High School Diploma/GED Certificate
Basic Life Support Certification Required
Medical Assistant Certification
1 year of experience preferred
Receives on the job training under close supervision. Additional preparation and approval required for catheterization (male PCA only).
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The patient care assistant/mental health aide performs a variety of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal and emotional needs of adolescent (15 +years, Medical Surgical units only), adult and/or geriatric patients while under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: No experience required if certified; if not certified, equivalent experience is required.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or equivalent preferred and certification or equivalent experience required. Must present copy of education requirement upon hire.
American Heart Association certification for health care provider required upon hire or during orientation and every two years thereafter. Dr. Armstrong restraint training required during orientation and every year thereafter.