Patient Care Assistant Job Openings - 24 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $20,980

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    Personal Care Assistant
    Distinctive Home & Healthcare

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $20,980

    Paraprofessional - Personal Care Assistant
    Epic Health Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $20,980

    Sitter Wanted - Hiring: Ashburn Care Provider, Seeking Child Care
    Careguide

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $28,130

    Dining Associate - Continuous Care- PT
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $28,130

    Dining Associate - Continuous Care- FT
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,150

    Personal Care Worker - Part Time - Evening & Night Shifts
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $22,810

    Sitter Wanted - Ashburn Sitter Job, Seeking Child Care
    Careguide

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $28,600

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    Seeking health reps to work from home
    My Young Enterprise

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,572

    Certified Nursing CNA
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,572

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    Certified Nursing CNA
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,060

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    Patiient Care Coordinator
    Manpower Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,630

    Utility Worker- Dishwasher- Continuing Care- PT
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,118

    After-School Care (K-8) Program Manager
    C3 Cyber Club

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,808

    ERP Applications Sales Representative, Health Care
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,490

    Provider Contract Cost
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $101,000

    Provider Contract Cost
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,609

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    Travel Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU - RN (Ashburn,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,341

    NEW
    BH Care Manager I - Any Anthem Location - 138421
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,490

    Provider Contract Cost
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $131,009

    Staff VP Product-Network and Cost of Care-137983
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,341

    BH (Behavioral Health) Care Manager II or III (Utilization Mgmt) Remote - Buffalo, NY - PS1048
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,341

    PT (Part-time) BH (Behavioral Health) Care Manager II - Utilization Mgmt - Remote - Buffalo, NY - PS1049
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,341

    (Maternity) Nurse Care
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,060

    NEW
    Travel Registered Nurse - Neuro ICU - Critical Care Unit - RN (Ashburn,VA) - HealthCare Traveler Jobs
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ashburn, VA

Patient Care Assistant Jobs

average

$25,710

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

What does a Patient Care Assistant do

A Patient Care Assistant provides nursing and technical care to patients. They work under the supervision of nurses in a hospital or nursing care facility.

how to become a Patient Care Assistant

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Top Skills for a Patient Care Assistant

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PersonalCareVitalSignsEKGPCARNPersonalHygieneAssistanceMealPrepCustomerServiceBloodGlucoseLevelsCompanionshipEmergencyDailyLivingActivitiesBloodSugarCPRMedicalRecordsCarePlanTelemetryPatientInformationCommunicationSkillsDataEntry

Top Patient Care Assistant Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for patient care assistant jobs include:
  1. Personal Care
  2. Vital Signs
  3. EKG
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Assisted the RN with dressings, treatments, and other personal cares.
  • Worked with the inpatient ambulatory EMR Epic system and entered vital signs and other vital information as required.
  • Perform EKG's; discontinue IV's and Foley catheters.
  • Design and build test fixtures to reliably test PCA assemblies.
  • Worked side-by-side with registered nurses learning acute assessment and hands-on critical care nursing skills

Blood Glucose Levels, Companionship, EKG, Telemetry, Communication Skills, Medical Records, Daily Living Activities, Meal Prep, Personal Care, CPR, Data Entry, PCA, Emergency, Blood Sugar, Care Plan, RN, Personal Hygiene Assistance, Vital Signs, Customer Service, Patient Information

Top Patient Care Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Patient Care Assistant Employers

Patient Care Assistant positions seems to be very popular at Cleveland Clinic where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Patient Care Assistants have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts
  2. University Hospital
  3. Rescare
  4. Baptist Memorial Hospital

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Patient Care Assistant candidates.

Cleveland Clinic, Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, University Hospital, Rescare, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Stavros, Right at Home, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Home Health Care

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