Payroll/Accts Payable

September 15, 2017 

Join the PioneerCare team as our Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist. Duties include maintaining and updating payroll information using the ADP human resources software system. This position also handles timely payments to vendors of PioneerCare.

The successful candidate will be skilled in analyzing information, data entry, attention to detail, confidentiality, thoroughness, general math skills, financial software (ADP and Point-Click-Care), verbal communication and organization.

Apply online here or contact PioneerCare Human Resources at 218.998.1500

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Service of Commemoration

September 6, 2017 

Please Join Us:
Sunday, October 1, 2017
2:00 p.m.
The PioneerCare Original Campus
1006 Sheridan Street S, Fergus Falls

Special Message by the Reverend Laurie Natwick, Assistant to the Bishop of the ELCA Northwest Minnesota Synod

On October 7, 1928, area churches held special worship services to celebrate a new way of caring for elders and at 2:00 that afternoon, the first residents moved into Pioneer Home. Please join us as we commemorate that day, honor our past, and peer into the future.

Refreshments and self-guided tours will follow the service.

No RSVP necessary. Call 218.998.1500 with questions

Homemakers (Dietary Related)

August 17, 2017 

Care Center-2 2016-07PioneerCare Center is seeking individuals to fill part time day and evening homemaker positions.

If you enjoy connecting with people and seeing first-hand the difference you make each day, this may be a great fit for you. Prepare and serve meals to a small group of residents, do basic kitchen cleanup, and other tasks that are at the center of a household.

Applicants must at least 16 years old and successfully pass a criminal background study.

To apply online click here or visit Human Resources at PioneerCare Center, 1131 Mabelle Avenue S, Fergus Falls.

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nurses: PM Shifts

August 9, 2017 

Work Every Third Weekend!

We know weekend time off is important for work/life balance, so PioneerCare now offers nurses evening shift scheduling (2:15 pm to 10:45 pm) with an every-third-weekend rotation.
This pilot program, for evening shifts only, adds to the many reasons to choose PioneerCare as your employer of choice:

Beautiful Work Setting: PioneerCare Center provides 24-hour short-term and long-term care in a gorgeous state-of-the-art facility. Focus your work with a smaller group of individuals in a household setting and build relationships with those you care for – and their families.

Better Compensation: PioneerCare has invested over $1 million in new money to increase pay and benefits including shift differentials, 401K, paid time off, voluntary insurance benefits, wellness gym and more.

RECENT GRADS – Scholarships & Loan Repayment: If you’re a qualifying nurse who joins our staff at PioneerCare Center, we’ll make your student loan payments for as long as you’re employed here. Additional funds are available for scholarships to pursue additional education.

Candidates must be have current LPN or RN nursing licensure in Minnesota.

  • Apply online
  • Phone 218.998.1500
  • Or stop by PioneerCare Center, 1131 Mabelle Ave S, Fergus Falls

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and employer

PioneerCare Suites Planned Closure

August 9, 2017 

After five years of providing enhanced assisted living services in its location at 1006 Sheridan Street South in Fergus Falls, PioneerCare leadership has announced the planned closure of its PioneerCare Suites. Nathan Johnson, PioneerCare’s CEO, met face-to-face to inform current staff, residents and families last month.

“For several years we knew we faced an important decision with regard to the building. Simply put, the current physical plant, which has certain portions as old as 90 years, has numerous deficiencies and can no longer effectively provide assisted living services,” Johnson said.

“With careful reflection on our mission, our board of directors and staff leadership have concluded that in its present state, the building is holding us back.”

A resident relocation team made up of key staff and led by Tara Wagner, PioneerCare’s director of social services, will assist each resident in relocation to another care setting appropriate to their individual needs. Families will be invited to work closely with the team to assure as smooth a transition as possible. The goal is to vacate the building to allow closure by the end of August.

Caregivers and other staff working at PioneerCare Suites are offered the opportunity to continue employment seamlessly within other care settings in the organization, such as PioneerCare Center and Pioneer Cottages Memory Care.

Building Slated for Demolition

The future of the former nursing home building on Sheridan Street has been in a suspended state since the care center’s move to new quarters in 2011. Once providing care for as many as 105 residents, the building has since served as home for just up to 20 residents of PioneerCare Suites. Pioneer’s business office, foundation office, and PioneerLink program also have been housed at the site. Otherwise, over two thirds of the building has stood unused.

Once residents and staff of PioneerCare Suites vacate the building and other offices are relocated, the building will be scheduled for demolition as early as October.

Recognizing a need to provide better care for older adults, church and community leaders organized to form the non-profit organization in October 1926. The original building opened on October 7, 1928, becoming the first nursing home in Otter Tail County. Beginning in the mid-1950s, wings were added to expand the building’s capacity each decade through the 1980s.

The 1990s saw demand grow for more diverse forms of senior care. In response, Pioneer Pointe was built as an independent living setting and Pioneer Cottages opened to provide memory care.

By 2007, leadership considered remodeling the original building to meet today’s regulatory and market expectations. Early in that planning process, it became clear that building a new care center from the ground up was the best solution. With completion of PioneerCare Center in May 2011, residents moved from the Sheridan facility to Mabelle Avenue with fanfare that included a parade led by residents in classic cars, staff carrying banners, and the Fergus Falls High School Marching Band.

“In its time, the original site was a landmark for providing innovative care,” Johnson said. “In 2011, PioneerCare Center became that landmark for us.”

Closure and Demolition is Step Toward Plan for Future

In 2016, a group of staff, board members, and other stakeholders participated in strategic planning exercises to create a shared vision for PioneerCare’s future. Market surveys were also completed at that time. That input helped lead the group to conclude that saving the original structure was unfeasible.

