Attempting to write a resume for a patient care technician without first finding out what it is exactly that you will be doing, is career suicide. Don’t go that route. Even if you have worked as a patient care technician for many years, there may be some things that you are forgetting, simply because they were not part of your job description when you worked at XYZ facility.
As a PCT (patient care technician), your main job is to provide comfort and support to patients assigned to you. You will need to assist patients with their personal needs such as toileting, bathing and grooming, along with making sure that they are comfortable at all times. You will also need to check their vitals and at the slightest hint of a problem, it will be your duty to notify the nurse manager or assigned doctor.
Working as a PCT requires one to possess a high school diploma at the very least – if you have a CNA license or even if you have completed the first semester of an accredited nursing program, you may be considered a good choice to hire. Since you will be working with ailing people, you will need to practice constant patience and ensure that you emit compassion. Some of the job duties of a patient care technician are provided below for your reference:
• Read through and understand each assigned patient’s care plans and mentally chart out how to handle implementation
• Assist patients in handling their personal needs such as bathing grooming, dressing and oral hygiene
• Check and monitor patients’ vitals and ensure that they are maintained at optimal levels
• Raise alarms in case of raised or lowered vitals to ensure patient safety and wellbeing
• Monitor patients’ conditions and ensure that any changes are communicated to the nurse manager or doctor immediately
• Oversee the preparation of nutritious meals and ensure that they are prepared in accordance to each individual patients’ meal charts
• Serve meals and record patients’ food and liquid intake in prescribed facility formats
• Maintain records of assigned patients’ weight, blood pressure, sugar levels and pulse
• Assist patients with ambulation and provide support to physical therapists by helping with exercises and routines
• Transport patients to surgical units and appointments by maneuvering wheelchairs and stretchers safely through halls
• Ascertain that patients’ rooms are kept clean and sanitized and ensure that provisions for security are taken into account at all times
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