Why Become a Patient Care Technician?
According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, acknowledge Medical Assistant as one of the top 30 BEST Healthcare Careers. Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient sees when visiting the doctor. Studies will include anatomy, medical terminology, biology, etc., and laboratory work.
Curriculum Covers: Eligible Certifications:
- Medical Terminology SITTI’s Certification
- Infectious Control ASVAB Certification
- Basic Patient Care NHA Certification
- Coping Skills AMCA Certification
- Therapeutic Communications
- Techniques Use in Phlebotomy
- Monitor Vitals Signs Career Opportunities
- Perform EKG Nursing Home
- Performing Nursing Assistant Duties Hospitals
- Phlebotomy Urgent Care Clinic
- Clinical or Externship (40 hours training) Outpatient Clinics
Patient Care Technician/Patient Care Assistant: works in a hospital environment under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as blood collection, EKGs, catheterization, recording vital signs and patient treatments, and other tasks related to patient care. Patient Care Technician graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and placement agencies. To obtain the Patient Care Technician certificate, the student must complete these 4 modules: Basic Patient Care Skills (or current CNA), EKG, Phlebotomy, and Advanced Nursing Skills. This program will take 2-3 Terms to complete.
AHC 162 Patient Care 6 training hours
AHC 164 Patient Care Practicum 2 training hours
AHC 141 Phlebotomy 5 training hours
AHC 114 Electrocardiography 4 training hours
AHC 130 Advanced PCT Skills 3 training hours
AHC 131 Advanced PCT Skills Externship 3 training hours
Projected Job Growth: 9%
Salary Range: $28,540
Average Length of Education: 4-12 months
Responsible For: maintaining accurate patient histories, taking vitals such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc., obtaining laboratory samples, updating patient records, scheduling appointments
Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients.