1. Just want to get an idea of what others are doing. How is your MDS department structure and who does your dept head report to- DON or Administrator?
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  3. by   Eleven011
    There are two of us MDSCs in our office and we report to the DON. We don't supervise anyone.
  4. by   MichelleRN34
    mds is only a portion my job. I cover 22 residents and also supervise my household or unit..I report to my DON
  5. by   michmommylala
    We report to the Administrator, and the DON is our peer...
  6. by   savoytruffle
    Thanks for the info. I have a chance to move to the MDS dept as its dept head. I am thinking hard about approaching the Administrator and stating that as a dept head, I need to be on peer level with the DON and ADON, not underneath. The functions of the MdS dept are very different from the rest of the Nursing dept, so I think it will be achievable.

    A second thought: if you had the chance to structure your dept or position any way you like, what are the "must haves"? What does your dream MDS dept look like?