Job Description of PCA (Patient Care Assistant):

A PCA functions as a helper to the Registered Nurse and performs basic patient care procedures under her supervision. The PCA offers nursing support to attain the organization’s mission of providing exceptional patient care and nursing’s vision of setting new standards of quality.

A cover letter for Patient Care Assistant is an effective tool in your hiring process and/or cold calling process. Your letter will help you summarizing your resume’s skills, experience and expertise. This document will also explain your career goals and draw attention to your personal characteristics which would make you the best candidate of this position.

The following cover letter for a PCA Resume is designed to help you while preparing your job application process. Tailor it per requirements of the employer before sending it.

Tip for Entry Level Candidates: In the second paragraph, entry level candidates may use bullet statements to highlight their strengths.


PCA Cover Letter Sample


Amy Ritter
58 Example 8th Street
Gainesville, FL 62587
(010) 222-1111
amy.ritter @ email . net

November 23, 2014

Ms. Aliza Thompson, Senior Administrator
Shands Healthcare
124 Some Drive
Gainesville, FL 63522


Dear Ms. Thompson:

I am writing to apply for the PCA position (#5446) at Shands Healthcare, as advertised on your website. It seems a surprisingly good match for my background; I possess all the required skills and experiences which will enable me to contribute to your bottom line. Shands Healthcare has had strong reputation in health care industry of USA over the past few years. It would be a great pleasure for me to assist patients of your facility meeting their needs.

In my role as Health Care Aide at Crestwood Medical Center, I have developed strong skills in assisting residents with activities of housekeeping, laundry, daily living, and other daily chores. In addition, I have hands-on experience in helping patients with medication administration. Furthermore, I am bilingual (English and Spanish) and have great communication, customer service, and organizational skills.

I look forward to discussing how my skills, experience and qualifications would be beneficial to Shands Healthcare in a PCA role. I will contact you in the week of September 1 to see set a date of meeting. In the interim, you may contact me at (010) 222-1111.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.



Amy Ritter

Enclosure: Resume