UAS nurse

Specialties Home Health


Hello! I've been a nurse since 2020- worked in dialysis, outpatient, & palliative. I am currently considering moving forward with an interview for a UAS position. It's to my understanding the UAS nurse does the initial assessment as well as reassessments? Just wanted to know if anyone with experience in this area can give me a more detailed description on this role. 

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

This is agency specific -- need to confirm with employer


I interviewed for this role before. Yes you do go in and do assessments and reassessment for the benefit of the patient to give them services and see what they're eligible for. In a gist. You might be contracted with a company that oversees MTLC insurances or something like that. Like each health insurance has their UAS nurses. Medicaid also sends out UAS nurses. So it is agency specific. When you get the offer, it will give you more details on the job description. However, it will also be explained during the interview and feel free to ask questions about the role if something isn't clear.

Currently I work as a Field RN and I do this for an agency that provides the services. A home care agency basically. So the toughest part for me is the commute LOL. You're on the go. And depending on the needs in your community, you will get a lot of cases. Also depending whether you're doing full time or fee for service. 

Good luck! 

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

Please identify "UAS" definition for our members as not common abbreviation.

Uniform Assessment System. A comprehensive assessment. system designed to determine the amount of care required in home and community based settings. It includes supplements for Functional status and Mental Health status.

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

I found that UAS is a NY state specific acronym for assessments required by NY state  in order to obtain Long Term Care services

Dear Donna Is There Training Available to Do UAS Assessments?


BY UAS I assume you are referring to the Uniform Assessment System in New York for Adult Day Services, assisted living facilities and more...The New York Department of Health governs these assessments and provides the training, which is web-based. The entire program, including coordinator requirements and training are outlined in the document "UAS-NY Transition Guide."

Functional Need and Frailty in the New York State Managed Long-Term Care Population

New York State (NYS) Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) health plans help people who are chronically ill or have disabilities and who need health and long-term care services to stay in their homes and communities as long as possible.  They require a  Community Health Assessment every 6 months, so reassessments should be part of the position.

Specifically, program is looking to identify/score consumers functional deficits regarding

  • Bathing, shaving, grooming and dressing.
  • Hair, skin and mouth care.
  • Assistance with ambulation and transferring
  • .Meal preparation and feeding
  • .Toileting.
  • Assistance needed with self-administered medications.

including the areas of bladder and bowel continence, cognitive performance, behavioral symptoms, and Activities of DailyLiving (ADLs)

It's similar to PA's Home Community Based Waiver Services Program --however in SE PA it is the Social Workers at our county Offices of Aging that perform this assessment and provided approval for participation in LTC program. 

For my employer's home care agency --we provide the caregivers in the home. I perform yearly  client supervisory visits, direct care worker education and periodic evaluations to evaluate clients care plan, need for additional services, and satisfaction with care received --another part of maintaining disabled and frail adults at home rather than in a nursing home.

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