• 4.7

    CVOR Tech - Travel Nursing - $2,496/week

    Aya Healthcare
    Nurse Technician Job in Nokesville, VA
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    Aya Healthcare has an immediate opening for the following position: CVOR Tech in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    15d ago
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  • 3.4

    General - Surgical Tech Travel Surgical Tech- Falls Church, VA

    Nomad Health
    Surgical Technician Job in Ashburn, VA
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    Register for a Nomad Health account to view full job details and apply.PandoLogic. Keywords: Surgical Technician, Location: Ashburn, VA - 20147 Nomad Health seeks an experienced ultrasound technologist for a travel assignment.
    Junior Level
    35d ago
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  • 4.5

    Phlebotomy Tech I (Scottsdale, AZ) - Remote Scottsdale AZ

    Sonora Quest
    Phlebotomy Technician Job, Remote or Scottsdale, AZ
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    We have a variety of phlebotomy outpatient positions available in both doctor's offices and outpatient service centers throughout Scottsdale.
    Mid Level
    High School Diploma Required
    34d ago
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  • 4.4

    EMT - Nebraska

    Regional West Medical Center
    Emergency Medical Technician Job in Arlington, VA
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    Graduated from an educational program for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, or equivalent Regional West Health Services is an independent, integrated health care delivery system based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
    Junior Level
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    3d ago
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  • Patient Care Technician PRN

    Stonesprings Hospital Center
    Patient Care Technician Job in Ashburn, VA
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    The Patient Care Technician (PCT) delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join StoneSprings Hospital Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. Introduction Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Patient Care Technician PRN you want with your current employer? Benefits StoneSprings Hospital Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Patient Care Technician PRN where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued?
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    15d ago
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  • 4.6

    Associate Training Coordinator, EMT (Remote, Philadelphia Area Preferred)

    University of Pittsburgh
    Emergency Medical Technician Job, Remote or Pittsburgh, PA
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    This opening is for the position of an Associate Training Coordinator for the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) in the School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. For over ten years, our team has been dedicated to conducting high-quality implementation, evaluation, and research work across Pennsylvania and the United States.The Associate Training Coordinator will provide expert advice and consultation regarding the medical aspects of trainings aimed at paramedics and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). The Associate Training Coordinator will work as part of our productive, collaborative team at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Pharm-Pharmacy & Therapeutics - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22007115)
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
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    1d ago
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  • Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
    Emergency Medical Technician Job in Ashburn, VA
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    Obtain or possess and maintain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic, EMT Advanced or an EMT-Paramedic.
    Entry Level
    32d ago
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  • 4.2

    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

    National Staffing Solutions
    Surgical Technician Job in Falls Church, VA
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    * Certification from Technical School in Operating Room Technician preparatory program or Surgical Technician preparatory program. At National Staffing Solutions, we have the privilege and honor of working with dedicated healthcare professionals that make a positive impact in aiding those needing healthcare services across the U.S. every day.
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    Bachelors Preferred
    New
    3d ago
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  • 4.4

    Patient Care Technician

    Reston Hospital Center
    Patient Care Technician Job in Reston, VA
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    Do you want to work as a(an) Patient Care Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? Benefits Reston Hospital Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. is one of the region's leading acute care facilities in Reston and the growing Northern Virginia region. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Reston Hospital Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. Introduction Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Patient Care Technician you want with your current employer? We are looking for a compassionate and ambitious patient care technician to provide clinical support to patients of all populations. Reston Hospital Center
    Entry Level
    Offers Benefits
    9d ago
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  • Remote Patient Care Technician

    Medtruly
    Patient Care Technician Job, Remote or Renton, WA
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    Our health coaches and MAs are pioneers in bringing high quality preventative health to the homes of seniors in the Renton area and nationwide, providing dietary and exercise improvements through remote patient monitoring and telehealth. MedTruly is looking for passionate and motivated medical assistants interested in helping elderly patients with chronic conditions through health coaching and medical assisting.
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    Junior Level
    9d ago
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  • 4.2

    Emergency Medical Technician

    The St. James
    Emergency Medical Technician Job in Springfield, VA
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    The Department of Safety & Rescue (DSR) is dedicated to ensuring safety and protecting the lives of The St. James members, program participants and guests. Active First Aid for Public Safety Personnel, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (NREMT-B) required The St. James Department of Safety & Rescue is accepting applications for an Emergency Medical Technician to serve as dual role lifeguard and emergency medical technician at its Springfield, VA location.
    Junior Level
    High School Diploma Required
    21d ago
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  • Certified Medication Tech (CMT)

