The Patient Care Tech II works with the RN's in the unit to provide care to patients. They have special skills beyond those of a Patient Care Assistant. For example, they can perform venipuncture, dress wounds, removal staples and sutures, and measure peak expiratory flow rate.
A High School Diploma or GED is required.
Completion of one of the following educational programs is required:
Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant program OR
Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program OR
Successful completion of a Basic EMT program (Intermediate EMT or Paramedic preferred).
One year of patient care experience in an acute care hospital or EMT field/Emergency Care Setting required.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Current CPR certification required.
Current certification as a Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, or EMT preferred
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