UC Health Creates Partnership to Train New Patient Care Assistants

OHA member UC Health is working with CityLink Center, a social service agency, to help people embark upon medical careers as patient care assistants, or PCAs. PCAs provide basic medical and personal care to patients in a clinical setting under the supervision of registered nurses. The pilot cohort of 15 students, who began the three-week program on Aug. 1, will be offered full-time PCA positions at UC Health and given an opportunity to pursue certification as a state-tested nurse aide. Read the press release here.