certified medical assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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 Skilled special needs elementary/secondary Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant with 15+ years experience and the ability to work with children of various intellectual, behavioral and physical challenges. Impeccable organization ability, open to new learning experiences and challenging work environments. Seeking experience with educational needs of students as well as committed to parental involvement in creating a successful learning atmosphere for all.
Core Qualifications
  • Knowledge in Microsoft word
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge in Google Drive
  • Experience working special needs students
  • Effectively work with parents
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Patient and diligent
  • 15 years as summer camp counselor
  • Motivating students
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • CPR/First-aid certified
  • Behavior modification
  • Active listening skills
  • Positive atmosphere promotion
  • Troubleshooting proficiency
  • Exceptional telephone etiquette
  • Fast learner
  • Strong lead development skills
Education Strategies
  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of skills needed to maintain jobs and life skills in the culinary service field, such as proper facility cleaning, sanitation, safe food handling techniques and prevention of food born illnesses.
  • Coached 10 students in various Special Needs events and summer camps.
  • Worked with over 100 special education students, grades kindergarten through post secondary, for over 16 years.
  • Mentored  special needs students for the Variety School Key Club of about 12 students for the last 2 years. 
  • Helped more than 100 students.
  • Chaperoned the Secondary grades on Community Based Instruction to various Variety School work sites with 6 students at a time. 
  • Secured $600.00 in grant money to support 3 Variety School students to go to summer camp. 
  • Involved with outside organizations such as the Elks Lodge.
  • Assisted with Heldorado Rodeo Queen.
  • Worked in Safe key with students/parents.
  • Interacted with Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and other health care professionals.
Professional Experience
Certified Medical Assistant, 1998 to 2001
Catholic Health InitiativeBainbridge Island, WA,
Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens. Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Escorted patients to examination rooms and prepared them for physician exams. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials. Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Psycho-social Rehabilitation Worker, 07/2003 to 05/2005
EducareCity, STATE,
  • Provide psychosocial rehab and basic skills training to individuals, children, adolescents, and families
  • .PSR services consist of the following components:Independent living services.
  • Case management
  • Employment-related activities
  • Educational services
  • Coordination with health professionals and county agencies
  • Housing-related servicesSocial activities and communication
  • Primary Guidelines
  • Services are social or behavioral in nature rather than medical
  • Emphasis is on client strength rather than pathology
  • Emphasis is on here and now rather than the past
  • Services are unique to the individual to address specific issues
  • Individuals can only concentrate on improving and learning one to two skills at a time.  Therefore, support must be provided to address the deficit until the individual masters the current target skills.Stacking is not recommended, that is, mixing Skills Training and PSR at the same time.
  • PSR Services teaches psychological and behavioral skills on:Anger ManagementIdentifying antecedents to anger i.e. rejection, abandonment, past hurts, etc.
  • Handling criticism properly
  • Thinking before acting
  • Avoiding emotionally-charged situations
  • Problem Identification and Resolution
  • Identifying problems and finding solutions that require complex interventions
  • Relying on one’s self for problem solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Learning how to listen to others and convey their own wants and needs effectively
  • Respecting others’ boundaries and understanding how to set limits
  • Life Skills Building
  • Setting realistic and specific goals, whether academically, vocational, independent living, or interpersonal
  • Self-reliance and self-confidence
  • Establishing a healthy emotional connection with others, whether it is through friendship, parent-child, or emotional intimacy
  • Knowing right from wrong, what is socially acceptable and what is not
  • Medication Compliance
  • Understanding why medication (whether medical or psychiatric) is needed and how to take it properly
  • Provide indirect services.Provide on-call services on a rotating schedule for all clients.
  • Provide on-call services for own caseload.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision.
  • Participate as a team member in a professional and cohesive manner, sharing expertise whenever possible.Comply with all goals and policies.
  • Provide other duties as required.
Specialized Program Teachers Assistant, 2001 to Current
Clark County School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking, discussion and demonstrations.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class.
  • Enforce both classroom and administration policies and rules at all times.
  • Take students to community based instruction sights such as East Las Vegas Community Center, Sams Club, Walmart, Renaissance Fair, ect.
  • Establish positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and adminstrators.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Associates of Science in Registered Nursing, Expected in to College of Southern Nevada (C.S.N.) - Las Vegas, NV
Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomist, Expected in to Education Dynamics Institute (E.D.I.) - Las Vegas, NV
Certified in Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • Certified Nurses Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Title 1 Paraprofessional 
  • CPI certified
Community Involvement
  • Camp counselor for the city of Las Vegas
  • Camp counselor for Camp Sam (special needs camp)
  • Camp counselor for Clark County
  • Elks Lodge
  • Girl scouts
  • Sunrise Girls fast pitch 
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Crafts
  • Pet-a-palooza
  • Heldorado
  • Community events
I have worked with special needs students with various disabilities for the last 16 yrs. In a school setting as well as community settings. I have experience with Google Drive, Microsoft word, and Microsoft Excel. As a added bonus I have great people skills.
  •  Family Involvement
  • Classroom Management
  • Community Involvement
  • Creative Planning
  • Goal setting and implementation
  • Special needs students
  • Time management
  • Group instruction

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School Attended

  • College of Southern Nevada (C.S.N.)
  • Education Dynamics Institute (E.D.I.)

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  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Psycho-social Rehabilitation Worker
  • Specialized Program Teachers Assistant


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