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Patient Care Assistant

Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID: 10647 Category: Health

Job Description
  • The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) assists nursing staff with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care which support and complement nursing practice under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • At a minimum, the PCA carries out designated skills that are within those functions of a certified nursing assistant, as defined by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient' s age-specific needs.
  • The PCA communicates data reflective of the patient' s status and delegated tasks and/or functions.
  • The incumbent works flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Floats to various inpatient and ambulatory areas

 

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Graduation from a vocational program for nursing assistants preferred.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
  • Relevant experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills preferred.
  • PCA' s in the Inpatient Neurology Unit must be able to perform all duties in the Epilepsy monitoring unit.
  • Basic Life Support certification is required. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credential preferred and may be required per specialty unit guidelines.
  • Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credential is required for Inpatient Float Pool unit.  
  • Must have AZ certification or licensure, current BLS.
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