Hospice Aide/CNA

Career Title: Hospice Aide/CNA
City: Guthrie Center
State: Iowa

We are seeking a Hospice Aide/CNA for the Des Moines, IA area.  Job duties of this rewarding position include:

  • Performing personal care needs
  • Meeting safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly
  • Assisting in dressing and feeding patient, as assigned
  • Taking and recording temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered
  • Assessing and reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the Case Manager
  • Assisting in ambulation and exercise, as instructed
  • Keeping the patient’s living area clean and orderly

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Certified Nurse Aide Certification in Iowa
  • 1 year CNA experience, hospice experience preferred
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given
  • Understanding of hospice philosophy, and comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision