SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
PCT Apprenticeship Program
As part of the cohort, you will secure a PRN Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) position. You will work one 12 hour shift per week at our Medical City hospitals until you obtain your TX State certification as a Patient Care Tech. The Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) participates in high-quality, patient-centered care by providing continuous observation and monitoring for high risk patients. In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures the patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm. The Sitter may also assist with basic activities of daily living. If you are accepted into the program, your textbooks, supplies, uniform, and tuition will be covered for the 12 week Patient Care Tech (PCT) course. Clinicals will be completed during the holidays at our facilities.
Rate of pay during program: $13 per hour while in the PCT Apprentice program
Position while in program: Patient Safety Attendant PRN
Work Schedule: Students will be in class during the week full-time. They will be paid for class time and weekend shifts. Students are required to work 1 weekend shift per week.
Commitment agreement: Required to work as a PCT for 14 months following completion of program. Note: if they do not meet this commitment they will be required to pay back the cost of the education.
If candidate leaves between one and seven months, payment of 100% of the program ($5000) will be required. If candidate leaves between 7 and 14 months, payment of 50% of the program ($2,500) will be required.
Completion of Program: After participants complete the PCT Apprentice program and receives their PCT certification they can 1) work in the NTX Division Float Pool as a PCT full-time employee or 2) apply for a PCT full-time position at a Medical City hospital location. Pay rate will be $14 per hour
Basic Life Support Position Requirement: BLS is NOT required at point of hire for PCT apprentice program; A BLS certification course will be provided the first week of hire prior to any hospital shifts. If they have their BLS already, they need to provide a copy to HR and program coordinator as verification to not participate in the BLS class.
Medical City Healthcare is one of the region's largest, most comprehensive health care providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and includes 16 hospitals, 8 off-campus emergency rooms, 11 ambulatory surgery centers, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees and licensed for 3,424 patient beds.
We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and growth opportunities. Our benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
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