Patient Care Assistant

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, CA


Certified Nursing Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

1 Year of Experience Required

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) assists with the needs of the unit, patient and family. The PCA role supports, supplements and/or compliments patient care provided by licensed nursing staff in acute care units by maintaining supplies, equipment and unit environment, performing clerical functions and assisting RNs in specific direct patient care tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or successful completion of GED.

Required Licenses & Certifications: Medical Assistant Certification, Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and/or post high school vocational/ specialized medical training certificate or completion of one year nursing school. Current American Health Association BLS-C.

Experience: One year of hospital-related patient care experience.

Skills & Abilities: Medical terminology. Computer skills. Strong verbal communication skills. Must be able to work as part of a team or independently. Ability to problem solve and prioritize demands preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish or Southeast Asian languages preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Sit: Up to 3 hours/day

Stand/Walk: 6-8 hours

Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours

Reach: Up to 6 hours

Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs

Lift/Push/Pull: 25lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment

This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.