Patient Care Assistant 3-12 I 8 East Oncology

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 100879
Full/Part Time: Other: 3/12 or 7/7
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: 8 East
Shift/Days: Variable
Posted FTE: 0.90 = 36 Hours

Patient Care Assistant 3/12 or 7/7 Schedule

Job Opening Summary

The patient care assistant functions as an assistant to the registered nurse by performing routine procedures under his or her supervision. The PCA provides nursing support to achieve the organization's mission of excellent patient care and nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Licensed EMT or paramedic; or
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with high school diploma or equivalent with one year of patient care experience in a clinical setting preferred; or
  • Nursing student currently enrolled in an approved program for preparation of either professional nurses or licensed practical nurses — upon successful completion of the didactic and clinical portion of a nursing fundamental coursework; or
  • Current employees who have completed an approved professional nursing or licensed practical nursing program and are awaiting NCLEX authorization to test (up to 90 days post-graduation); or
  • Current employees who have completed an approved professional nursing or licensed practical nursing program and have been unsuccessful in passing the NCLEX examination (up to six months post-initial authorization to test); or
  • Junior and senior high school students attending a state-approved CNA training program who are CNAs and have a recommendation from the instructor.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification required for those not currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a nursing program.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $16.55
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $19.18

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UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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