Patient Care Technician Training March 2023
Company: Dean Health
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Ready to start your career in healthcare?
St. Louis Community College and SSM Health are seeking qualified
individuals to attend training to work as full-time Patient Care
Technicians (PCTs). This 9-week accelerated training program
combines classroom instruction, hands-on skill labs and on-the-job
training in a clinical practice. The training satisfies the
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services requirements for
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).
March 6 - May 5, 2023
Hybrid Classroom Training - 5 alternating weeks at STLCC-Corporate
- Classroom: Mon/Tues./Thurs./Fri. from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Skills labs: Wed. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Online coursework: 3 hours daily
Clinical Practice - 4 alternating weeks at assigned SSM Health
- Hospitals include DePaul, St. Mary's, and St. Clare
- Three 12-hour shifts weekly
Enrollment for the PCT program is selective. Applicants must meet
all eligibility requirements to be selected.
Before you apply you must:
- Be 18+ years old
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
After you apply you will be required to:
- Register with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry
- Meet required benchmarks on healthcare fit and workplace
- Demonstrate academic and career readiness
- Complete interviews with STLCC and SSM Health staff
- Pass a criminal background check, drug screen panel, and
physical exam with proof of immunizations or titers
Shift availability is determined by each department.
Participates in training program while working in job capacity.
Supports the overall positive patient care experience by providing
assistance to nursing staff and physicians. Provides patient care
responsibilities under the direct supervision of a registered
- Contributes to the overall quality and safe care for patients
by answering call lights, taking vital signs and monitoring
behavior and physical condition for progress or deterioration.
- Creates a positive patient experience by assisting patients
with their activities of daily living including assisting with
baths, ambulating, feeding, skin care, personal and oral hygiene
and making occupied and unoccupied beds.
- Contributes to quality care and safety by assisting and
performing procedures such as toileting, turning, cough and deep
breathing, catheter care, collection of biological specimens,
measuring and recording intake and output of fluids.
- Contributes to exceptional patient satisfaction by establishing
a compassionate environment by timely responses to patients' needs,
open communication and providing emotional and psychological
- Contributes to safety and quality care by relaying information
via charting and communicating to team members.
- Attends classes and clinical rotations as determined by
- Communicates clearly with instructors, associates and
- Complies with privacy and confidentiality policies related to
utilization of the medical record.
- Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
* No education required
* No experience required
- Constant standing and walking.
- Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through
- Frequent use of hearing to distinguish body sounds and/or hear
alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
- Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
- Frequent reaching, gripping, and keyboard use/data entry.
- Frequent use of vision for distances near (20 inches or less)
and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish
- Occasional bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, sitting,
squatting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
- Occasional use of vision to judge distances and spatial
- Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects
weighing 25-50 lbs.
- Occasional lifting/moving patients.
- Occasional use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
- Occasional driving.
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