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Patient Care Assistant

PRIMARY PURPOSE Performs specified patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse and is committed to the provision of patient centered/patient valued care.

- Must have completed a formal nurse aide course;
OR, - Must hold a current certified nurse aide registry;
OR - Must hold a current medical assistant certificate;
OR - Must be a currently enrolled in an accredited school of professional nursing and must have documentation of basic fundamentals of nursing from the school;
OR, -Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing;
OR, - Must successfully complete Parkland's 8-week job specific training program.

Certification/Registration/Licensure: - Must have a current Heartsaver CPR course completion card within 90 days of hire and/or placement in job from one of the following:
  • ¬†American Heart Association
  • ¬†American Red Cross Rescuer
  • ¬†Military Training Network
Skills or Special Abilities: - Must be able to demonstrate basic patient care skills and skill in the use of supplies and assigned equipment. - Must be able to communicate effectively with departmental personnel of other departments, nurses, physicians, patients and families. - Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.