South Peninsula Hospital

Homer, AK


Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm


We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska.

You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations.

Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job its a career. You will absolutely love it here!

Our Long Term Care facility is licensed by the State for 28 beds in semi-private rooms and certified as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) under CMS.


The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is a Registered Nurse who is responsible for completion, overseeing the transmission of, and follow-up processes of the MDS assessments. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all disciplines to effectively and efficiently complete MDS assessments and utilize information gathered for planning resident care to ensure quality care is provided. This person takes as active role in planning, updating and organizing resident care documentation. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator functions as a super user for the electronic health record and RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument) system for the LTC Facility and plays a key role in flow chart development and update. The Coordinator may function in the role of floor nurse through providing direct care by means of administering medication and treatments to the residents, oversight, monitor, and coordination of care performed by assigned staff and/or may function as RN on duty per State/Federal regulations. The MDS Coordinator may be required to work at the SNF level and be familiar with the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) system under the CMS SNF programs.

The LTC MDS RN Coordinator is responsible for working under the State/Federal regulations regarding the MDS and Medicaid authorizations/re-authorizations completions. The Alaska State Board of Nursing, State Statute, and the American Nurses Association have established standards for the RN. The Registered Nurse provides and coordinates resident care as outlined in this position description and in accordance with established practice standards and local, state, and federal regulations. The LTC MDS RN Coordinator performs activities within the RN scope of practice.


  1. Maintains current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.
  2. Stays current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska.
  3. Maintains BLS certification.
  4. Obtains and/or maintains AANAC certification.
  5. A minimum of one (1) year experience in Gerontology, preferable in a Long Term Care facility, is desired.
  6. Experience completing MDS Assessment preferred.
  7. Possesses strong communication skills in order to effectively work with others, and document care.
  8. MS Office computer skills (Word, Excel) for documentation, MDS completion, and teaching are required
  9. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages.
  10. Must complete General and Licensed staff orientation for LTC.
  11. Supervisory Skills/aptitude.
  12. A clinical ladder is offered for those RN staff choosing to obtain and maintain competency in additional specialties as noted in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical assess hospital and 28-bed skilled LTC Facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases, falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Generally, physical demands are moderate and work is performed in an office. The MDS Coordinator works Monday Friday and is expected to interface with the evening shifts and therefore may have a modified work schedule to meet the needs of the facility.

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