American Health Institute Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program

Patient Care Technicians or PCTs work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. PCTs often have more contact with the patient than any other health care member including the doctors and nurses. PCTs are an important factor in patient recovery, because their close contact with the patient allows them to monitor developing signs of distress.; Principally job opportunities will be prevalent in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing and assisted living facilities.
The Patient Care Technician Duties: Report and record patient’s condition and patient treatments.; Help patient with nutritional needs assist with feeding the patient if necessary, and refill water and ice. Assist patients with their mobility turn and positioning, do range of motion exercises, transferring patients to and; from; wheelchair,; assist; with; walking, bathing,; dressing, Grooming and assisting with personal hygiene. Other assignments would be monitoring and recording vital signs, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates, height, weight.; Collect and test specimens.; Observing, recording and reporting a patients’ physical, mental, and emotional condition.
As reported in our catalog, you may see the following:
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The SOC and CIP codes for Patient Care Technician are SOC 29-2099, CIP 51.3999.

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