Leadership is discussing plans on how to best provide new housing and care services on the site that address community needs and complement the neighboring Pioneer Pointe apartments. For the short term, the property will be designed and maintained as an open, park-like space.

PioneerCare will host events for residents and their families, staff, and others to properly commemorate the past, share stories, and help envision the future. Details will be publicized on the organization’s web site and through local media as plans are developed.

CNA Class Begins Oct 10

August 9, 2017 

Applications Now Accepted For PioneerCare Sponsored CNA Training

PioneerCare provides free Nursing Assistant training for qualified candidates ages 16 and older. The next class schedule starts Tuesday, October 10, 2017, and offers and afternoon/evening schedule to fit people with busy daytime schedules.

How to Apply:

Apply online now for a CNA position, interview and shadowing experience: Application deadline is Tuesday, September 26. Try a shift before you begin. Complete the background study and the NCRC Assessment through the Minnesota Workforce Center. If you’re accepted, PioneerCare will help you register for the course. Click here to apply online.

Class meets:

  • October 10-12, 17-18, 24-26, November 1: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • November 2: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • November 4-5, Clinical Experience: 6:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • November 9: Nurse Assistant Exam at 9:00 am

Training Expenses Paid:

PioneerCare pays training expenses, including cost of certification exam, if you successfully complete the program and become a Certified Nursing Assistant at PioneerCare.

Jobs That Pay:

PioneerCare starts new CNAs at $14/hour plus benefits including $1/hour added pay for evening and night shifts, scholarships for career advancement, shift differentials, 401K, paid time off, health and dental insurance, free staff wellness gym and more! Apply Now.

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Clinical Coordinator: Pioneer Pointe

August 8, 2017 

Pioneer Pointe, a 44 unit independent living setting, is seeking a highly motivated and engaged Registered Nurse, to join us as Clinical Coordinator to manage tenant care and provide staff support, supervision and fulfillment of educational requirements.

A Successful Candidate will have experience with senior living settings and knowledge of the Comprehensive Homecare License, will demonstrate excellence in customer service, serve as a leader at Pioneer Pointe, and must be a positive team player willing to engage with tenants, families, community referral sources, and members of the interdisciplinary team. Candidates must have a current nursing license and CPR certification.

This position is part time. The hours are primarily daytime 60 hours per two week pay period including some on-call responsibility.

Why work for PioneerCare? PioneerCare is entering its 89th year in business! Our employees represent the best of who and what we are about. Employees work as a team to provide the highest quality care to those we serve, and strive to make a difference in the lives of older adults. PioneerCare has consistently been recognized as a top senior care provider in Minnesota by U.S. News and World Report. We also promote career advancement and offer generous scholarship opportunities.

If you possess these qualifications and share in our values of dignity, integrity, compassionate service, and innovation we’d love to speak with you!

Apply online now. Interested candidates must also submit a resume through the online process. For questions, phone 218-998-1500. PioneerCare is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Housekeeping: Part Time

August 7, 2017 

We’re seeking a part-time housekeeper for day shifts (7:00 am to 3:30 pm): 56 hours per two-week pay period including every third weekend and every third holiday rotation. Help maintain an attractive, clean, and orderly environment for residents of PioneerCare Center, a beautiful care setting in Fergus Falls. Competitive pay and benefits including paid time off, staff wellness center, and more.

Essential skills include attention to health and safety standards, an eye for detail, effective time management, a solid work ethic, and ability to work with little supervision. The successful applicant must be at least 18 years old and pass a criminal background study.

Apply online here or contact the PioneerCare Human Resources Office at 218-998-1500. PioneerCare is an equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Licensed Nurses

August 6, 2017 

Working at PioneerCare Center is different. That’s what employees say. Your work as a licensed nurse is valued by residents and families. We now have full and part time openings for licensed nurses. Following a household model, our teams focus on person-centered care, work closely with residents and their families, and partner with other healthcare professionals. Contact us for a variety of shift options.

Care Center-2 2016-07Beautiful Work Setting: Located in beautiful Otter Tail Lakes Country, PioneerCare Center provides 24-hour short-term transitional care and long term skilled care in a nearly new, state-of-the-art 105-bed facility.

Better Compensation: PioneerCare offers highly competitive pay and benefits including shift differentials, 401K, paid time off, voluntary insurance benefits, staff wellness gym and more.

And how about this: If you’re a qualifying nurse who joins our staff at PioneerCare Center, we’ll make your student loan payments for as long as you’re employed here. Additional funds are available for scholarships to pursue further education.

  • Apply online
  • Phone 218.998.1500
  • Or stop by PioneerCare Center, 1131 Mabelle Ave S, Fergus Falls

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.US New Best Nursing Homes

Caregivers: Memory Care

August 5, 2017 

IMG_3038Fergus Falls Pioneer Cottages: We have two full time night caregiver positions, a full time PM position, and part time position openings for day, evening and night shifts. Positions range from just 24 hours a pay period to 72 hours per pay period. Call us for more details.

Breckenridge Pioneer Cottages: We have openings for those who can work part time nights, one float position to work days, and some who can work casual shifts. Call us for shift details.

This is a perfect opportunity to step into a healthcare career without previous certification.  Gain valuable experience such as personal care, medication administration, documentation, facilitating social activities, meal preparation and more.

Go HERE to apply online. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and a high school diploma or GED.  Successful completion of a criminal background check is required. To be happy and successful in this role, you should have a sense of empathy for others, especially for individuals and families living with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Pioneer Cottages offers competitive pay and benefits including shift differential pay for evenings and nights, 401K, paid time off, health and dental insurance, employee wellness gym and more.

PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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