What does a Patient Care Technician do? | Harris Casel Institute Melbourne FL
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What does a Patient Care Technician do?

From providing basic patient care to drawing blood and performing EKGs, a patient care technician can play a number of roles in a healthcare facility. In fact, you can be involved in so many areas of your patients’ care that you may have more direct patient contact than most other medical professionals!

If you are considering a new career or perhaps just a change in direction from your current healthcare career, Harris Casel Institute can help you get started. But first —

What IS a patient care technician?

A patient care technician works with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and similar healthcare facilities. It’s similar to playing the role of an advanced nursing assistant – training includes basic nursing tasks, including phlebotomy and other advanced patient care procedures.

Patient Care Tech job duties can include:

  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, pulse, etc.)
  • Assist physicians during exams
  • Monitor food intake for patients
  • Changing bed linens
  • Ensure patients receive medications and understand instruction for usage

Why Harris Casel Institute for healthcare training?

At Harris Casel Institute, our Patient Care Technician program in Florida can prepare you to work in a medical facility through a combination of instructor-led seminars and hands-on coursework.

Our curriculum can provide you with a comprehensive education in the fundamentals of the patient care technician career through training in:

  • Basics of the home health care industry
  • Nursing assistant skills
  • Principals of nutrition
  • Infection control
  • Collecting lab specimens
  • Venipuncture
  • Electrocardiography
  • Medical terminology

Once you’ve completed your training, you can be eligible to sit for the Florida State Nursing Assistant Examination and the State Phlebotomy Exams.

Take the first step toward an exciting new healthcare career!

Whether you’re ready to begin a new career or just changing directions, call Harris Casel Institute. We can help you take the first step toward an exciting new career. For more information about our Patient Care Technician program, call today, 321-676-4066!