Riverside Health System

Patient Care Assistant-Emergency Department

Location Name Riverside Regional Medical Center
Department Emergency Room
Job ID
Multiple Shifts Available


Works under the supervision of Registered Nurse Nurse Manager/Director in personal care of the patients and their environment (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified functions in tasks where there is validated competency including: simple wound care (i.e. cleaning of abrasions/laceration) EKGs peripheral INT removal basic phlebotomy and extremity splinting. Emergency Department personnel will provide education and validate team member has met required competency to perform skills specific to job description. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers incorporating national patient safety initiatives.

Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.


Education: High School Diploma preferred

Experience: Previous health care experience preferred

Licensure/Certification: Required to be (1) licensed or eligible by the State of Virginia as a C.N.A., or (2) EMT-B, or (3) have completed a Clinical Medical Assistant training program or (4) currently enrolled in an accredited professional nursing program with 80 hours completed.


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