Patient Care Assistant

May 18, 2023
Comanche County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Patient Care Assistant


Supervisory Organization
Lawton/Ft. Sill Veterans Cente

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

Salary - Hourly - $18.25

Job Description

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision. This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

Typical Functions

Performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens.

Charts observations and activities, reporting pertinent changes in the patient's condition.

Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared.

Escorts patients to and from various destinations.

Assists in maintaining and providing a clean, safe environment.

Orders, receives and stores supplies and performs basic clerical functions.

Participates in follow-up activities and tracking clients, schedules appointments and performs other related tasks.

Provides case finding and recruitment of at-risk persons for comprehensive health services

Level Descriptor

T his is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for providing guidance, training, and assignment of work activities to other patient care assistant staff and perform more advanced duties.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience required at this level consists of three years of experience in providing patient care. Valid Oklahoma Department of Health Long Term Care Certification is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory; of medical terminology; and of infection control measures. Ability is required to exercise sound judgment; to follow detailed oral or written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to provide nursing care to patients or clients.

Special Requirements

Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Driver's License at the time of appointment. Some agencies may require the translation of health information for non-English speaking clients. The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nursing Aide for Level I and II. Level III requires certification as a (CMA-A) Certified Medication Aide Advanced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, to include Glucose, Respiratory, Insulin and Gastro The Oklahoma Department of Corrections requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide for all levels of the Patient Care Assistant job family. Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.

Additional Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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