Acute Rehab RN/MDS Coordinator

Requisition Number: 2022-4004

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Mount Vernon, OH


We are hiring a full-time Acute Rehab Registered Nurse with MDS experience for our acute inpatient rehabilitation program at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

This position has a beginning salary range of $75,000 - $85,000, depending on experience plus a great benefits package. 

MDS coordinators assess and monitor proper treatment for patients.  MDS Coordinators are responsible for ensuring compliance and submitting the information required by Medicare to be submitted to CMS.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates the data collection on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) for completion and timely submission to CMS.
  • Ensures evidence of supporting documentation.
  • Provides clinical staff education to ensure compliance with CMS guidelines
  • Coordinates all efforts for immediate issue resolution concerning GG scoring and rating
  • Conducts ongoing review of IRF-PAI related data, and assists the Director to address action
  • Provides guidance to rehab physicians and clinical team on capturing tier codes for appropriate reimbursement.
  • Provides feedback to the team through audits on scoring, rating, and quality measures.
  • Implements a schedule for every patient for timely completion of the IRF-PAI.
  • Reports key metrics to the leadership team at daily team meetings.
  • Works closely with HIM coding department to identify and document all applicable codes concurrently
  • Routinely rounds on other hospital units to identify potential patients for admission to the rehab unit
  • Performs a clinical assessment on patient-candidates for the rehab unit
  • Communicates findings on patients to the Medical Director and the Inpatient Rehab director
  • Our emphasis for this position is  on high-functioning results  in a challenging, fast-paced and extremely rewarding environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your healthcare needs.

We are committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.



  • Current unencumbered Ohio state license required.
  • MDS experience.
  • Two years’ or more clinical experience in acute inpatient rehabilitation or Long term care (LTC).
  • Experience with ICD 10 coding.
  • Knowledge of IRF PPS QRP preferred.
  • If no recent IRF-PPS experience, we will consider MDS-RUGs experience.
  • Clinical assessment skills required.