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.
Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care.
Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.
Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, M/F/D/V