Patient Care Assistant
Hands-On Training as a Patient Care Assistant
Pursue a Professional Career Caring for Patients and Make a Positive Impact on the Comfort, Health and Wellness of Others
Program May be Offered At: Cherry Hill Campus
Currently we are not enrolling new students in the Patient Care Assistant program at Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor Twp. campuses.
Patient Care Assistants are often the healthcare providers that have the most direct contact with patients. Professionals in this field provide routine nursing care under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.
If you thrive in fast-paced environments, enjoy working with people and are interested in a career that contributes to the comfort and well-being of others, you could be well-suited to a rewarding and challenging career as a Patient Care Assistant.
Patient Care Assistants Provide...
As a Patient Care Assistant you'll provide direct care to patients and aid in their comfort and recovery. Take a look at some of the interesting healthcare services professionals in this position often provide:
- Take Patient History & Vital Signs
- Perform EKG
- Administer First Aid
- Assist With Physical Therapy
- Phlebotomy (drawing blood)
- Help With Patient Personal Care, Mobility & Hygiene
- Assist With Medical Exams
- Collect & Test Specimens
- Report & Record Patient Conditions
Other tasks include moving patients, keeping medical supplies fully in stock and ready for use, and patient education.
Opportunities as a Capable Medical Professional
Caring for people is a "hands on" career. At Prism Career Institute our training is designed around a "hands on" approach. Graduates of this program could enter the professional world with confidence backed by theoretical and practical on-the-job type clinical experience.
Patient Care Assistants may have the opportunity to pursue a variety of employment titles/professional positions, including:
- Patient Care Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Healthcare Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Healthcare Support
- Therapy Aid
Employment Settings for Patient Care Assistants
Individuals with training as Patient Care Assistants may work in a variety of interesting medical settings, including:
- Home Health/Personal Care
- Wound Care Centers
- Rehabilitation Clinics
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Long Term/Nursing Centers
Training as a Patient Care Assistant can be a good way to pursue a medical position without spending years in school.