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UnityPoint Health Home Care/Hospice Aide - Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa

$1,500 Sign-On Bonus (external only)

UnityPoint At Home

Hospice Aide- Taylor House

Full time 1.0 (40hrs/week)

Monday - Friday 3pm-11pm, rotating every 3rd weekend

The Hospice Aide is a member of the Hospice interdisciplinary team who works under the direction of the RN case manager to provide personal care, homemaker services, and companionship to hospice patients. The Hospice Aide ensures that high standards of care are met at all times

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Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to individualized care plan under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served Possesses communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, caregivers, and other hospice staff. Recognizes the influence of personal, spiritual, and cultural values on perceptions regarding death and dying and their impact on quality of life.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


High School diploma or GED

Completion of a Nursing Assistant Training Program of a minimum of 75 hours

Valid Iowa or Illinois certification.

2-5 years hospice experience in a nursing or hospice facility

Completion of a 120 hour Nursing Assistant course and holds current State of Iowa Certification.


Proficiency with computer applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Access), and a Smart Phone


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Age specific care and reporting of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse training with in one month of employment.

CPR Certification.

Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement

Valid, licensed driver, with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements (not required for Hospice Aides hired to work in the IPU)

Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.

All staff are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education. You are required to complete:

12 hours of Aide Specific Training per year (3 per quarter)

Mandatory Report: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse

CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

Accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.

All staff must attend patient care staff meetings as well as all mandatory educational programs.

Back Training Safety.

Other training and communication sessions as scheduled.


Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work as a collaborative team member across service lines as position requires.

Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2023-127290

Street: 3401 E Douglas

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- IPU- DM

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 3p-11p with rotating every 3rd weekend

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