This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within 4 months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Alisha Allen, EDRP Coordinator can be reached at (318) 466-2225. The Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) Program Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC) in the Extended Care (EC) Service is a self-directed, quality specialist professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge, appointed to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, and management of skilled care and chronic illness, and care of the dying. Duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The RAI-MDS program RAC position is an administrative role assigned to a nurse who demonstrates the skills and abilities to manage and coordinate the facility RAI-MDS program. The RAC must have experience in implementation and care of health promotion and prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, palliative, and hospice nursing. The RAC must demonstrate a high level of clinical, managerial, and leadership skills, have knowledge and adhere to Veterans Health Administration policies, procedures, and evidenced-based practice in Long Term Care (LTC). The RAC position is a vital role in providing oversight in the coordination and facilitation of the RAI-MDS process/program, demonstrates a high level of clinical, analytical, and leadership skills, and is competent in conducting and reporting quality measures and performance improvement (Pl) activities. The RAI-MDS Program RAC has a specialized body of knowledge of current LTC standards of The Joint Commission (TJC), the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its application to the RAIMDS process. The RAI-MDS Program RAC is accountable for the overall RAI-MDS program process. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00 am to 3:30 PM Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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