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Patient Care Associate - Surgical Trauma and Neuro ICU (3pm to 11:30pm) **NEW & IMPROVED PAY RATES AVAILABLE!!**

Job ID 2021-18624 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time
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Overview

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview
Responsible for assisting patients with activities of daily living, provides basic care to acutely ill patients. Assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Performs EKG's and Venipuncture as directed by the Registered Nurse.

Qualifications

Work requires a High School diploma or equivalent.  BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at time of hire or must obtain BLS certification within 6 months of hire, Phlebotomy/blood drawing experience preferred but will train, and 1 of the following:

  • Completion of a SJH approved training program OR
  • PCA/PCT (Patient Care Associate/Patient Care Technician) diploma with 2 years of previous direct patient care in an acute care setting with proof of unit competencies OR
  • National Health Career Association certification within 3 months of hire in lieu of experience OR
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification OR
  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification OR
  • Enrolled in an accredited nursing school program and has completed Nursing Fundamentals level coursework in lieu of PCA/PCT diploma/certification

Effective January 2019, St. Joseph’s Health requires certifications for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to be granted through the American Heart Association

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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