Tara Therapy, LLC
  • Clinical Operations--TC
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package


Tara Therapy is helping our customer find an experienced MDS Coordinator! We are looking for a full-time MDS Nurses for long-term care facilities in your area. Are you a passionate professional nurse, RN or LPN, with high ethical standards? Do you have a positive, helpful, and enthusiastic attitude and want to join a like-minded skilled nursing team of professional that will appreciate what you have to offer as an MDS nurse coordinator? Are you looking for a well-respected and supportive company that can offer you opportunities for professional growth? If so, please read on.

This MDS Coordinator position pays a very competitive hourly wage for this region commensurate with experience. We also offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, HSA, life insurance, AD&D, a 401 (k) plan, generous paid time off (PTO), optional short-term/long-term disability, flex benefit plans, a continuing education/licensure allowance, on-site training, a web-based training program that can be used for continuing education, and more. If this sounds like the opportunity in long-term care that you've been looking for, apply today!



The primary focus is on providing patients with the best possible care by providing our employees with the high-quality education and training needed to be leaders in the industry. Employees have access to the latest technology regarding nursing programs, technology, treatment approaches, and documentation. They are invested in the success of each team member, providing not only exceptional pay and benefits, but a very supportive work environment.



As a MDS Coordinator you will be based at a long-term care facility within the region. You arrive each day happy to work for a practice that gives you the time and support to get real results for its residents. You love the collaborative spirit of the facility where you will work with like minded professionals.

You will bring specialized knowledge of the MDS process and of developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents to help effectively plan and deliver the best individualized care for each of the patients whether challenged with orthopedic issues, neurological diseases, or complex medical conditions.


You will conduct patient assessments and take the time to really understand their care needs and goals as you complete MDS assessments. You will also bring your knowledge of MDS coding as defined in the RAI manual. You will bring your good communication skills to educate staff on patient specific care plans. As the MDS Coordinator you will be responsible for selecting the correct codes and completing MDS assessments for payment. Your attention to detail is essential to your success, as you keep up-to-date and accurate records. And, your collaborative skills come into play as you play an active role on each patient's interdisciplinary team. After a day of hard work, you feel great about the impact you have made in your patients' lives and to the organization by following the MDS process and maintaining compliance.



  • Maintains a current, valid license as an LPN, or RN, BSN preferred, and is in good standing. Possesses strong knowledge of state, federal, and local regulations as they pertain to long-term care.
  • Previous MDS and coding experience required
  • Possesses a minimum one (1) year of experience in Nursing Service Administration. Additional education or experience in such areas of rehabilitative or geriatric nursing is preferred.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents (i.e., physical, cognitive, and socialization factors) as it applies to clinical reimbursement.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid RUG grouper categories and documentation guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Care Planning process and Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.      


Are you committed to safety and conscientious about following OSHA and other established procedures? Do you present yourself professionally? Are you patient-focused and always eager to learn and improve? Do you have respect for privacy and confidentiality? Are you a self-motivated team player? Do you have the ability to be tactful and sensitive to the emotional needs of others? Are you a problem solver? If so, then you might just be perfect for this MDS Coordinator position!

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