RN - Care Center

Knute Nelson   Alexandria, MN   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on July 10, 2024
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  • Responsible for organizing, developing, and directing skilled nursing services in accordance with the standards and practice of nursing, state and federal regulations, and Knute Nelson's policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for working with the team to implement and manage the clinical staff and program to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care and services consistent with regulations and established clinical best practices. Performs assessments upon resident admission and creates and monitors a resident care plan.
  • Works closely with the patient and with various members of other departments such as nursing, activities, dietary, housekeeping, social services, the Housing Administrator, Wellness Director, patients and families, and the medical community.
  • Must have flexibility in schedule to fulfill an on-call rotation if required and be available for on-call medical questions and/or emergencies via phone.
  • Assure that the highest degree of quality care, customer service, fiscal responsibility, and regulatory compliance is maintained at all times.
Knute Nelson Values

Christian Heritage

We believe that our Christian heritage is an integral part of the care we provide.

Valuing People

We believe that our success depends on an engaged workforce that is able to carry out meaningful work, has a clear organizational direction and the opportunity to learn in order to achieve a high standard of performance.

Customer-Focused Excellence

We will seek to understand our customer's desires, respond to their voice and deliver a valuable experience.

Community Engagement

We believe we are an integral part of the communities we serve and will invest time and resources to benefit the communities, which will benefit those we serve.


We believe we must be good stewards of our financial resources to ensure adequate funds are available to fulfill our mission.

Leadership Competencies
  • Accountability and Trust - Relentless about accomplishing company priorities. Identifies what needs to be done and proactively takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and striving for excellence in performance to company strategies and goals. Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others and demonstrates a sense of organizational responsibility, confidentiality and commitment of service.
  • Customer First Attitude - Makes the customer experience a primary focus of one's actions; is accessible and provides prompt service. Develops and sustains mutually beneficial customer relationships. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust.
  • Communication and Emotional Intelligence - Adopts communication styles appropriate to the listeners and situation. Listens actively, asks questions, clarifies points and rephrases others' statements to check mutual understanding. Modifies communication in response to feedback from listeners. Demonstrates an ability to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, and of others. Can control and filter emotions in a constructive way. Expresses feelings clearly and directly. Balances feelings with reason, logic, and reality. Demonstrates an appreciation of the differences in how others feel about things.
  • Managing Performance - Sets clear goals for the employees and the work unit. Works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable. Maintains methods to track employees' progress and performance. Provides specific performance feedback as soon as possible after the event or action.
  • Managing Conflict - Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Works effectively with others to resolve conflicts in a constructive way that builds the relationship and drives results.
  • Mentor Others - Shares knowledge, experience and wisdom to support and advise individuals to reach their full potential. Promotes career development and assists individuals to manage their own growth.
Education and Experience Required
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Must complete and pass a state required background study.
  • Must have strong assessment skills, good organizational skills, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • This position requires an ability to work effectively with co-workers as a team and individually.
  • Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
  • Required to have the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, residents and visitors.
Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise Personnel - Interview, train, orientate, evaluate, recognize and discipline staff as needed. This includes providing day to day work direction and problem solving as issues or conflicts arise. Continually communicates expectations with staff. Ensures staff complies with online education training. Follow organizational Human Resource policies. Develop and maintain staffing and scheduling systems reflecting quality, cost, and appropriateness, based on workload, skills, availability of support services, infection control issues, and safety considerations. Assist in providing regular staff meetings and ongoing employee educational and development opportunities which meet regulatory requirements and increase knowledge. Create and maintain a work environment for employees that is conducive to high productivity and morale. Establish and maintain effective communication systems with employees.
  • Clinical Management - Implement and maintain specific clinical standards for the facility. Follow the steps of the nursing process: Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care based upon regulations and established clinical best practices. Manage and monitor the clinical components of the medical record for completeness and accuracy. Coordinate patient clinical needs with other patient care services both within and outside the facility. Work with the patient and family to obtain needed services and refers to outside agencies and facilities as needed. Assure that staff clearly understands and follow all patient care procedures and inform staff of any changes in the patient's plan of care. Share patient and family concerns with pertinent staff if appropriate.
  • Direct Patient Care - Initiating preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient's care and safety. Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition. Teaching, supervising and counseling the patient and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient.
  • Patient Living - Create and maintain an environment that achieves high quality care (physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual) of patients and maintain their independence and dignity to the highest degree possible within the Knute Nelson continuum. Establish and maintain effective communication systems with all patients.
  • Relationships with Outside Constituencies - Promote a spirit of cooperation with all regulatory organizations managing with an expectation of appropriate compliance and corrective measures. Coordinate clinical care with other health care professionals inside and outside Knute Nelson.
  • Communication - Communicate effectively with patients, families, referral sources, physicians, and the interdisciplinary team. Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Other Duties as Assigned - Serve on company committees as well as participating in industry events and committees as requested. Assist in the development of policies and procedures and implementation of them. Works with supervisor to ensure that emergency procedures and practices are appropriate and up to date. Will assist in other areas of the building and/or other housing facilities as needed. Will assist with public education and marketing of the nursing program offered. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Reports To

Nurse Manager