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MDS Coordinator - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/26/2021)

St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence is seeking a full-time MDS Coordinator / RN RAC-CT to join our team!

This position coordinates the development, timely and accurate completion and submission of the resident MDS assessment in accordance with the requirements of this state, RAI manual, and the policies and goals of this facility. This includes assessing residents utilizing the MDS form to provide both quality and payment information. Work must be in accordance with the current established Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility, contribute to the philosophy and goals of the organization (i.e., positive and respectful attitude) and attend committees and meetings as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment according to the RAI manual.

  • Schedule and complete assessments in accordance to the OBRA, PPS, and PDPM per regulations and the RAI manual.

  • Review supporting documentation including but not limited to wound care, falls, weight loss, dialysis, significant changes in status, etc.

  • Conduct or coordinate the interviewing of each resident for the resident’s assessment.

  • Develop preliminary, interim and comprehensive care plans of the nursing needs of each resident, utilizing the RAI Manual, regulations, and facility policies.

  • Coordinate the development of the plan of care for each resident that identifies the needs of the resident, the resident’s personal preferences, indicates the level of care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.

  • Coordinate the review and revision of the resident’s care plan by the interdisciplinary team after each quarterly review or other assessment, assuring that the care plan is evaluated and revised each time an assessment is done or when there is a change in the resident’s status.

  • Develop, coordinate, and review, along with input from the unit RN Managers, all Restorative Nursing Programs.   Assist with care planning, education, and ensure appropriate documentation for MDS coding.

  • Communicate MDS due dates in a timely fashion so the interdisciplinary team members can complete their portion of the MDS.

  • Ensure all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions and that they are aware of penalties, including civil money penalties, for false certification.  Instruct all disciplines in proper procedures, completion of the MDS items and CAAs, payment and Quality Indicators.

  • Ensure that each portion of the assessment is signed and dated by the person completing that portion of the MDS.

  • Ensure that all assessments are completed and transmitted in a timely manner.  Report problem areas to the MDS Director. Director of Nursing or designee.

  • Conduct training programs for appropriate staff on the supportive documentation needs, completion, and use of the MDS.

  • Assist the RN Educator & Quality Specialist in developing any training activities needed concerning resident assessment/care plan skills (including, but not limited to initial or refresher courses relative to techniques for interviewing residents, rehabilitation principles, commonly used psychotropic drugs, care plan functions, etc.)

  • Ensure that a current copy of the RAI Manual is available to persons completing portions of the MDS.

  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed.

  • Audit and review resident chart for documentation, discrepancies, quality, reimbursement requirements, and risk for liabilities.

  • Notifies MDS Director, Director of Nursing, or designee, takes accountability, implements plan of correction, and provides education to resolve audit findings.

  • Functions as integral part of quality improvement.  Assist the QAPI committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.

  • Process QM and regular MDS audits for State and MDS survey.

  • Participates in weekly Medicare Utilization Review and facilitate completion of after-action items which may arise from the Utilization Review process.

  • Serve on, participate in, and attend various other committees of the facility (e.g. Quality Assurance) as required and as appointed by the Director of Nursing or designee Administrator and/or MDS Director.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information.  Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registered Nurse in the State of Maine or compact licensure

  • ADN required, BSN preferred.

  • Must be knowledgeable of medical terminology and procedure.

  • Has working knowledge of RUG IV, Case Mix & PDPM reimbursement, and the impacts to care and other services with minimum of one year of MDS experience.

  • Familiarity of the RAI manual and ICD 10 coding.

  • Knowledge of MDS submission process and interpretation of validation reports.

  • MDS certification (AANAC) required within 6 months.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced ever evolving environment.

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks competently. 

  • Must be able to exhibit excellent customer service at all times.

  • Must be able to independently initiate and complete job tasks that are routine in nature.

  •  Must possess a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Work, Outlook) and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.

  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and other personnel.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


COVID-19 Considerations:

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Screening is done daily upon entry to the building. Masks are required at all times and are provided by the employer.

For more information and to apply, please submit an online application form:


Questions may be directed to

Nurse Educator & Quality Specialist/Infection Control Preventionist - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/18/2021)

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence is seeking to hire a qualified RN Nurse Educator & Quality Specialist / Infection Preventionist to join our team. $15k Sign-on Bonus!

The RN Educator & Quality Specialist promotes best clinical practices through staff development and by ensuring optimal facility and resident outcomes by monitoring and addressing quality and safety indicators. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and oversight of continuing education and training programs for clinical and ancillary staff. This includes analyzing needs, designing, and developing internal staff development programs, and provision of externally provided training resources. Must be flexible to work evenings or weekend hours as needed.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, develop, and organize the facility's staff development & education programs, including assessment and resolution of departmental training needs.

  • Develop and maintain tracking tools and audits for infection control.

  • Responsible for infection prevention, control, and reporting. Coordinates educational programs related to infection control and implements performance measures.

  • Develops the annual education calendar and assists with preparing the budget for planned activities and programs.

  • Monitors and evaluates staff development efforts in collaboration with department directors. Ensures that all staff complete mandatory trainings, education, and licensure, and certifications.

