MDS Coordinator

Website Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home

About the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home, Inc.

The Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is managed by Native American Health Management (NAHM). A three-person Board was appointed to provide oversight of the operation of the facility.

Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is a State-of-the-art, 60-bed long-term care unit with a 12-bed memory care unit.

OSLNH Mission Statement

To provide a continuum of excellent care and service to the aging in a spirit of love, respect, and compassion, while honoring the culture of the Sioux Nation.

A Primary Objective

A primary objective of the staff is to help each resident attain and maintain the optimum of his or her physical and mental capacity, to be as self-sufficient as possible, and to continue to develop new interests that will give life content and purpose. Working with aging in a nursing care facility is both challenging and strenuous. It is also very satisfying. We strive to provide those we serve with the best possible care through the best utilization of available quality care.

What we Offer

  • Competitive Starting Wage
  • Day and Night Differentials
  • Excellent Benefits
    • 401(K), Employer; Matches 4%
    • Health Insurance, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
    • Dental Insurance, Ameritas
    • Vision Insurance, VSP
    • Life Insurance
    • Aflac
    • Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Flexible Schedule
    • Referral Program

Job Description

The MDS Coordinator’s Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments for each resident utilizing the appropriate forms required by the type of assessment.
  • Ensure that all assessments are completed and transmitted within the required time frame, and report problem areas to the administrator.
  • Establish the assessment reference date (ARD), reason for the assessment, accuracy, timely completion, and submission for each assessment.
  • Initiate the opening and closing of assessments and alert the interdisciplinary team (IDT) as needed.
  • Develop and implement procedures with the Director of Nursing to inform all assessment team members of the arrival of newly admitted residents.
  • Participate in functions involving discharge plans as necessary.
  • Monitor residents for changes in condition through facility IDT meetings per facility policies.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc., as necessary.
  • Maintain and periodically update written facility policies and procedures that govern the development, use, and implementation of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Minimum Data Sheet (MDS) and care plans.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality assurance and performance improvement  (QAPI) program for the resident assessment/ care plans.
  • Complete electronic submission of required documentation to the state database and other entities per facility policies.
  • Submit and monitor the nursing home’s final validation report to verify assessment submission.
  • Transmit the MDS to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) information system for each resident contained in the MDS in a format that conforms to current formatting standards within the prescribed time frame.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • MDS: 1 year (Preferred)
  • RN (Required)- Good standing and licensed with applicable State Board of Nursing.
  • Utilization review: 1 year (Preferred)

Additional information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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