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UPMC Passavant - Full-Time Patient Care Technincian - Multiple Positions & Units!


Are you interested in a new, or continuing career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development within the healthcare field? 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is hiring full-time Patient Care Technicians to support various inpatient units at our McCandless location. Hours vary by unit, but full-time candidates can expect to work between 36 to 40 hours per week. These positions will also require working a rotating schedule that include weekends and holidays.

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 work of a PCT is both challenging and very rewarding but, many find this to be a wonderful life long career.

All hired candidates will be required to attend a 7-day mandatory training course. This course is held during weekdays and daylight hours. All 7 days are mandatory and are scheduled in a structured classroom setting. 


  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs.
  • The PCT provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is always maintained. 
  • 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 patient’s 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 specime. 
  • Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches. 
  • 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.




  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 
  • Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA) preferred.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  • Previous Patient Care Technician experience preferred.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.

Which role you will be selected for will be based upon your previous experience. Applicants without previous experience who are hired will be provided, and are required to successfully complete a 7 day training course at UPMC Mercy Hospital.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance.
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days of employment.
  • Additional clearances may be required based upon the unit a candidate is hired into


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