Quick ????

  1. I am on my way to class so this is a quicky....I talked to the admin at a local hospital about a job while I am in school. She mentioned a Nurse tech........Is this the same as a CNA? Just curious..................
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   colleen10
    Not where I come from.

    Usually, CNA's get trained and pass an exam and most of their job opportunities are in LTC, although there are CNA's in hospitals, etc.

    The PCT's or Patient Care Tech's are trained in the hospital and usually are responsible for more technical patient care, ie. get to do more things.

    Here, PCT's usually make quite a bit more money that the CNA's.
  4. by   nursedawn67
    Were I work a nurse tech, does treatments and charting, just cannot pass meds.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ask what their definition is.....get a job description so you know what is expected... I am fairly certain none of us works in your HR dept. GO RIGHT TO THE SOURCE AND FIND OUT oh and GOOD LUCK! Hope it's what you want.
  6. by   deespoohbear
    In our hospital nurse techs are allowed to do whatever they have done in clinical and have passed, except for a few things...cannot start IV's, or do IV pushes, cannot do accuchecks (don't even want to explain the rationale behind this one...), or retrieve blood from the blood bank, sign as witness, or initiate the start of blood. They also are not allowed to take verbal or telephone orders.....that is all I can think of right now. What each facility allows differs of course....check with the floor nursing manager...

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