Patient Care Assistant

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital - Laveen, AZ3.6

Company Overview
Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital: Looking for a new, different way to practice healthcare? Well look no further! At Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital we pride ourselves on our work and our ability to give each patient the time they need and deserve. Whether you join our Hospital or one of our Free-Standing Emergency Rooms, you will become a valuable member of our healthcare team and your contribution is vital in providing the highest quality patient care. Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital is bringing a new level of healthcare to Arizona. Our state of the art facilities are designed with the clinical team in mind, allowing our team to focus on what is truly important – the patient. Make the right choice and follow a career path that leads with innovation and puts patient care at the forefront. Apply to join our team today!
About Adeptus Health
Adeptus Health is a leading patient-centered healthcare organization expanding access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier healthcare providers. All Adeptus Health freestanding facilities are fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology, on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. For the last four years, Adeptus Health has exceeded the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction according to patient feedback collected nationwide by Press Ganey Associates Inc. Adeptus Health also was named a 2016 and 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. For more information, please visit

Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
Bathes, dresses/undresses patients and assist with personal hygiene.
Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.
Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
Assists patients in ambulating.
Collects data including intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and reports values outside normal parameters to nurse. Demonstrates awareness of age-specific considerations in gathering assessments.
Performs non sterile dressing changes.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing unit specific documentation systems.
Reports any changes in patient's condition or behavior to nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure patient care is delivered in safe, high quality, and effective manner
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Orients and mentors new staff members.


Education and Experience:
High School Graduate or equivalent required.
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider required.
Minimum of 1 year of hospital experience required.
AZ ONLY: Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) in state of practice, completion of a Patient Care Technician training program, or nurse extern (completed block one/first year of nursing school) is required.
TX ONLY: Certification as a Nurse Assistant by the State is preferred.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.