Resumes typically include your education, work experience and skills, but creating an effective healthcare resume requires additional elements because of the specialized nature of the career field. The healthcare resume should highlight specific skills, qualifications, licenses that you have obtained and experience you have as a medical employee.
Set yourself apart from other qualified candidates and increase your chances of being selected for an assignment by including the elements we have listed below into your resume.
At the top of your summary, be sure to include the information that recruiters and employers need to get in touch with you to move forward in an interview process. This includes your name, phone number, email address, and location.
Next, the professional summary is a statement that describes your professional background, skills, and achievements. The purpose is to explain your qualifications and career goals in a brief two to three sentences that will catch the attention of a recruiter or employer.
Underneath your work summary you should begin to list your work history. This should be done in reverse-chronological order, starting with your most recent position. Each position should include the facility name, dates that you worked there, along with the responsibilities, achievements, and examples of your skills in that position. This section should focus on the most directly relevant skills that relate to the current position you are applying for. Share what skills you have used in the past that would make you the best fit for this new position.
Top Tips from RapidStaff Recruiters
- At RapidStaff, we look for clinicians who have previous experience in the atmosphere that we are staffing. Specifically, if a candidate has worked a strike or crisis position previously, they should make sure to highlight this on their resume.
- If you have previous work experience as a traveler, make sure to include the name of the facility you worked at, not the name of the agency that staffed you.
- Have trauma experience? List that along with what level of trauma experience.
- Have pediatric experience or only adult experience? Make that clear in this section.
Education and Certifications
The education section is essential for a career in healthcare. Showing that you have the appropriate training and education required for the positions is vital and this section should highlight your academic and training experiences. Additionally, this section should include any achievements, honors, or awards, certificates or license earned that make you an invaluable hire. If you have put in the time and effort to obtaining an additional certification, make sure to make that clear. These details alone tell employers about a professional’s qualifications and current credentials that are often an essential requirement for working in a healthcare role.
Healthcare and medical professionals have a wide range of skills that are unique to working in a particular field. These skills can showcase achievements, dedication and commitment to your career and show employers what qualities and assets you can bring to a new assignment. Be sure to include highly critical skills to show how they helped you achieve success in previous roles and how they would make you a valuable team member.
After you are finished writing your resume be sure to review and proofread, ensuring that you make the best first impression. Your healthcare resume should reflect your professionalism and showcase your talents that you can bring to an assignment.
Why Travel with RapidStaff?
RapidStaff is looking for experts with compassion like you! We staff clinicians of all specialties, allied health, technicians, and non-clinical support staff (see the list of specialties).
Below are just a few of the reasons professionals join us:
- Competitive Pay
- Healthcare Jobs at Premiere Hospitals
- Resume Building Assignments
- Quick Start Dates
- License Reimbursement
- Opportunity to Make a Difference!
Your recruiter will work with you to find your perfect opportunity that meets your desired salary and professional goals.
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