Considering submitting a resume for clinical research nurse position with incomplete information? Think again! How much time will including an additional section on your resume take? An extra half hour? Invest this time to get results that may last a career lifetime. How?
The skills section in a resume is often forgotten or placed on the backburner, simply because it may not be part of the resume format that you are following. The format matters, but complete information matters more. You resume should never be incomplete – the skills section is a vital part any resume, giving it shape, structure and relevance. There is very little that a prospective employer will be able to gauge from the sections that are headed accomplishments and education. Not undermining the importance of these sections, it is the skills section that will tell an employer how you accomplished something and what your education contributed.
Does this convince you? Read further. The skills section on any resume can become its saving grace in case the accomplishments or / and experience lack something. Skills will cover up your weaknesses. You will be considered as an individual who has it and is ready to use it. But remember that skills cannot be interchanged with job duties, which is what most people believe. Your duties are what you did while at work – your skills are how you did what was asked.
To see how the how part is written, refer to the skills statements written below:
• Effectively able to learn about new drugs, devices, diseases and treatments by performing detailed research activities.
• Highly experienced in performing a variety of specialized clinical research activities and ensuring that established protocols are effectively implemented.
• Deeply familiar with protocols and procedures to determine patients’ eligibility for clinical trials and ensuring that they meet inclusion criteria.
• Demonstrated expertise in performing intake duties by accurately obtaining and maintaining social, mental health and substance abuse information.
• Adept at assisting clinical teams in reviewing intake assessments to analyze patients’ conditions, readiness and eligibility for research studies.
• Proficient in ordering blood tests, following up on results and evaluating findings in order to develop individualized care plans for each supported patient.
• Competent in providing patient education in a bid to make them understand clinical trial procedures and expected outcomes.
• Qualified to act as a bridge between patients and specialty physicians to ensure obtainment of external patient care.
• Unmatched ability to create and maintain clinical research data files and records by conforming to established protocols for recordkeeping and confidentiality.