How to write a Patient Care Technician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Patient Care Technician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Patient Care Technician job titles

    Patient Care Technician
    Patient Care Technician (Entry-Level)
    Pediatric Patient Care Technician
    Patient Care Technician (Part-Time)
    Patient Care Tech

Patient Care Technician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Patient Care Technician job summary

Our healthcare company requires the services of a Patient Care Technician who can assist patients during their stay in our facility and follow programs outlined by our nursing staff. The Patient Care Technician will be responsible for assisting the medical team in handling paperwork and providing care, while also keeping work areas safe and clean. If you are interested in joining an established business that offers a competitive salary and benefits package to its employees, please apply today.

Patient Care Technician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Patient Care Technician responsibilities

    Catalog and communicate patient needs to the medical staff
    Observe patients and report any changes in patient conditions to the nursing staff or doctor on call
    Perform non-critical medical and therapeutic procedures based on medical instructions and the PCT’s certifications
    Conduct regular patient rounds and meet with patient’s family members when required
    Collect test specimens and perform laboratory analysis based on PCT’s experience and certifications

Patient Care Technician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Patient Care Technician skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    CNA certification required, it is preferred if candidate is working towards LPN
    3+ years’ laboratory experience preferred
    Excellent communication skills
    Strong patient relations skills required

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