You can begin your career here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, with little to no health care experience.

If you’re pursuing a degree in health science, you can gain valuable clinical experience working with patients.

Become a patient care associate and join a collaborative team that helps patients in the healing process. These professionals care for patient needs from admitting them, and bathing and feeding them, to checking their vital signs.

Here you can find your niche in any of these areas:

  • Ambulatory/Outpatient Care
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Critical care
  • Emergency department
  • Float pool
  • Operating room
  • Organ transplant
  • Psychiatry

And you can choose the location most convenient for you within our seven hospitals, 14 primary care offices and 16 multispecialty clinics, among other care locations.

Flexible schedules can accommodate your personal and professional needs.

Patient care associates and patient care assistants not only influence the quality of life for patients but also can influence how our organization operates. We value your ideas on how to provide the best possible care for our patients.

As the only academic health center in central Ohio, we’ll train you to provide the highest quality patient care and offer you many opportunities to advance in your career as a patient care coordinator, patient care assistant or patient care associate.

We’ll help make sure you remain on a pathway of continuous growth.

View our rankings and awards to see what makes working here different.


Referral bonus for current employees

Current Ohio State employees are eligible for a referral bonus for recommending a candidate who is hired into certain positions, including patient care associates.

Interested in joining our team?

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Patient care associates make an impact at Ohio State

As a patient care associate, Jerlyn has provided bedside care for more than 20 years at Ohio State. Hear how she to makes a positive impact in the lives of our patients and their families.

Why become a patient care associate

Erin is a registered nurse at East Hospital. Hear how she gained valuable clinical experience as a patient care associate while attending nursing school.

To build a diverse and inclusive workforce, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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