UPMC Patient Care Technician- CCAC Nursing Students- 4 South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Nursing support staff give personal care to patients with an emphasis on dignity and respect, striving to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay.

Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians also provide invaluable aid to nurses and doctors on the floor by completing important skilled tasks such as checking vital signs and glucose levels, performing EKGs and blood draws, and much more.

UPMC Passavant is hiring a casual Patient Care Technicianto support the4 South atour McCandless location.

Patient care staff in department work on a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage. Availability for all shifts, including some weekends and holidays, is expected.

The Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician are valued steps in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for upward advancement into lead and management roles. Many support staff may seek to use the knowledge and skill they gain in this position to launch a career in nursing, advanced practice, health care administration, therapy, or another related field.


  • Assumesresponsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.

  • Assuresequipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Caresfor patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.

  • Constructivelyreceives feedback and direction.

  • Contributesto the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, respondingto call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transportingpatients.

  • Demonstrateunderstanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment inthe health professions.

  • Demonstratesawareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

  • Demonstratesthe ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of thehealth care team.

  • Developsand maintains productive working relationships internally and externallyby demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation andcommitment to patients and colleagues.

  • Documentsin the medical record according to established procedures. Performsassigned work in a timely and productive manner. Completes departmentclerical functions as needed.

  • Establishesappropriate and effective communication with other departments.

  • Establishesprofessional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

  • Identifiesand communicates learning needs to the unit director.

  • Participatesin self-review as requested by the unit director.

  • Performsthe UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose,weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND atleast 4 of the following BU identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG,simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladderscan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal.

  • Providesinstruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician orhospital protocol.

  • Providespatient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities ofdaily living. Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonarytherapies. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reportschanges in patient status.

  • Requestsassistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

  • Strictlyadheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care andhospital related information. Complies with safety policies and proceduresincluding standard precautions.

  • Suggestsand supports changes within the department.

  • Supportsdepartment based projects and quality initiatives.

  • Takesaction to improve knowledge, skills and performance.


  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.

  • Knowledgeof body mechanics and transfer techniques.

  • Abilityto effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • CertifiedNursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.

  • EmergencyMedical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT orParamedic program preferred.

  • Accessto medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to thenurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

· CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

· Act 34 Criminal Clearance

· Basic Life Support

· Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities