Patient care assistants (PCA's) provide direct and indirect care, typically under the supervision of a qualified nurse. PCA's are responsible for assisting patients with their daily hygiene, medical dressings and dispensing medication as directed. They are required to monitor their patients' progress and to report changes promptly to their supervisor. PCA's also make sure that patients' living areas are clean and safe using good judgment and common sense.
Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Tasks
Assist patients with daily activities including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, changing linens, and taking medication.
Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff.