Patient Care Associate - VARIED SHIFT - Telemetry Care Unit 8 West

Penn State Health Holy Spirit Hospital

Location: US:PA:Camp HIll
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.90
Shift: Varied
Hours: 7:00p - 7:30a
Recruiter Contact: Jennifer Klinger at [email protected]


No experience required – on the job training provided!

Under direction of a Registered Nurse, the Nursing Assistant (NA) contributes to the basic patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patient. Responsibilities include recording vital signs, examining patients for issues requiring medical care (such as open wounds, bruises, or blood in urine), noting observations of patient behavior to nurses (such as complaints or physical symptoms), and providing physical support for patient mobility and personal hygiene. The Nursing Assistant will provide ongoing communication with nursing staff for assigned patients, and prioritize patient care in conjunction with other team members consistently. Our Nursing Assistants play a crucial part in assisting the team in meeting patient and family goals. Actual NA job tasks may vary depending on the unit or department assigned. Flexible scheduling, great for nursing students!

High School Diploma or equivalent

BLS required prior to orientation completion.

No experience required!


Three months of patient care experience (hospital, rehabilitation, nursing home, or in-home health setting)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) / Patient Care Tech (PCT) experience

Nurse Aide experience

Nurse Aide Certificate, Medical Assistant Certification/Diploma, or EMT Certification

Experience working in an acute care setting

Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with hospital personnel and patient populations.

Able to prioritize duties and work as a team member.

Displays empathy for patient needs.

Consistently demonstrates integrity, positive attitude, and respect for others.

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

Matching 401K retirement plan

Tuition assistance


We are proud to possess a vibrant urban area surrounded by small town rural communities which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Harrisburg Symphony, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse and The Chambersburg Community Theater, museums, Jubilee Day (oldest 1 day street fair on the east coast), farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Washington Nationals AA Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the Williams Grove Speedway. South Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as the Poconos’s, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City, Pittsburgh, and the eastern shore.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.