Patient care associate positions are most commonly found in medical centers and hospitals. Generally, the only educational requirements are a high school degree or equivalent. However, many positions require other certifications ranging from CPR to nursing assistant certifications. Many of these positions are commonly offered to those taking RN or CNA programs as well, but they are not necessarily limited to these positions. Other requirements may vary by state or locality, but general patient care experience is also important.
Patient Care Associate Tasks
Prepare, update and disseminates unit reports, physician orders and patient records.
Provide basic therapeutic services under direction of nursing staff.
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
Support the administrative and clinical operations of the practice.