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MDS & Intake Coordinator RN AACH (Utilization Management)

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Req #: 13596
Entity: Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Location: Ashland, OR
Department: Utilization Management
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.700000
Schedule: Part Time
Salary: $39.91 - $54.88 depending on qualifications

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MDS & Intake Coordinator RN AACH (Utilization Management)

Additional Position Details: FTE: 0.7 | Part Time | 1st Shift - Days

Position Summary

The MDS and Intake Coordinator RN is responsible for reviewing referrals to meet criteria for admitting to the Swing beds, coordinating the admission and authorization, and ensuring the timely completion of accurate assessments and interdisciplinary care plans that meet Federal and State guidelines. The MDS Coordinator identifies resident acuity and communicates needs and expectations to families and responsible parties. This role is responsible for assessments through the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process, Minimum Data Set (MDS) completion and transmission. The Nurse works with the interdisciplinary multidisciplinary team to ensure care planning guidelines for each patient are followed and compliant with Medicare and quality care requirements. They ensure all plans for all residents are assigned and monitored. This role is viewed as a key financial and clinical member of the team and understands the financial concepts and implications of RUG IV, PPS, and state case mix. The MDS coordinator is responsible for setting RUG levels for each patient and ensuring the facility is getting accurate and maximum reimbursements.



  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, preferred.
  • Completion of MDS training program, preferred.


  • Minimum one year demonstrated experience in MDS coordination or related experience in a clinical or healthcare setting required.
  • Proficiency in MDS 3.0 required.


  • RN: Registered Nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing required upon start.
  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Associations (AHA) required upon start.
  • RAC-CT: Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified, preferred.

What We Offer

  • Progressive pay - including earning more with a preferred department-designated specialty certification and/or a preferred degree!
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards package including medical, dental, vision, wellness; retirement plan with up to a 6% employer contribution; and a generous paid time off policy that increases with years of service.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. For more on our story and award-winning health care, click HERE.

More About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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