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Spectrum Health MDS Support Specialist Rehab and Nursing Center Fuller Ave. Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for accurate timely completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Care Area Assessment (CAA), collaborating with Staff Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and the interdisciplinary team on the assessment process and development of Resident MDS/Care Plans.

Essential Functions

  • Establishes weekly MDS schedules and care conference calendars making adjustments as needed.

  • Ensures timely completion of the CAA by the interdisciplinary team, collaborates with interdisciplinary team on CAA and care planning process, and identifies significant changes in Resident status. Monitors accuracy of MDS items completed by other departments. Performs assessments on Residents for MDS CAA.

  • Participates in ongoing team conferences and daily clinical round meetings. Monitors Medicare Part A coverage. Informs Social worker of last day of Medicare A coverage. Provides necessary information to the billing department.

  • Performs audits and quality review duties as assigned by the Administrative Director and or the Director of Nursing. Participates in monitoring and quality assurance committee team meetings. Works with the Director of Nursing to provide staff education and competency evaluations. Provides direct care to the Residents as needed.

  • Maintains up to date on changing reforms with MDS and PPS systems. Provides PPS information as needed to team members.

  • Coordinates Resident care plans and communicates changes to the staff. Coordinates discharge teaching with staff. Formulates an individual plan of care, revises plan as indicated by the Resident's response to treatment and evaluates overall plan for effectiveness.


  • Required Associate's Degree related field

  • Nursing and MDS process with demonstrated Nursing assessment skills Preferred

  • Experience with Prospective Payment System (PPS) Preferred

  • LIC-Registered Nurse (RN) - STATE_MI State of Michigan

  • LIC-License Practical Nursing (LPN) - STATE_MI State of Michigan

  • CRT-Nurse Assessment Coordinator, Registered (RNAC) - AANAC American Association of Nursing Assessment Coordinators

  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association

  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross

Primary Location

SITE - Kent Community Campus Building Only - 750 Fuller Ave - Grand Rapids

Department Name

2nd Floor - RNC Fuller

Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work


Days Worked


Weekend Frequency

Variable weekends

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Who We Are

Spectrum Health is a nationally recognized not-for-profit health system, offering a full continuum of health services through our health plan, medical group and hospital group. As an integrated health system, we are able to work together across all facilities, employees and providers to create exceptional, consumer-focused interactions.

Spectrum Health is redefining what it takes to improve the health of our communities and introducing new and innovative ways for consumers to access high-quality, low-cost care so that they can connect with us for a lifetime of health.

We strive to provide one Spectrum Health experience: a consistent, high-quality, seamless health journey for consumers; no matter where, when or how they interact with us. The result is better health outcomes for the thousands of individuals, families and communities we serve.

We are the region’s largest employer, with corporate offices located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum Health Hospital Group and Spectrum Health Medical Group are consistently recognized for the exceptional care they provide. Priority Health is among the largest health system-sponsored health plans in the U.S. and offers extensive experience serving large and small employer groups, individuals, Medicare Advantage, Healthy Michigan Plan and Medicaid populations.

Since 2010, Spectrum Health has been listed five times among the 15 Top Health Systems in the U.S. by Truven Analytics™. Click here (https://www.spectrumhealth.org/about-us/quality-safety-and-patient-experience/awards) to see a complete list of our safety, quality and patient experience awards.