Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician
Job ID: 170001NS
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: rotating
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Presbyterian! With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today.

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring full-time nursing support staff for a variety of shifts and days. Nursing support staff at Presbyterian typically works rotating shifts. Shifts/hours/days will vary by unit.

Nursing Assistants (NAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.

The role you will be selected for will be based upon your previous experience. Applicants without previous hospital experience who are hired will be provided -- and are required to successfully complete a training course. ***This course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours. Minimum salary for a Nursing Assistant is 12.74 per hour.

NURSING STUDENTS: Please note that this job opening is for candidates not currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program. If you are currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program and are interested in casual nursing support opportunities at UPMC Presbyterian, please check the UPMC website for additional openings.

• Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs
• Interacting and attending to patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient satisfaction
• Working hand in and hand with the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being or changes in their conditions
• Working directly with patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers (with assistance as needed).
• Performing basic clinical skills such as weighing patients, taking blood pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring specimen
• Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches.
• Assisting patients with their nutritional needs, including food preparation and set up
• Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units.
• Depending upon the role, a PCT may also perform several advanced skills such as drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV catheters from veins.
• Opportunity to support the unit through various clerical and administrative tasks
• Assisting with post-life physical care


• High school diploma or equivalent.
• If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program.
• Successful completion of basic information system training. Microcomputer experience preferred.
• Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
• Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

• CPR within 30 days of beginning employment
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.74 to $19.97

Union Position: No

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