Patient Care Assistant Level I & II

Medical/Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester

Recruitment #210408-Y10B-H04

Introduction

Medical/Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Salary: 
$2,332.16 - $2,621.92 monthly – Level I
       $2,719.09 - $2,884.25 monthly – Level II      
  
This position may be filled at the alternate hiring level of Level I, depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.

Current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide required.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

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.

Level II:    
This is the career level of this job family where employees perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction.  This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors.  It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Level II:    
Education and Experience required at this level consists of one year of experience in providing patient care. 

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 Levels I and II. Level III the Department of Veterans Affairs requires certification as a (CMA-A) Certified Medication Aide Advanced 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 65 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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