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At Rochester Regional Health, we give our nurses the resources needed to build a rewarding career shaped by their talents, interests and goals. Our unique and valuable set of benefits fosters the professional development and personal growth of our nurses – enabling the continued delivery of exceptional care to our patients and their families.

Competitive Compensation

On top of our competitive base rate, we offer many opportunities for our nurses to quickly increase their total compensation right from the start!

Sign-On Bonuses

Newly hired nurses on designated units are eligible for monetary bonuses.

Premium Add-On Pay

Our nurses have the ability to earn premium add-on pay as an RN working in Emergency, OR or ICUS.

Rapid Pay Increases

Newly licensed nurses enjoy rapid pay increases every six months during their first year of employment with us, and then annually 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.

Clinical Ladder Pathway

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.

Employee Referral Program

For every successful nurse referral with 6 months or more of experience, the referring employee receives a $5,000 bonus.

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Tuition & Student Loan Assistance

Growing a career means growing your knowledge. That's why we offer assistance to employees pursuing advanced nursing degrees.

Our tuition assistance coupled with tuition discounts, allow our employees to earn their degree(s) with little to no out of pocket expense. Tuition assistance rates for full-time employees are as follows:

  • ASN to BSN: $4,000
  • BSN to MSN: $10,000

Beginning in 2022, RRH will also make monthly contributions towards your student loans (available to select clinically licensed employees).

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Professional Advancement

To ensure you achieve your goals, we’ve designed a variety of programs and pathways which provide the tools you’ll need.

National Certification Program

  • Full support for our nurses in obtaining unlimited national certifications including: No out-of-pocket expenses, pay increases for each certification earned plus additional bonuses.

Clinical Ladder Program

  • Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition of up to $3.00 an hour more.

Acute Care Nursing Pathways

  • Defined pathways to help our nurses advance their careers in a clinical specialty, nursing leadership and beyond.

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Awards and Recognition

We’re not the only ones who think our nursing team is a cut above the rest. We have received many awards for our talented staff and innovative work including the following:

  • Nurse of the Year Award

  • The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

  • AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

  • The Join Commission Specialty Care Excellence Awards

  • ANCC Pathway of Excellence

  • ANCC Magnet Pathway of Excellence/Nurse of the Year Award

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We know a positive work environment is important to your ongoing success. That’s why we’re committed to building a culture that promotes the following five elements:

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Health and Wellbeing

Our comprehensive and competitive health benefits package gives you the tools to take care of yourself and your family, and maintain a good work/life balance. Take a look at some of the benefits we offer employees:

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