    Westminster at Lake Ridge
    Certified Medical Technician Job in Woodbridge, VA
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    An active/current Certified Medication Aide certificate in Virginia Westminster at Lake Ridge is a premier Continuing Care Retirement Community serving older adults in three levels of service: Independent Living, Assisted Living and a Health Center.
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    Mid Level
    Senior Level
    High School Diploma Required
    21d ago
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  • Surgery Technician

    Kingstowne Cat Clinic
    Surgery Technician Job in Alexandria, VA
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    Kingstowne Cat Clinic is a full service feline-only veterinary practice located in South Alexandria. Full or Part Time Veterinary Surgery Technician Position available!
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    Part Time
    Junior Level
    14d ago
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  • 3.5

    PCT Patent Analyst - Contractor

    Global Patent Solutions, LLC
    Patient Care Technician Job, Remote or Scottsdale, AZ
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    Global Patent Solutions, LLC (GPS) has grown to become one of the nation's leading patent research and intellectual property (IP) consulting firms.
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    Bachelors Required
    29d ago
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  • 4.7

    Rehab Nursing Tech (CNA) - Day Shift - $3,000 Sign-On Bonus

    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond
    Nurse Technician Job in Richmond, VA
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    Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As a rehabilitation nurse technician I, channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition and experience on a daily basis. Enhance the impact of your abilities with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health. Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond is seeking a Rehab Tech located at our hospital based on 5700 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226. What makes Encompass Health careers different and better: At Encompass Health, you ll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding.
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    Part Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    New
    6d ago
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  • 4.0

    EMT FT Mobile Injury Response Technician

    On-Site Health & Safety
    Emergency Medical Technician Job in Alexandria, VA
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    Job DescriptionHave you enjoyed working as an EMT but wish your role involved more skills, better wages, and a viable opportunity for career growth? Look no further, we have an immediate opening for a Full-Time Mobile Technician. Utilize your current skill set to respond to injuries directly at the injured worker's job-site, and be part of a growing team. Compensation and Benefits: Full-Time - Must be able to work 2 weeknights a week/ 2 weekends a month for standby shifts Shift/Hours: 4 X 10 hour shifts plus standby shifts $18/HR ($19 if Paramedic/Medical Assistant) ($22/HR if LVN/LPN) Paid Training Medical Benefits & 401K Company Vehicle Company Fuel Card Opportunity For Career Advancement ! Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Drug & Alcohol Testing (both new-hire & post-injury/accident) Injury Response Pulmonary Function Testing Respiratory Fit Safety Training Assist the Business Development team market the area Qualifications: Must have an active certification Must be 21 years old or older Clean DMV record - no DUIs in the last 5 years Applicants welcome to apply from Fairfax VA and Gaithersburg VA Looking for something better? Join our team*! Apply to this job with your resume to be considered for this position. * Applicants must meet the minimum requirements above to apply. OSHS offers of employment are contingent upon the successful outcome of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
    Full Time
    Entry Level
    Offers Benefits
    15d ago
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  • Surgical Support Tech - OPSC

    Uva Medical Center
    Surgical Technician Job in Charlottesville, VA
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    ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Surgical Support - OR training program is required for continued employment in the OR as a Surgical Support Technician.
    Junior Level
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    6d ago
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  • 4.4

    Certified Surgical Tech | CST | OR (Contract)

    Favorite Healthcare Staffing
    Surgical Technician Job in Reston, VA
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    Location: Reston, VA Must have 1 year of recent OR Certified Surgical Tech experience in the last 18 months Favorite Healthcare Staffing is looking for an experienced Operating Room Certified Surgical Tech (OR CST) for a travel contract in Reston, VA! Ideal candidates will have at least one year of recent experience as a OR Certified Surgical Tech. Operating Room Certified Surgical Tech (OR CST) Position Details: At Favorite Healthcare Staffing, we aspire to learn what thrills you about being a healthcare professional. Traveling with Favorite Healthcare Staffing gives you the opportunity to advance your career, develop new skills, and experience new things, all while exploring the country. Operating Room Certified Surgical Tech (OR CST) Requirements: Active Certified Surgical Tech License or Certification required
    Junior Level
    16d ago
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  • 3.8

    Hybrid/ Remote EMT Instructor / Emergency Medical Services

    Medstar Ambulance
    Emergency Medical Technician Job, Remote or Clinton, MI
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    The EMS Instructor will perform duties associated with Medstar s EMS program in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies for all Medstar locations.
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    High School Diploma Required
    24d ago
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  • 4.2

