Covenant Health

Job Title
Patient Care Assistant
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center




Patient Care Assistant

Hospital: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Shifts Available:

  • Full Time & PRN/As Needed
  • Day Shift & Night Shift; Weekends and Holidays per Unit Manager


Are you looking for a meaningful job where you directly help others? Maybe you’re interested in exploring a career in healthcare? Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center near downtown Knoxville is hiring Patient Care Assistants, an excellent way to break into the healthcare industry. In this role, you don’t need prior experience; we’ll provide the hands-on training you need!


As a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with us, you will perform a variety of tasks such as:

  • Taking and recording patient temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements
  • Performing phlebotomy; to include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Promptly answering patient call lights and responding to patient requests
  • Providing general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Providing morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

Our team consists of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Assistants (PCA), and Health Unit Coordinators (HUC) who work together to provide exceptional patient care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


Patient Care Assistants with us can take advantage of excellent incentives and shift differentials. Additionally, full-time employees have the opportunity to participate in a step-rate program designed to increase compensation steadily.


As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, all non-certified patient care assistants who are hired at Fort Sanders Regional are encouraged to attend classes and receive training to qualify to sit for your Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Upon receiving a CNA certification, our employees receive an automatic pay increase.


If you are passionate about helping people, apply today!



Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses.  Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.


Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience: 

  • Hospital experience preferred.
  • Medical terminology a plus.
  • Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation.
  • Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants.

Licensure Requirement: CPR required.



Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a 541-bed hospital in Knoxville with more than 1,900 employees and 650 active and courtesy physicians. It is the region’s referral center for stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and obstetrics. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020, and recently underwent an expansion of its Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit!

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan, repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.


Covenant Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. We do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.





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