Healthcare Assistant

According to the Department of Education and the Federal Work-Study Program, there must be a written job description on file for each work-study position. Please be clear and specific when writing your job description(s), as they must accurately reflect the tasks and nature of the work your student employee(s) will complete.

Position Classification Title: Healthcare Assistant

Conduct work in a healthcare facility assisting medical staff and healthcare workers. Previous training in medical field and familiarity with medical terminology and supplies is preferred. May provide health care information, coordinate and process records and information exchanges, deal with quality and reimbursement issues, admit and discharge patients, review admittance documents and general office/clerical duties. Student worker may be exposed to confidential information. Performs related tasks as assigned.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of development opportunities, training and work experience, student employees will be able to:

  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager
  • Understand/apply professional/ethical responsibility and ensure safe work environment
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Develop cognitive and interpersonal skills that are measurable and transferable
Position Classification # FWS Pay Rate Classification Summary
HCA 1 $8.00//hour No experience
HCA 2 $9.00/hour Some experience
HCA 3 $10.00/hour Vast experience and/or specialized skills/training