Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

This Essential Soft Skill Will Make You a Better Patient Care Technician

Patient care technicians provide hands-on assistance to patients, with their main job responsibilities including providing basic patient care and performing safety checks. Soft skills are especially important in healthcare roles with frequent patient interactions.  In our recent survey of employers in the  2020 Industry Outlook , the soft skill that's most important for patient care technicians to possess is  professionalism . It's also one of the most lacking.
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Patient Care Technician Job Insights and Trends for 2020

Working in the frontlines of healthcare, patient care technicians (CPCT/A) assist nurses and other medical professionals. They keep close tabs on patients, and help them with basic needs, perform safety checks, check their vitals, and more.

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Tips for Your Patient Care Technician Job Search

Patient Care Technicians/Assistants (CPCT/A) are critical in helping provide the day-to-day care that some patients require. This job requires a broad range of knowledge and skills, and is a vital role in caring for patients — especially those with chronic conditions.

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