The Patient Care Assistant I (PCA I) is accountable for supporting patient care activities, under the supervision of a registered nurse, in the clinic setting and on inpatient nursing units. The PCA I works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care needs are met. The PCA I performs patient care activities, as delegated, and adheres to patient safety measures. The PCA I is competent in the performance of basic patient care activities, medical terminology, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The PCA I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: High School diploma or the equivalent or technical skills/training appropriate to the specialty area.
b. Licensure/Certification: Nursing/Medical Assistant Certification required.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart
Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service/clinic.
2. Work Experience: Six (6) months - One (1) year related clinical experience preferred.
3. Skills/Knowledge: Mental Health First Aid within 90 days of hire.
EKG, and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as
applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
2. Other Skills:
Medical Terms PC
3. Work Schedule:
Weekends Holidays Flexible