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Job Description

Job Title: Patient Support Assistant - Casual - Nursing Students Preferred
Job ID: 73701915
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Casual
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Nursing Srvcs
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


Do you have an interest in pediatric nursing? Would you like to get your foot in the door with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh while you're finishing your nursing program? This position is seeking nursing students enrolled in a BSN program to work casual hours on multiple units within the hospital. Apply now!

Provides basic patient care under the direction of a professional nurse. Maintains a safe, clean and therapeutic patient care environment for patients and their families.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Adhere to the organization's Patient Safety Plan, goals, and fulfills Patient Safety objectives. Adhere to the national patient safety goals by planning, directing, and monitoring implementation aspects related to those goals. Adhere to reporting elements and requirements set forth by all regulatory agencies for patient safety. Adhere to the Patient safety educational aspects.
  • Participate as a Patient Care Sitter as needed.
  • Provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the patient and the family. Report unsafe conditions to the professional nurse.
  • Provide basic personal hygiene and assistance in activities of daily living such as feeding, dressing, ambulating and elimination.
  • Transfer and transport patients in a safe, timely and courteous manner.
  • Monitor the patient's status as related to physical safety and report observations to the professional nurse.
  • Interact with patients, family members, visitors, other staff members and community representatives in a courteous and respectful manner. Attend to the needs of guests.


  • Required level of education: Current sophomore or junior-level student in a Nursing Program.
  • Area of education: Nursing assistant program or Associate or Bachelor degree program in health sciences or a related field.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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