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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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Patient Care Technician, Casual- Nursing Students Welcome! - UPMC McKeesport

  • Job ID: 210004K6
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: minimum of one 8-hour shift every two weeks
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC McKeesport
  • Department: Resource Unit
  • Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $15.50 to $23.66 / hour


Are you currently a Nursing Student looking to continue developing your patient care skills?  Are you interested in working at a world-renowned medical center with an upbeat environment?  Do you enjoy working hands-on with patients, their families, and a supportive team to provide excellent patient care? If so, you might be a great fit for a role at UPMC!

UPMC McKeesport is currently recruiting casual Patient Care Technicians to join our nursing support staff! In the Resource Unit, you will float to assist other units as needed. This is a wonderful way to be immersed in patient care while seeing a variety of different specialties. A 7-day training class held on weekdays (8am-4pm) is required for those without experience. Shifts/Hours: To maintain a casual status, you would be required to work approximately 8 hours every two weeks, with the opportunity to work additional hours over holiday and summer breaks!

What is a Patient Care Technician?

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are essential partners in our mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. 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 the nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.  UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time.

Why Join us as a Patient Care Technician?

Continuing your nursing career as a Patient Care Technician allows you to gain hands-on experience to further your education and skills while in school.  This position offers a flexible schedule to allow you to work around your busy class schedules and help prepare you for your first Graduate Nurse role!


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful completion of EIC training program OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program
  • Successful completion of basic information system training. Microcomputer experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

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 34

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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