• Job Tracking ID: 512219-607568
    • Job Location: Rockford, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 03, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: March 5, 2018
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Job Description:

The Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA assists the registered nurse with caring for patients. They assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) and personal hygiene for patients who are residing at home, in nursing homes or in a hospital. The certified nursing assistant also gives support to family members and caregivers and reports any changes in patient status to the registered nurse.

This C.N.A will cover the Rockford area.  This is a Day Shift position.  This C.N.A will also need to get along well with co-workers along with having autonomy to set own schedule.

Assists patients with personal care such as bathing, washing hair, painting and cutting nails, shaving, oral care, and dressing 

Assesses patient's skin condition, weight, measurements and pain scale and reports any changes or issues to the registered nurse.

Makes the patients bed and assists with transferring patients as needed.

Assists patients with eating meals.

Conducts safety checks in regards to patient's environment and plan of care (i.e. carpets, oxygen tanks, open flames and electrical wires.

Educates family members and caregivers regarding personal care.

Electronically Documents each patient visit and phone call.

Attends interdisciplinary team and CNA meetings regarding patients and families.

Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.

Orders supplies when needed.

Delivers supplies as part of the patient visit.




Experience and Skills:

High School diploma / GED required 

Training in HIPPA, Infection Control, safety, personal care and documentation

Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA certification required

One to three years of Certified Nursing Assistant CNA experience in nursing home/assisted living facility preferred

Experience working with terminally ill individuals preferred

Good verbal, written, interpersonal and organization skills

Experience using Hoyer lifts, gait belts, walkers, wheelchairs, canes, shower benches/chairs, electric beds and other medical equipment

Team-oriented environment

Able to use cell phone, computer skills, voicemail

Frequently driving to complete patient visits


JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. 


JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.


Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities


    Your Life . . .


    Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice.  Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.


    JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.


    We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment


    Your Path . . .


    Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.


    Join our Journey!

For more information apply online at and explore career opportunities with us.