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How to Find Experienced MDS Coordinators (and Achieve Staffing Stability) with Polaris

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Polaris Group
December 10, 2021
March 14, 2023
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Polaris Group
March 14, 2023

See how the staffing crisis has impacted MDS Coordinator retention, and how Polaris Group can help.

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Nursing home staffing is in crisis. 99% of nursing homes face staffing shortages that leave existing staff over-burdened and burnt out.

While much attention has been focused on the front-line CNAs and RNs, this staffing crisis has also hit MDS and nurse assessment coordinators. Coordinators are frequently pulled to cover floor shortages, yet they're still responsible for completing assessments. Stress is high and surveys show that nearly 40% of assessment coordinators intend to change jobs in the next year.  

The Impact of the MDS Coordinator Shortage

The staffing shortage impacts patient care, financial viability, and compliance. Getting behind on MDS completion hurts a facility’s revenue, and training new assessment coordinators takes time. In the interim, inaccurate coding and errors negatively impact reimbursement.  

How Polaris Group Can Help

1. Polaris Group has 30+ years of experience and success in long-term care recruiting and staffing. Our dedicated recruiting team has extensive experience finding the right leadership for your nursing home – whether that's an MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Administration, or back-office staff including business office managers or clinical/operational management.  

2. Polaris Group was one of the first organizations to launch a remote MDS Coordinator program early in the COVID-19 pandemic. While we also place on-site candidates, our remote MDS Coordinator recruiting, placement, and onboarding have helped facilities expand their talent pool, without compromising team-cohesion or performance.

3. We want our clients to have long-term success and stability. In fact, 98% of our full-time placed employees are retained for a three year period. This retention is due to our tailored recruitment strategies which help find the right person for your organization's unique needs.

Finding the "perfect fit"

The staffing shortage doesn't mean any candidate that submits their resume is automatically the right candidate. Our goal is find you the perfect person for your facility. We source and screen candidates to ensure they match your preferences and the skill set you need, and we'll keep looking for the right person until everyone feels confident.

With MDS Coordinator shortages looming, rely on Polaris for your staffing needs.  

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