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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Per Diem
Shift:  3rd

Under the direction of a licensed registered nurse, the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) will assist in direct patient care by providing for ADL, comfort, nutrition, and hygiene needs for the adult and geriatric patient. The Patient Care Assistant will take and record clinical measures, collects specimens, provides transportation, and maintains equipment and supplies, as well as participating in a safe patient care environment.


Education, Training and Experience

Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Completion of a Nursing Assistant program, or completion of first semester of RN program, or equivalent to be determined by Department Director and VP Patient Care Services. Preferred: Recent employment as a Nursing Assistant.


Skills or Other Qualifications

Required: Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions. Must be conversant in English and be able to accurately document in the patient electronic medical record (computerized chart).


Preferred: Knowledge of section specific test information and instrumentation may be required.


License and 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. Current BLS certification is required prior to clinical rotation. Must obtain Limited Phlebotomy certification within one year of hire as a PCA (or RN license).

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Geriatric, Medical Technologist, Medical, Nursing, Patient Care, Healthcare

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