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Patient Care Assistant I

Recruitment #121114-Y10A-40

Introduction

Major Work Duties: Provides direct and indirect non-professional nursing care at a psychiatric facility for adults or for children and adolescence under nursing or medical supervision. Monitor patient activities and response to medication, work with patients on daily living skills, and record on charts, In this role they will primarily assist other patient care staff in performing various functions and work under close supervision.
 
Probationary period (or trial period, if applicable) required

Additional Factors for Consideration: Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill any job-related travel normally associated with this position and as such have a valid driver’s license. Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of lifting/carrying 50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently and able to push and pull a maximum force of 50 pounds.

Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment and Pre-placement Testing.  Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants for safety sensitive positions shall be required to submit to urinalysis to test for drugs.  Appointment to a safety sensitive position shall be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

This agency requires coverage 24 hours, 7 days per week.  Work hours and location may vary depending on business necessity.  Employees may be required to work weekends and overtime.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Permanent/reinstatement employees must submit an OPM Personal Data Summary Sheet (Form 4-B http://ok.gov/opm/) by the closing date along with a cover letter containing the job family title, announcement number and a copy of the applicant's most recent performance evaluation.  All other applicants must apply through the Office of Personnel Management website http://ok.gov/opm/ Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision. This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Patient Care Assistant job family has three levels which are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work, and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients.  In this role they will primarily assist other patient care staff in performing various functions and work under close supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience required at this level is none.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Drivers License at the time of appointment.

Some agencies may require the translation of health information for non-English speaking clients.

The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nursing Aide for all levels of the Patient Care Assistant job family.  Levels II and III may require additional certification as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide for all levels of the Patient Care Assistant job family.

Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Non-Competitive

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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