Patient Care Assistant
Who are Patient Care Assistants?
Patient Care Assistants are an essential part of the patient care team providing daily care and emotional support to patients when they need it most. They assist patients with personal care and activities of daily living including vital signs, weights, and dressing changes. They use strong communication skills, compassion, and patience to address the patient’s needs. By observing their patients carefully, they are the eyes and ears of the clinical staff, making sure the healthcare team knows of any changes.
Do Patient Care Assistants need a certification?
While Certified Nursing Assistants are encouraged to apply, a certification is not required. Med Center Health offers training and coaching by Educators, Nurses, and experienced Patient Care Assistants to ensure that our PCAs are equipped to offer the best care possible.
Where do Patient Care Assistants work?
Patient Care Assistants primarily work in hospital settings across a variety of departments serving different groups of patients and supporting different levels of care. Med Center Health also has opportunities in Long Term Care, Outpatient Services, and Physician Practices.See Available Patient Care Assistant Positions