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Patient Support Assistant

  • Job ID: 386298629
  • 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


Are you currently enrolled in Nursing School and are an aspiring healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for an opportunity that offers flexible scheduling and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

A Patient Support Assistant provides basic patient care under the direction of a professional nurse. Patient Support Assistants maintain a safe, clean and therapeutic patient care environment for patients and their families.

*Orientation is planned for the week of 12/20/21*


  • 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.  Freshman students enrolled in a BSN program will be considered.
  • Area of education: Nursing assistant program or Associate or Bachelor degree program in health sciences or a related field.  Nursing Program strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required within 30 days of hire.
  • 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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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct