Personal Care Assistant resume example with 14 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Proficient and caring nursing team member offering outstanding patient-facing experience. Adept at addressing patient needs with compassionate care and attention to detail. Diligent about maximizing satisfaction, safety and wellness while serving patients of all backgrounds.

  • Specimen Collection
  • Vital Signs Recording
  • Wound Care
  • Patient Charting
  • Dementia Knowledge and Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Recordkeeping and Maintenance
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Administrative Functions
  • Medication Administration
  • Needs Assessment
  • In-Home Care
  • Time Management
Work History
03/2008 to Current Personal Care Assistant Phoenix Home Care And Hospice | Eldridge, MO,
  • Assisted with daily living activities, running errands and household chores.
  • Remained alert to problems or health issues of clients and competently responded.
  • Applied mobility assistance knowledge to safely ambulate patients in different spaces involving varying elevations and obstacles.
  • Turned and positioned bedbound patients to prevent bedsores and maintain comfort levels.
  • Transported individuals to events and activities, medical appointments and shopping trips.
  • Ran errands for patients, did shopping, and picked up other necessities.
  • Entertained, conversed and read aloud to keep patients mentally alert.
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs to maintain self-esteem and general wellness.
  • Cleaned house, ran errands, managed laundry and completed weekly grocery shopping.
05/2021 to 03/2022 Licensed Practical Nurse Encompass Health Corp. | Rainsville, AL,
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Documented all elements of care and updated patient charts and confidential files to reflect changes in care plans, interventions applied and observations.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary healthcare team to develop, implement and manage care plans, ensuring inclusion of patients' individual needs.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising [Job title].
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as taking vital signs, catheter care, and cleaning/dressing wounds.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Collaborated with RN case managers/physicians on evaluation of care plan outcomes, implementing or adjusting interventions accordingly.
10/2020 to 04/2021 Licensed Practical Nurse Encompass Health Corp. | Rehoboth, MA,
  • Obtained patient vital signs and input/output measurements from inpatients.
  • Administered vaccines (flu, pneumonia).
  • Submitted prior authorizations to patients' insurance companies for ordered procedures by the physician.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions and prepared for physician examinations.
  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines to protect patient privacy.
  • Coordinated patient scheduling, check-in, check-out and payments for billing.
  • Called and faxed pharmacies to submit prescriptions and refills.
  • Restocked each medical room with adequate supply of medications and supplies in preparation for patients.
  • Answered telephone calls to offer office information, answer questions and direct calls to staff.
  • Received, recorded and addressed incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email.
  • Scheduled patient appointments in respective doctors' calendars and followed up with reminder phone calls.
  • Carried out front office duties utilizing data entry skills in framework of medical database.
  • Answered phone calls and messages for [Number]-physician [Type] medical facility, scheduling appointments and handling patient inquiries.
  • Registered and verified patient records before triage with most up-to-date information.
  • Coordinated referrals through insurance and other medical specialists and documented details in patient charts.
  • Greeted visitors and initiated triage processes for clients to streamline patient flow.
  • Received and routed laboratory results to correct clinical staff members.
  • Contacted hospitals to confirm patients medical histories and prevent inaccurate diagnoses and treatments.
06/2020 to 10/2020 Licensed Practical Nurse Encompass Health Corp. | Roswell, NM,
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Medication administration
  • Performed routine evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and input/output measurements from inpatients.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Comforted and counseled patients and families throughout care process.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Delivered updates in patient status to charge nurse, recording changes in medical records.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and triage medical concerns.
  • Performed functional assessments for admission and discharge.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in PointClick Care EMR to keep team informed of changing conditions.
Expected in 02/2020 Licensed Practical Nurse | Nursing Stone Academy - Hamden, West Haven, CT GPA:
Expected in 09/2009 Medical Assistant | Health Care Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton, Shelton, CT GPA:

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School Attended

  • Stone Academy - Hamden
  • Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton

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  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse


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  • Medical Assistant

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