PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN SKILLS CHECKLIST
  PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN SKILLS CHECKLIST
   NAME    
   LAST 4 OF SSN      
   DATE    
I hereby certify that ALL information I have provided on this skills checklist and all other documentation, is true and accurate. I understand and acknowledge that any misrepresentation or omission may result in disqualification from employment and/or immediate termination.  
Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.  
Proficiency Scale: 1 = No Experience
2 = Need Training
3 = Able to perform with supervision
4 = Able to perform independently

 
       
Rating Stars (Click) OBTAINING AND RECORDING: 1 2 3 4  
BP, including Orthostatic  
VITAL SIGNS AND WEIGHTS  
Administering an Enema  
Applying Ted Hose  
Asssessing Respirations  
Assisting with Ambulation  
Assist with Dressing  
Colostomy Care  
Denture Care  
EKG  
Incentive Spirometer  
Isolation Techniques  
Making an Unoccupied Bed  
Making an Occupied Bed  
Massaging  
Measuring Height  
Measuring Intake and Output  
Moving the Patient  
Mouth Care  
Perineal Care  
Phlebotomy  
Placing Restraints  
Positioning the Patient  
Postmortem Care  
Range of Motion  
Sterile Technique  
Transferring the Client  
Universal Precautions  
Using a Mechanical Lift  
Recognizing Cardiac Arrest  
Activating Code Team  
Bringing Emergency Equipment to Room  
Providing Appropriate Code Support  
GI/GU  
Report Abnormal Findings  
Bowel Function  
Bladder Function  
Placing and Removing Bed Pan  
Clamping Catheter  
Emptying Foley Bag  
Placing Condom Catheter  
Emptying and Replacing Ostomy Bag (Established Ostomy)  
Rating Stars (Click) Assessing Pulse 1 2 3 4  
Apical  
Radial  
Rating Stars (Click) Assessing Temperature 1 2 3 4  
Axillary  
Oral  
Rectal  
Tympanic  
Rating Stars (Click) Medication Administration 1 2 3 4  
Buccal  
Oral  
Rectal  
Topical  
Vaginal  
Rating Stars (Click) Weighing the Client 1 2 3 4  
Chair  
Bed  
Sliding Scale  
Rating Stars (Click) Use of Electronic VS Equipment: 1 2 3 4  
Automatic BP machine (Dynamap)  
Electronic Thermometer  
Applying Oximeter  
Rating Stars (Click) Administering Edemas: 1 2 3 4  
Tap Water  
Fleets  
Return Flow  
Rating Stars (Click) Nutrition: 1 2 3 4  
Estimating Intake  
Setting up for Meals  
Feeding Patients  
Aspiration Precautions  
Nourishments  
Counting Calories  
Fluid Restriction  
NPO  
Rating Stars (Click) Specimens: 1 2 3 4  
Collecting Stool  
Collecting Sputum  
Labeling Specimens and Preparing for Transport  
Rating Stars (Click) Collecting Urine: 1 2 3 4  
Clean catch  
24 hour  
Rating Stars (Click) Hygiene/Skin: 1 2 3 4  
Risk Factors for Skin Breakdown  
Observing Pressure Points for Redness or Breakdown  
Rating Stars (Click) Bathing/Daisy Hygiene: 1 2 3 4  
Bathing (Shower/Tub/Arjo)  
Oral Care, including Patients who are NPO, Comatose  
Pen Care  
Foot Care for Patients with Impaired Circulation or Sensation  
Incontinence Care  
Shaving and Precautions  
Reducing Pressure and Friction  
Rating Stars (Click) Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Services: 1 2 3 4  
Special Beds/Mattresses  
Heels and Elbow Protection  
Foot Cradles  
Use of Shower Chair  
Use of Bath/Shower Boat  
Rating Stars (Click) Infection Control: 1 2 3 4  
Reverse Isolation  
Body Substance Isolation  
TB Precautions  
MRSA Precautions  
Hand washing  
Infectious/Hazardous Waste Disposal  
Supply/Equipment Disposal  
Use of Disposable Thermometer  
Use of CPR Mask/Bag  
Rating Stars (Click) Proper Use of Specific Barrier, Methods: 1 2 3 4  
Gloves  
Gown  
Mask/Goggles  
Rating Stars (Click) Safety and Activity: 1 2 3 4  
Determining Patient ID  
Identifying Safety Hazards  
Determining Need for Additional Help  
Assessing Safety and ADL Needs  
Recognizing Abuse: Substance, Physical, Emotional etc  
Maintaining clean, orderly work area  
Disposing of Sharps  
Handling hazardous materials  
Proper body mechanics  
ROM Exercises  
Transferring to bed, WC, Commode etc  
Turning and positioning  
Patient Safety Module  
Reporting Broken Equipment  
Responding to Safety Hazards  
Use of HoyerLift (Dextra/Maxi)  
Bed Operation  
Use of Wheel Locks  
Use of Alarms: Bed, Patient, Unit  
Use of Call Light  
Documenting Use of Restraints  
Use of Transfer Belt  
Use of Gait Belt for Ambulation  
Use of Seizure Pads  
Rating Stars (Click) Application of Restraints: 1 2 3 4  
Belt including seat belt  
Wrist/Ankle  
Vest  
Rating Stars (Click) AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES 1 2 3 4  
Newborn (birth to 30 days)  
Infant (31 days to 1 year)  
Toddler (ages 2-3 years)  
Preschooler (ages 4-5 years)  
Childhood (ages 6-12 years)  
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years)  
Young Adults (ages 22-39 years)  
Adults (ages 40-64 years)  
Older Adults (ages 65 -79 years)  
Elderly (ages 80+ years)