I've been gone for a year-obsolete?

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    I went out in June of last year just as we were gearing up for 3.0. I was on bedrest for 26 weeks with my son and after he was born discovered they had replaced me so I have been home with him for the last 9 months. So a total of 16 months out of the loop.

    I had an interview today for MDS at a similar nursing home (60 beds, similar mix) and the admin who interviewed me made me feel like my experiance was of no use since 3.0 was started. I have been doing my homework to prepare for the interview and while there were many changes it seems that the process is still very similar to what I have been doing for many years.

    Is the admin correct? Am I now in the same place as any nurse walking in with no training/experiance in MDS? I'm not sure where to go from here. There are no on site trainings avalible in my area and I'm not sure about a online training. Any advice?

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    3.0 is a huge PITB, but it isn't unlearnable. A couple of weeks doing it would have you right up to speed.
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    It is probably a scarier proposition at this point for organizations with the new cuts and multiple guess the right assessment ARD.

    I would think they would be still opportunities for you.

    I suspect there will be a big jump off in the months to come.

    Good luck.
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    Quote from crissrn27
    I went out in June of last year just as we were gearing up for 3.0. I was on bedrest for 26 weeks with my son and after he was born discovered they had replaced me so I have been home with him for the last 9 months. So a total of 16 months out of the loop.

    I had an interview today for MDS at a similar nursing home (60 beds, similar mix) and the admin who interviewed me made me feel like my experiance was of no use since 3.0 was started. I have been doing my homework to prepare for the interview and while there were many changes it seems that the process is still very similar to what I have been doing for many years.

    Is the admin correct? Am I now in the same place as any nurse walking in with no training/experiance in MDS? I'm not sure where to go from here. There are no on site trainings avalible in my area and I'm not sure about a online training. Any advice?
    Lots of updates on the CMS sites, and this is a great resource. Good luck (I think your MDS 2.0 experience serves you well, but you gotta frame it up better that you have been studying, on your own, well aware of the LATEST changes 10/1/2011 with the COT's etc, and sell it to them. I think everyone is a little freaked out this particular MDS week, lol!


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