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Patient Care Associate


With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.


The Patient Care Associate under the direction of a Licensed Nurse or other medical staff in the health care setting assists the professional staff by performing, veni-puncture, finger-sticks, HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling, Rapid HIV Testing, responding and assisting with emergencies, various clerical and health related duties associated with patient care (ADLs as indicated) and contributing to the safety, care and comfort of patients. The duties are assigned by and are performed under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The Patient Care Associate may be required to perform the duties listed below and other duties involving same type, area of responsibility. Patient Care Associates also observe their patient's mental, emotional and physical conditions and report any changes to the nursing staff.

  • Administer total care (bed bath, partial or complete)
  • Assist with patient's personal hygiene - including skin care, mouth care, shaving, etc.
  • Transfers patients - in and out of bed, stretcher and wheel chair. Including physical and mechanical lifting
  • Positions patients and carry out range of motion exercise
  • Assists with ambulating and all ADL as directed
  • Prepares patients for meals and assist with feeding as needed
  • Assists with unit admission and transfer of patient
  • Makes beds and tidies patient area for bed ridden patients
  • Takes and document in the electronic medical records all patient's vital signs - B/P, TPR, weights, intake and output and performs EKGs as required and follow outlined procedures for faxing abnormal EKGs
  • Performs dry sterile dressing changes and assists with other patient treatment
  • Administers hot and cold applications to patients, under supervision
  • Maintains intake and output for oral and body excretions
  • Notify MD/Nurse Staff of any changes in patient's status
  • Performs urine testing by dipstick and fractionalization
  • Chaperon staff in all clinical areas when requested
  • Maintains competency in nursing skills as detailed in the clinical Performance checklist for Nursing Assistant
  • Assist with Nursing Follow-ups and transmit necessary information to laboratory electronically.
  • erform HIV Pre and Post test counseling
  • Perform rapid HIV Test
  • Enter data in the rapid HIV database and electronic medical record.
  • Fax rapid HIV testing information to the Nursing Office every tour.
  • Perform Quality controls
  • Perform EKGs and fax information
  • Perform Nursing Follow-up as assigned
  • Assist with New Admission processing
  • Perform Veni-puncture
  • Maintenance of Unit:1. Clean equipment, e.g., thermometers, B/P machine, EKG machine, suction machine, refrigerators, and other treatment equipment3. Maintain cleanliness of surface area of treatment and exam rooms


  • A four year high school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • Successful completion of a NYS Department of Health prescribed training Program for phlebotomy
  • BCLS Certification and Computer Competency required
  • HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling training / certification
  • Completion of a Patient Care Associates or Nursing Attendant Training with Certification


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