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  • 513757
  • Full-time


For Veterans and those who care for them.


Job Location:


4141 North S Herrera Way

Phoenix AZ 85012 

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,500 - $75,000 (DOE) 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

As a registered nurse, or under the direction of a registered nurse, this position is responsible for the development, coordination, and completion of MDS assessments for the Veterans/Members of an Arizona State Veteran Home, a skilled nursing facility. This includes development of procedures, maintenance of the MDS assessment, and development and scheduling of the care plan. Ensures the accuracy of captured information and timely transfer of data to required agencies in compliance with federal, state, and VA regulations. Incorporates a cultural focus on Veteran/Member-centered care in the performance of job duties. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Utilizes AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process
improvements and efficiencies

Job Duties:
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of the Veteran/Member MDS. Ensures all aspects of the prospective payment system comply with federal rules (e.g., False Claims Act), state regulations and Medicare guidelines governing the MDS. Maintains and updates written policies and procedures.
  • Monitors completion of supportive documentation and MOS by the interdisciplinary team for all Veterans/ Members. Performs follow-up assessments to ensure the appropriate care is provided and documented for appropriate levels of reimbursement.
  • Tracks and completes all MDS assessments. Ensures prompt entering of data into clinical software. Verifies data, timely date stamp without errors, and provides notification of issues related to payment or timeliness to the Administrator. Ensures appropriate Medicare notice to Veterans/Members.
  • Coordinates and schedules weekly care plan lists per the regulations. Informs team of updates and schedules.
  • Monitors Veterans/Members for significant changes of condition and initiates new MDS when needed.
  • Educates the multidisciplinary team on updates related to MDS, prospective payment system or other related regulatory changes.
  • Serves as primary contact with the software provider that supplies support for the MDS document to address problems related to the completion and transmission of data in a timely manner. Serves as primary contact with state representative who manage MDS submissions.
  • Serves on committees, attends meetings, and participates in special projects assigned by the Administrator. Attends in-service training. Actively involved in AMS processes such as Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work.
  • Participates fully in the QAPI process, the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program mandate by CMS, which incorporates AMS.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Nursing processes, practices and techniques
  • Strong working knowledge of current state and federal regulations regarding Minimum Data Set, resident care plans, quality of care measurements and standards of care for skilled nursing facilities
  • OBRA and state operational manual that dictates how and when MDS is completed and how assessment is applied to functional care plans
  • Medicare prospective payment system in relation to the MDS and residents' clinical care needs
  • Computer software that is used for completion and transmission of MDS

Skills in:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Working with computer software and related applications
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Organizing and running meetings
  • Presentation skills
  • Persuasive interpersonal skills
  • Interpreting and applying state and federal regulations pertaining to the MDS process

Ability to:

  • Lead care plan team in formulation of effective care plans and to ensure accuracy of MDS and other assessments
  • Hold other staff accountable
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Arizona.
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a valid AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555)
  • Current Negative Tb skin test (Mantoux skin test) within the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Referral Incentives available for qualifying positions
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov and 602.781.7032 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.