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Patient Support Assistant

  • Job ID: 700804228
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Nursing Srvcs
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.19 to $23.82 / hour


A Patient Support Assistant provides basic patient care under the direction of a professional nurse. PSA's 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.



  • Current sophomore or junior-level student in a Nursing Program.  Nursing Students that have completed 1 year of Nursing School will also be considered.
  • Nursing assistant program or Associate or Bachelor degree program in health sciences or a related field.  Bachelor degree program strongly preferred.

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

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