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St. Joseph's Health Patient Care Associate in the Paterson ED (11pm to 7:30am) in Paterson, New Jersey

Patient Care Associate in the Paterson ED (11pm to 7:30am)

Requisition ID





Nursing - Support

Shift Hours AM/PM




Position Type

Regular Full-Time


St. Joseph's Health 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.


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:

PCA/PCT (Patient Care Associate/Patient Care Technician) diploma with 6 months to 1 year of previous work experience within the last 6 months in an healthcare settingOR
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificationORPCA/PCT diploma with National Health Career Association certificationOR
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certificationOR
Enrolled in an accredited nursing school program and has completed Nursing Fundamentals level coursework in lieu of PCA/PCT diploma/certification OR
Provides evidence of completion in Nursing Fundamental level coursework OR
Evidence of completion in a Nursing Assistant training program OR
5 to 7 years of previous direct patient care hospital experience

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