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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Full-Time Patient Care Technicians - Oakland or Shadyside

  • Job ID: 210002WH
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 36-40
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Organization
  • Department:
  • Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.36 to $25.72 / hour


Interested in starting a career in healthcare? UPMC is hiring full-time Patient Care Technicians for UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside! This posting is for candidates interested in one or both hospitals!
Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are required to work rotating shifts, which include daylight, evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts. PCTs will also be required to work 12-hour shifts, with a possibility of a combination of 8-hour and 12-hour shifts.
All hired candidates will be complete a mandatory training course. This is a paid training program! This course is held during weekdays and daylight hours. Attendance is mandatory for the entire training.

  • 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 maintained at all times.
  • 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. 
  • 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 required.
  • Applicants without previous hospital experience who are hired will be provided with and required to successfully complete a training course.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
• CPR within 30 days of beginning employment
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Basic Life Support or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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