Has it frustrating moments but overall not that bad
Patient Care Associate (Former Employee) – Nyack, NY – January 6, 2013
Nyack hospital is a decent start if you are starting a career in health care! Best part of the Job is helping people who really need your help! As a PCA it can get stressful when the unit is under staff and at times the RNs solely rely on you to get tasks done! Great place to learn if you are a nursing student. PCA are required to draw blood, EKG, answer call bells, a lot of total patient care, turn and position, vitals(twice per shift), finger stick, empty out foleys, clean ostomy bags and some nurses even ask you to perform ememas! Worst part of the job is dealing with a lot of isolation contact patients.
union, extra hours if you need, at times friendly co-workers, zero co-pay
floating, under staffed, late raises, pay, work load