    Med Tech Travel Allied Job in Front Royal, Virginia

    Stability Healthcare
    Med Technician Job in Front Royal, VA
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    Location: Front Royal,VA
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    Associate Required
    New
    2d ago
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  • Med Tech

    Tribute at One Loudoun
    Med Technician Job in Ashburn, VA
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    Our Medication Care Partners (Med Tech) provide direct care to our senior residents, following a personalized medication and treatment plan. Location: Ashburn, VA 20147 Cadence Living is hiring Medication Care Partners (Med Tech) at our community in Ashburn, VA - Tribute at One Loudoun. Previous experience working as a Med Tech or Medication Aide in Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Memory Care (MC), or Senior Living experience is a plus!
    Full Time
    Part Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    High School Diploma Preferred
    13d ago
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  • Patient Care Technician- Float Team- Virtual Constant Observations (On-Site)

    NYU Langone Health
    Patient Care Technician Job, Remote or New York, NY
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    We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Patient Care Technician- Float Team- Virtual Constant Observations (On-Site). Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. Demonstrates knowledge of the NYU Langone Health Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties. Answers patients call lights promptly and effectively; completes patient requests for assistance with personal care and activity, and reports those requests not within the role of the patient care technician to the professional nurse assigned to the patient. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center.
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    2d ago
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  • Registered Med Tech 2nd Shift 3 11

    Charter Senior Living-Newport News
    Med Technician Job in Newport News, VA
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    : -Charter Senior Living Associate
    Full Time
    Mid Level
    Doctorate Required
    21d ago
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  • 4.7

    EMT or Paramedic (PRN / Worksite Clinic)

    Medcor Inc.
    Emergency Medical Technician Job in Warrenton, VA
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    Medcor embraces a set of simple, interconnected practices that every If so, then Medcor may be the right company for you! Medcor is looking to hire an EMT or Paramedic on a PRN basis (as-needed) to be a Worksite Health Technician at our client's construction site in Provide superior customer service to Medcor s client and employees Participate in daily operations at Medcor s on-site clinic Assessment and treatment of workplace injuries and illnesses according to Medcor s Evidence Based Medicine protocols, known as the Medcor Care Protocols (MCPs) Medcor has a lot more to offer than just this job.
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    28d ago
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  • 4.9

    Cardiovascular Anesthesia Tech

    Sentara Health
    Anesthesia Technician Job in Norfolk, VA
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    This exceptional facility carries on Sentara Norfolk General's tradition for cardiac excellence by consistently ranking among the nation's top 50 heart programs in the U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings. Sentara Healthcare is currently recruiting fora Cardiovascular Anesthesia Tech to work at the Sentara Heart Hospital located on the campus of Norfolk General Hospital Cardiovascular Anesthesia Tech will work with as a part of amulti-disciplinary team of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons, Registered Nurses,Surgical Assistants, Perfusionists, Anesthesiologists, Cardiovascular Technologists, and Physician Assistants thatperform open heart and thoracic surgical procedures. City/State Norfolk, VA
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    Bachelors Required
    13d ago
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  • 4.7

    Surgical Technologist - Operating Room (OR) - Travel Contract

    Accountable Healthcare Staffing
    Surgical Technician Job in Leesburg, VA
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    Surgical Technologist - Operating Room (OR) - Travel Contract / Travel Contract If you'd like to combine your nursing career with a love of traveling, Accountable can help you find exciting career and work opportunities throughout the US. Once again Accountable has earned Best of Staffing for 2022 and Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, along with 12 other awards that we were proud and honored to receive. But if you want and choose to stay home, Accountable has more and more local, community-based contract assignments ranging from PRN to 2-13 week assignments! Our efforts to provide growth opportunities both for our clinician and internal employees allowed Accountable to be singled out and recognized as an outstanding employer in the healthcare industry.
    Junior Level
    34d ago
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  • 4.4

    Med/Surge Tele

    Premier Healthcare Service
    Med Technician Job in Mechanicsville, VA
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    Medical Telemetry Unit - Memorial Location Mechanicsville, VA 23116 They care for patients who are out of the ICU, but need their vital signs monitored closely (after surgery) Telemetry Nurse is expected to recognize and assist patients in shock or those with other, life threatening, complications.
    Junior Level
    New
    2d ago
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  • Chronic Hemodialysis PCT

