Patient Care Technician’s support nurses, doctors, and other medical staff in caring for patients with physical and mental health concerns. Patient Care Technicians are employed in a wide range of healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities and more. Under the supervision of nursing staff and a larger care team, Patient Care Technicians directly support patients during hospital stays and medical visits; Patient care technicians also called patient care associates, primarily work under the supervision of a nurse but may occasionally work under the supervision of a provider such as a physician. They often work in hospitals but sometimes work in extended care facilities such as nursing homes, residential care and rehabilitation centres, particularly when they hold dual certifications in both nursing assisting and as a patient care technician. By providing this vital support to patients and medical staff, Patient Care Technicians streamline the delivery of medical care and improve the patient’s overall comfort and experience.
The estimated total pay for a Patient Care Technician is $50,475 per year in the United States area and can range up to $60,210 per year. The estimated additional pay is $16,234 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The “Most Likely Range” represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
Patient Care Technician (PCT) program will most certainly prepare a graduate to work as an entry-level patient care technician (PCT) in a clinic, hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home or long-term care (LTC) facility. As a result, graduates will be able to measure and record vital signs, perform CPR and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), phlebotomy and other basic laboratory procedures. The course includes both theory and clinical training and therefore is designed to meet the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) certification requirements.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
Responding to patient calls and requests for assistance
Bathing, dressing, grooming and assisting with personal hygiene
Serving meals and feeding patients if they are unable to feed themselves
Monitoring and recording vital signs – temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates
Observing, recording and reporting a patients’ physical, mental, and emotional condition
Electrocardiograms (EKGs), collecting blood (phlebotomy) and other clinical tasks
Moving patients, transferring patents to and from a bed or wheelchair and assisting with walking
Making beds and keeping patient rooms clean and neat
Setting up and operating therapeutic equipment and supplies
Assisting doctors and nurses during examinations and treatments
Providing quality patient care that includes emotional support and guidance
Obtain specimens, conduct tests and record results
Monitor patient condition and provide updates to care team
Monitor patients’ food and liquid intake
Escort patients to X-ray and other diagnostic imaging processes
INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE
INFECTION CONTROL & STANDARD PRECAUTION
LEGAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE
BASIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT & EXAMINATION
PATIENT POSITIONING AND BED MOBILITY TECHNIQUES
RANGE OF MOTION
ORTHOSIS AND PROSTHESIS
WOUND CARE AND PRESSURE SORES
PATIENT CARE COMPETENCY
PERSONAL CARE SKILLS
BASIC NURSING SKILLS
LONG TERM CARE
FUNDAMENTALS OF DISEASES
MULTISKILLED CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Prerequisites and Requirements
You must be 18 years and over to register for this program. A GED, WAEC, GCE, NECO certificate result or its equivalence is needed for registration
5 credits to include Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are mandatory, without which you cannot register.
The cost of our PCT program is 550,000ngn (aprox. $1,000). It is however, discounted at 500,000NGN. It can be paid as a one-time payment or paid in installments. After admission is granted, then tuition can be paid. If on installment payment plan, a mandatory enrollment fee of 250,000ngn is paid upfront, and the payment of the balance can be tailored to your individual need. Please note: Tuition must be paid in full before clinical practicum commences.
A payment plan is set in place for your convenience:
10,000NGN – Registration fee
250,000NGN – At Enrollment
250,000NGN – Paid before 3rd Semester/Practicum
Tuition covers lectures, e-book, handouts, use of equipment, scrubs, practicum and job placement assistance.
CPR Training and Certification will be given FREE only to the 1st batch of students. Subsequent batches will pay an additional fee for CPR training and certification given by The American Health and Safety Institute.
On successful completion, a certificate of training will be awarded which can be used to gain employment in the UK and the US as well as Nigeria. Also, it can be used as an adjunct to nursing or medical school admission requirement, providing the necessary medical background needed.
START DATE FOR NEXT BATCH
6th of February 2023
Lecture will take place at our training center in Buena Vista Estate, Lekki on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 2pm.
Lectures are provided by highly skilled Doctors, Nurses, Phlebotomist supervisors, Anatomists, Physiologist and Physiotherapist.
Class attendance is mandatory for all students, lectures are interactive as well as practical.
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