I would agree with the others. I worked as a PCA/SNA (Patient Care Associate/Student Nurse Associate) at a large university hospital system when I was in nursing school
. I worked in the float pool. Big mistake. Just kidding. I kind of liked the float pool. I got a lot of exposure to different units without committing to any one unit. And the variety was pretty awesome.
Things I did as a PCA/SNA: vitals (anywhere from q1-q4/q8 depending on the unit I was on), venipuncture/phlebotomy for labs, collected urine and stool samples, collecting and documenting intake and output, helping patients to the bathroom, helping patients eat, baths/assisting with ADLs, accuchecks, obtaining 12 lead EKGs (hooking the machine up and printing the papers). Sometimes I was put 1:1 or 1:2-3 with patients needing a sitter (couple of those patients straight up tried to kill me). I generally brought homework with me to work - cause we could work on homework/school/quiet non-electronic stuff if assigned to sit with patients (if patient was asleep) or if we were assigned to work as a unit clerk on a floor.
Hope this helps! Best wishes, hoping you get the job!