A patient care technician is a medical professional who performs basic medical tasks, assists patients with the activities of daily living, and completes other tasks related to patient support and care.
A patient care technician works under the supervision of doctors and nurses to complete basic medical tasks such as taking vital signs. At times, they may take blood or administer medication. In addition, patient care technicians often assist patients with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, or toileting.
This is a certificate program that offers classroom instruction and related clinical practice. This program offers the opportunity to master multiple skills as well as the opportunity to either specialize in a chosen field or make use of all learned skills in an acute care center. Students learn entry-level skills for being a nurse assistant, phlebotomy specialist, EKG monitor technician, and advanced nursing.
Once you complete this course, you will need to obtain the certification you desire to continue your career. At Careers Unlimited, we provide certification exams for Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist, and EKG Technician. Once you pass one or more of these exams, you may pursue employment in your chosen field.
In order to enroll, you must Pass a criminal background check. Be at least 17 years of age. Have proof of a GED or high school diploma. Pass the Ability to Benefit Test in lieu of a high school diploma. Pass the employee misconduct registry check (EMR). Pass a drug screening.