i would like to use this thread to discuss mds tips and answer questions. please post any and all types of questions on mds's from how to ?'s to salary ?'s. i will begin by asking the the following question:
i am getting ready for my february picture date. does anyone have any tips on how to get your case-mix up. i just want hear what other coordinators are doing to prepare.
i cant wait to chat!!!:spin:
Jan 20, '07
Well, my question is, are there are any MDS coordinators out there that work in Pediatrics?? I just accepted a position as RAI/MDS coordinator. While I have done MDS before, I haven't coordinated the process or done assessments on children/babies...I shall be attending the 3 day certification next week, but would LOVE any tips, direction or advise from the experts here...I'm interested in the responses to your question also, my previous job was admissions/UR nurse and I know this was a challenge for me, it felt like treading water sometimes. It helped that our LTC was tied to a acute hospital so I had the pick of the crop but the turn over was stressful at times...
Last edit by doobie18 on Jan 20, '07
Jan 25, '07
I also do MDS's in my facility. I am curious as to what other MDS Coordinator's are making. I recently asked for a raise and was laughed at. I make mid LPN wage and have been doing the MDS's for 5 years. Recently the Coordinator quit and I was moved into the position, not exactly by choice. I am now the only one in the facility that does them so I figured, what the hey, I'll ask for a raise. The new management doesn't understand the importance of doing the MDS's or why we even do them. She just knows there's money involved. Help.
Last edit by Susie_Nurse on Jan 25, '07