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Department:  Nursing Support
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Under the direction of a licensed registered nurse, the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) assists in direct patient care by providing for activities of daily living (ADL), comfort, nutrition, and hygiene needs for the adult and geriatric patient. The Patient Care Assistant takes and records clinical measures, collects specimens, provides transportation, and maintains equipment and supplies. The PCA immediately informs RN of any changes in patient condition and reinforces patient teaching as part of providing a safe patient centered care environment. May assist with patient charts as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent (employees hired prior to 2011 without a HS diploma are grandfathered into their position).

Completion of a Nursing Assistant program or completion of a first semester of RN program required.

Conversant in English and experience in computerized charting required.

Recent employment as a Nursing Assistant preferred.


Certifications Required

Current certification as a Nursing Assistant/CNA from the State of California, or completion of First semester of Registered Nurse program or equivalent. Note that if using CNA Certification, must meet all requirements for certification renewal including obtaining 48 hours of CEUs every two years and obtaining a minimum of 12 of those CEUs in each year of the certification period.





Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Nursing Assistant, Nursing, Registered Nurse, Patient Care, Geriatric, Healthcare

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