Hospice Aide

Genesis VNA & Hospice - Bettendorf


Part-Time/Benefit Eligible .8 FTE


Varied days including weekend coverage, days shift, 6 and 8-hour shifts, 64 hours per two-week pay period.

Position Title: Hospice Aide
Department: VNA Hospice

Purpose: To provide personal care, assistance with ADLs, exercises, meal preparation and environmental tasks to patients under general designated supervision of the Registered Nurse.  Actively participate in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.

Report To: VNA Supervisor, Hospice

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others.  There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor.  The variety and volume of resources is also very limited.  Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Patients, Families, and Significant Others.


Education: Less than high school graduation

Special Training: Basic Life Support; Home Care Aide Course within 6 months of hire; At least 1 year of C.N.A. experience

Licensure/Registration: CNA Certification; Driver's License; Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Physical Demands: Very High Intensity:  A main requirement of the job is physical labor.  Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting more than 50 pounds.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is extremely significant.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is very high.  It results in considerable fatigue and requires periods of rest.  Work could require very fine dexterity and extreme muscular control, involving various body postures.  The position exceeds these very high intensity demands constantly, more than 70% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is routine exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment.  Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely.  The time the employee is exposed to these conditions exceed 70% of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes