St Josephs Healthcare System

  • Patient Care Associate (Per diem, varied schedule)

    Requisition ID
    Nursing - Support
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    7:00AM to 3:30PM
    Position Type
  • Overview


    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 and BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at time of hire or must obtain BLS certification within 6 months of hire and 1 of the following: 1)PCA/PCT (Patient Care Associate/Patient Care Technician) diploma with 3 years of previous work experience within the last 6 months in an acute care setting with documented phlebotomy responsibilities OR 2) PCA/PCT diploma with National Health Career Association certification (American Education Certification Association may be accepted with transcript verification and candidate must present National Healthcareer Association Certification within 6 months of hire at employees' personal cost OR 3) enrolled in an accredited nursing school program and has completed Nursing Fundamentals level coursework in lieu of PCA/PCT diploma/certification. Exception for the Emergency department (ED) only, will accept current EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification in lieu of PCA/PCT diploma/certification.


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