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Patient Care Assistant - Acute Care - FT, PT, PRN

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 74055
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2023

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Nurse Assistant - Patient Care Assistant (PCA)


PCA Applicants may have no healthcare experience or may have been in a previous Nurse Assistant or Certified Nurse Assistant role. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), performs basic patient care activities.

We are currently hiring full-time, part-time and PRN positions to work around your schedule and have a variety of acute care specialties to match your interests. Upon submitting an application, you will be contacted to participate in our weekly interviewing events!

Inpatient units currently hiring PCAs within University of Colorado Hospital:

  1. Acute Care of the Elders
  2. Bone Marrow Transplant
  3. Cardiology Medicine
  4. Inpatient Rehab
  5. Surgical Oncology
  6. Medicine Health Services
  7. Medicine Specialties
  8. Neurosciences
  9. Oncology
  10. Orthopedics
  11. Pulmonary
  12. Surgical Specialties
  13. Transplant/Hepatology

Unit descriptions can be found here: UCHealth Denver Metro Unit Descriptions


  • Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including but not limited to, ambulating, gathering vital signs, taking blood glucose levels and documenting intake and output.
  • Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including but not limited to, bathing - oral care, grooming and eating. May assist with patient transfers.
  • Reports findings or observations in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
  • Assists with keeping unit(s) and patient rooms stocked, clean, and orderly. Performs administrative/clerical duties as assigned. 
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action(s).


  • Minimum education: None required
  • Minimum experience: None required.
  • Required Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider within 30 days of hire.
  • If you already have BLS or CPR certification, it will be validated prior to hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPT for the Professional Rescuer.

The pay range for this position is: $18.54 - $24.10 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5-year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

  • UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
  • UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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