Clinical Care Assistants (CCA)

CCA Job Expectations: 

  1. If selected for interview, nursing student is to bring a copy of the nursing school transcript to validate completion of one semester and one clinical rotation and sign the ‘CCA Statement of Eligibility’ to validate current nursing school enrollment.
  2. CCAs hired in June and December are required to attend one (1) week of orientation starting on a designated Monday for ‘New Employee Orientation’ (morning session) and ‘CCA Orientation’ (afternoon session) and continuing daily classes, 8A-4:30P thru Friday. If CCA is a *transfer, CCA must contact the CCA Clinical Educator prior to transfer. CCAs must also complete all Human Resources ‘New Hire’ requirements prior to start date.
  3. CCAs hired off cycle must complete ‘New Employee Orientation’, modules and ID Badge before 1st working day on the unit. Clinical Services Manager (CSM) will approve up to 8 hours education (EDU) time to complete online modules. A six week period is allowed for CCA to complete orientation requirements including five (5) required classes and five (5) shifts to complete CCA clinical check-offs. CCAs cannot perform any skill until classes/check-offs are complete or CSM will remove CCA from schedule/position.
  4. To foster professionalism, CCA’s are hired for a specific unit and required to work every other weekend to equal a minimum of 8 hours/week, 16 hours/pay period or 32 hours/month unless otherwise authorized by the CSM.
  5. CSM’s are responsible for CCA scheduling. CCA’s request for schedule changes must be made to the CSM in writing prior to posting the two week schedule in the ‘Kronos’ scheduling system.
  6. CCA’s are expected to fulfill work commitments on unit of assignment prior to working on other units (contact the Resource Management Office for available shifts). CCA’s will also be pulled according to unit policy.
  7. Call-ins and cancellations are in accordance with Nursing Service Line policy (see Employee Handbook @ http://hr.uams.edu, select “Policies”, “Staff Handbook”).
  8. CCA’s are expected to provide two weeks written notice for resignations. Failure to comply will be reflected on job references.
  9. CCA’s may apply for a transfer after 6 months based on availability. CCA positions are posted under the ‘Nursing Student’ category located at http://jobs.uams.edu, select ‘Job Search’ then ‘Nursing’.
  10. CCA’s are encouraged to seek out learning opportunities and communicate needs with staff. However, since the CCA is an employee not in a ‘nursing student’ position, CCAs cannot perform any skill outside the CCA role.
  11. CCA’s will be evaluated at 90 days and participate in an annual review with CSM.
  12. CCA’s are expected to provide written proof, i.e., current Transcript or Grade Report, Registration or Formal Nursing Program Letter to validate active student enrollment to CSM within 30 days after the close of each semester.
  13. CCA’s who desire to take the LPN Boards are required to notify the CSM prior to testing date. If an LPN license is obtained, CCA is required to meet with CSM to review/sign CCA/LPN Disclosure r/t CCA Scope of Practice.
  14. CCA positions expire on the last day of the month of graduation. If CCA accepts a new graduate RN Resident position, CCA may continue to work as a CCA until transfer but must complete a minimum of 32 hours/month.