Personal Care Assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

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

Motivated Emergency Medical Technician looking to expand into the firefighting field. Firefighting has been a long-term goal/dream since a young age. Determined to learn as much as possible about the tasks a firefighter faces and to put into effect the training provided. Committed to doing the best possible job in any and all situations. My background, has been mostly medical, however, as this has been a dream of mine, I have been around the firehouse a lot. Strong belief that teamwork and strong communication is the key to success as a team.

  • Patient privacy
  • Infection control and aseptic procedures
  • Patient management
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Emergency patient triage
  • Medical record-keeping
  • Patient assessments
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem solving
  • Detail oriented
  • Willingness to learn
Work History
09/2018 to 05/2019 Personal Care Assistant Options Residential, Inc. | West St Paul, MN,
  • Helped family members plan healthy meals, purchase ingredients and cook meals to provide adequate nutrition for client well-being
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs, including bathing and personal grooming, to maintain self-esteem and general wellness
  • Planned activities to encourage movement, stretching and strength building
  • Cleaned residences and care areas to ensure comfort and safety of each client
  • Provided safe mobility support to help patients move around personal and public spaces
  • Helped clients maintain optimal health by overseeing medication administration and all doctor's appointments
  • Offered social support by transporting individuals to events and activities, in addition to medical appointments and shopping trips
  • Kept patients mentally alert by entertaining, conversing and reading aloud to patients
  • Documented vitals, behaviors and medications in client medical records
  • Recorded status and duties completed in logbooks for management
12/2018 to Current Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Air Methods Corporation | San Bernardino, CA,
  • Participated in department training exercises and in-class training to improve overall response knowledge.
  • Effectively supported fire suppression by assisting setting up and maintaining water supply lines.
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services.
  • Administered first aid and medical treatment to those injured during fires and car accidents.
  • Participated in firefighting duties as assigned, including medical response and treatment and indirect fire-ground support.
05/2019 to Current Emergency Medical Technician Action Ambulance Service Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Executed well-informed critical decision making in high-pressure situations
  • Assessed situation severity of emergent medical incidents and provided care accordingly
  • Conducted equipment and vehicle checks to maintain continuous and safe operation
  • Monitored patient status during ambulance transport and transfer
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to quality care through continuous training and development
  • Operated emergency vehicles to transport critical patients
  • Communicated with medical professionals in medical terms to relay patient needs and maintain accuracy
  • Maintained levelheadedness and efficiency in critical, high-stress situations
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and status to determine care needs
Expected in 12/2018 | Emergency Medical Technician McGregor EMS Institute, Durham, NH, GPA:
Expected in 06/2018 High School Diploma | Blake Hill Academy, Center Ossipee, NH, GPA:
Expected in 07/2016 | Search And Rescue - Ground Team Member Level 1 Civil Air Patrol Search And Rescue Academy Year 1, Kempton, PA, GPA:

Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue Ranger Teams certify to search urban and wilderness environments for missing persons and aircraft. Team members are taught wilderness survival and rope operations.

Expected in 07/2016 | Field Medic Course Completion Civil Air Patrol Search And Rescue Year 2, Kempton, PA, GPA:

Second year course at the Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue Academy for certification as an emergency medical responder. Pre-requisite for this course is Search and Rescue Academy completion of Ground Team Member Level Two. This specialty track focuses on emergency wilderness medical operations and procedures in urban and remote settings. Included in this course, is rappelling operations, advanced wilderness search and rescue techniques, back-boarding, and wilderness patient packaging.

  • Communicated with traumatized and injured people to determine medical needs, and number of persons in need of assistance.
  • Participated in civic and other community groups to promote public understanding of fire safety.
  • Administered stabilizing medical care to citizens.
  • Promoted teamwork, communication and conflict resolution among department personnel.
  • Responded to fire, crash and rescue calls.
  • Administered medical aid to those in remote settings with little to no supplies.
  • Directed ambulance response on scene of medical emergencies.
  • Directed and assisted in search and rescue operations in the wild-land setting.
  • Served as team-leader for search and rescue team for searching assigned grid.

Effingham Fire Department, Volunteer Firefighter/EMT 2018 - current

Civil Air Patrol Member - 2012 - current

Action Ambulance Service - Emergency Medical Technician


Emergency Medical Technician

Ground Team Member Level 1

FEMA IS-005a, IS-100, ICS-200, IS-320, IS-700a, and IS-800b.

WMD/Terrorism Awareness for First Responders


Hazmat Awareness - NHFA


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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • McGregor EMS Institute
  • Blake Hill Academy
  • Civil Air Patrol Search And Rescue Academy Year 1
  • Civil Air Patrol Search And Rescue Year 2

Job Titles Held:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Volunteer Firefighter/EMT
  • Emergency Medical Technician


  • High School Diploma

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