Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

St Andrew's Hospital | Adelaide, SA, AU

Posted a month ago

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Supportive and inclusive team environment
Generous salary packaging benefits
Secure On-site Car Parking for max $5/day

St Andrew’s is Australia’s largest standalone independent private hospital and is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence. With a culture where relationships matter; we are focused on delivering quality health care and exemplary customer service. 

The Roles:

We are seeking appropriately qualified and experienced Personal Care Attendants (PCA) to assist our nursing staff in caring for patients on our 4th Floor Ward (Orthopaedic / Neurology / Paediatric).

Working under the direction and supervision of our nursing staff, this role will assist patients with activities of daily living (ADLs) prior to and post surgery or treatment in our Hospital. You will support patients with activities such as showering, mobilising and meals as well as providing extra support to individual patients who may require continuous care.

We are seeking candidates interested in building or continuing a successful career as a Personal Carer with appropriate qualifications and experience. We are open to candidates wishing to continue their work within the acute care sector or move into this field. 


This is permanent part-time; up to 40 hours a fortnight across 7 days of the week, including late and night shifts. Hours will be negotiated with the successful candidates and rostered in advance.

About You:

To apply for this position candidates must possess a Certificate III in Health Service Assistance or Individual Support (Aging) or similar qualification, together with sound experience in personal carer positions and a desire to build a career in this field.

Experience and/or qualifications in the palliative care would be highly desirable.

In addition, candidates will need to demonstrate:

Excellent interpersonal skills with a naturally caring disposition
Experience working within a busy team environment
Sound organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively
A person centred approach and commitment to the rights of the elderly and people with a disability to live dignified lives

Candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment to ensure they meet the physical requirements for this position. Candidates will need to provide a Working With Children Check prior to commencement.

Benefits and Culture:

St Andrew’s has a caring culture full of highly dedicated employees and leaders, committed to working collaboratively and respectfully with others to deliver best care and health outcomes for our patients. Staff at St Andrew’s enjoy excellent working conditions and benefits, including:

generous salary packaging benefits
regular staff recognition events
leadership development programs
extensive in-house training and education programs, and support for further study
competitive discounts on private health insurance and pharmaceuticals
a strong commitment to flexible working arrangements, including paid parental leave, and a range of wellbeing initiatives
access to subsidised on-site staff gymnasium and car parking.

For further information please contact:

Janet Hannigan, Clinical Manager on 8408 2682 or 

Additional information can be found in the attachments to this advertisement.

To Apply:

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Please include a cover letter together with your resume uploaded as one document.

St Andrew’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of all cultural backgrounds and ethnicities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Note, shortlisting and interviews may commence prior to the closing date and any applications received by direct email may not be considered and will be asked to apply online.