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Patient Care Assistant II- Critical Care Unit

San Diego, California



Rady Children’s nurses serve as local and global leaders in shaping how care is delivered to patients and families throughout our organization and in the communities we serve. Behind each nurse and their leader is the commitment to learn more, improve outcomes and empower individuals to seek innovative solutions. We are transforming the role of the caregiver, and in that transformation, we are partners in advancing the quality of care. Every day, we look for new pathways. It is a journey of excellence.

It’s not just caring about children that make our nursing staff so special. It’s the magic! Our dedication to specialized training and sensitivity is perfected by caring for children 100% of the time. Rady Children’s is designed, equipped and staffed just for kids. As the region’s only pediatric trauma center, we care for children with the most severe medical emergencies to those with mild illnesses.

Rady Children's offers competitive salaries, robust benefits, generous paid time off, retirement savings with contribution match, employee recognition, Team Rady events and celebrations, along with other great perks. Join us in sunny San Diego!

  • Full-time,
    & Per diem
  • Level:
    & Mid-level

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  • Consistently excellent in providing the highest level of care for our patients.
  • Committed to improving outcomes and empowering individuals to seek innovative solutions.
  • Ensuring that our employees Nursing Team receives support, rewards and career advancement opportunities.
  • Collaborative, respectful and dedicated to care, research and teaching.

Career Path

Rady Children’s Hospital offers many career paths to support your immediate and future success.

  • CN I
  • CN II
  • CN III
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Nurse Educator
  • Case Manager
  • Care Coordinator

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  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Courageous
  • Positive
  • Quick-thinking

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  • Health Plan

    Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

    100% employer match up to 3% of your salary

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Up to $2,000 per year, paid time off for seminars

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Infertility Reimbursement

  • Compensation

    Annual merit increases, longevity increases, success sharing, paid leave cash-out program

  • Awards & Recognition

    Annual Team Rady event, milestone awards, CARES recognition

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Job ID 13116 Date posted 11/19/2023 Schedule Per Diem Shift Night Department Critical Care Unit; Nursing


Under the direct supervision of a licensed care practitioner, the Patient Care Assistant II provides and documents clinical care and associated tasks as assigned. Applies appropriate age and developmental approach in application of care. Regularly performs a supportive role to physicians nurses and families in the delivery of patient care by assisting patient care delivery team with emergency calls and clinical communications and performing admission discharge and transfer workflows. Responds to emergency codes by performing appropriate protocols and identifying, initiating and using vital resources. Prepares and maintains patient medical record on the clinical unit including the medical record discharge process. Enters compiles and reviews reports in a timely and accurate manner. Performs administrative duties as assigned.


- Proven experience as PCA

- Committed to health & safety

- Well-organized

- Excellent communication and people skills

- Positive and conscientious demeanor

- Strong ethics


- High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent

- BLS for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association

One of the following:

1. Completion of a CNA or Medical Assistant program

2. Enrolled in a Registered Nurse program AND completed at least 1 clinical acute hospital rotation.

Knowledge of medical terminology

CA Driver's License and Proof of Auto Insurance (for Urgent Care only)

The Bernardy Center requires a current Certified Nursing Assistant certification


Associate's Degree

Certified Medical Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

Completion of a RN/LVN pediatric rotation

More than one-year previous healthcare or unit clerk experience

Bilingual preferred

The expected hiring range for this position is $20.96 to $28.81

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.

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