    Renal Reserve
    Patient Care Technician Job in Herndon, VA
    13 WEEKS! Travel dialysis RN's! You'll rock this assignment at a dialysis clinic. Call 855-674-5458, x1 today! Experienced travel dialysis RN needed. Must have two years dialysis experience. Varied shifts. REQUIRED: Two years dialysis experience. LICENSE: Active State License.
    Junior Level
    60d+ ago
  • PRN Surgical Technologist

    Inova Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Surgical Technician Job in Leesburg, VA
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    Our facility is located on the campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA. We are seeking an experienced Surgical Tech to scrub under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Completion of an appropriate Surgical Technician program or previous technician experience of at least two years. Inova Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center is a full service ambulatory outpatient facility, providing cost-effective outpatient services using modern, state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and caring environment by highly-skilled, compassionate staff.
    Junior Level
    High School Diploma Preferred
    13d ago
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  • Surgical Technician

    Stonesprings Hospital Center
    Surgical Technician Job in Ashburn, VA
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    We have an exciting opportunity for you to join StoneSprings Hospital Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. Requirements: Certification: Completion of Surgical Technician Course or equivalent required. Benefits StoneSprings Hospital Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Surgical Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? Introduction Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Surgical Technician you want with your current employer?
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    13d ago
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  • 4.2

    Surgical Tech Surgical Tech

    Anders Group
    Surgical Technician Job in Falls Church, VA
    Anders Group offers rewarding assignments and competitive compensation packages, nationwide! Anders Group is looking for a qualified Surgical Tech Surgical Tech to fill a current need in VA. Anders Group is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and stands out from other agencies by our commitment to making sure our travelers are given the best customer service. Please call 877.343.1607 for more information about this job or other opportunities offered at Anders Group!
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    Bachelors Required
    8d ago
  • Operating Room Surgical Tech

    Supplemental Health Care
    Operating Room Technician Job in Dulles Town Center, VA
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    Supplemental Health Care staffs throughout the country in various Disciplines and Specialties. Supplemental Health Care offers the leading industry benefits, please inquire when we speak on the phone if Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K & HSA are important to you! Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a Hospital in Dulles, Virginia to provide a Operating room surgical tech.
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
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    2d ago
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  • Surgical Tech

    Orthovirginia
    Surgical Technician Job in Lynchburg, VA
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    OrthoVirginia, Virginia's largest provider of expert orthopedic and therapy care, is currently seeking a full-time, experienced Surgical Technician to join our outpatient operatory! Position Summary The Surgical Technician is responsible for assisting with surgical procedures in an operating room.
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    High School Diploma Required
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    1d ago
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  • 4.8

    Patient Care Technician - Medical **Sign-On Bonus Available**

    Augusta Health
    Patient Care Technician Job in Fishersville, VA
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    Augusta Health Fitness Reimbursement Program Nestled in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Augusta Health is among the finest community hospitals in America. If you are a dedicated healthcare professional, you will find exciting career opportunities at Augusta Health. Augusta Health is a mission-driven, independent, nonprofit, community health system located in Fishersville Virginia in Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley. Augusta Health opened in 1994 to continue a tradition of personalized care with small-town hospitality that began more than 50 years ago with predecessor hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro, Virginia. Augusta Health offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient which includes Augusta Medical Center a 255 bed inpatient facility and Augusta Medical Group which is comprised of 40 practice locations and four urgent care locations. ! The Medical unit at Augusta Health is seeking a full time Patient Care Technician to join their team.
    Full Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    8d ago
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  • Rehab Nursing Tech - $2500 Sign-On Bonus

    Uva Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
    Nurse Technician Job in Charlottesville, VA
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    As a rehabilitation nurse technician I, channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition and experience on a daily basis.
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    Part Time
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    40d ago
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  • 4.7

    Certified OR Tech / Surgical Tech (CST) - Travel Nursing - $2,347/week

    Aya Healthcare
    Surgical Technician Job in Reston, VA
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    Aya Healthcare has an immediate opening for the following position: Certified OR Tech / Surgical Tech (CST) in Reston, Virginia.
    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
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    7d ago
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  • Lead Patient Care Tech

    Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
    Patient Care Technician Job in Fredericksburg, VA
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    We are looking for a dedicated Lead Patient Care Tech like you to be a part of our team. Introduction Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Lead Patient Care Tech? At Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, you come first. Benefits Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues.
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    Offers Benefits
    9d ago
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  • 4.8

    Anesthesia Technician

    Novant Health
    Anesthesia Technician Job in Haymarket, VA
    Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth. Novant Health is seeking an Anesthesia Tech to serve as a source of technical and functional expertise for all operating room locations. At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. * All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".
    Entry Level
    High School Diploma Preferred
    60d+ ago
  • 4.1

