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Holland Hospital Patient Care Assistant - Nursing Float Pool in Holland, Michigan

Job Summary: Under supervision of the RN, serves as an integral member of the health care team by performing clerical and patient care assignments as delegated. This position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and service appropriate to the age of the patients served in their assigned area. This position will provide total on-the-job training and education to ensure each patient care assistant can provide safe and quality care to every patient.

Unit Description: The Nursing Float Team is a group of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) who are either Full time with a schedule, part-time with a schedule, or variable staffing pool (VSP). Following a thorough orientation period, the Nursing Float Team is expected to be competent and comfortable changing patient assignments, units, conditions, and situations. The Float Team provides staffing to the inpatient Medical/ Surgical units (5W, 4W, S/O, TU) under the direction of a dedicated Float Team Manager. To maintain competency and skill mix, the float staff does not work with patient groups in the specialty areas including ICU, Pediatrics, Emergency, Surgery, Psychiatry, Birth unit, or ATU.

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct patient care under supervision of the RN, including but not limited to taking vitals, assisting with daily living skills including patient hygiene, patient transferring, and ensuring quality patient care.

  • Communicates and coordinates services with RNs, fellow patient care assistants, and any other patient provider. Provides input in the development of an individualized plan of care.

  • Provides unit maintenance including stocking the floor and maintaining an organized environment.

  • Collects and documents required information regarding a patient’s health status.

  • Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior. Advocates for privacy, confidentiality, safety, and security of patient, staff and organization data.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Current BLS for the Health Care Provider (or completed within 60 days of hire).

    Preferred Education/Training

  • Certified Nurses Aide Certificate (CNA)

  • Previous patient care experience, knowledge of medical terminology, computer literacy, bilingual.