Home Health Aide resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Certified Home health aide offering eight years of experience in healthcare environments. Excellent time management abilities with compassionate bedside manner and astute observational skills. Knowledgeable about mobility assistance and patient hygiene needs.

Dedicated caregiver accustomed to providing optimal patient care and support while assisting medical staff with meeting critical needs. Skilled in collecting specimens, cleaning rooms and managing dietary needs. Excellent communication and organizational skills combined with dependable, forward-thinking approach.

Compassionate caregiver accustomed to working with physically challenged, bedridden and memory-impaired patients. Exceptionally talented at providing social and emotional support to improve patient moral and increase comfort. Proficient in assisting patients with daily hygiene, including showering and incontinence care.

  • Calm and level-headed under duress
  • Collecting specimens
  • Infection control procedures
  • Grooming and bathing assistance
  • Able to lift 80 pounds
  • Monitoring fluids
  • Performing patient intakes
  • Quick problem solver
07/2015 to Current Home Health Aide Bickford Senior Living | Midland, MI,
  • Ran errands for clients and transported to appointments to maintain wellness and support daily living needs.
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to efficiently handle basic needs.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with each patient to facilitate best possible care and assistance.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Planned optimal meals based on established nutritional plans, including shopping for ingredients and cooking dishes.
  • Delivered individualized care and services management for all patients.
05/1997 to 02/2013 Corrections Officer Washington County, Wi | West Bend, WI,
  • Conducted booking procedures on new inmates by performing fingerprinting and medical assessments.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Processed all required forms for new facility admissions and submitted copies to maintain official records.
  • Attended regular trainings and maintained appropriate certifications.
  • Conducted cell and illegal substance checks.
  • Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed.
  • Complied with Standard Emergency Health Response Plan, including having written plan in place.
  • Maintained appropriate control, security and well-being of youth at all times.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Conducted thorough cell searches to uncover contraband and other materials not allowed at facility.
  • Recommended changes in procedures to emphasize officer safety.
  • Escorted prisoners to and from court, jail and other jurisdictions or rehabilitation institutions to prevent unruly behavior and escapes.
  • Maintained daily logs of shift activity.
  • Monitored behavior of 90 inmates to prevent escape attempts, crime and other dangerous activities.
  • Signed in all visitors and completed appropriate visitation log forms.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with all facility areas to support efficient and safe operations.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and wrote incident reports for infractions.
  • Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
03/1996 to 03/1997 Certified Nursing Assistant Cape Cod Healthcare Inc. | Plymouth, MA,
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort.
  • Provided hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Cleaned and sanitized rooms and equipment using aseptic technique to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Preserved patient dignity and minimized discomfort by carrying out duties such as bedpan changes, diapering and bathing.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Provided personal nursing assistance in pre- and post-operative situations.
  • Used mobility devices and hoyer lift, gait belt equipment to carefully and transport patients.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
Education and Training
Expected in | General Studies Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN GPA:

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School Attended

  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Job Titles Held:

  • Home Health Aide
  • Corrections Officer
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Some College (No Degree)

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