Patient Care Assistant III/CMA-A Certified

Recruitment #220524-Y10C-44


Applicant must apply online.

Patient Care Assistant III/ CMA-A- Certified Medication Aide Advanced
Hourly $ 17.39
Annual salary $ 36,168.67

• Generous benefits allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible spending
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service
• Generous incentive programs

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect nonprofessional
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.

Typical Functions
The functions performed in this job family will vary by level, unit and organization, but may include the
• Performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and
hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens.
• Charts observations and activities, reporting pertinent changes in the patient’s condition.
• Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared.
• Escorts patients to and from various destinations.
• Assists in maintaining and providing a clean, safe environment.
• Orders, receives and stores supplies and performs basic clerical functions.
• Participates in follow-up activities and tracking clients, schedules appointments and performs other
related tasks.
• Provides case finding and recruitment of at risk persons for comprehensive health services.
Level Descriptor
Levels are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required for
completion of work assignments, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for providing
guidance, training, and assignment of work activities to other patient care assistant staff, and perform
more advanced duties.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the English language in order
to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; of public health services available to the
community; of record keeping; of the techniques of interviewing, of basic nursing practices and
techniques; of basic methods of sanitation and personal hygiene; of medical terminology; and of
planning and organizing work assignments. Ability is required to record observations and activities, to
follow oral and written directions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
others; to apply basic nursing techniques; to monitor and direct the work of others; and to judge a
situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action.


Education and Experience Education and Experience
Education and Experience required at this level consists of three years of experience in providing
patient care.



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 Level I and II. Level III 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 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of
25 pounds.
Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63
O.S. § 427.8.