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Bella'sMyBaby specializes in MDS/Office.

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    Jobs that older nurses do. (?)

    How about an MDS Coordinator Position? I've been one for 10 years.
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    Just Rude!

    They did you a favor...you DON'T want to work for them. I had my fill of them several years ago in my first MDS Coordinator Position.... They kept me in meetings most of the day with no time to do my assessments. I had an Administrator who blamed me for EVERYTHING that went wrong in the building. I had a Regional MDS Consultant that was not supportive or helpful in the least. For the last 6-12 months working for Kindred, I cried every day. When I resigned, I did not get as much as an Exit Interview. After I left, another MDS Coordinator told me that I ranked as one of the highest revenue producing MDS Coordinators in the Central Region of the U.S, for Kindred. I still have occasional Nightmares of working there.
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    How could a DON not know?

    Kitty Hawk, what you experienced is typical. Company buy-outs are usually brutal & they will lie to your face. I am working for a large LTC Corporation now who apparently has been sold (according to rumors/upper management). I've been told that Staff Development Positions are always the first to go, especially when there are financial concerns.
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    American Senior Communities

    Are there any MDS Coordinators willing to share their experiences working for American Senior Communities? I am interested in their pay range, working conditions, management style & anything else you think is important to know. Feel free to PM me if you would prefer.
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    I've got a social worker that is doing everyone's job

    We are having the same issue with one of our Social Workers; she is supposed to be doing the "Administrator in Training" at some point. She's into everything else (of course, everything is a secret) & assessments don't get done.
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    Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?

    I am in front of a computer all day...I'm an MDS Coordinator.
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    Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?

    NO, absolutely NOT.... And for you newer Nurses....I feel sorry for you. For starters, too many Nurses, not enough jobs, pay has decreased & hotel customer service B.S.
  8. I know a Nurse who had recently went in front of the Nursing Board because a Dr. refused to sign an order he claimed he "did not give"....
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    Let go after three days? Seriously?!?!

    Since you have MDS 3.0 experience, you should have no problems finding another MDS position. MDS Coordinators are in demand.
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    Let go after three days? Seriously?!?!

    Maybe you would want to consider an MDS Position with another company....Perhaps working in a bigger facility with 2 or more MDS Coordinators....I worked in 3 different facilities as an MDS Coordinator before my current position. Like I told you before, don't beat yourself up....This nonsense is so common in LTC. You don't need to work in a Toxic place like that....They did you a favor, you just don't realize it yet.... Good Luck & keep us posted.
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    MDS Nurse burned out and going back to the floor

    I understand exactly how you feel. Only another MDS Coordinator really understands the constant demands...yes, most think it's a fluff job....have heard that one too...there are two of us in the MDS Dept and when I hear the comment, "There's two of them up there" I know they're clueless. I was in the same boat, but for me, going back to the floor was not an option; that's when I knew it was time to start looking for another MDS Position. You have to keep in mind that some Companies are better than others to work for. My goal eventually, is to be a Traveling/Interim MDS Coordinator. I wish you luck & always know that you can go back to MDS if you so choose.
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    Rejected after 8 years of working for the company

    Working in LTC explains it all... Stop beating yourself up. Your issue is a common one in LTC. I've seen this happen over & over again. There's usually constant turn over in LTC & with turn over comes new management who have their own ideas & many times want to bring in their own staff. There's something to be said for working there 8 years....that's a long time in LTC.
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    New RNAC workload?

    That's way too much loaded on you. Get out; they are using you.
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    care conferences

    The buildings I have worked in, it has been the responsibility of the Social Service Dept. to send out letters residents & their families.
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    I have heard of a few companies that place Interim/Traveling MDS Coordinators.... 360 Healthcare, Tobin & Associates & Clinical Resources....to name a few. I'm very much considering this as well. Good Luck!!
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    Side duties of MDS/PPS coordinators

    You need to go to your Administrator. If that doesn't work, Corporate will probably have to get involved. Good Luck!!