It looks like most direct patient care jobs require lifting of over 50 lbs. This could entail lifting a 300 lb. patient by oneself. What healthcare jobs involving direct patient care (or indirect care) do not require heavy lifting? Are there any accommodations provided to assist with heavy lifting for the healthcare jobs that do require the lifting?
What kind of patient care jobs do u think i can get into that would qualify as patient care?
I am thinking about moving to the Raleigh-Dunham area, and I wanted to know about patient technician jobs. Does this area have a good market for the patient care technician and nursing assistant jobs? Also, does anyone know about reasonable places to live?
I have a friend living abroad who would like to come to the US to work. They are trained as a nurse, but of course don't have a nursing license yet. They could easily do some other kind of entry-level patient care job once they got here in the meantime. How difficult would it be for them to get a green card? And how would they go about finding an employer to sponsor them?
I completed my phlebotomist certification a few months back but never completed my clinical hours. Where can I complete my clinical hours? and where can I find a job. Some specific locations would be helpful. I obviously know a hospital but it seems like most places require 5 years of experience.
Also, any other suggestions for job or volunteer opportunities where I can get direct patient care?
I have been thinking about becoming a patient care tech. Nursing and nursing assistant seem like the only fields that you get jobs in without experience and i need a job FAST. Also how much does dental assistants make starting off? B.T.W. I live in Michigan.
And, also what job could a Patient care tech get? I eventually want to go to school for my LPN then maybe to RN but, for now i want to do something that is fast schooling because, i have to pay daycare and it's a lot with only my husbands income..
I plan on applying to PA programs but the direct patient care experience is a little hard to get for those who are not already working in the healthcare field. I am shadowing and volunteering but I don't think this will be enough for the programs I'm really interested in. And a lot of health care jobs require certification (ex, nursing assistants, medical assistant, paramedic, etc) and I don't have much money (or time) to try to take classes in order to be certified. Are there any other ways to get experience? Thanks!
I have a biology degree from a fairly prestigious college and am wanting to go to PA school now. My problem is I don't have enough patient care hours to get accepted into any school. The problem with that is, every job I have applied for (and there have been a lot) all say I need more experience. But how am I suppose to get more experience if I need experience to get a job? It doesn't really seem to make much sense.
I've applied numerous places to be a Patient Care Assistant, however they never call me. Do you have to have experience or something? When I look under requirements it says High School diploma and you can get your cpr certification before you start. What do i need to do? is the job easy? what are some of the duties and what is the pay?
There is an opening at the hospital near my house and need to know what I need to do to become a Patient Care Tech. The description of the job says this:
CPR, Certified Nursing Assistant. Will train on Unit.
I'm CPR certified but not certified as a nursing assistant. Do you think "will train on Unit" means they can certify me ?
I currently have a job,and I love my patients most of whom are elderly, but theres too much office drama & paperwork,and not enough patient care for me. I also enjoy doing bloodwork.By far my patients are what make the job worthwhile!
I already do bloodwork, so no certification is needed there.It is just a aspect of my job that I like.
Im thinking about home health, or phlebotomy, but no pt care their...what are the pay rates for something like that?home health aide, unfortunatly I still have bills to pay.
I have narrowed down my choices to medical assistant and a patient care technician. The schools description of both are very very similar and I cant decide which to do. I know a medical assistant has clerical training too. I've also heard that a patient care technician is nothing more than a nurses aid. Can anyone out there help me. Which degree will pay more, which one is gonna help me get a better job and more job possibilities?
I am a patient care technician and was wondering would it be best for me to quite my job as a P.C.T and move back in my parents for 2 years so I can go back to school and become a Radiologic Technologist?
I'm an undergrad student and I want to apply to medical school, I want to get some job expriences , what are some of the patient care certificates besides EMT and CNA that I could get in order to gain some job exprience ?
I've been a nurse for 22 years with experience in Labor/ Delivery, OB/GYNE office nurse and I now currently teach Childbirth Education/ Lamaze. I'm looking for a day-time position that doesn't require patient care. I'm BSN trained. Any suggestions on what types of nursing jobs I should be looking for?
I just earned my bachelors in nursing, but I don't want to be a nurse anymore. I like non-creative writing, organizing, clerical, data entry type work. I also like some manual labor (loading packing trucks, bagging groceries, cleaning). I'd like to find something in the med field since I already have my BSN, but i don't want direct patient care or super fast paced work like nursing. I also don't have the greatest short term memory, so I'd need something where I can write things down (another problem I have with nursing). What else is there to do? I don't want to spend more than two years training. At MOST.
I have recently received a job offer at my local hospital to be a PCA (Patient Care Assistant) on the cardiac unit for heart failure. Does anyone have any experience or insight that could be helpful? Do you like your job? What's rewarding about your job? Would you recommend it? I know that CNA's (Certified Nursing Assistants) perform similar job duties so I would take advice from them as well.
Are they the same thing or do I need to be a cna before I can be a pca(patient care assistant)? I live in Ohio, if that matters. Please give me any information you can.
I am currently a CNA and am looking for jobs but all i see are Patient Care Tech. positions. Are the the same thing or is one more qualified than the other?