PCA – Patient Care Associate – NJ & NY

Job description


  • MUST HAVE HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE – acute care/clinical experience
  • Checks vital signs, weighs and measures patients, obtains specimens and records findings on patient’s chart.
  • Instructs patients on how to obtain specimens for laboratory testing and performs basic specimen screening.
  • Performs vision and hearing testing and simple urinalysis.
  • Administers emergency first aid, including basic life support procedures.
  • Performs simple first aid such as dressing changes, bandaging and cleansing of wounds, irrigation and cleansing of ears.
  • Prepares patient for examination and assists medical provider during examination by providing necessary supplies/equipment.
  • Prepares examining room for examination including cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
  • Informs patients on proper preparation for various medical testing.
  • Conducts interview of client to obtain routine personal and medical information and appropriate health history.
  • Maintains, completes, processes and files patients’ charts, appropriate forms and documents.
  • Reports observations of patient to medical staff caring for patient to ensure professional assessment.
  • Answers routine inquiries of patients in person or via telephone and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in informing patients and their families of health care services and achieving healthful, safe living.
  • Maintains inventory of the unit’s equipment stock and supplies.
  • Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assists in the orientation of new employees.
  • Directs and escorts patients to other hospital departments and/or facilities, as needed.
  • Coordinates efforts of various clinic and facility departments in scheduling and rebooking appointments through manual and/or automated systems and enters pertinent patient information into hospital data systems.
  • Obtains blood specimens for laboratory testing by performing venipuncture and/or fingerstick testing.
  • Operates electrocardiograph equipment to record electrical wave tracing of the electrical currents of the heart muscle.

Skills & Certificate/Licensure:

  • 1-2+ years of hospital experience required
  • EKG Certificate
  • Phlebotomist/Phlebotomy Certificate
  • High school diploma (or its educational equivalent, approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization)
  • Successful completion of a NY or NJ Department of Health prescribed training program for Phlebotomy, satisfactory to the Laboratory Director as a Patient Care Associate.
  • BLS – AHA required

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay Rate: $22.00 – $30.00 per hour


  • Health insurance
  • Referral program


  • 5×8
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Every weekend
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift
  • Night shift
  • Rotating weekends
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location