Patient Care Assistant (PCA) (Casual)

Join our team at Albany Community Hospice as a casual Patient Care Assistant and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients. We are currently hiring for day, afternoon, and night shifts, providing you with flexible scheduling options.

As a Patient Care Assistant (PCA), you will play a vital role in delivering exceptional patient care services. Under the guidance of our experienced clinical team, you will provide personalised care to our patients, adhering to national standards and our Hospice’s policies and procedures.

At Albany Community Hospice, our PCAs contribute to three essential functions: patient support, meal service, and cleaning.

In the morning shift from 7am to 11am, you will assist with patient care and prepare and serve a nourishing breakfast. At weekends, the morning shift is extended to finish at 1pm as you will prepare and serve the lunch supported by our experienced catering assistant volunteers.

During the afternoon shift from 4pm to 8pm, you will continue to provide exceptional patient care while also preparing and serving a delicious dinner. Additionally, your role will involve high-touch cleaning to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for our patients.

If you prefer working during the night, our night PCA role might be the perfect fit for you. As a night PCA, you will support our Registered Nurse during the night as needed. Your shift will consist of two blocks, from 9pm to 11pm and 5am to 7:30am. During the designated sleepover period between 11pm and 5am, you will receive an on-call rate while sleeping in our dedicated sleepover room. There may be occasions when you will be required to assist the Registered Nurse during these hours, for which you will be compensated.


To be eligible for the role, you must hold, as a minimum, a Certificate III in Individual Support. 


Albany Community Hospice provides palliative care for people who have an illness or disease that is no longer able to be cured.  Our focus is on the patient and their family or support persons, aiming to improve their quality of life by helping them to live with comfort and dignity in the time they have left to live. This includes their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing as well as supporting their family or significant others. 


Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.


A copy of the position description can be found here.

To apply please click here to complete the Job Application Form and email a copy of your CV to

For more information please contact Fiona Jane, Clinical Hospice Manager at or call 9892 2471.

Join our compassionate team of Patient Care Assistants at Albany Community Hospice, where you’ll have the chance to make a genuine impact on the lives of our patients. Apply today and be part of our rewarding and fulfilling mission.