Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Are you an LPN who is a self-starter and enthusiastic about caring for people? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

$500 sign on bonus!

Job Title:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Location: 

  • Lake Lillian, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time or part-time

Job Description:

  • Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and agency.  All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and state Nurse Practice Act.  The LPN/LVN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state(s) of employment.
  • CPR certified.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Willmar office: 320.231.9757!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

The benefits of feeling happy

Everyone experiences busy, stressful, sad and challenging days throughout their life. But did you know your own happiness can not only improve your overall well-being, but can bring others happiness too?

There are many benefits of feeling happy:

  • Less stress.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Being able to cope with difficult situations.
  • Being able to focus.
  • Being more organized.

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes

There are several ways to increase personal happiness. Some people exercise, eat healthy foods or volunteer their time. Another great way to increase personal happiness is to do small acts of kindness for others.

Here are some tips on simple ways you can do small acts of kindness for others without spending a lot of money or time:

  1. Open the door for someone.
  2. Let someone go in front of you in the coffee shop line.
  3. Smile at a stranger.
  4. Say “Hi!” to everyone you meet.
  5. Invite a neighbor over for dinner.
  6. Ask the person you are sitting next to how they are and really listen to what they have to say.

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Every small interaction you have with someone is an opportunity to make a positive impact on both of your lives. When you take the opportunity to perform random acts of kindness, you’ll feel great and make a difference in someone else’s life. Random acts of kindness are contagious; pass on your generosity and happiness to the next person you meet.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

Submitted by: Sheryl Norstedt, RN Branch Manager, Divine Home Care – Litchfield office.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Location: 

  • Hanley Falls, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time and Part-time
    • Evening and some day hours. Includes every other weekend.

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Redwood Falls office: 507.637.2600!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Title:

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Job Location: 

  • Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time and part-time

Job Description:

  • Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Little Falls office: 320.632.2260!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

Home Care Registered Nurse – Benson, MN

Open position – Benson Office

  • We have a part time opening for a Home Care Registered Nurse (RN) to work in the Benson, MN area. Must be willing to travel and previous home care experience is preferred. We offer competitive wages and flexible hours!

Position Summary: Provides services to clients in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, agency policy and accepted professional standards of practice. The Registered Nurse provides nursing services utilizing a comprehensive base of nursing theory and nursing process and communicates/documents observations and assessments.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor

How to apply (Please complete the entire application)

Office Manager – Litchfield, MN

Open position Litchfield office 

  • We have a full time opening for an office manager to work in our Litchfield office. We offer competitive wages and a great benefit package!

Position Summary: Provides clerical support including typing, correspondence, reports, and documents, maintain filing systems, coordinate and monitor in-service needs, orientate and assist with staffing, work in homes as delegated, and coordinate daily interoffice activities.

Greets visitors, receives incoming telephone calls and fax transmissions. Transfer calls and faxes appropriately. Maintain a welcoming and clean environment. Provide clerical support and assist with projects and tasks as delegated.

Qualifications:
1. High school graduate.
2. Previous office experience, preferably in health care.
3. Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.
4. Speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
5. Excellent communication, interpersonal and telephone skills.
6. Data entry and word processing skills.

Reports to: RN Case Manager(s); Branch Manager; Personnel Director

Contact: Miranda at 320.231.9757 for more information about this excellent opportunity!

How to apply (Please complete the entire application)

Shedding a Light on Memory Loss

Divine Home Care, Inc. is a proud supporter and member of the Benson Area Memory Loss Network group.

Mark your calendars! Join us for this free event, Shedding a light on Memory Loss. Jenelle Mitteness will share her wealth of knowledge about memory loss and talk about community support and resources available. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Sue Zaic with questions: 320.843.1349.

Event: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Location: McKinney’s Restaurant, 300 14th Street South | Benson, MN 56215
Speaker: Jenelle Mitteness, RN, MSN, CNP, ACMC-Willmar Neurology

Schedule of event:

  • 5:30 – 6 p.m.: Build your own Sundae and browse displays (free will donation)
  • 6 – 6:45 p.m.: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • 6:45 – 7 p.m.: Question and answer session

Jenelle will offer her wealth of experience to attendees by discussing:

  • Early signs and symptoms of disease, what is normal aging and what is abnormal.
  • What to do if you have a concern and how to talk with family members honestly about symptoms they are seeing.
  • Navigation through the process of diagnosis and treatment.
  • What you can expect at your appointment.
  • What tests are performed.
  • Different types of Neurocognitive Disorders and how they are treated.

Submitted by: Lindsey Nichols, RN Branch Manager, Divine Home Care – Benson Office

Registered Nurse (RN) – St. Cloud, MN

Position Summary: Provides services to clients in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, agency policy and accepted professional standards of practice. The Registered Nurse provides nursing services utilizing a comprehensive base of nursing theory and nursing process and communicates/documents observations and assessments.

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor; RN Case Manager

Open Positions:

Little Falls Office

  • Part-time (or Full-time) RN position in St. Cloud; working with client who needs 24 hour care.

How to Apply: Please complete the entire application

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Are you an LPN who is a self-starter and enthusiastic about caring for people? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Job Title:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Location: 

  • Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Job Type:

  • Full-time or part-time

Job Description:

  • Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and agency.  All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and state Nurse Practice Act.  The LPN/LVN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state(s) of employment.
  • CPR certified.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Current driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Other information:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401 (k) retirement plan

For more information on this great opportunity, contact our Willmar office: 320.231.9757!

To apply, please complete the entire application by clicking on the link below:

Online Application

Why Gardening is Good for Your Health

Gardening gets you out in the fresh air and sunshine.  It also gets your blood moving and circulating. Gardening is considered moderate to high intensity exercise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention you can burn up to 330 calories during one hour of gardening. Just 30 minutes of gardening a few times a week can help control high blood pressure. On the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s recommendation list is gardening to help battle hypertension. While your outdoors you will also be soaking up plenty of Vitamin D in the sunshine. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which in turn keeps your bones strong and immune system healthy.

Gardening

Gardening can help people with dementia. Many residential homes for people with dementia now have gardens on their grounds. The sights, smells, and sounds of the garden are said to promote relaxation and reduce stress. According to Thrive, which helps people with a range of mental health problems, our elderly population with dementia is going to just increase which will put more strain on the health care system. Doing a small garden which has shown to improve a dementia person’s mood and sociability with others is well worth the effort.

Gardeners eat more fruits and vegetables than their peers. Food you grow at home is the freshest food you can eat.  Homegrown food is not chemically altered and has more nutritional value. It’s proven that if you work hard to grow the food you will eat it. Food in your own garden is easier to access then driving to the store. The best perk of all is homegrown foods simply taste better.

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You don’t need a big backyard or a green thumb to benefit from gardening. If you have little space or experience, start with a few houseplants or gardening containers. You can grow many things in pots. For example tomatoes, herbs, peppers, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, and cucumbers all grow very well in large or little pots. Many gardeners believe gardening is a way out of the “modern” world. A way to reclaim the lives we have lost in busy schedules.  Working in a garden can ease stress, keep you limber, and improve your mood.

 

Thank you Crystal Lawver, RN Case Manager, Divine Home Care – Litchfield for contributing this blog post.