patient care assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Focused Healthcare professional accustomed to providing exceptional direct patient care for 2+ years with the drive to expand her knowledge of medicine/patient care.

  • Patient-focused Inpatient/Direct care
  • Culturally-competent care
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Proficient in Epic
  • Documentation of vital signs, bodily fluid output, oral intake, patient cares, behaviors
  • Proficient in deescalating violent/aggressive patients
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Multitasking ability
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Feeding assistance
  • Mobility assistance/patient transport aptitude
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's knowledge
  • Companionship and emotional support
Work History
Patient Care Assistant, 04/2018 to Current
Common SpiritFederal Way, WA,
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to the patients' RN
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to RN to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out activities of daily living such as dressing, walking, personal and oral hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Agreed to take on additional shifts and extra hours during busy periods and holidays to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, renal failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Employed mobility devices, such as EZ-stands, ceiling lifts, walkers, and gait belts to lift patients from chairs to beds, following all safety procedures to avoid injuries.
  • Reduced risks of patient infection and cross-contamination by cleaning and sterilizing equipment.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in 37bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
Special Education Paraprofessional, 11/2016 to 05/2018
Paulding County School DistrictDallas, GA,
  • Oversaw class of 2-25 students when instructor was out of room.
  • Collaborated with teacher to create customized classroom environment that was integral to students' needs.
  • Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Alerted instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed.
  • Administered tests to class and graded papers.
  • Maintained positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Lead Infant Teacher, 11/2016 to 05/2018
KindercareOrmond Beach, FL,
  • Promoted development of social, emotional and communication skills in infants.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Adhered to parent preferences and legal requirements for feeding breastmilk, formula and solids to infants.
  • Managed personal hygiene requirements with frequent diaper changes, use of bibs and monitoring of behaviors.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Kept classroom and feeding areas clean, neat and safe.
Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Sciences, Expected in to Minnesota State University - Mankato - Mankato, MN
Associate of Science: Child, Youth, And Family Studies, Expected in 05/2017 to Rochester Community And Technical College - Rochester, MN,
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • SUIDS (March 2017, will renew)
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (March 2017, will renew)

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School Attended

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • Rochester Community And Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Lead Infant Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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