In a Healthcare Assistant Resume, the applicant should mention his abilities to help healthcare professionals with the routine care of patients, either in hospitals, care centers or in patients’ own homes.

Some volunteer experience with a healthcare setting would be an excellent means to get yourself ready for a range of health related careers such as nursing, midwifery and social work. Although you might not require any qualifications to start your career as a healthcare assistant but you may need some prior experience (paid or voluntary) in a caring position, particularly if you intend to work with citizens who have mental health issues or learning disabilities. As a Healthcare Assistant, you could work inside the NHS, private hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, with private agencies, and in the district.

Some parallel job titles of Healthcare Assistant:
• Support Worker
• Patient Care Assistant
• Nursing Assistant
• Nursing Auxiliaries

Following is a well-written resume example along with this Healthcare Assistant Cover Letter which will assist you in your job application process. This sample is very useful for entry level candidates with no experience.

 

Healthcare Assistant Resume Sample

 

Alina Smith


32 Example Avenue, Houston, TX 62541
Contact #, Email Address

OBJECTIVE

Seeking a healthcare assistant position with ABC Organization utilizing exceptional communication and patient care skills while providing outstanding care to patients.

MAJOR STRENGTHS

• Highly skilled in working with people from different backgrounds
• Empathetic and a respectful approach towards patients
• Proven record of tact and sensitivity, predominantly when helping patients with personal care
• Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Thorough understanding of medical terminology
• Excellent sense of humor and patience
• Possess a responsive and caring personality
• Fluent in English and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABC Nursing Home, Houston, TX                                     May 2011 – Present
Patient Care Assistant

• Assist patients to wash or shower
• Dish up food and helping patients to eat
• Make and change linens
• Turn patients who are restricted to bed to avoid pressure sores
• Take vital signs such as temperature, pulse and respiration
• Provide and collect bedpans, and help patients to the toilet
• Make sure the ward or patients’ home is orderly
• Gossip with patients to assist them feels less lonely or worried
• Assist patients with mobility problems to move around
• Keep supplies and apparatus in order

EDUCATION

Texas High School – 2009

SKILLS

• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• Dedicated and careful—high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Skilled in Word and Excel