Patient Care Technician
The Patient Care Technician training program combine class
room course studies with practical skills mastered in the laboratory.
Main duties of patient care technicians are to assist in nursing care and provide patient transportation, as from a hospital room to an x-ray unit. Students graduating from patient care technician course may also be required to maintain rooms, stock supplies, and keep areas and rooms clean.
- HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
- MUST BE AT LEAST 16 Y.O.
- VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
- VALID STATE ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- MUST PASS WRITTEN ADMISSION EXAM
- TUBERCULOSIS SKIN TEST
- PHYSICAL EXAM
- HEPA B TEST
- BACKGROUND CHECK/FINGERPRINTING
Patient care technician training will include clinical skills, such as blood collection, performing EKGs, taking and recording vital signs, and other tasks relating to the care and comfort of patients and the smooth operation of a health care facility. Students will learn good communication skills, and will develop physical ability and strength, ability to follow instructions, and ability to perform basic technical skills and procedures are required of patient care technicians (PCTs).
Those who have completed patient care technician training will find employment in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and clinics. Prior to employment, examinations for certification in phlebotomy, administration of EKGs, CPR, First Aid, and Automatic Electronic Defibrillation (AED), and good patient care may be required.
Program Hours: 264
Basic Nursing Assistant 120 hours
CPR 4 hours
Phlebotomy Technician 100 hours
EKG Technician 40 hours
Jethro Healthcare School,LLC is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Complaints against this school may be registered with the Illinois Board of Higher Education,1 N Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 300 Springfield, IL 62701, www.IBHE.org.
650 W Algonquin Rd., 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, IL 60016