Salem County Vocational Technical Schools has created an all encompassing, allied health professional program that will provide students with valuable knowledge, practical experience, and national certifications for employment within the medical field.
Patient Care Technicians gain entry-level knowledge and clinical skills needed to work in a variety of employment settings like hospitals, surgical centers, and rehabilitation facilities. Employment for Patient Care Technicians is expected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the national average for all occupations. Upon successful program completion, students will be eligible for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification in Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A).
Program Content (200 Hours)
- Provide basic patient care such as bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc.
- Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies
- Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms
- Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs
- Perform phlebotomy procedures
- Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly those coping with grief and death.
Certifications Available: Basic Life Support (CPR)
Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
EKG Technician (CET)
Workplace Readiness Credential (WRC)
Criminal backgrounds may prevent individuals from obtaining certification and externship/clinical placement
***Criminal background checks are required (additional fee to student)
***Uniform and medical exams are not included.
***Students must have a high school diploma or GED
***Medical Clearance, Laboratory Blood Work, PPD’s and Urine Drug Screen Are Required
Students must attend the Introduction to Health Career Pathway Seminar prior to registration.
Salem County Vocational Technical School
Carney’s Point Location
Contact: Shachara Adams at 856-351-2933
www.scvts.org (Adult Education Tab) or firstname.lastname@example.org