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If you are writing a resume to be a patient care assistant, use this LiveCareer resume sample to get ideas for your own. Here are some good things about the sample resume and some things you should change when you make your own.
Don’t Use Pronouns
Your resume shouldn’t be written in first person. The employers that you submit your resume to know that you’re talking about yourself, and using I isn’t necessary. Don’t talk about yourself in third person either. It makes the resume impersonal, like someone else wrote it for you. Your resume is much stronger with no pronouns and the sentences just beginning with action verbs. Many people would refer to these as job-seeker action verbs. Obtained, applied, adapted, initiated, developed, maintained and researched are all job-seeker action verbs. To change the professional summary in the sample resume to remove the pronouns, it would look something like this. Wrong Professional Summary Certified Nursing Assistant and HHA with acute care training with five years experience caring for wheelchair bound patients with compassion and patience . Monitored vital signs, assisted with feeding, bathing/grooming, positioning and range of motion exercises. assisting with daily living activities and household tasks. I have hoyer lift and catheter experience.I am focused on empathetic, patient-focused care I am a driven, reliable individual who lives to care for others. Looking forward to working in hospital or clinic setting Right Professional Summary Certified Nursing Assistant and HHA with acute care training with five years experience caring for wheelchair bound patients with compassion and patience. Monitored vital signs, assisted with feeding, bathing/grooming, positioning and range of motion exercises. Assists with daily living activities and household tasks. Has hoyer lift and catheter experience. Empathetic, patient-focused, driven, and reliable individual who lives to care for others. Looking forward to working in hospital or clinic setting
Use Bullet Points
The skill highlights section in this sample resume has bullet points, but the rest of the resume does not. With the exception of the professional summary, you should use bullet points throughout your resume. It makes the resume easier to read and organizes your information. It also shortens your resume so your potential employers don’t have to spend too much time reading it. Instead of writing complete sentences like in the professional experience of this sample, make short statements with the bullets. Here is an example of how bullet points freshen up this resume. Wrong Licenses CPR Certification Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Licensed in state of Massachusetts Home Health Care certified Acute care certified EKG certified phlebotomy certified Professional Experience PCA help get client up and ready for the day he was Quadriplegic therefore completely dependent and requiring catheration and assistance with dressing,grooming, oral hygiene , medication reminding , meal prep and Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake.feeding Positioned him for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems. Assisted with transferring him in and out of wheelchair and adaptive equipment. Right Licenses
Professional Experience PCA
The structure of the sentences in the personal experience has also been changed to generalize it. Don’t refer to specific patients. Even if you aren’t giving identifying information, it could raise a red flag about not abiding by HIPAA laws. It also makes it look like you don’t have experience with multiple patients.
As you can see, this sample resume has many typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors. Make sure every word is spelled correctly, there are spaces between words and sentences, and you have capitalized the beginning of each sentence. Although bullet points may not be complete sentences, if you have one capitalized, you need to capitalize them all. Use this sample resume as a guideline to create your own resume. Just make sure that you don’t use pronouns or refer to specific patients. Always proofread your resume thoroughly before sending it to potential employers. You can create your own patient care assistant resume with LiveCareer.