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Patient Care Technician (PCT) - Neuro Unit - RN Students (Dec 2024/May-Aug 2025 grad dates)

Chancellor, South Dakota
4 Jun 2024

Avera McKennan is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in South Dakota and the wider region and one of only 306 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the United States.

Certification awarded by DNV GL Healthcare.


Join the Patient Care Technician (PCT) team at Avera!

Award Winning Health Care:  Avera has been named among the nation's 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America's Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture:  Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera:  Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.

Are you looking to gain hands-on hospital experience prior to graduating?

Then this position is for you!!

If you are currently attending an accredited nursing program (RN ONLY) with an intended graduation date in December 2024/May-August 2025, you are qualified to apply!! 

Have you ever had a loved one in the hospital? Then you know how important this role is. A Patient Care Technicians (PCT) role will give you the opportunity to serve as a liaison between healthcare professionals through strong people, customer service and critical thinking skills.


Position Highlights:

  • We appreciate our Patient Care Technicians (PCT)!  We encourage you to become a member of the Patient Care Support Governance Council who collaborates with nursing leader to identify ways to celebrate successes and develop innovative ways to improve the role.
  • No Experience? We provide paid on the job training and no certification needed.
  • Career Growth: Great opportunity to obtain healthcare experience for those that are looking to further their education in healthcare or be involved in an ever-changing career with upward mobility.
  • Job Satisfaction: Each day you will positively impact each patient you serve.

Job Summary

  • The Patient Care Tech (PCT) provides physical and psychological care to patients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. 
  • The Patient Care Tech (PCT) performs clinical patient care duties and attend the nursing station to perform reception duties, requisition supplies, and equipment. 
  • Ability to provide care in a fast-paced environment while collaborating with your team.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • This position requires you to be 16 years of age or older.


  • Nursing assistant certification preferred, but not required.

 Work Schedule

  • Ability to work various shifts as scheduled


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. 

  • $17.50 - $23.00 per hour


What Makes Avera Special?

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  • Job Reference: 1346883600-2
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: avera mckennan hospital
  • Location: Chancellor, South Dakota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical