Patient Care Technician

Pierre, South Dakota (US)
$13.50 per hour
Apr 17, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health.

This Patient Care Technician position works 36 hours per week including three 12 hour shifts per week at the Women's Prison in the Health Services Department which provides health care services to approximately 350 female inmates on a 24/7 basis. This position assists the licensed nursing staff with routine nursing duties such as passing medications, seeing inmates in a clinic setting, completing nursing documentation and maintaining health records.  

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.  

Licenses and Certifications:  
This is not a licensed or certified position, but certified nursing aides are encouraged to apply.  

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. An NCRC is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

Prior experience in a health care setting.  


The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit

Apply at:
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources  
500 East Capitol  
Pierre, SD 57501-5070  
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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