Patient Care Technician Certificate
This Program builds upon the basic nurse aid skills to create a person with advanced skills. This is the latest trend in health care re-engineering.
To receive a Patient Care Technician Certificate you must successfully complete the following:
• Certified Nursing Assistant
• Electrocardiogram (EKG)
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
After completing the program students can take the certification exam from the National
Health Career Association (NHA) and become a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT).
The Average Work Day
The role of Patient Care Technician (PCT) includes duties traditionally performed by the staff from several different departments such as nursing, phlebotomy, EKG, and respiratory. There is an increasing need for cross-trained health care workers in all types of health care facilities.
Patient Care Technicians have increased significantly in recent years. Typical duties that nurses use to perform are now being performed by (P.C.T.s). Patient Care Technicians are employed by Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Doctor's Offices, labs and Clinics.
Patient care technicians have excellent job prospects, and opportunities in this field are expected to increase rapidly through the year 2014. Many patient care technicians advance into related health care occupations, such as nursing or medical assisting.*
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-2007 edition