Hospice Aide

Care Initiatives

Hospice Aide

Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids

Are you looking to be a part of a fun team that positively impacts your community? At Care Initiatives we’re committed to celebrating life and helping those in our care live to the fullest. We love helping people gain their highest level of independence and quality of life during their time with us.

Care Initiatives is the largest single operator of quality nursing homes in Iowa. As a non-profit organization, we have proudly been investing millions of dollars into the communities we serve since 1989. Care Initiatives serves roughly 2800 Iowans through skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and hospice locations. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care for Iowans through all of life’s transitions. “Always Learn” is one of our Core Values. We want you to learn and grow with us. Apply today to start your exciting new career with us!

Care Initiatives Hospice is currently seeking a full-time Hospice Aide to join our team.


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

  • Paid caregiving experience preferred
  • 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
  • CPR certification required before first day of work
  • 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 – preferred
  • Functional literacy in written and spoken English
  • Ability to access business and patient homes
  • Ability to function with limited supervision


  • Dayforce Wallet- On-Demand Pay- access your pay as soon as it is earned!
  • Four different great medical plan choices!
  • HSA and FSA Programs
  • Two different dental coverage plan options
  • Vision
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan 
  • 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 Board Funding
  • 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

Care Initiatives has implemented its Employee and Provider SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”) Vaccine Policy pursuant to recent federal regulation, which requires all employees to have either their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or submit a medical or religious exemption request by February 14, 2022. If you have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination upon hire. If you would like to submit a medical or religious exemption request, the appropriate forms will be provided to you upon hire.

EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled


Job ID: 78282

Posted 4 days ago

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