Patient care technicians are professionals who work in a team that comprises doctors, physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, and themselves. These individuals, under the guidance of a registered nurse, administer direct care to patients who require assistance with their basic needs such as feeding, bathing, administering medication, and assisting with mobility. Such professionals also collect samples for laboratory testing, check vital signs of the patient, and help with changes in dressings for wounds and the like. Such professionals may work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living facilities. Patient care technicians may also be hired to take care of patients with psychological conditions. This is a job that is highly promising but also demands an equal amount of skill and responsibility. This skill and responsibility should reflect in a patient care technician's resume when applying for a job, so that the job actually lands in her/his hands. Provided here is a sample resume of a patient care technician that will help you draft your own resume.
How to Prepare the Resume
While a demonstration of skill at the job will be possible only after an interview, it is necessary that your resume speaks of you in such a manner that it makes the reader want to call you for the interview. In short, it should be a resume impressive enough to make a difference and have you stand out among the crowd. This is a job that depends more on experience than on education. Of course, certification is imperative to give you an edge over others. In any case, your resume should highlight your experience clearly, even if it is just volunteer work you have engaged in. You have to show that you are capable of being a responsible patient care technician. So here's a sample that you can go through, that covers all the aforementioned aspects.
|Resume Sample for a Patient Care Technician|
Your Address • Your Contact Number • Your E-Mail Address
To utilize my experience of 6 years in the field for a position with greater responsibilities in patient care.
|SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Patient care technician with 6 years of experience, possessing expertise in the following areas:
Springville Hospital, Springville
Patient Care Technician, 2006-Present
Pediatric Nursing Assistant, 2005-06
|EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
State Nursing Assistant Certification (2004)
ABC High School, Springville
High School Diploma (2002)
|References and Supporting Documents Provided upon Request|
This sample may be altered to fit your experience and education appropriately. While these are the basics of the resume, if you have done anything extraordinary or have any awards and achievements, do ensure that they are placed in the resume in the section before education. This is important as it adds a tremendous amount of value to your resume. Hopefully this sample has helped you write a great resume that will get you a highly coveted job. Good luck!