Hi, and congrats on getting help in your dept. I know how hectic it can be. I am in the other shoe. I was the LPN working 24 hours with an RN who was MDS Coordinator, but when she left I was promoted to the position. They have now hired an RN 20-24 hours to fill my previous position. She mainly does just the Med A MDS's. I find that since I was a charge nurse on the floor for the past 7 years, that I know the long term residents very well therefore, I do all the annuals and quarterly MDS's. I would eventually like for her to do them, but I find that it is too consuming for her. We have a 30 bed re-hab unit and the Med A people come and go too fast. I do all the care planning, weight meeting, pressure meeting, Resident Care conferences, and walking rounds weekly. It is alot and like I said, I would like her to do alittle more, but I'm working on that. If you have the opportunity to get someone 40 hours, have her do some of your meetings. I have to say that I am a control freak in some ways, and I like to have control over the care plans
but everything else is free to be done. Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes. Maybe I could use some of your advice to help delegate tasks in my dept. also. Let me know how it goes.