The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Patient Care Technician with Customer Service skills is $13.29.
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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. This job may sometimes cause high-stress situations, as the health of pati…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Patient Care Technician
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care, Acute Care, Dialysis, Elder Care and Phlebotomy.
Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Technician
An early career Patient Care Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.78 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Patient Care Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.97 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.55 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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