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  • 501947
  • YUMA
  • Full-time


To be the catalyst in response to the evolving needs of Arizona's veterans and their families



Job Location:

Address:  6051 E. 34th Street Yuma, AZ 85365

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000.00 - $64,400.00 

Grade: 23


Job Summary:

The MDS Coordinator as a registered nurse (RN), or under the direction of a RN will be responsible for the development, coordination, and completion of MDS assessments for the Veterans/Members of the Yuma Arizona State Veteran Home (Y-ASVH), a skilled nursing facility. This will include development of procedures, maintenance of the MDS assessment, and development and scheduling of the care plan. The MDS Coordinator ensures the accuracy of captured information and timely transfer of data to required agencies in compliance with federal, state, and VA regulations. This position will incorporate a cultural focus on Veteran/Member-centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:

The MDS Coordinator…

  • 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 MDS 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
  • Is actively involved in the Arizona Management System (AMS) processes such as Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work
  • Participates fully in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process program mandated by CMS which incorporates AMS
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

This position will have…

Knowledge of:

  • Nursing processes, practices and techniques
  • 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

Skill in:

  • Verbal and written communication to include public speaking
  • Working with computer software and related applications
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings; presenting
  • Interpreting and applying state and federal regulations pertaining to the MDS process

The 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
Selective Preference(s):


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.


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
• 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 602.234.8433 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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.