With changing times, nursing aide skills are considered as important as qualifications and experiences. And employers’ attitudes are changing as well. Where once, it was perfectly acceptable to write a resume without going into details of how skilled you are, it is now considered a grave mistake.
In fact, nursing aide resumes are written to do one thing only – help you get to the interview stage. Every section of your resume should contain information that is of the most value and relevance to the employer. So when you begin writing a skills section, make sure that the relevance to the job that you are applying for is obvious.
Candidates often make one terrible resume writing mistake. They believe that a resume is about them. That is not true. A resume is more about the employer than about the candidate. Most resumes are placed directly into keyword-searchable databases so it is important to write skills using power words that ATSs understand.
On a broad scale, when you write a resume, look for ways to capitalize on the following:
• Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
• Capability of communicating effectively
• Competence at resolving conflicts
• Adeptness at adapting to dynamic work environments
• Proficiency in receiving feedback positively and implementing change
The skills section of your resume basically tells an employer that you have the abilities to do what he will ask of you, once you are hired. Representing your skills in a positive manner is of high significance. Just saying I am skilled in communicating is not going to get you any brownie points. Here is how job seekers can list their skills on nursing aide resume:
• Track record of efficiently recording important signs that incorporate respiration, blood pressure and pulse
• Skilled in laying out infection control procedures, aimed at ensuring patient safety and wellbeing
• Committed to providing exceptional patient care through well-placed comprehension of patients’ needs and ways of helping them handle them
• Focused on quality bedside care by assisting with grooming, bathing and toileting needs
• Known for diffusing patient anger / frustration by providing psychological counseling through distressing times
• Excellent skills in identifying patients’ specific medical and emotional needs and helping them come to terms with their situations
• Qualified to monitor patients’ physical and emotional behavior changes and logging and reporting them in a timely and efficient manner
• Hands-on experience in following dedicated plan of care set by nursing managers and physicians
• Demonstrated expertise in handling victims of emergencies such as acute sicknesses and accidents