Reporting to the Director of Care, is responsible for coordinating and implementing best practices in the Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) program in the Region’s LTC Homes; providing support for accurate RAI applications, assessments, audits, quality improvements and data submission processes, and staff education.
• • Attends all LTC Homes RAI-related education sessions.
• Participates in the planning and organizing of the Home RAI process change.
• Provides RAI-MDS education and computer application training to all RAI users.
• Ensures a resident assessment schedule is developed, completed, current and accessible to all RAI users.
• Assists RAI users to correctly code assessments and provides support for validation of coding.
• Provides on-site computer application support to all RAI users in the Home.
• Oversees the development and coordination of the data submission process.
• Generates RAI-MDS reports, other Quality Progress Reports and facilitates their use in clinical and operational decision-making.
• Completes and submits all required RAI assignments as required to the assigned lead.
• Provides ongoing leadership for education, data accuracy, data submission and computer applications of RAI.
• Works with RAI users to develop processes that ensure data accuracy, efficient data collection process, assessment completion and data utilization.
• Oversees the RAI process according to Home policies, MOHLTC regulations, College Standards of Practice and inter-RAI requirements (see CIHI User’s Manual).
• Ensures MD assessments, resident assessment protocols and care planning are completed on a timely basis.
• Conducts audits of staff input to ensure accurate reporting and submissions.
• Monitors and provides on-site support to all RAI users in the Home.
• Communicates regularly with the RAI users and management team and with Ministry staff.
• Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
• May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.
• Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in Health Sciences or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current regulated or licensed health care practitioner (e.g. RPN).
• Minimum one (1) year in a Long Term Care setting with clinical experience including restorative care programming and using RAI-MDS, project leadership, and experience with adult education strategies/facilitation.
• Experience in working on continuous quality improvement project implementation.
• Demonstrates strong initiative, critical thinking and enthusiasm to collaboratively support the development of interdisciplinary care programs and other initiatives
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Knowledge of Long Term Care or health care policies on assessments and care planning processes.
• Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and Point Click Care (PCC) system
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.