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Employment Type:
Full time
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Patient Care Assistant
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Kaiser Permanente | Riverside, CA
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Job Description


The Patient Care Assistant assists in patient care delivery, clerical functions & provides unit support through a variety of functions.

Essential Functions:

* Provides basic nursing care needs to assigned patients & make visual observations reporting abnormalities in accordance w/ established nursing procedures & policies; documents patient observation & direct care information to patient's medical records
* Take assignments accurately. Works as a team member w/ assigned RN & other healthcare workers to provide care
* Visit each assigned patient at the beginning of the shift/assignment & report observations to R.N.
* Make rounds on assigned patients at least every two hours, observing & reporting changes to the R.N.
* Use the multidisciplinary plan of care as a guide for individualized patient care & teaching as directed by the R.N. Identifies discharge barriers & communicates to R.N.
* Assist w/ or provide activities of daily living (ADL's) including baths, linen change of occupied & unoccupied bed, dressing, feeding, providing water, grooming & hygiene, AM & HS care, mouth/foley/peri-care
* Collect simple specimens & record specimen collection
* Reinforce pulmonary hygiene including use of incentive spirometer, sets up oxygen, & connects patient to pulse oximeter
* Provide nourishments; monitor & set up NG feedings, G-tube feeding or J-tube feeding for the nurse to administer
* Administers minor treatments & procedures such as, but not limited to, EKG test administration, non-medicated enemas (Harris flush, soap suds), non-sterile dressing changes; sitz baths, apply ostomy appliances to old, healed sites; perform oral suctioning; safely apply heat/cooling measures; perform surgical preps; complete pre-op checklist
* Perform cast care; apply Buck's traction, CPM machine, sequential stocking
* Perform blood glucose monitoring
* Provide bed exercises, including range of motion & positioning, & assist patient in ambulating when necessary
* For each patient, documents care provided, including but not limited to: Oral intake, all output, vital signs, weights & measurements in a concise, accurate, legible & timely manner in the medical record
* Transports patients for transfer, discharge or other needs as directed
* Provide post-mortem care
* Maintains prescribed standards of cleanliness & organization for assigned work areas replenishing stock supplies as necessary
* Remove faulty, non-functioning equipment from service, label, & report to the appropriate personnel
* Order supplies & equipment as needed. Enters equipment repair requests in EMSR
* Comply w/ patient safety practices/policies
* Comply w/ nursing department policies regarding patient rights, restraints, safety belts, posey jackets/belts & side rails
* Participates in providing appropriate emergency procedures as indicated.
* Respond to codes & other life-threatening situations as appropriate or directed
* Demonstrate understanding of assigned role in external/internal disasters
* Participate in emergency drills & mock codes
* Utilizes house-wide computer to input pending & actual discharges (w/in 10 minutes of patient departure)
* Skills assessments & validations are utilized to ensure that employees providing patient care to specific age groups (i.e. infants, adolescents, elderly, etc.) are proficient identifying the special needs & behaviors associated w/ a particular patient population

Basic Qualifications:

* For Riverside and Fontana Positions:
* Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1000 hours of recent (within last 3 years) acute clinical or skilled nursing facility experience (excluding training)
* Current BLS card
* For Fontana Positions: If unable to fill, Certified Nursing Assistant within 1 year of initial certification from a program with clinical training as a PCA Trainee. Current BLS card required.


* This is a temporary position for approximately 6 months.
* Schedule to include rotating weekends, holidays and floating within the established seniority section.

Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 11:00 PM Working Hours End: 7:30 AM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: USWA - Local 7600 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: 2 West Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.


As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.