Patient Care Assistant Resume

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Career Objective:

Highly-professional, and talented Patient Care Assistant with a solid experience in providing basic nursing and personal care to patients as well as support to registered nurses and healthcare professionals. Possess excellent communication, team-working, organizational, time-management, and record-keeping skills as well as knowledge related to nursing practices and standards and basic medical terminology.

Summary of Skills:

  • Strong understanding of nursing practices and related regulations, safety and infection control standards, medical terminology, and use of patient-care equipment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good relations with patients, and provide emotional support to their families
  • Excellent documentation and reporting skills along with the ability to maintain confidentiality and accuracy of patients’ medical records
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to cope with critical situations
  • Solid team-working skills to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong physical stamina required to deal with lifting, moving, and carrying patients as well as ability to stand and work for long periods of time
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills for patient related issues as well as the ability to notice and report unusual changes in patients’ health condition

Work Experience:

Patient Care Assistant

TriHealth Regional Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

September 2017 – Present

  • Delivering safe and effective patient care services in compliance with nursing standards, and best practices as directed by the registered or licensed nurses
  • Assisting in maintaining patients’ rooms safe, clean, and in orderly fashion as well as adhering to established healthcare safety and infection control standards
  • Promptly answering call lights, and responding to patients’ needs as well as immediately informing supervisors of any emergency
  • Assisting with personal hygiene as well as in shifting patients in and out of the bed, wheelchair, bathroom, and toilet
  • Cleaning, sterilizing, and maintaining medical tools and equipment used in a patient’s room
  • Assisting in recording vital signs, taking weight, and collecting patients’ medical histories
  • Administering prescribed medication and ensuring that special dietary needs are strictly followed as required

  • Applying cold ice packs or warm compresses as well as changing dresses or bandages as directed by RN

Patient Care Assistant

Banner Healthcare, New Orleans, LA

December 2015 – August 2017

  • Provided direct patient care according to established policies and procedures under the supervision of licensed nursing staff

  • Maintained an effective communication with physicians, nurses and other healthcare team as well as contributed to the safe and efficient operation of nursing services

  • Communicated patients’ needs to assigned RN or doctors as well as provided emotional support or encouragement to them and their families

  • Monitored, recorded, and reported changes in patients’ conditions or behavior to licensed nurse as well as sought assistance and guidance to ensure high-quality and effective patient care

  • Collected and transported body fluid samples for lab tests, and collected reports

  • Assisted in transporting and positioning patients for examinations and treatments

  • Performed cleaning and sterilizing of equipment as well as stocking of supplies

Patient Care Assistant

Covenant Medical Care, New Orleans, LA

September 2013 – November 2015

  • Assisted patients with daily living activities such as toileting, toileting, dressing, and taking meals

  • Contributed in providing clean, safe, and healthy environment to patients by minimizing risks of infection or injuries

  • Assisted in recording patients’ blood pressure, temperature, pulse and weight on a regular basis as well as monitored and reported patients’ unusual physical or behavioral changes to licensed or registered nurses

  • Assisted in assessing patients’ health improvements, and updating medical records as well as kept the related information confidential

  • Assisted patients in walking or standing as well as transporting them to and from labs, operating or examining rooms as required

Education:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

    Delgado School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA

    2012

  • High School Diploma

    Mount Carmel School, New Orleans, LA, USA

    2011

Reference:

On request.