Our team members are the heart of our community and truly make a difference in the lives of our residents every day!
Cedar Community is now officially a “Great Place to Work” certified company by Activated Insights, an independent research and consulting firm. The certification process evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on team members’ experiences throughout Cedar Community’s many divisions and campus locations in West Bend and Elkhart Lake.
The results speak for themselves:
70% said it’s a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company
87% feel they make a difference
86% said their work has special meaning and it’s not just a job
84% feel a sense of pride
Consider joining our “Great Place to Work” for your career!!
Krystal Klitzke, RN, is a case manager for Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice. In 2008, she rejoined the workforce after her children were in school full time, and chose Cedar Community’s nursing assistant training class to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). She worked as a CNA until 2012 when her family moved to Michigan.
After her experience at Cedar Community, she knew the healthcare field was the right fit, attending Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College and graduating with a two-year registered nursing degree. “I never realized how much I would enjoy the nursing field until I worked at Cedar Community,” says Krystal.
In 2017, Krystal and her family moved back to Wisconsin, and she worked at St. Mary’s Ozaukee hospital as a floor nurse. She really missed the connections formed in a retirement community and long-term care environment. “I made friendships that are forever, and jumped at the opportunity to come back to Cedar Community when a position became available that fit my skill level,” says Krystal. Her focus as the RN case manager is in the home health division. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families, developing a relationship, and following them on their journey to improved health and wellness. “We are proud and blessed that Krystal is part of our team. I am always impressed with her knowledge and wanting to continue to learn and grow as a nurse,” says Paula Mugan, BSN, RN, Clinical Manager.
Krystal’s role includes patient assessments, and learning more about patient needs beyond the initial physician orders, including social services or medication management. Hands on, she provides wound care and is currently taking a wound certification course. She also helps with catheters and IVs, and helps keep patients safe through education and safety information. “I enjoy getting to know the patient. Being in their home, you pick up on more of who they are. You learn more about their interests, and you can really see health wise where they are, and there is a lot more family involvement,” says Krystal.
Krystal definitely feels like she has found her calling in home health and hospice. “This job wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing strong team we have. Both times I have worked here I have been able to count on my coworkers. I think it’s a Cedar Community trait—having a great team who looks out for each other,” says Krystal. Her team members feel the same way about her when they nominated her for Team Member of the Quarter saying, “Krystal is an outstanding nurse and patient advocate.” “Krystal has determination and fights for her patients.” “She is passionate about her work and goes above and beyond in helping her coworkers by sharing her knowledge.” “Our team can always count on Krystal.”
Cedar Community is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.
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We offer excellent benefits including:
- Hiring bonuses
- Tuition reimbursement
- Job advancement
- Flexible schedules
- Referral bonuses
- On-site clinic free to team members
- Walking trails to enjoy
- Café and gift shops
- Fitness center
- and much more!