Side duties of MDS/PPS coordinators

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    Does your facility have side jobs for you guys? Such as rounding,MAR audits and following up with every single problem you find? (irks me how if i find a med error - i just cant bring it to that halls supervisors attention -- i have to take care of everything to fix it-- and i don't even have the right to write people up!)
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    Quote from allezel
    Does your facility have side jobs for you guys? Such as rounding,MAR audits and following up with every single problem you find? (irks me how if i find a med error - i just cant bring it to that halls supervisors attention -- i have to take care of everything to fix it-- and i don't even have the right to write people up!)
    Don't you know MDS Coordinators don't have much to do....that's why we have time to do everything else in the building.
    My boss in the MDS Dept. used to run Bingo on Wednesday Nights (not by choice)....until she got smart & started coming in late on Wednesdays....Guess what building does not have Wednesday Night Bingo anymore?
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    So she gloats and the residents lose out? Just great.
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    So she gloats and the residents lose out? Just great.
    And why do you assume the Bingo was for residents....it was not....it was for the public.
    The Bingo thing was used as a "Marketing Tool" to bring in business but of course Marketing dumped it off their plate.
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    Dang! Bingo?!? Ha. That would be the straw that broke the camels back. At least the rounding and audits are nursing related - bingo for the public not so much!... Even every wednesday on one person if it was fir residents would've been a no go for me..

    Just like my DON trying to peg ALL ivs on me during day shift for 110 bed facility (we get atleast 2 ivs a week on avg) When there are 8 OTHER RNs on dayshift most of the time. HECK no!
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    Quote from allezel
    Dang! Bingo?!? Ha. That would be the straw that broke the camels back. At least the rounding and audits are nursing related - bingo for the public not so much!... Even every wednesday on one person if it was fir residents would've been a no go for me..

    Just like my DON trying to peg ALL ivs on me during day shift for 110 bed facility (we get atleast 2 ivs a week on avg) When there are 8 OTHER RNs on dayshift most of the time. HECK no!
    Are you under Nursing?
    My Corporation does not have MDS under Nursing.
    Next question....Does your DON/Nursing Dept. complete MDS Assessments? :icon_roll
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    We are not under nursing payroll. And our DON doesn't even have a CLUE what MDS is really... Shes new... From the hospital system- so she knows DRGs... Which have some aspects... But still! So, no.. She doesn't do assessments
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    Quote from allezel
    We are not under nursing payroll. And our DON doesn't even have a CLUE what MDS is really... Shes new... From the hospital system- so she knows DRGs... Which have some aspects... But still! So, no.. She doesn't do assessments
    You need to go to your Administrator.
    If that doesn't work, Corporate will probably have to get involved.
    Good Luck!!
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    In my facility, the MDS nurses report to me, not the administrator. All the nurses help out in the dining rooms with the exception of the MDS nurses. All the nurses also help out gathering information for the MDS nurses. There is a data entry person who does nothing but input MDSs. They, frankly, are the least over burdened staff in the building. And please spare me the "You don't understand how important our job (read WE) is." i was a PPS MDS coordinator for years.
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    And i guess you understand that we now have to track our minutes more thoroughly, that our administrator is on us with ensuring that our medicare pts are given ALL medical care in house as possible before hospital to maintain census (and our floor nurses are doing **** with communicating with each other and initiating interventions to keep pts in house with out my PPS team)

    That PPS is expected to to make sure the OTHER people who provide information to us for "data entry" is actually doing their job to make the most of our scores. Which 8 out 10 times you have to do the job for them(resident interviews,documentation,calling Drs. to get orders cuz the nurses don't care,etc)

    Hmmm...
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