The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program prepares a graduate to work as an entry level PCT in a clinic, a hospital, wound care centers or a long term facility. The PCT performs routine tasks under the supervision of a doctor, a nurse or other medical professionals in monitoring the patient's condition, and in providing basic patient care. The PCT plays a vital role in the health care delivery team since they often have more direct patient contact that any other team members including doctors and nurses. The program provides the PCT the opportunity to gain additional skills to be prepared to perform routine patient care treatments including lab test, electrocardiograms (EKG), collecting blood (Phlebotomy), other clinical tasks and current technology.
Our PCT training program will teach you the following job duties and responsibilities:
- Drawing blood
- Carrying out clinical procedures
- Assisting in minor surgery procedures
- Managing wound care
- Administering ECGs
- Performing emergency room skills
- Preparing patients for physical exams
- Taking patient vital signs
- Conducting routine office-lab procedures
The patient care technician training curriculum will demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical and administrative, EKG, phlebotomy procedures, pharmaceutical procedures, infection control procedures, nurse aide in long-term care, and performance of injection. The patient care technician will be expected to handle administrative office procedures including filing and writing reports, preparing protocol, and scheduling. Because PCTs work with patients on a daily basis, they must to have good communication skills and be attentive and empathetic to people’s needs.
Certified Nursing Aides who complete our program will find exciting career opportunities as patient care technicians, EKG technicians, phlebotomy technicians, and more. After graduation, many of our students begin their exciting new careers in hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or other medical facilities. Patient care technicians are always in demand, so you’re sure to find a rewarding position you love!
Our program prepares individuals with entry level skills and competencies to function as a patient care technician to assist in providing care for patients with complex health problems, in acute, sub-acute, long term and ambulatory care settings. Working closely with patients, you are responsible for basic care services. Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves. You will be taught every aspect of the trade, so you’re ready to begin your new career after having completed the training. We prepare students are with skills to perform EKG and phlebotomy procedures, as well as CPR under the training and supervision of nurses and doctors. Classes here at New Era Healthcare afford you flexible class hours. We are the only Health Care training facility in Monmouth and Middlesex. Our space is beautiful and inviting. We make sure our students enjoy their surroundings. We ensure all classes are led in a friendly, informative, and effective way, by creating the perfect study environment.
Medical assisting has emerged as one of the hottest careers in healthcare, offering tremendous employment potential, a lucrative salary, fantastic employment benefits, and job security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 160,000 new jobs are expected to become available to medical assistants in the US between 2012 and 2022.