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Include These Home Health Aide Skills
- Previous experience as a home health aide
- Medical teamwork
- Knowledge of personal hygiene standards
- A caring personality
- First aid training
- Physical fitness
- Effective communication
- Emotional control
Comparable Home Health Aide skills are visible in the cover letter example displayed below.
Dear Mr. Cooper:
Upon learning of your need for a dedicated Home Health Aide to join your team, I was eager to submit my resume for your consideration. With 13+ years of experience providing comprehensive in-home patient care and support, I am certain to become an immediate asset to your organization in this role.
My background includes excellent experience providing patient service and compassionate care within in-home environments. Adept at coordinating multiple services to ensure the highest level of quality care, I excel at performing diverse responsibilities and tasks—from personal care and housekeeping to basic medical assistance and companionship’to facilitate medical progress while enhancing patients’quality of life.
Highlights of my experience include…
Providing a range of patient support services to disabled and elderly patients in their homes—including medication administration, vitals, personal hygiene assistance, meal preparation, supply replenishment, and condition monitoring.
Maintaining detailed records of patient condition, progress, and/or problems; discussing observations with supervisors to ensure appropriate ongoing patient care.
Collaborating with external caregivers and providers to ensure appropriate patient treatment and follow up.
Quickly building rapport with patients in distressing and/or challenging situations, acquiring trust and forging relationships to optimize patients’quality of life and positive outlook.
Consistently demonstrating outstanding communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
With my expertise in providing general health care support for at-need patients in their homes, I am confident that I can greatly contribute to your goals. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity and my qualifications in further detail.
Sonya L. Garcia