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Patient Care Technician School


Are you considering a career in the growing healthcare field?

One field that provides plenty of growth possibilities, plus a great deal of personal satisfaction, is that of the patient care technician. These allied health professionals work closely with patients in hospitals, nursing homes, rehab clinics and other healthcare facilities where they provide nurturing, one-on-one care to patients and residents.

As a patient care technician, you’ll be a valued member of the medical team, providing necessary assistance to doctors and nurses by:

  • Checking vital signs
  • Performing phlebotomy and basic lab tests
  • Distributing patient care supplies
  • Changing bed linens
  • Taking EKG readings

Attending Patient Care Technician School

At the Jolie patient care technician school in Wilkes-Barre, you’ll prepare for a career as a certified patient care technician through a combination of theoretical and hands-on coursework. Personalized instruction is a hallmark of the Jolie Academy experience, ensuring that you get the individualized help you need to complete the program successfully.

Throughout your patient care technician school training, you can expect to develop knowledge and fundamental skills in:

  • The role of the patient care technician
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Responsibilities and limitations in patient care
  • Medical ethics
  • Blood collection techniques
  • Electrocardiography
  • CPR and First Aid

You’ll develop many of these skills in the school laboratory, which provides allied health students with the ability to gain experience performing nursing procedures, as well as to develop an understanding of the materials, equipment and safety procedures associated with the patient care technician field. At the conclusion of your training, you’ll be eligible to earn your professional certification and apply for positions in hospitals, nursing homes and similar medical facilities. In addition to employment as a patient care technician, you may find employment as a nursing or clinical support associate.

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