New York CNA/PCT question


Browsing job postings in New York City, I've noticed that many hospitals seem to be asking specifically for Patient Care Technicians who are either certified as PCT's, or been through a PCT vocational program. In all the other job markets I'm familiar with, hospitals will accept CNA's who have previous experience and don't make a distinction between CNA's who have and have not been through a PCT course. So my question is do New York City CNA's have a harder time finding hospital employment without PCT training, even when they have experience? What about CNA's who are also certified in EKG and Phlebotomy? If anyone can answer my question I would appreciate it.


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Specializes in Nursing Forever!!!!!!!. Has 3 years experience.

Hello, okay if you are an CNA and have Phil and EKG you are a Patient care Tech/Associate. Maybe revising your resume' and changing the position to PCT or PCA would help... Nowadays, hospitals wants CNA, Philiebotomy, and EKG... That way they can use you more. Hope i helped.....


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Yes, you helped. Thanks alot for answering my question.

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