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Orderlies

Also called: Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Attendant, Resident Assistant

What they do:
Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Carry messages or documents between departments.
  • Change soiled linens, such as bed linens, drapes, or cubicle curtains.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • GE Healthcare Centricity EMR

Education

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$24,440
per year, on average
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