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Patient Care Technician

A patient care technician (PCT) is mainly focused on working closely with patients, in conjunction with nurses. PCTs help perform basic care for patients, such as assisting them in using the restroom, serving meals or changing bedding. They may also monitor vital signs and provide emotional support to patients and families.

Top skills for patient care technicians:2

  • Patient care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) assistance
  • Vital signs measurement
  • Patient assistance
  • Patient and family education
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dialysis
  • Patient observation
  • Patient and personnel interaction