Patient Care Assistant -PRN - UC Medical Center - Nursing Pool
UC Health
 Cincinnati, OH

Title: PCA

Location: UC Medical Center

Department: Nursing Pool

Hours: PRN

Shift: varies

Primary Purpose: The Patient Care Assistant provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The PCA maintains an orderly, clean and safe environment for patients and visitors.

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: High school diploma or GED, required.

License and Certification:

Completed med-surg clinical rotation for RN students


STNA registry required for state tested nursing assistant. STNA required for Daniel Drake Center.


Able to complete UC Health PCA-Novice program for 3-4 weeks.

Years of Experience: Minimum required: Zero - six months experience required. Preferred: One to two years equivalent experience.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Trained and maintains proficiency in AHA CPR and patient care skills. Completes unit-specific hospital safety education.
  • One of the following criteria is required for this role:
  • State Tested Nursing Aide Training; Acute Medical Surgical Training or Hospital Specific Training.May be a student from an accredited RN program that has successfully completed a medical surgical rotation or another acute care rotation.If candidates do not have either of the initial two requirements, the candidate must successfully complete the UC Health competency training for PCAs and additional orientation before being permitted to care for patients.