Job Vacancy Patient Care Attendant – FT – Adult Health – All Shifts **PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job title: Patient Care Attendant – FT – Adult Health – All Shifts **PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED

Company: St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job description: At St. Tammany Health System, delivering world-class healthcare close to home is our goal. That means we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best professionals for every position in our health system.

We believe the pristine beauty of St. Tammany Parish adds to our attractive compensation package. The health system is nestled in the heart of Covington on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a peaceful, scenic, community-oriented area with an abundance of amenities to suit every taste.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36

Seeking applicants with a passion for providing care to hospitalized patients and an interest in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

The Patient Care Attendant (PCA) is an entry level position, no previous healthcare experience is required. St. Tammany Health System will provide on-the-job training to ensure competency as a PCA and will assist qualified PCAs to enroll in a CNA program. The successful candidate will have an interest in advancing their career in healthcare and demonstrate a strong work ethic and dependability.

Work Shift: ALL SHIFTS

Summary of the Job:

The Patient Care Attendant assists the nursing staff in performing routine patient care for a group of patients for a designated period of time.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School graduate or equivalent required. Hospital and/or patient care experience not required. Should be interested in pursuing certification as a nursing assistant and have an interest in a career in healthcare.

Current BLS certification through any International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) provided courses such as but not limited to: Ochsner Health System, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross. The ILCOR course must include a manikin check off. Additionally, the Patient Care Attendant must satisfactorily complete the Patient Care Attendant Competencies checklist within the first 30 days of employment.

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required:

Constant (67%-100%) – seeing

Frequently (34%-66%) – lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling/feeling, talking and hearing

Occasionally (1%-33%) – climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), stooping and crouching


Each St. Tammany Health System staff member is expected to conduct himself or herself according to our mission, vision and values. Please take time to review those expectations, which can be found , before applying for employment. If you feel you are unable to demonstrate those characteristics, we respectfully request that you do not proceed with the application process.


St. Tammany Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Tammany Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Expected salary:

Location: Covington, LA

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:04:57 GMT

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