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.
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.
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.
Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma driverís 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.