How to Hire a Patient Care Technician

Does your growing business need a patient care technician? Patient Care Technicians can help your company improve the quality of care of your patients.

Here are some tips to help you find great patient care technician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Patient Care Technicians search for Jobs on Indeed*

741,844

job seekers clicked on patient care technician jobs

72,000

resumes from job seekers with patient care technician experience on Indeed

17,440

patient care technician jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.30 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$28.40 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$28.40

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Patient Care Technician?

A great patient care technician hire can help your business increase the quality of services that you offer. Increase the number of services that you can offer to patients. Make sure that your business is meeting regulations.

• Increase the number of patients you can take care of
• Provide excellent care to patients
• Alleviate burden on doctors and nurses

Skills to look for in a great Patient Care Technician

A great patient care technician candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Work interpersonally with patients and doctors
• Well organized
• Great listening ability
• Empathetic to patients
• Motivated by the desire to help others
• Positive attitude

Writing a Patient Care Technician job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Patient Care Technician candidates. A Patient Care Technician job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Patient Care Technician jobs, such as:

• Nursing
• Healthcare
• Caretaker

Interviewing Patient Care Technician candidates

Strong candidates for patient care technician positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Patient pathology knowledge
• Healthcare industry knowledge
• How to deal will difficult patients

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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