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Patient Care Associate I/II

The Patient Care Associate I (PCA) is a key member of the nursing care team and assists with direct and indirect patient care, provide basic nursing care, and support to patients and health care team members. Under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse (RN), the PCA I helps to provide interventions that are prescribed by the treatment plan. Shares accountability for quality patient outcomes.
Minimum Requirements:
Education/Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience:
Previous experience in a health-related position or as a Nursing Assistant preferred
Licensure/Certificates:
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
BLS or Heart Saver with AED must be obtained within 6 months from date of hire
Skills:
Reading, writing, typing (at least 20 words per minute), and basic math skills required.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
Ability to function as an active team member.
Demonstrates competency in required skills relevant to area of practice.
Physical Requirements:
Walking, standing, bending, and kneeling throughout the shift.
Ability to lift and position patient is required.
Must be able to identify and differentiate colors.
Moving of heavy, awkward equipment.
Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA.



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