Credentialed allied healthcare professionals have ample employment opportunities in hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and outpatient and ambulatory settings. Whether employees carry the title of medical assistant, patient care technician, or another job title, they must be credentialed to perform medical assistant duties such as phlebotomy and electronic health record data entry. An emphasis on cost-efficient solutions to health care delivery leads to a bigger need for a certified workforce.
BIR Training Center’s Allied Healthcare Certification Pathways lead to specific industry-recognized credentials. The pathways are for individuals who are entering the field and want to demonstrate knowledge and credibility, who are already in the field and want better-paying jobs, and for employers who can benefit from cost-efficient short-term training that produces credentials recognized by CMS.
Trainees who meet eligibility criteria will sit for Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician national certification examinations. The Patient Care Technician examination tests competencies in three areas: Basic Nursing Assistance, EKG, and Phlebotomy. This examination is recommended for those who within the last three years have either worked as a CNA or completed a Basic Nursing Assistant program. Being certified is good for professional advancement, career building, and the health care industry.
*Patient Care Technician certification exam is for individuals who have previously completed Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) training. Those who have not completed BNA training may instead sit for Phlebotomy and EKG certification exams.
This Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathway is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved.
This Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathway is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved
Takes and records vital signs, administers medication and vaccinations, take EKG tests, draws blood, collects and prepares lab specimens, and assists physicians during exams. Medical assistants work in outpatient labs, hospitals, and physicians’ offices.
Patient Care Technician
Administers EKG tests, draws blood, administers medications, and obtains vital signs amongst many other clinical skills. PCTs also assist patients with basic hygiene and ambulation in settings such as hospitals or long term care facilities.
Verifies test requisitions, collects specimens, draws blood, and performs routine laboratory tests.
Sets up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests, delivers final test results to physicians for analysis and interpretation.