Patient Care Technician Job Description

A patient care technician (PCT) is a health care professional who delivers care to patients in healthcare facilities.

Popular job titles include certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), and patient care technician.

These health care professionals assist registered nurses (RNs) and other health care providers.

PCTs work in hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, and other healthcare facilities.

Most positions require a diploma or associate degree in nursing, plus additional education and/or certification.

Some positions do not require a certification, but require on-the-job training.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Patient Care Technician who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. If you are a compassionate and caring individual with a desire to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

Patient Care Technician Duties:

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily operations of the patient care department
  • Assist with recruitment, training, and scheduling of all patient care staff
  • Coordinate activities and schedules of the patient care staff
  • Educate and motivate patients and staff
  • Conduct daily patient assessments
  • Maintain and update patient records

Patient Care Technician Responsibilities:

  • Individuals with this classification are clinically trained to perform various patient care procedures in nursing facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse. These procedures include, but are not limited to, assessing patients, performing body system assessments, administering medications, collecting specimens, changing dressings, etc.

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist patients with hygiene and activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, feeding, ambulation, medication assistance, and transferring
  • Maintain clean, sterilizable, and functional equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean environment through proper cleanliness, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment and surroundings
  • Perform routine functions, such as monitoring equipment, handling supplies, and record keeping
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, feeding, ambulation, medication assistance, and transferring
  • Maintain clean, sterilizable, and functional equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean environment through proper cleanliness, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment and surroundings
  • Perform routine functions, such as monitoring equipment, handling supplies, and record keeping
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing

Company Name is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to creating a team that is diverse and inclusive. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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