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Patient Care Technician Training March 2023

Company: Dean Health
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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).

Training Schedule:

March 6 - May 5, 2023

Hybrid Classroom Training - 5 alternating weeks at STLCC-Corporate College

  • 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 hospital

    • Hospitals include DePaul, St. Mary's, and St. Clare
    • Three 12-hour shifts weekly
      Current Eligibility:

      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 readiness assessments
        • 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 nurse.


          • 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 support.
          • Contributes to safety and quality care by relaying information via charting and communicating to team members.
          • Attends classes and clinical rotations as determined by program.
          • Communicates clearly with instructors, associates and patients.
          • 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 oral communication.
            • Frequent use of hearing to distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
            • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
            • 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 colors.
            • Occasional bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, sitting, squatting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
            • Occasional use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships.
            • 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.

Keywords: Dean Health, Springfield , Patient Care Technician Training March 2023, Professions , Bridgeton, Illinois

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