    Certified Medical Technician (CMT)

    Watermark Retirement Communities
    Certified Medical Technician Job in Arlington, VA
    Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Watermark Retirement Communities is one of the Top 25 Best Workplaces in Senior Housing for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Home Healthcare.
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    25d ago
  • Falls Church (N VA) - Med Tech

    Thekey LLC
    Med Technician Job in Falls Church, VA
    At TheKey, we pride ourselves on hiring quality professionals who feel just as passionate as we do about helping transform the lives of aging adults by providing the utmost white glove experience fo TheKey provides premier in-home senior care to help older adults thrive at home with optimal independence, health, safety and happiness, all while affording their loved ones complete peace of mind. TheKey is proud to be the largest private-pay provider for senior companionship and home care for aging seniors in North America.
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    Junior Level
    Offers Benefits
    42d ago

Average Salary For a Patient Care Technician

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Patient Care Technician is $32,806 per year or $16 per hour. The highest paying Patient Care Technician jobs have a salary over $43,000 per year while the lowest paying Patient Care Technician jobs pay $24,000 per year

Average Patient Care Technician Salary
$32,000 yearly
$16 hourly
Updated September 28, 2022
$24,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$43,000
90 %

5 Common Career Paths For a Patient Care Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant generally assists patients in their healthcare needs and medical procedures. They support patients in their daily activities by monitoring patients' temperature and food intake, ensuring the cleanliness of the patient's room, and keeping documentation of patients' conditions for reference of nurses and doctors. A certified nursing assistant should also communicate with patients' families and provide updates as often as needed. It is also important that a nursing assistant is patient and compassionate enough to attend to direct patient needs, which could get demanding or challenging at times.

Registered Nurse

The primary responsibilities of a registered nurse involve caring for a variety of patients, from ill and injured to those who are healthy and wanting to stay that way. Nurses have different specialization and work with particular patients, such as newborn babies or those who are suffering from particular medical conditions. They work on different settings which includes hospital, outpatient facility, rehabilitation center, nursing home, dialysis center, home healthcare agency, and other offices. They can administer medications, wound care, and other aids or treatment plan. They also conduct medical tests, interpret the results, and monitor patients' recovery and progress.

Staff Nurse

Staff nurses are registered nurses who are usually assigned to work in a care home, a company, or in a clinical setting. They advise the physical assessments of patients, employees, and residents. They also handle the checking of vital signs, providing basic medical procedures, giving first aid, and, if possible, providing over the counter medication. Staff nurses provide medical attention to the people in their place of assignment. They help pave the path to their patients' full recovery. Staff nurses are expected to be patient and have good interpersonal skills.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nurses are considered leading front liners in the clinic or hospital setting. They assist nurses and doctors in conducting various activities related to sick or injured patients. Licensed practical nurses are primarily expected to provide routine care for patients and assist registered nurses in creating care plans. They maintain and update medical records, prepare patients for medical examinations, help patients dress, bath, or eat, take vital signs, administer and monitor medicine intake, monitor patients and update nurses and doctors on patient status, and assist during medical examinations.

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants provide support to medical practitioners in both administrative and clerical tasks. They keep and update the patient's medical records, administer medicines under the supervision of a physician, assist during medical examinations, prepare medical samples for laboratory testing, manage the schedule of appointments, and assist the patients with their bills and in filling out needed forms, such as insurance-related documents. Medical assistants should have good communication skills and analytical skills, be organized, and be flexible. They should also have knowledge of how to operate some medical equipment such as x-ray machines.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician Jobs FAQs

Can a patient care technician make 100k?

No, you cannot make $100,000 per year as a patient care technician. It is highly unlikely to earn over $100k because the average annual salary for a patient care technician is $31,024. Even patient care technicians in higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $40,000 per year.

Can you be a PCT with no experience?

Yes, you can be a PCT with no experience. However, a person needs to have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete a training program to receive a nurse aide certificate.

When enrolled as a patient care technician (PCT), a person learns about various medical aspects such as phlebotomy, EKG, anatomy, physiology, patient care skills, medical terminology, specimen, and more. Clinical and classroom education together provide the student with essential knowledge and skills for this field.

Does a PCT make more than a CNA?

Yes, a PCT earns more money than a CNA, in general. Patient care technicians earn slightly more money, making around $14 per hour than just under $13 an hour that certified nursing assistants make.

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