Hospice Aide – Care Initiatives – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Hospice Aide

Care Initiatives Hospice – Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA

Care Initiatives is currently seeking a caring and talented Hospice Aide to join our team.

Our hospice caregivers are uniquely qualified to attend to the needs of patients in the final stages of life. We meet the patient and family members where they are, going to their home, a long-term care center assisted living residence or hospital to administer compassionate hospice care.

Our approach addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those facing life-limiting illness for themselves and their families. We work closely with family members and caregivers to respect the wishes and needs of our patients and their loved ones with the utmost compassion, dignity, and respect for those in their final stages of life.

Purpose of the Position:

The hospice aide provides personal care and light home maintenance assistance to Care Initiatives Hospice patients in accordance with the written care plan.

The main responsibilities of this position are to assist patients with activities of daily living. A few examples of this are helping the patient to bathe, transfer from a bed, chair, or commode, dressing, grooming, exercise, reminding to take medications, assisting with bathroom needs, eating, and more. In this role, you will also provide light house cleaning at patients’ locations and make certain nutritional needs of patients are met, for example, grocery shopping and food preparation.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Background Check, Drug Test, and Motor Vehicle Record clearance required.
  • Successfully completed an Iowa approved 75 hour nurse-aide training course.
  • Pass the Care Initiatives Hospice competency test within five days of hire.
  • Obtains hospice nursing assistant certification (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant -CHPNA) within 24 months of employment. (for FT employees)
  • Current Iowa driver’s license and automobile liability insurance.
  • Current, valid CPR certification.
  • Knowledge of Home health aide procedures and universal health care precautions.
  • Home health aide/hospice aide/certified nursing assistant services provided for compensation during the previous 24 months is preferred.
  • Functional literacy in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to access business and patient homes.
  • Ability to function with limited supervision.

We are proud to provide excellent benefits to our team members!

  • Dayforce Wallet- On-Demand Pay- access your pay as soon as it is earned!
  • Three different great medical plan choices!
  • HSA and FSA Programs
  • Two different dental coverage plan options
  • Vision
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan with company match!
  • Basic Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Critical illness and Accident Coverage Plans
  • Doctor on Demand, discounts on gym memberships, fitness equipment, ID Theft Protection, Be Well 24/7
  • Discount Programs on Verizon Wireless and hotel, theme park tickets, electronics, appliances, apparel, and more!
  • LPN& RN Tuition Assistance Program
  • LPN&RN Board Funding
  • Student Loan Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education (CE)
  • Online Training
  • Advancement & Transfer Opportunities
  • CNA Training Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Veteran’s Day Pay for Veterans
  • Years of Service Recognition Program

EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled