Pay rates for PCT/Care Partner?

  1. 0 Curious what the starting pay is for a Patient Care Technician/Care Partner in VA, especially curious about the Hampton Roads area. Thanks!
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  4. Visit  lav42788} profile page
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    I just got a job as a care tech in Richmond, VA. The HR rep that I was speaking with said the pay ranged from 9-12 per/hr depending on experience. It depends on the hospital though I guess? Some care techs are responsible for more than others. I know that what I am making is more than some of what the other hospitals in the area, but that is because the care tech at the hospital that I am working for are responsible for more than the other hospitals in the area.
  5. Visit  dkhunt} profile page
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    I was a care partner in 2011 and I started out making $9.93 with no experience. Now I believe it's about $10.50 or so. With experience, it wouldn't be more than $12 an hour unless you are in critical care and ACLS certified. Hope this helps.
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    How do you get Critical Care and ACLS certified?
  7. Visit  gunrock} profile page
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    If you're a PCT or CNA there is really no point (other than your own knowledge) to take ACLS.

    I think they meant you can work in a critical care / ICU or ER.
  8. Visit  dkhunt} profile page
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    A care partner will make the minimum but if you work in ICU they are called ICU Techs and in the ED they are called ED Techs. The techs will have extra training and most are paramedics, EMT ect, so they are ACLS certified and some are PALs certified too. Extra certifications means extra money. But these are at Sentara facilities that I'm basing this off of.
  9. Visit  HeatherMax} profile page
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    Do you mean minimum wage?
  10. Visit  dkhunt} profile page
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    No, like I said around $10.50. I was a care partner for sentara in January 2011 and started at $9.93, but I believe it went up to $10.50 now.
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  11. Visit  gunrock} profile page
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    Quote from dkhunt
    A care partner will make the minimum but if you work in ICU they are called ICU Techs and in the ED they are called ED Techs. The techs will have extra training and most are paramedics, EMT ect, so they are ACLS certified and some are PALs certified too. Extra certifications means extra money. But these are at Sentara facilities that I'm basing this off of.


    Extra certifications that are job related mean extra money. Medics need to be ACLS certified, EMT-B do not so they won't have ACLS. I would get certification relevant to what you will be doing (ie go get EKG certified, etc). Don't needlessly spend money on certs that you will never use in your positions, but by all means take them if its for your own knowledge.

    Its easy to say certifications means more money but that's not always true.


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