MDS Coordinator - Nurse B
The MDS Coordinator is responsible for:- Coordinating the utilization of the electronic assessment system raiMDS (hereafter referred to as MDS) within Continuing Care services in the region. This includes the development, implementation, delivering of education, timely analysis, on-going monitoring and evaluation of the systems that support MDS.- Providing clinical leadership by acting as a resource, facilitator, coordinator, role model and advocate for the MDS program- Providing an effective program and continuous quality improvement and management practice to ensure efficient utilization of the system- Data integrity and data submission to both the province and CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information)- The Coordinator manages the regional implementation and management of an automated health record for long term care including MDS- The incumbent is the primary contact for the MDS systems acting as a liaison with the facilities delivering long term care services- The Coordinator is a member of the provincial MDS Working Group- The Coordinator plays diverse roles within Integrated Rural Continuing Care that require the skills and abilities to think and act as a systems level and be a change agent within the organization. The Coordinator must be able to advance ideas and work with individuals collaboratively at the senior management level, as well as build positive working relationships with other Saskatchewan Health Authority staff, affiliates, and other key stakeholders like provincial counterparts, Ministry of Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) or Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) Bachelor Degree in Nursing or Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric Nursing
A minimum of five (5) years current experience in long term care, with a demonstrated ability to manage resources and projectsExperience with staff development and training.Experience in MDS systems and interpreting outcomes.General comprehension of assessment, classification, initiative and critical thinking
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Change management skills Advanced leadership skills Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment Ability to organize work, organize and manage multiple projects, work under pressure and establish priorities Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development Ability and flexibility in adapting to changing situations and environments. Ability to exercise independent nursing judgment and adapt to ever changing environments Communicates effectively with individuals and groups using advanced listening skills, verbal skills, and written/electronic communication skills Proven ability to work independently, set priorities and show initiative` Ability to operate computers and related equipment including software applications Ability to design, initiate and conduct in service training for other professionals
-Position may be evaluated by SAHO. OPEN UNTIL FILLED postings are for job vacancies that have gone through the regional posting processes as required by the collective agreements and remain unfilled as there have been no qualified internal applicants. External qualified applicants may now apply. Applications for OPEN UNTIL FILLED postings are reviewed each MONDAY (or the following business day in the case of a Monday statutory holiday) or as determined by the Manager and if there are applicants, the posting is closed. Applications received after closing are late applications and will not be considered.
Geographic Location: Rosetown
Expected Start Date: September 14, 2019
Expected Up To Date: March 31, 2020
This posting will remain Open until Filled.
Working in Canada
Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.