Nurse Aide

Care Initiatives

Nurse Aide

Belle Plaine Specialty Care

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 is seeking a Nurse Aide to join our team!


Under on-site supervision of the Charge Nurse, the Nurse Aide performs indirect resident services which support the implementation of resident care plans and contribute to a safe, clean, pleasant environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Distribute ice/water, pitchers, trays, and glasses to residents’ bedsides
  • Strip and remake beds
  • Report and repair or replacement needed when observing condition of mattresses, beds, linens, and other bedroom furnishings
  • Observe waste disposal procedures in accordance with facility policy
  • Assist in supervision of residents in the dining room with menus, hand wipes, and documenting meal intake
  • Clean dining room tables and chairs after meals
  • Identify and report any equipment malfunctions to supervisor
  • When requested by certified staff, assist in transporting residents in wheelchairs to meals or activities
  • Clean equipment used by residents such as commodes, wheelchairs, whirlpool, beds, and bedrails
  • Empty trash containers and replace liners, disposing of trash in proper receptacle.
  • Perform general cleaning tasks such as sweeping, dusting, washing windows, vacuuming / shampooing carpets, cleaning upholstery, cleaning light fixtures, and cleaning bathroom fixtures
  • Dispense soap, paper towels, tissue and other supplies as needed in resident rooms and general use areas
  • Sort laundry by color, fabric, type, preparing for wash by pre-soaking/spot-cleaning as needed
  • Neatly fold and stack items from dryer by item type, fabric content and size
  • Follow material safety data sheets
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills and Experiences:

  • Must be willing to participate in a Certified Nursing Assistant program at no expense
  • Functional literacy in spoken and written English language
  • Proven track record of following written and oral instructions, completing assignments completely, timely, and accurately
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • 1+ year of providing resident care in applicable skilled nursing environment


  • 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 Protections, 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
  • Continuing Education (CE)
  • Online Training
  • Advancement & Transfer Opportunities
  • CNA Training Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • 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 Employer

Job ID: 85510

Posted 14 days ago

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