Patient Care Technician Training Program

Patient Care Technician Training in Orlando and Palm Beach Areas

Program Overview

Cambridge Institute Certificate Diploma Programs

In about nine months, you can be fully trained to work in a healthcare facility as a professional Patient Care Technician.

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology prepares students for employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Cambridge curriculum offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills that expands the traditional role of the PCT for acute and long-term care facilities, and technically advanced skills which include electrocardiography, restorative care, phlebotomy, home health care protocol as well as other patient care skills. Students are also prepared to take and pass the Certified Patient Care Technician exam through NHA.

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Our Patient Care Technician Training Program Offers

  • Classroom learning lead by qualified, registered instructors.
  • Hands-on experience at clinical laboratories.
  • Preparation for the certification exam through NHA.

What Does A Patient Care Technician Do?

Patient Care Technicians work under the supervision of the nursing staff as they provide basic patient care with duties that include:

  • Recording vitals signs
  • Collecting patient data
  • Reporting patient condition
  • Improving patient comfort
  • Delivering food to patients
  • Performing EKGs
  • Assisting with scheduling and paperwork

 A Hands-on Approach to Healthcare Training

At Cambridge you’ll be trained through clinical rotations along with detailed experience in medical facilities. These classes at Cambridge are unsurpassed in terms of personal attention and student preparation.

We are committed to academic and clinical excellence that ensures high-quality and hands-on instruction leading to superior patient care. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and medical equipment. Our staff and instructors are skilled, experienced professionals in their field. Each of our graduates is fully trained and prepared to immediately work as a healthcare professional.

For your convenience, this medical program offers evening classes, so you can complete your training while keeping up with family and job commitments.



Job Outlook

The Patient Care Technician profession is expected to grow at a positive rate over the next few years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The experience gained on the job can also be used to further one’s career in the medical field.

Overall, the medical industry is constantly growing and making advancements in the way we treat patients. Therefore careers in the industry are expected to continue to grow steadily for at least the next few years. Because Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) have such a direct role in the realm of patient care, careers in this field have become one of the most in-demand professions in the healthcare industry.

Another contributing factor to the positive outlook on jobs for certified Patient Care Technicians is the variety of settings that utilize their skills. PCTs can obtain employment in almost any type of medical setting including hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Ambitious professionals can also further their education and continue their training towards a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered Nurse.

Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Careers

Overview

Patient Care Technicians have a wide array of responsibilities that each play an important role in the direct treatment and care for patients. Patient care assistants, also referred to as cross-trained nursing assistants, often have the most amount of direct contact with patients and must possess a good working knowledge of the foundations of many areas of patient care. At Cambridge, our accredited patient care training program provides students with top-notch, hands-on vocational experience and classroom lectures provided by industry experts that are focused on ensuring confidence and success in the workforce.

Career Opportunities

The medical industry is constantly growing and making advancements in the way we treat patients and careers in the industry are expected to continue to grow steadily for at least the next few years. Because patient care techs have such a direct role in the realm of patient care, careers in this field have become one of the most in-demand professions in the healthcare industry. Another contributing factor to the positive outlook on jobs for certified patient care technicians is the variety of settings that utilize their skills. Patient care technicians can obtain employment in a number of medical settings including hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Ambitious professionals can also further their education and continue their training towards a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered Nurse. Whatever your goal may be, contact Cambridge today to discover how our unparalleled training methods can help you realize your dreams and get you on the fast track to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

What Does A Patient Care Technician Do?

Patient care technicians provide basic patient care and typically work under the direct supervision of nurses or other medical professionals. The duties of a patient care technician vary depending on the medical facility in which they operate. Among the tasks that can be expected from a patient care tech include recording vital signs, assisting patients with simple mobility tasks, assisting with nutritional requirements, collecting and testing specimens and reporting and recording the ongoing status of a patient’s care reception to treatment.