LOCATION: Vancouver Island, BC
* The successful candidate must be willing to travel the island*
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Senior Director, Quality & Performance and/or designate, the RAI Coordinator leads the timely coordination and completion of the RAI MDS 2.0 processes at the site level and will ensure the integration of RAI process into daily practice.
Includes but not limited to;
1. Participating in the planning and organizing of the home RAI process integration and sustainability
- Leading the Quality Improvement program of the CIHI Public Indicators at each site to ensure organizational and provincial benchmarks are adhered too.
- Participating in the care plan review meetings to ensure care plans are tailored and customized to meet individual resident needs.
- Providing on-site RAI MDS 2.0 & PCC as well as POC education to all appropriate staff members as a component of staff orientation and regular reviews.
- Managing the coordination of and participating in the timely completion of Resident assessments, tracking forms, Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs), Resident Care Plans.
- Assisting RAI users to correctly code assessments and providing ongoing support for validation of coding.
- Overseeing the RAI process according to home policies, provincial and regional regulations, professional colleges, Standards of Practice and interRAI requirements.
- Providing ongoing leadership and mentoring for education, data accuracy, data submission and computer applications of the RAI process
- Implementing a data quality program to ensure data accuracy and promote capacity building and staff competency.
- In consultation with management and interdisciplinary team members, developing processes that ensure data integrity, efficient data collection process, assessment completion and data utilization.
- Responsible for submission of quarterly RAI assessments & correction of errors.
- Maintains professional expertise by attendance at conferences, seminars, and meetings and through Internet searches to keep current in knowledge and trends of health-care and Long Term Care.
- Participates in required facility committees such as LTC Best Practice and others as assigned (internal and external).
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Graduate of an accredited program for Practical Nurses. Current full practicing license with the (BCCNP).
2. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in direct nursing care in Long Term Care is required.
3. Completion of the Relias 2.0 Coding for MDS Competency.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Strong clinical skills with the ability to teach, coach, and motivate staff.
2. Ability to organize and utilize resources, to assess and assign priorities and to assist staff to accept the changing needs and priorities with flexibility
3. Effective communication\presentation skills, verbal and written to interact with internal and external contacts.
4. Clinical assessment skills and the ability to evaluate the delivery of nursing care.
5. Ability to work with computers / healthcare software (e.g. MDS-RAI submissions).
6. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with staff in a fair and consistent manner and to assess skill development needs.
7. Sensitivity and a passion for meeting the needs of the elderly and an ability to interact with residents, families and members of the community.
8. Ability to foster a respectful workplace.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- direct nursing care in Long Term Care: 4 years (Preferred)
- Practical Nurse (Required)
- BCCNP as an LPN (Required)