  • Provides assessment of competency for clinical staff upon hire and on an annual basis, working with the Director of Nursing and Human Resources as needed. Assists annual performance evaluations for clinical staff.

  • Trains all new team members in error prevention techniques and provides opportunities for resident safety education.

  • Provides leadership for the QAPI team and for implementation of clinical quality improvement initiatives.

  • Responsible for risk identification, investigation, and mitigation, providing intervention and education as needed to promote a safe environment for all residents, staff, and visitors. Create Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) using best practices.

  • The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to nursing care facilities; must have knowledge of infection control practices including standard / universal precautions; and must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition for working with residents, personnel, family, and other visitors.

Required qualifications include:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, BSN from an accredited school of nursing. Master’s degree preferred

  • Licensure as an RN in the state of Maine

  • Must possess, as a minimum, three (3) years of clinical experience as well as educational experience in conducting in-service and clinical education programs, process improvement, resident safety and root cause analysis

  • Must possess, as a minimum, three (3) years of long-term care experience

  • Must possess skills in leadership and communication

  • Must possess creativity, integrity, and initiative

  • Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include standard/universal precautions.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Director of Nursing - Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence, Portland, ME (Posted 10/18/2021)

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence seeks to hire a qualified Director of Nursing (DON) to join our team. $15k sign-on bonus!

The Director of Nursing organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of our Nursing Department in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and standards. This position works closely with the Administrator and Medical Director to provide and maintain the highest quality of resident centered care. Must be available evenings and weekends, as needed.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and direct the nursing services programs and activities including updating policies and procedures, evaluating nursing services, and providing reports and recommendations to the Administrator.

  • Develop and implement methods to ensure ongoing coordination of nursing services and other resident services to ensure continuity of residents' care.

  • Provide direct supervision for RN Managers, Direct Care Staff, and RN Educator & Quality Specialist.

  • Participate in facility surveys and evaluate and implement recommendations from internal committees including QAPI, Infection Control, and Safety.

  • Monitor the facility’s QI, QM, and survey reports.  Assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or identified problem areas.

  • Participate in the selection of residents for admissions to the facility.

  • Review nurses’ notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes.

  • Determine nursing staffing needs necessary to meet the total nursing care needs of the residents.

  • Assist the Human Resources Director in the recruitment and selection of nursing service personnel.

  • Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for Nurse Managers, Nurse Supervisors and Charge Nurses.

  • Support the MDS department in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS.

  • Coordinate with the Administrator in preparing and planning the nursing department budget. Monitor expenditures and make departmental adjustments as needed.

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to nursing care facilities; possess strong leadership qualities; and must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition for working with residents, personnel, family, and other visitors.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university. BSN preferred.

  • Current unencumbered licensure as an RN in the state of Maine or compact license.

  • Must have, as a minimum, five (5) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.

  • Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months of experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.

  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Saint Joseph’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Director of Human Resources - Silverstone Living, Nashua, NH 

Silverstone Living has an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated, creative Director of Human Resources.

Silverstone Living is a not-for-profit group of affiliates (Hunt Community, The Huntington at Nashua and At Home by Hunt) based in Southern New Hampshire, offering retirement choices committed to the promise of security, independence and the “Freedom to be You”. The Director of Human Resources leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will foster an employee-oriented, collaborative culture that emphasizes open communication, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Reporting to the CEO, the Human Resources Director will utilize a collaborative leadership approach to affect positive outcomes.

Job functions:

  • Supports and reinforces Silverstone Living’s culture throughout the organization.

  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with all staff to ensure a high-quality, service-focused, fun, and safe working environment.

  • Monitors external and internal environments to assess HR trends and “best practices”; identifies implications for the overall business strategy.

  • Oversees and monitors a fair and consistent progressive discipline program; provides support as needed while maintaining an open-door policy for all staff.

  • Oversees, monitors, and enforces compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulatory requirements.

  • Oversees workers’ compensation program.

  • Oversees bi-weekly payroll process.

  • Manages a team of HR professionals that constantly strives to provide the best customer service to all employees by being the liaison between employees and the business objections of the Organization.

  • Prepares monthly reports that incorporate appropriate functional, operational, and financial metrics to track progress and demonstrate HR contributions to company performance.

  • Ensures all job descriptions are accurate, and that all recruiting and staffing guides and policies are current and implemented as designed.

  • Oversees recruitment strategy; provides recruitment support for all properties by developing and implementing employee handbook.

  • Oversees and monitors training and development plans; recommends improvements and provides support as needed.

  • Oversees and monitors performance management and development system; recommends improvements and provides support as needed.

  • Conducts periodic wage and salary and benefits surveys to establish and maintain competitive compensation plan.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 10 or more years of progressive experience in the Human Resources field.

  • High degree of professional and personal integrity.

  • Able to communicate effectively and motivate teams across multiple levels and functions.

  • Self-starter attitude with passion for customer service.

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.

  • HRIS proficiency a must. Working knowledge of Kronos Workforce Ready a plus.


For more information, contact  Joanne Dobson, Human Resources Director or Brian Newman, CEO