One of the most important sections on a resume is coincidentally also, the easiest to write! We are talking about the skills section. You do not agree? Well, let us change your mind! The skills section is easy to write because there is no research involved – unless you count self-analysis as research! All you have to do is delve deep into your own personality and discover how well you fit into the position that you have applied for.
This becomes especially easy if you know your job well and have been doing it for some years. But there is a catch. You cannot simply say that you are skilled in a certain area without validating the fact. Anyone can claim to climb the Everest but only a handful of people have actually done it – and have proof to present. Similarly, you have to provide proof of your skills. And this proof will not be something that you do physically – it will be on paper. How does that work? Now that is a question which is worth a million bucks!
To be truthful, it works only because there is no other way. You do not have the benefit of “showing” an employer what you can do at this stage. But you can “tell” him or her what you are capable of – and back it up with further “telling”. Here is how:
• First-hand experience in creating and maintaining patients’ records in accordance to facility policies and state regulations
• Highly skilled in establishing records prior to patients’ admission by creating master files for both admitted and discharged patients
• Effectively able to collect information from nursing staff, therapists, patients and families and surgeons in order to complete existing records
• Deeply familiar with retrieving and filing medical record jackets and documentation to and from central files
• Well-versed in purging and archiving obsolete records by placing them in storage and maintaining storage logs
• Especially well-versed in preparing new patient records by following set standards and protocols and maintaining existing ones
• Proven record of effectively collecting data, compiling statistical information and preparing reports from medical records information charts
• Hands-on experience in determining appropriate release of medical records and preparing correspondence and forms to respond to retrieval requests
• Demonstrated expertise in establishing and upholding processes to be followed for collection, coding and indexing of medical records
• Proficient in maintaining a detailed record of authorized information taken from medical records