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The average pay for a Patient Care Technician is $12.94 per hour.

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Job Description for Patient Care Technician

Patient care technicians assist physicians, nurses, and other medical staff in caring for patients. This job is usually performed in a hospital environment under the supervision of other medical staff, in which a technician will monitor patients, create daily reports of their status, conduct tests, and obtain specimens for testing. If changes in a patient’s status are noted, they must be reported to a nurse or physician.


Patient Care Technician Tasks

  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
  • Support the administrative and clinical operations of the practice.
  • Prepare, update and disseminates unit reports, physician orders and patient records.
  • Provide basic therapeutic services under direction of nursing staff.

Patient Care Technician Job Listings

Banner Health Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Care Technician at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.?

Patient Care Technician in Little Rock:
"Extremely stressful no leadership; no concern for same."
Pros: Difficult to find good to report. Supervisor well known for lack of management and or people skills through out region, medical director voiced same opinion prior to her being hired. Guess we'll make do with her, expecting cms recert. Inspection. Lack of follow through concerning complaints about her, allowed to continue discriminatory hiring practices,( well documented ) No accountabilty for manager, ( very close friend with area manager ) trust but verify NOT practiced concerning manager. Allowed to re hire employees deemed ineligable for rehire by other fmc managers( three times, same race.)
Cons: Pt care techs are treated very poorly, are contantly reassured thier role is unimportant, and can be easily replaced. Their contributions are very seldom acknowledged as necessary much less praised. No bonus or incentive programs. No educational seminars classes ect. Certainly no conventions or trips. Tech appreciation is lunch served for entire staff, nurses receive t shirts, lunch boxes, gift cards ect. NEVER are techs asked for opinions concerning direct supervisor, much less management. Have no voice concerning how they are treated, try to complain about how your treated; you are subjected to continuous retalliation until you are fired.

Patient Care Technician in Dallas:
Pros: LOve people and the team.
Cons: Stress.

Patient Care Technician in Augusta:
"My required salary due to achivement and certification."
All qulifed legeal (US Citierzens) should be pay the accurate pay rate and salary due to their experanice and education level all humanity should honored for there detecation to there levels of earning a higher quality for them selfs and their family and love ones thats what shape America and the Economy. THANKS MRS TASHIA TAYLOR.

Patient Care Technician in Allen Park:
Pros: I like working as a team. I love the one on one interaction with residents. I love being able to help the elderly that are not able to do the daily living activities on their own.
Cons: Hours being cut short. Company does not work with you.

Patient Care Technician in Rochester:
"More Work, No More Pay."
Pros: Nurses that I work with are like family.
Cons: Very stressful, pulled in ten directions at once, responsible for way more than I am compensated for.

Patient Care Technician in Sacramento:
"I love it."
Pros: Taking care of people, three day work weeks.

Patient Care Technician in New York:
Pros: Meeting different people every day.
Cons: Getting paid less.

Key Stats for Patient Care Technician

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Patient Care Technician Salaries

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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 29%