Float PCA – Full Time

Dayton Childrens Hospital

Facility:Dayton Childrens – Main CampusDepartment:Float StaffSchedule:Full timeHours:36Job Details:Responsible for assisting the nurse in completion of patient care activities, taking into consideration the patient’s developmental levels. Demonstrates strong communication skills, accepts delegated tasks, and has the knowledge and understanding to ask questions and report patient information as indicated. Appropriately handles patient information understanding confidentiality and privacy. Complies with the safety management program designed to provide a physical environment free of hazards and to reduce the risk of injury. Is knowledgeable about and responsive to the mission of the hospital. The PCA promotes a patient and family experience-oriented environment and acts as a change agent to meet the rapidly changing census and needs of all customers-both internal and external. The PCA measures and records vital signs, intake, and output, assists patients with activities of daily living, and provides safe transportation and environment for patients.

Department Specific Job Details:

The Floats are trained and work in Main ED, Critical Care units, Specialty Peds units, H/O, and BHU. They will be assigned to a unit according to staffing needs prior to the start of each shift.



HSD/GED is required


PCA training or PCA experience or actively enrolled in a health care related education program is required

1-2 years STNA experience in hospital setting is preferred


CPR is preferred at hire, but must be obtained within 2 weeks of start date

Education Requirements:

GED, High School (Required)

Certification/License Requirements:

CPR: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation – American Heart Association