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MDS Coordinator

Posted: 10/13/2022

Are you looking for a rewarding career and opportunities for advancement?

Join the Perry Lutheran Homes family where our job is to support, love and care for our residents and our team!

This hourly position offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits package:

  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Opportunity to work at multiple campuses in different senior housing environments
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options for full time employees
  • Discounted employee rate at Acorns & Oaks Christian daycare located in the lower level of Perry Lutheran Homes King's Gardens Campus
  • Earned Time Off accrual
  • Life insurance available for full-time employees
  • Bid-your-raise program to empower employees
  • Investment in and development of employees through training and education opportunities
  • Discounted monthly rate at Snap Fitness in Perry
  • Flex spending account available for full-time employees
  • Availability of 403(b) investment account for full-time employees
  • Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness Eligible Employer

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively plans, directs and coordinates MDS assessments and care plan services.
  • Completes health assessments on all residents at time of admission to establish initial care plan and performs additional assessments quarterly thereafter.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of the care plans for each resident in accordance with other health care providers and physicians.
  • Analyzes and accurately codes diagnoses, operations and procedures from health records by using appropriate classification systems. Accurately enters data into computer system.
  • Organizes plans and leads care plan conferences quarterly for each resident, including family, physician and care plan team.
  • Develops, implements and coordinates quality management, utilization review and discharge planning by consulting with other health care providers on resident care problems and needs. Tracks discharge and re-entry of residents to facility.
  • Reviews charts of extraneous documentation each quarter according to established minimum standards for required documentation to be retained in resident’s active chart.
  • Meets all submission timelines of reports/records/documentation as required by state and federal rules, regulations, and laws for healthcare facilities.
  • Actively participates in QAPI (Quality Assurance Process Improvement) program, taking a proactive approach to quality care and services on a continuous basis with engagement of residents, family members and staff.
  • Monitors accrediting/surveying/regulatory body criteria to maintain compliance.
  • Participates in continuing education to maintain credentials and increase expertise and knowledge in professional and clinical nursing and administration.
  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assessments efficiently and with strong attention to detail.
  • Keeps current in the field of nursing through attendance at meetings, conferences, conventions and workshops pertaining to all aspects of resident care and restoration/rehabilitation.
  • Actively participates in the in-service programs in an effort to advance knowledge and skills.
  • Ability and willingness to perform RN duties whenever and wherever required.
  • Possesses understanding and compassion for the elderly population.
  • Has fun in creating a positive atmosphere for residents in conjunction with our core values.
  • Follows instructions and completes daily assignments as assigned; is proactive to change.
  • Demonstrates willingness to work flexible hours to meet requirements of the job.
  • Demonstrates high standards of excellence for meeting resident needs.
  • Communicates effectively, establishes rapport and maintains relationships with residents.
  • Meets requirement of regular attendance to perform job duties.
  • Has fun in creating a positive atmosphere for residents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing - LPN minimum requirement - RN preferred
  • Geriatric experience or certification (preferred)
  • Familiarity with computer functions including MDS software (preferred)


  • Current licensure as an LPN or RN in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Board of Nursing, without restrictions (required)
  • MDS Certification (preferred)
  • CPR Certification (preferred)

Perry Lutheran Homes is your locally owned and managed, Christian Caring Community serving Perry and surrounding communities for 65 years. Perry Lutheran Homes offers innovative, personalized, Christ-centered living and care at three campuses in Perry, IA – Spring Valley Campus, King’s Gardens Campus and Eden Acres Campus. Services include independent and assisted living, award-winning memory care, in-home care, respite care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapy, intermediate and long-term care, end-of-life care and meals on wheels.

If this opportunity sounds like the one for you, please apply today!

A pre-employment drug screen is required for this position. Perry Lutheran Homes is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time

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