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RN MDS Director

Company: Sunnyside Nursing and Post-Acute Care
Location: Torrance
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

About Sunnyside Nursing Post-Acute Care

Centrally located in Torrance, California, Sunnyside Nursing and Post-Acute Care provides sub-acute nursing care, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, and long-term care. Our compassionate staff offers individualized care plans for each resident to ensure personalized care is provided to all our patients with a goal to return home.

Our team of qualified professionals provides compassionate care by:

  • Maintaining high medical integrity
  • Fostering a team spirit among staff
  • Creating friendly, beautiful surroundings for our residents and their visitors
    We understand the importance of creating a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere, whether residents stay for short-term treatment or long-term care.

    Job Description
    • Conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the resident MDS/RAI/CAAs in accordance with State and Federal Regulations.
    • Monitor the facility's QI/QM Reports and assist in appropriate action when there are identified actual or potential quality issues.
    • Verify that all assessments are completed and transmitted in a timely manner. Report problem areas to the Chief Clinical Officer and/or Executive Director.
    • Conduct or coordinate the interviewing of each resident and or other appropriate resident representative for the resident's assessment.
    • Evaluate each resident's condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for special assessment activities or a need to amend the admission assessment.
    • Contact and assist in scheduling participation by outside members of the care plan team, including the resident's representative and/or other interested family members.
    • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that include assessment skills or techniques needed to complete the assessment functions of the facility.
    • Develop preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident, utilizing the forms required by current rules or regulations and facility policies.
    • Coordinate the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) in accordance with the resident's needs, State and Federal regulations
    • Work with the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team in developing a comprehensive resident assessment and a person-centered care plan for each resident.
    • 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.
    • Perform timely performance evaluations on staff members who report to this position.
    • Assist the Chief Clinical Officer and other relevant directors and supervisors in maintaining good rapport and morale between and within departments to Verify that a team effort is achieved in developing and implementing a comprehensive assessment and plan of care.
    • Assist the In-service Director/Educator 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.).
    • Assist charge nurses and nursing supervisors in overseeing that medical and nursing care is administered in accordance with the resident's wishes, including the implementation of advance directives.
    • Serve on, participate in, and attend various other committees of the facility (e.g., Policy Advisory, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, Patient Care Policy Committee) as required, and as directed by the Executive Director or Chief Clinical Officer.

      Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved Registered Nursing Program

      Must possess an active, unencumbered license in this state of CA

      Must be RAC-CT or eligible within 30 days of hire

      Must be knowledgeable of CASPER-related information

      Must be knowledgeable of QASP processes and scores

      PCC and Simple LTC experience preferred

      Must be authorized to work in the United States


      Monday - Friday

      Am Shift


      Why Work for Sunnyside Nursing & Post-Acute Care
      • Top of the Market Wages
      • Paid orientation and training
      • Opportunities for growth
      • Paid sick leave/paid holidays
      • Medical, dental, vision, and AFLAC
      • 401K
      • Loving and caring work environment
        We take great pride in meeting or exceeding CDC and CMS standards. On-site experts provide teaching, coaching, and support on infection prevention practices. In addition, we maintain an abundant supply of PPE, including N95/KN95 masks, for all who provide care and services to our patients and residents. Our multiple testing capabilities, including Point-of-Care (POC) testing, are available at every location and comply with CMS and local guidance

        If hired, we require that all employees be vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed.


        We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & pride ourselves on creating an inclusive environment for all employees and residents.

Keywords: Sunnyside Nursing and Post-Acute Care, Torrance , RN MDS Director, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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