Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Patient Care Attendant Job

Job Number: RIH15564

Job Title: Patient Care Attendant

Department: Medical Float Pool - 1012183

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

High School graduate or its equivalent preferred. Ability to converse and socialize with patient. Ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.

EXPERIENCE: Previous experience as a volunteer preferred.


Under the general direction of the Registered Nurse, observes assigned patients and reports observations that may place the patient at risk for injury (intentional or unintentional harm) as well as changes in the patient’s cognitive and mental status. Assists in promoting a safe and caring patient environment.