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Patient Care Assistant, Per Diem

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
December 07, 2023

Patient Care Assistant, Per Diem

Central Resource Group Float Pool

Per Diem


Job Summary

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) receives daily assignments and functions under the supervision of the Registered Nurse to carry out direct patient care responsibilities. All patient care team members act to meet patient needs and learn new skills to achieve quality patient care and customer service. Team members promote a cooperative working relationship with each other, other staff, and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to age specific needs and cultural differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner.

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Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.

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Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months of recent direct patient care experience in acute hospital setting.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform job duties as defined in the job description
  • Willingness to be taught/learn new skills
  • Ability to understand and communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (addition and subtraction)
  • Ability to organize and effectively set priorities
  • Ability to carry out duties of first responder in emergency situations
  • Successful completion of Medical Center Patient Care Assistant training Basic computer skills
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Efficiency in multi-tasking and ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.
  • Basic computer keyboard skills and general PC knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent Adult Resource Team/Float Pool experience
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Previous PCA / Nursing Assistant experience in an acute care setting or equivalent experience
  • Current nursing student who has completed a Medical Surgical rotation
  • Knowledge of medical terminology appropriate to the responsibilities of the job
  • Multilingual skill

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Support Services

Bargaining Unit

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - Patient Care Technical Unit (AFSCME-EX)

Employee Class

Per Diem




Various Work Sites



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday, weekends, days, evenings