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Patient Care Technician (PCT/CNA) Sign-on Bonus Eligible - 100% FTE, Day/Evening - Pre/Post & Pacu - The American Center at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin.

We are seeking a Patient Care Technician to:

  • Provide direct physical care and basic nursing procedures and treatments in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, such as patient transfers, repositioning, and activities of daily living.

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills with other hospital staff, visitors, patients, and their family members.


Minimum - High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of State of Wisconsin Approved Nursing Assistant program

Work Experience:

Preferred - One (1) year recent experience as a Nursing Assistant

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – 

  • Must be listed on the Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry

  • CPR certification required within 3 months of hire

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development for the appropriate age group(s).

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status in relation to the appropriate age group(s).

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret relevant information needed to identify each patient's nursing care requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs.

  • Demonstrates the ability to provide nursing care relative to the patient's age-specific needs.

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform Nursing Assistant functions.

  • Knowledge of and ability to read and document information in patient chart.

  • Knowledge of Universal Precaution techniques and ability to incorporate Universal precaution techniques while providing patient care.

  • Knowledge of safety measures used during provision of patient care.

  • Knowledge of and ability to practice aseptic technique.

  • Knowledge of patient rights and confidentiality requirements.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, family members, visitors, and co-workers.

  • Knowledge of current theory and practice of nursing applicable to basic care provided by nursing.

Physical Requirements:

Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.  EOE, including disability/veterans.

Work Schedule:

  • Day/Evening (8-hour shifts based on operational needs of unit)

  • 100% (40 hours/week) FTE, includes benefits

  • Variable shifts between 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday


    Pay: Starting pay is $16.00 per hour. UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.

    Sign-On Bonus: External hires may be eligible for a $3,000 sign-on bonus.

    UW Health at The American Center – on Madison’s east side – is UW Health’s newest hospital and one of the most advanced hospitals and wellness centers in the country. Here, health care is seen as a holistic endeavor where our mission is to not only diagnose and treat you when you’re sick, but also to partner with you in health and wellness.

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