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Rochester Regional Health MDS Nurse, RN - Per Diem in Rochester, New York

MDS Nurse, RN - Per Diem

Rochester, New York

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At Rochester Regional Health, we know that delivering the best care means empowering nurses throughout every stage of their career. We’ve created a unique environment that fosters professional development and personal growth for our team members including a clinical ladder, competitive pay and benefits, and support for continuing education. It’s our way of investing in those who care.

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Job IDREQ_157241 FACILITYUnity Living Center LOCATIONRochester, New York

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As a Long Term Care Minimum Data Set Nurse (MDS), your duties will include the ability to assess, monitor and document patient care at our facility.


LOCATION:Unity Living Center - 89 Genesee Street


SCHEDULE:Days/Evenings; as scheduled


  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing is required; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is preferred

  • Experience in Long Term Care is strongly preferred

  • Knowledgeable about Medicare and Medicaid payment guidelines, PPS Guidelines, Care Area Assessments (CAAs) and care planning


    BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)

    RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)


  • Completes the nursing portion of MDS within the time frame specified.

  • Assesses clinical documentation adequacy to validate the MDS.

  • Make Medicare coverage determinations for new admissions and continuation of coverage decisions for existing patients in coordination with the Compliance and Reimbursement Specialist.

  • Completes QI reports as requested

  • Completes Care Area Assessments that lead to Care Plan development

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team meetings such as Care Conference, Spotlight Meetings, Quality

  • Educate clinical staff about the MDS process.

  • Fill in for the Compliance and Reimbursement Specialist when needed.

  • Communicates with insurance companies when requested

  • Completes the MDS Submission process as needed

  • Is the RN Assessment Coordinator for the MDS

  • Provides Assessment for MDS’s completed by LPN’s

  • Knowledgeable in the use of windows based software applications, good communication skills. Ability to work as a team member and to be a resource for clinical staff.

  • Completes other duties as requested.

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONSPRI - Patient Review Instrument certification - Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE); BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA); RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Helping you succeed

Discover all the ways Rochester Regional Health supports your professional development and personal growth.

Clinical Ladder

Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive a promotion at the bedside through growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition up to $3.00/hour

Rapid Pay Increases

Receive rapid pay increases every six months during the first two years of employment, and annual increases thereafter.

Unlimited Certifications

Nurses earn up to an additional $1.00/hour for each certification earned plus a $1,000 bonus for the first certification earned, and $500 for the second certification.

I began my healthcare career as a patient care technician while working towards my BSN. Rochester Regional Health offers a variety of opportunities for nurses, and leadership empowers us to fine-tune our interests and passions, while developing a strong clinical practice.

Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator

I am very impressed with the focus and investment on education and professional development that’s being developed and implemented at RRH. Investing in staff is what distinguishes a good organization from a great one and I’m happy to see that RRH is working hard to distinguish itself as a great regional employer.

Benjamin C. Snyder, RN, BSN Nurse Manager

Rochester Regional Health has been very supportive and inviting of any opportunities that I’ve wanted to explore. The opportunities for growth are truly unlimited. As the chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee, I’ve seen first-hand how many nurses take advantage of this and explore opportunities for their own growth and advancement.

Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN Clinical Nurse Leader

Find Your Way

At Rochester Regional Health, empowering our nurses as they build their careers is our top priority. If you’re looking to make a change, learn more about how we can help you build a successful and fulfilling nursing career.

Based on your preferences and skill sets, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue the nursing career path that interests you most.

  • bedside nursing

  • clinical education

  • nursing leadership

  • operations

bedside nursing

Deepen your knowledge as a specialist within the expansive specialty unit that you are most passionate about, including:

  • Acute Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Neuro/Stroke

  • Oncology

  • Pediatrics

  • Surgical

    Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Education

Help others broaden their skills and proficiencies as a:

  • Preceptor

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Clinical Resource Nurse

  • Nurse Educator

    Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator

Nursing Leadership

Lead the way for other nurses with positions that include:

  • Charge Nurse

  • Clinical Nurse Leader

  • Nurse Manager

  • Nurse Director

  • Associate CNO

  • CNO

    Kristen Oppet, RN, BS, MSHA Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer


Take care of every person at every level by joining departments that require your expertise including:

  • Call Center

  • Care Management

  • Clinical Informatics

  • Infection Prevention

  • Nurse Recruitment (HR)

  • Patient Safety & Quality

  • Performance Improvement

  • Utilization Review

    Chelsea E. Reff, MBA, RN-BC, BSN Nurse Compensation Manager,

Rochester Regional Health

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