Become an advocate for patients as a Patient Care Specialist
What are the responsibilities of a Patient Care Specialist?
- Ensure comfort, care, and quality of life for the patient
- Be a resource of information and support for family members
- Work with practitioners to prepare patients and the space for physical therapy exercises
- Provide for the patient’s dietary and dental care
- Assist patients with orthopedic and neurological impairments in recreationally therapeutic activities
- Observe patients’ daily mental and physical health
- Demonstrate efficient organizational and time-management abilities
Why become a Patient Care Specialist at Stone Academy?
- Flexible Schedules – Day or evening classes available
- Financial Aid Available* – Most Students Pay Less Than $150
- Job Placement Assistance for All Graduates – Over 400 Graduates Placed since 2010
- No Out of Pocket Expense for Credential Exam – Includes the Connecticut Certified Nurse Aid Exam administered by Prometric
- Be More Than a CNA – Graduates Earn a Home Health Aide Certificate from Stone Academy as well as an introduction to electrocardiogram (EKG / ECG) and phlebotomy
*For Those Who Qualify
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Patient Care Specialists are in high demand across the healthcare industry, especially as the population of the country ages and becomes more health conscious. While the course of study will include Nurse’s Aide classes that will provide students with the opportunity to gain their CNA certification, there are additional skills that will develop the student into a Patient Care Associate. These skills include training in phlebotomy, EKG, CPR, First Aid and the utilization of their hands-on skills in a home care setting. In addition to their hands-on training, students will gain non-clinical knowledge that will attribute to a more conscientious level of care from our graduates in the field. This includes dealing with people of different cultures and patients with specific diseases including dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Students will also receive training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Student’s training includes a clinical experience that allows them to the demonstrate skills acquired in class, in an active medical practice. Graduates earn a Home Health Aide Certificate and are eligible to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. These credentials, along with the advanced PCS training, set our students apart from other applicants when entering the workforce.