Ensure your CV format is structured to best highlight your unique experience and life situation.

Healthcare assistant CV template (text format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Caring and resourceful HCA with 6+ years of experience in healthcare support. Able to manage patients’ grooming, serve meals, make patients feel comfortable, and monitor health conditions. Possess solid communication, organisational, observational, and issue-resolution skills that will make me an asset as a Healthcare Assistant at Nouveau Care.

WORK EXPERIENCE

RIVERSWAY NURSING HOME, Bristol

Healthcare Assistant, August 20XX – Present

  • Deliver quality healthcare support, including tracking and ordering medical supplies, setting up equipment, preparing clients for therapy, recording vitals, and transporting patients
  • Trained 10 new care assistants on patient care, support, and wellbeing, and drafted a booklet on caregiving processes, procedures, and protocols
  • Recommended the use of a new check-in and monitoring system to efficiently manage patients
  • Received the ‘Best Healthcare Assistant’ award for exceeding global standards for caregiving activities

BROADMEAD MEDICAL CENTRE, Bristol

Care Worker, May 20XX – July 20XX

  • Followed prescribed healthcare plans to provide exceptional care to elderly patients while promoting happy and comfortable lifestyles
  • Commended by my supervisor for focusing on companionship and emotional support
  • Achieved 5-star reviews from clients and a 100% rating for punctuality
  • Introduced fun, interactive, and physically stimulating activities within residents’ care plans
  • Increased mobility level of clients by 20% through room reorganisation

EDUCATION

MORLEY COLLEGE LONDON (20XX–20XX)

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Relevant Modules: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care And Support Needs

KEY SKILLS

  • Remain calm in stressful and challenging situations
  • Complete assignments safely and efficiently
  • Clearly convey sensitive information
  • Accept criticism and improve personal performance

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Cricket: Leg-spin bowler
  • Reading: 150+ novels
  • Volunteering: Care homes

How to write your healthcare assistant CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

To support patients as a healthcare assistant, you first need to carefully write a CV that convinces medical employers to invite you to a job interview. Follow these three tips or use an online CV maker to make a job-winning healthcare assistant CV:

1. Set out your healthcare assistant CV based on your experience

Any information that’s most likely to impress the recruiter should be placed near the top of your CV. So the way you lay out your CV depends on how much healthcare experience you have.

For instance, if you’ve already worked in healthcare, your CV’s work experience section should go right below your personal statement. Arranging your CV sections like this emphasises your best selling point — your proven ability to handle the work you’re applying for.

But if you have no experience as a care worker or healthcare assistant, arrange the sections of your CV so your skills and education are on the first page. This layout is known as a skills-based CV, and it includes a skills section with:

  • your job-relevant skills as headers
  • 3–4 bullets describing each skill
  • examples of how you’ve used those skills, including hard numbers if possible

Here’s an example of a skills section entry on a skills-based CV for a healthcare assistant:

Old-Age Pensioner Care

  • Primary caregiver for elderly grandfather 4 days per week, with duties including feeding meals and changing bedpan
  • Pick up medicine prescriptions and administer proper doses 3 times daily
  • Follow physical therapist’s instructions to help maintain limited mobility

2. Highlight your most relevant healthcare skills and experience

Whether you use a standard CV format to emphasise your experience or a skills-based CV to focus on your skills and education, the information you should highlight depends on the job advert.

So if the job advert clearly shows the employer prefers healthcare assistants with experience in NHS hospitals, prioritise such experience on your CV, if possible. Even if you’re more proud of your accomplishments as a GP’s surgery assistant or as an in-home caregiver, the recruiter will be more impressed by your hospital work history.

Additionally, putting keywords from the job advert on your CV helps you get the recruiter’s attention.

Here are examples of hard skills and soft skills from healthcare assistant job descriptions that employers will be looking for in your CV:

  • Empathy
  • Medical equipment expertise
  • Physical strength
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Healthcare certifications

3. Write your personal statement last

Your CV’s personal statement appears at the top of your CV. But you should write this 3–4 sentence section last to ensure it highlights the most important skills and experience on your CV.

Writing about your work and education history first helps you identify the most important information to include in your personal statement.

Here’s an example of a personal statement from a healthcare assistant CV that shows you how to write yours:

A healthcare assistant CV personal statement example with three sentences describing the applicant's job-relevant skills and experience
Tailor your personal statement to each healthcare assistant job you target.

To complete your job application, make a cover letter to go along with your CV.

 


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Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.