Going from hospital floor RN to MDS

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When I graduated college I worked in a LTC facility as floor supervisor RN. Then I Went to a hospital for 3 years as floor nurse; now I was asked to come back to the first nursing home to be a MDS/case coordinator. Any insight into this job?

I'm requesting a job shadow. Monday-Friday day shift would work wonders for our family dynamics instead of my 12 hour shifts with weekends and holidays.

Whats everyones thoughts?!

RN625

28 Posts

If you like detail work & chart auditing you will love it. A different way to take care of your residents; also your work is paramount to reimbursement and should focus on accuracy & working closely with the skilled therapist.

Working a regular schedule is such a blessing for RN's & your family dynamics should soar in happiness & love.

Normally RNs have little left at the end of the day & our family get the left overs.

Good luck

Golden_RN, MSN

563 Posts

I was an MDS coordinator after a couple years experience in both acute & LTC. It was a great job. You must be extremely detail oriented, be a leader within your building and work closely with rehab, nursing, billing staff & management. You will probably be a key employee during survey. Can't beat the schedule!