Opening for PRN CNA - Certified

Nursing Assistant


Hospice of Washington County is growing. We are looking for a PRN Certified Nursing Assistant to add to our staff.  Candidate must have current CNA Certificate. Possess recent experience working as a CNA. Needs to be able to multi-task and manage changing schedules. Must have reliable transportation. Must have a professional appearance and attitude.



For more information call 319.653.7321 or apply in person

At Hospice of Washington County 

948 E. 11th St. Washington, IA 52353

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Official Job Description for Hospice of Washington County 

POSITION TITLE:  Hospice Health Aide/Homemaker

QUALIFICATIONS:  Certificate of Completion of Certified Nursing Aide training from accredited educational program.Demonstrates an empathetic attitude toward terminally ill individuals.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Nursing and receives general supervision from Primary Care Nurse. Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing personal care service to the terminally ill patient in the patient/family home or nursing facility. Carries out duties assigned to increase comfort; maintain personal hygiene and provide a safe environment.


Provide personal care and/or environmental assistance for the terminally ill patient. Examples of personal care include: bathing, toileting, skin or mouth care, shampooing, and observing medication regime under the supervision of the nurse. Examples of environmental assistance include changing linens, preparing meals, assisting with personal laundry and light housekeeping.

Must be able to safely and appropriate use durable medical equipment, transport as needed, educate patient and care givers about the equipment. Clean and return durable medical equipment to office.      

Attend staff meetings, IDT meetings, and educational opportunities. Reports to Primary Care Nurse any change in patient’s condition or related information in a timely fashion. Confidentiality is strictly maintained and promoted regarding all patient information. Charts all pertinent information concerning patient in a timely fashion; delivers charting for nursing home patients in a timely fashion. Turn in HHA charting and schedule as directed by Director of Nursing. All other appropriate tasks assigned by Executive Director and/or Director of Nursing.



This position requires occasional frequent need for moderate physical labor including but not limited to ability to carry or lift up to 75 pounds; ability to perform tasks involving bending, stooping, squatting, turning, and reaching; ability to bend and lift at the same time, standing for long periods of time and utilizing a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients. Job requires hearing and vision to be corrected to normal.

Job requires the following mental abilities including but not limited to ability to comprehend written and verbal communication, to utilize effective decision making and to deal with high stress activities and environments. Reasonable modification in job requirements may be possible to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Individuals may be excluded from some job requirements if their health could be affected by the patient’s condition or disease or their health could be adversely affect a patient’s condition.