A patient care assistant provides basic medical and personal care to patients in a clinical setting. Part of the job description for a patient care assistant could include taking vital signs and charting medical information.

Job Duties

  • Takes vital signs and records this information on a medical chartAssists with the
  • collection of lab specimens
  • Transports patients to and from operating rooms, laboratories, and examining rooms
  • Helps with bathing and grooming tasks
  • Assists patients who need help walking or standing
  • Communicates a patient’s needs to nurses and doctors as appropriate
  • Feeds patients, ensuring that any special dietary needs are strictly adhered to
  • Aids people in the use of any medical devices and equipment required for their specific condition
  • Assists individuals with taking medication when needed
  • Lifts patients in order to move them and prevent bedsores
  • Updates relief workers on any unusual situations that may need to be addressed during their shift