, visitors and government agencies.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and diagnoses.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as a team member with all disciplines in the facility.

Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:

  • The RNAC will ensure timely completion of the MDS, Care Area Assessments (CAAs), completion and revisions of the care plans with each completed assessment and the schedule coordination of the care plan meetings. 
  • Works in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary team to assess the needs of the residents.Serves as a mentor to the interdisciplinary team regarding the RAI process.
  • Designs and coordinates MDS assignment schedule and related assignment completion of fellow MDS nurses.
  • Serves as the RN MDS Coordinator for MDS’ performed by LPN’s.
  • Covers for the Senior RNAC or other RNACs in their absence, maintaining state and federal regulations.
  • Responsible to initiate and maintain physician certification and re-certification forms for skilled care and ensure accuracy and timeliness of completion.
  • Conducts and coordinates the development and completion of the RAI process in accordance with the current regulations pertaining to the RAI including the MDS, the Care Area Assessments (CAAs)and the care plan. 
  • Responsible for entering and sequencing resident diagnoses in the computer system.
  • Responsible for scheduling OBRA and PPS assessments per regulation. 
  • Establishes and maintain tracking system for the RAI process including time frames and due dates.
  • Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to ensure the accuracy of the resident assessment process and timely completion.
  • Encourages the resident/personal representative to participate in the development and review of the resident’s care plan.
  • Schedules and attends the care conference meetings.
  • Monitors levels of care provided and identify significant changes. Ensures that all significant changes are appropriately documented in the clinical record.
  • Attends daily stand up meeting for identification of significant change in status of residents.
  • Meets with Director of Rehabilitation daily to discuss all residents on caseload.
  • Attends the Utilization Review Meeting weekly to discuss all residents on skilled services.
  • Facilitates weekly Case Mix Index (CMI) meeting to discuss all residents who require an MDS completed in the next three weeks, on therapy Part B caseload and any residents that have noted to have a decline in status in the absence of the Senior RNAC.
  • Monitors CMI and reimbursement factors. Scheduling the appropriate Assessment Reference Date (ARD) to capture the most accurate CMI.
  • Assists with reviewing the CMI quarterly to verify accuracy and make appropriate modifications as needed.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Completes the transmissions of all the MDSs per RAI guidelines.
  • Facilitates the Quad Check Meeting prior to submission of claims in the absence of the Senior RNAC.
  • Submits requested documentation to the QIO when appeal requested in the absence of the Senior RNAC.
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
  • Responsible for providing education to facility staff regarding the RAI process including Activities of Daily Living, skilled documentation, and regulation changes in the absence of the Senior RNAC.
  • Assists the Senior RNAC in developing, implementing and monitoring appropriate plans of action to correct identified RAI deficiencies.
  • Assists the Senior RNAC in developing, implementing and monitoring plans of action/correction for areas identified by consultants as needing improvement.
  • Must be willing to work with staff on different shifts and the weekend if the need arises.
  • Participates in On-call schedule as needed.

About Inglis:

Inglis' Mission is to enable people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest Inglis House is a specialized, skilled nursing, long-term care community based in Philadelphia, PA.  Founded in 1877, Inglis is a Person-Centered Care community specializing in services to non-geriatric adults with severe neurodegenerative physical disabilities resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia.  Inglis’ Person-Centered Care vision is to strive every day to create a homelike environment where residents and staff work together with autonomy and a deep sense of community. The 252 residents — all wheelchair users — range in age from 20 to 90 (average age 54) and their primary diagnoses a range of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as multiple sclerosis (fully 43% of the current Inglis House population), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury.  Along with providing medical and personal care, a key aspect of the mission of serving younger adults is recognizing they typically have a wider range of needs than a geriatric nursing home resident. Younger adults, whether congenitally disabled or disabled later in life, struggle to achieve goals that give a sense of autonomy, mastery and creativity.  Inglis House provides a range of medical, personal and enrichment services that enable residents to live life to the fullest. Inglis House is recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Long-term Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for its excellent clinical care and quality of life programs for people with physical disabilities — one of only 10 organizations in the country to receive this important designation.  Inglis is one of eight residential facilities throughout the United States that offers such highly specialized, long-term care for people with physical disabilities. Inglis Community Based Services supports more than 800 people living independently in the community through resources including: accessible housing, care management (helping people navigate the health care system), a day program, Adapted Technology training and community employment. Inglis is the largest provider of affordable accessible housing in the Greater Philadelphia region with more than 300 accessible, affordable apartment homes for people with disabilities, including 80 new units just opened at Inglis Gardens at Belmont Pennypack Crossing, developed with Conifer, opening this summer in the Northeast as our next housing site with more in development.

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to EOE, M/F/D/V