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Admission Nurse - Hospice - Baxter

Knute Nelson
Baxter, Minnesota
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Schedule: Full-time | 80 hours per pay period | Monday-Friday | 8 am – 4:30 pm | with call rotation 

  • Understands needs and expectations of the patient in relation to services offered.
  • Inform prospective resident and family of admission requirements, options and alternatives.
  • Develop relationships with all prospective patients and their families.
  • Obtains necessary information, completes and documents thorough assessments upon admission abiding by Medicare regulations, patient care and documentation.

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.

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 have a valid driver’s license and use of an insured personal vehicle.
  • Maintain his or her own competency with continuing education. 
  • Must complete and pass a state required background study.
  • 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 
  • Build, manage and maintain patient and referral relationships.
  • Assess prospective patient with goal of admitting patient same day as informational.
  • Performs an average of two admissions per day in an eight-hour day.
  • Assists with patient visits, as necessary. 
  • Perform thorough assessment and document per Medicare regulation in EMR.
  • Report pertinent assessment information to all appropriate members of the interdisciplinary team after admission.
  • Willingness to learn and successfully implement and execute the Knute Nelson Sales Training.
  • Obtain necessary information upon assessment and admission of patient. When Social Services is not present, admission nurse to sign required admission paperwork with family.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Reports To

Regional Clinical Manager




Why work at Knute Nelson?

  • Positive, respectful culture. At Knute Nelson,
    a positive, respectful culture is the norm. It shows
    in the high-quality care we give our patients and
    residents. And how we treat each other.
  • Generous benefits. In addition to competitive
    compensation, we offer a cost-effective benefits
    package, flexible schedules, memberships to
    the Alexandria YMCA and the Nelson Wellness
    Centers at Grand Arbor and Nelson Gables, and
  • Your professional growth. It’s as important
    to us as it is to you. That’s why we provided
    $145,000 in scholarships to employees in 2018.
  • Make a difference every day.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.

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