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Patient Care Assistant I, Adult Oncology


Location: Fountain Valley, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: ORA004858

Title: Patient Care Assistant I

Location: Fountain Valley, CA

Department: Adult Oncology

Status: Full Time

Shift: Nights (12hr shifts)

Pay Range*: $20.00/hr - $27.00/hr

Bonus: $1,500 sign on

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation, and teamwork.

Position Summary

The Patient Care Assistant I (PCA I) is an unlicensed caregiver working under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse. The PCA I provides the most basic of patient care including patient date collection, personal hygiene, and assistance with activities of daily living such as ambulating, toileting and feeding. PCA I's perform tasks as assigned and are instrumental in facilitating departmental/unit flow activities that support patient care and facilitate a safe, clean environment. The PCA I utilizes effective communication and documents data relevant to the care of the patient within their defined scope of practice. The PCA I demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development; as well as incorporating cultural differences, psychosocial and or spiritual needs when providing patient care. In addition, the PCA I collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to ensure safe and effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

 1. Demonstrates the ability to safely, timely, and competently perform assigned duties.
2. Follows directions and communicates with the Registered Nurse and other members of the Healthcare 
Team in organized, clear and timely manner.
3. Collects and documents information pertinent to the patient’s status in the patient’s electronic medical 
record and notifies Registered Nurse of changes in patient’s condition.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all 
medical, financial and other sensitive and/or confidential material in printed, electronic or verbal form 
related to all patient and employee privacy. 
5. Demonstrates the ability to use good customer service skills by managing and acknowledging patientfamily-significant other expectations.
6. Demonstrates tact, sensitivity and discretion at all times.
7. Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of job specific competencies, proper use of equipment, 
and maintain educational competencies and licensure.
8. Ability to be at work and be on time.
9. Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.
10. Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
11. Ability to prioritize and multitask

*Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent Acute Care experience preferred.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate or minimum of one (1) year of nursing assistant experience or currently enrolled in Nursing Program with successful completion of at least (1) semester.


  • High school diploma or equivalency. 
  • Basic computer knowledge preferred. 
  • Current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers card. 

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