Job Description

Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant -- Transitional Care Unit (Magee)
Job ID: 662218
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Rotating
Department: Transitional Care Unit
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC is hiring a Flex Full Time Certified Nursing Assistant for the Transitional Care Unit at the Oakland location. The 20-bed Transitional Care Unit serves primarily short-stay recuperative and rehabilitation patients—a majority are geriatric and/or stable post-op orthopedic and oncology patients. The TCU is a family- and patient-focused environment where collaboration and communication are paramount, and you should be comfortable working with wound vacs, hoyer lifts, and standard IV therapy. You will partner with the patient and his or her family, along with a diverse roster of therapists and counselors to help the patient return home with as much independence as possible. The TCU features a wide array of recreational activities, 24-hour visitation for family and friends, and an onsite PT/OT gym. OAPSA clearance is required.

Provide routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.


• Acquire and distribute supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including but limited to messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, set up of patient care equipment within the scope of the Nursing Assistant position, stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. 

Document in the medical record according to established procedures. 

Deliver patient nourishments, fill water pitchers, and distribute patient mail. May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints at the direction of the RN/LPN. Transport, transfer, and position patients safely. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information. 

Comply with safety policy and procedures including standard precautions. Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department

• Perform patient care skills as directed by the RN/LPN in a safe manner according to policy and procedure. Respond directly to patient requests or appropriately communicate the patient needs. Maintain an environment conducive to patient safety & recovery including but not limited to completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.


High school graduate or equivalent. 

Previous patient care experience strongly preferred

High school graduate or equivalent.

Successful completion of nursing assistant training program.

Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored.

No contact with medications is allowed. In the course of duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside.

Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Cert Nurse Assistant CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $13.31 to $20.87

Union Position: No

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