Patient Care Technician - Training Program - January 10, 2022 Start Date
Thank you for considering joining the Tucson Medical Center nursing family. We are a diverse team of professionals dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and developing our staff is essential to that work. Our training program is designed to take those without hospital-based health care experience through a STEP-WISE program, culminating in the achievement of PCT Status.
Develop your skills and knowledge as a Patient Care Technician or PCT in a six-week training program. PCTs work alongside nurses to provide patient care. Typical tasks include taking vital signs, helping patients with activities of daily living, and keeping patients clean. Below is a video to learn more about the PCT responsibilities.
The PCT program is a 4 week program designed to introduce you to healthcare in general, and specifically to the role of the PCT at TMC. The first two weeks of the program are spent in the classroom and skills lab learning the basics for the role of patient care technician/assistant. The classroom and skill experiences are led by the TMC Clinical Education team at several locations on the TMC campus.
Week 3 occurs in the clinical setting on a TMC Unit to integrate theory/skills learned in a classroom/skills lab environment and transition to a clinical setting. Week 4 includes a combination of clinical practice, with additional classroom experience for specialty skills, such as Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and a final exam and testing of skills learned.
Candidates must be available between 6:45 am - 5pm for training and will be assigned a 12 hour shift at the completion of the program on days or nights. *All PCT Training Program candidates sign a one year contract
The next training program will start on Monday, January 10, 2022