Patient Care Assistant (CMA-A)

Recruitment #220524-Y10C-I07


ODVA is seeking full time Patient Care Assistant providing support to Nursing Department. This is a state employee position located in Sulphur, Oklahoma. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package (, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link for Plan Year 2022 ( The rate for this position is up to $18.83 per hour based on education and experience.

Patient Care Assistant CMA-A (Y10C)

Salary Hourly: $17.39 - $18.36

Shift Diff: $0.87


· 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

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.

Typical Functions:

· 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:

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

Special Requirements:

Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Driver 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 (Required). 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.


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