What are the duties of.....

  1. I was wondering if any of you know the job description of assessment coordinator? What are the duties and responsibilities of this job? I am an aide at a LTC facility and I have asked our assessment coordinator numerous questions, numerous times about certain things in my residents charts, such as things that shouldn't be in there anymore, or things that should be added, and she doesn't seem to know anything about anything. I like this woman personally, but she always seems to shrug off what I ask, and act like it's someone else's job to change and amend residents care plans/cards as their condition or situation changes. Just curious.
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  3. by   jaimemds
    Generally the Ax coordinator is responsible for updating careplans. They need to make sure that the care plans meets the pts current needs. I personally update the immediate needs care plans, adl's and long term care plans on a daily basis.
  4. by   silverpilot03
    Quote from Nikki69
    I was wondering if any of you know the job description of assessment coordinator? What are the duties and responsibilities of this job? I am an aide at a LTC facility and I have asked our assessment coordinator numerous questions, numerous times about certain things in my residents charts, such as things that shouldn't be in there anymore, or things that should be added, and she doesn't seem to know anything about anything. I like this woman personally, but she always seems to shrug off what I ask, and act like it's someone else's job to change and amend residents care plans/cards as their condition or situation changes. Just curious.
    It varies widely: in my part of the LTC woods: there are MDS assessment coordinators, there are Care Plan coordinators, there are PPS coordinators vs. OBRA (long-term) coordinators, there are MDS-CP coordinators, there are MDS-CP coordinators-Unit managers. So as you can see there are numerous combinations, having said that if your concerns regarding care plans/cards and other info in the medical record are valid that nurse should at least take note and communicate the info to whoever is assigned that responsibility. I for one as an MDS-PPS coordinator appreciate everybody's help in my assessments, in fact CNAs are one of the best sources of needed data.

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