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Patient Care Associate II / 3 West Per Diem

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Patient Care Assistant II provides patient care and performs unit activities under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse. These include, but are not limited to, direct patient care activities such as taking vital signs and assisting patients with the basic activities of daily living, as well as non-clinical activities such as acting as a receptionist, coordinating equipment, providing transportation activities, and performing tasks specific to the department assigned.

The Patient Care Assistant II interacts with patients, families, nursing, and a variety of interdisciplinary personnel and possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills. The PCA II staff collaborate amongst themselves to ensure safe patient care and smooth unit operations.

Job Knowledge and Skills:

  • Successful completion of the Patient Care Assistant Proficiency Exam with a score of 80% or better (experienced PCAs and Nursing students)

  • Successful completion of the literacy exam with a score of 80% or better (all candidates)

  • CPR training required

  • Phlebotomy training preferred

  • Must be able to speak and understand written and oral English communication


  • High school graduate or equivalent


  • Six months of experience as a Nursing Assistant, or is a Nursing student currently enrolled in a formal program who has successfully completed at least one clinical rotation, or is currently enrolled in and successfully completes the NWH Patient Care Assistant Training Program.

  • Phlebotomy experience preferred

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Newton , Patient Care Associate II / 3 West Per Diem, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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