Patient Care Technician Job Description

Patient Care Technician Job Description

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Patient care technician provides direct and indirect patient care in the perioperative care setting under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Patient Care Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective patient care technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included patient care technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

If primary nurse is not available the PCT makes the Clinical Shift Manager or Relief Charge Nurse aware
Assists in the removal of equipment
Conducting fit testing to ensure health care providers have a mask that fits appropriately, has a good seal and does not leak, and completing the appropriate documentation
Greeting patients upon arrival to the clinic and escorting to an exam room
Assisting physician or nurse practitioner during patient examinations
Performing general clerical duties in support of patient services, including but not limited to answering phones, making photocopies, faxing, typing, completing forms and performing data entry
Observes, recognizes, and anticipates common complications, and assists with emergency care as needed
Assess needs of the patient, identify and notify the appropriate service line of the patient’s arrival
Coordinate the flow of patients to service areas by calling units to check availability and assist with transporting patients
Update and maintain accurate patient care records for assigned patients

Patient Care Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Patient Care Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CNA, CPR, FMCNA, CMS, BLS, CPCT, AHA, CHT, BONENT, PCT

Education for Patient Care Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the patient care technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in Graduate, Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Associates, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care, Paramedic, Nursing Program, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy

Skills for Patient Care Technician

Desired skills for patient care technician include:

Medical terminology
General patient care practice
Methods and regulations
Patient care protocols and practices
Patient privacy regulations
Computer data entry and word processing
Grammar
Handling
Limited role of medication security
Storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor

Desired experience for patient care technician includes:

Prior experience as an Emergency Department Tech preferred
Patient positioning and provision of comfort measure
Requires the ability to communicate well with other healthcare professionals with lay persons
Florida State CNA license required
Minimum of one year of previous direct care experience (acute or long term) or successful completion of CENA, PCT, MA, or EMT course
Located in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan with easy access to US-23, M-14, and I-94

Patient Care Technician Examples

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Patient Care Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of patient care technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for patient care technician
  • Perform venipunctures and finger sticks on patients while assuring correct volume, specimen type and transport conditions
  • Provide quality patient care
  • Vital Signs (Temperature, BP, Pulse, Respiration, PO2)
  • Weight/I&O/Calorie Count
  • Compression wraps/stockings
  • Assists in admission, transfer, and discharge
  • IV catheterization and care
  • Bladder scanning and catheterization
  • Oxygen Therapy/O2 Tank Change
  • Maintains order and appearance of patient rooms and work area
Qualifications for patient care technician
  • Performs additional duties and is responsible for specific projects assigned according to ability and experience by the Center Director
  • Is knowledgeable and educated on the exposure potential to hazardous/infectious material and will observe and comply with the safety regulations/requirements of the facility and in patient homes
  • Successful completion and passing of a National Dialysis Technician Certification Exam per state and federal regulations
  • NJ EMT preferred
  • Maintains necessary patient care supplies and linen
  • Hourly patient rounding
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Patient Care Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a patient care technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for patient care technician
  • Proper vigilance when assigned as transporter, sitter or patient monitor
  • Performs EKG phlebotomy
  • Measures and records documents vital signs and reports changes inpatient condition to the RN
  • Answers patients call lights promptly and effectively
  • Provide services for patients who are at risk for delirium or who have been diagnosed with delirium
  • Provide training and competency assessments for volunteers in the hospital elder life program
  • Collect, analyze and present data
  • To promote patient safety and proper care of patients
  • Help assist to make the patients stay more pleasant
  • Assist MD and RN with PCT duties in the ED
Qualifications for patient care technician
  • Three (3) years patient care experience in a designated specialty area
  • High school diploma or GED or relevant work experience
  • Previous Nurse’s aide experience in a hospital setting or certification from an approved accredited Nurse Aide training program or currently enrolled in a BSN program for nursing and completed at least one clinical practicum
  • 1-2 years NJEMT or NREMT certification or experience preferred
  • No previous experience needed but if in a nursing program, must be a BSN
  • Previous patient care experience in a hospital strongly preferred
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Patient Care Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a patient care technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for patient care technician
  • Transports specimens to appropriate Laboratory location(s) and obtains blood from the blood bank as appropriate
  • EKG & phlebotomy
  • Selected candidate will assist the emergency department nurses and doctors and perform patient care tech duties
  • Document and communicate patient needs to the medical staff
  • Work with staff and patients in scheduling of appointments
  • Perform non-critical medical and therapeutic procedures based on medical instructions and the PCT's certifications
  • Conduct regular patient rounds and meet with patient's family members when required
  • Committed to health and safety standards
  • Empathetic and approachable
  • Successful completion of PCT training program with certification is required
Qualifications for patient care technician
  • Graduate of an accredited high school or GED equivalency examination and have completed Fundamentals of Nursing course or a Nursing Assistant Program
  • Graduate of an accredited high school or GED equivalency examination and have experience as a patient care technician in an acute care setting or nursing home
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree graduate (in any field) with no experience requirement
  • OR Equivalent education such as successful completion of required rotation with total patient care at Nursing School
  • If enrolled in nursing must be BSN program
  • Past hospital/ PCT, Nusing assistant experience is strongly preferred
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Patient Care Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a patient care technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for patient care technician
  • The Patient Support Partner may perform some or all of basic patient care needs such as bathing, feeding, vitals, activities of daily living, and transportation of patients
  • May perform some or all of basic patient care needs such as bathing, feeding, vitals, activities of daily living, and transportation of patients
  • Current American Heart Assocation BLS card
  • This position is represented by SEIU-UHW and covered by the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Must have at least one (1) year experience as a Nursing Assistant
  • Formal Patient Care Tech experienced preferred
Qualifications for patient care technician
  • If you are a nursing student, you must be enrolled in a BSN program and also be graduating May 2019 or later
  • 1-2 years of EMT experience preferred
  • Phlebotomy certification within 6 months
  • EKG certification within 6 months
  • Ability to successfully complete hospital-based training for Patient Care Assistants
  • This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated (i.e., understand growth and development.)
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Patient Care Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a patient care technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for patient care technician
  • High School diploma/GED & Florida CNA License
  • CNA certificate or documentation of completion of first clinical semester of student nursing
  • Ability to lift and assist with the movement of heavy patients and/or equipment with assistance
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environment
  • Possible exposure to infectious waste, toxic substances and disease
  • Ability to stand and walk for a long period of time (stand and/or walk 80 percent of time sit 20 percent of time, depending on assignment (able to kneel and bend.)
Qualifications for patient care technician
  • Current California Nursing Assistant certification preferred and BLS card required
  • CA State DHS Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) required
  • Adheres to the hospital attendance policy and will make every effort to consistently be punctual when reporting to work and during daily activities
  • If hired and/or transferred after 9/30/17, must have BLS certification upon entry into the position
  • Certified nurse assistant or equivalent experience or completion of first semester of clinical nursing school
  • Basic math calculation

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