Patient Care Specialist

What is a patient care specialist?

A patient care specialist is a medical professional who organizes and processes patient paperwork. While patient care specialist tasks are primarily administrative, they can still perform direct patient care.

Patient care specialists may perform tasks such as changing wound dressings, cleaning and storing medical equipment, and more.

Where does a patient care specialist work?

Patient care specialists can work in a wide variety of medical settings, such as:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practices
  • And more!

How can I become a patient care specialist?

To become a patient care specialist, you must first receive your high school diploma or GED. Most patient care specialists are required to have Basic Life Support and First Aid certifications.

What are some similar career paths?

If you’re interested in pursuing similar career paths that deal with direct patient care, then consider positions such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and medical assistants.

Licensed practical nurses provide their patients with exceptional care while performing an array of tasks such as taking vital signs or caring for wound dressings.

Medical assistants provide essential support in healthcare settings. Their daily tasks including updating medical records, answering phones, greeting patients, and more.

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