Resume Question

  1. So, after repeatedly being put on standby (after being promised "all the hours I'll ever need"), as well as a litany of other reasons, I've decided to start looking for a full time position at another facility, instead of staying PRN where I'm currently working. My question is this:

    I've only been at this hospital for 2 months, and since it's my first job out of school, I'm not sure how to list it on my resume. My current format lists my education, licenses, clinical rotations, professional work experience and summary of qualifications & experience (in that order). Is there a place that I should work in this job and keep my clinical experiences from school in, or should I re-work the entire resume and delete the clinical portion since that was during school?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   JennabeanRN
    I think you should keep the clinical portion in since you only have 2 months experience. That will make it look like you have a little more experience IMO. Could you hold out for a least 6 months? I've always heard HR looks for at least 6-12 months of experience for new hires. At the hospital I work at, you can transfer to any floor after 6 months of experience.
  4. by   MJeanRN
    Thanks for the advice! It's not that I can't hold out for 6 months, as much as it's my bank account may not be able to (and to a lesser extent my sanity). It's currently a PRN position that I'm in, and I've been put on stand-by for the last 5 out of 6 days that I was scheduled to work. Mind you, that was after being promised in the interview that I would have "all the hours I need". I understand it happening every once in a while, but sheesh! A girl's gotta live.
  5. by   drobinson186
    LPN looking for help with resume
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    Liberty in Home Care June 2012 to Present
    Caregiver, Devon PA

    Assesse, monitor and supervise individuals to ensure their health, safety and welfare
    Assist individuals with activities of daily living: basic personal hygiene, care and grooming, including bathing, hair care, dressing, bladder and/or bowel requirements or problems, including helping individuals to and from the bathroom or with bedpan routings, self-administered medications, perform household services and both heavy and light home cleaning tasks, assists with preparing a shopping list, performing grocery shopping and preparing meals
    Transport individuals to community activities and runs miscellaneous errands

    ACS Image Solutions October 1996 to February 2012
    Office Manager, Montgomeryville, PA

    Managed a team of 15 professionals, strengthened company's business by leading implementation of personnel files and insurance policies, conducted new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.

    Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth adoption of new program, coordinated work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations and employee relations.

    Handled understaffing, disputes, terminating employees and administering disciplinary procedures. Identified staff vacancies and recruited, interviewed and selected applicants.

    Clinical Experience

    Lutheran Homes, Moorestown, NJ - Delaware Valley Veterans Home, Philadelphia, PA - Arcadia Nursing and rehab, Hamilton, NJ - Gloucester Manor, Sewell, NJ June 2010 to May 2012

    Identification of the client’s physiological and psychosocial needs
    Planning/Prioritizations of client care using appreciate therapeutic nursing intervention
    Medication administration
    Wound care, colostomy and PEG tube care, some vent experience
    Urinalysis, culture and Vital signs

    Volunteer Experience

    Philadelphia Protestant Home May 2012 to Present
    Volunteer, Administrative, Philadelphia, PA 19111

    Interface with important internal and external contacts while maintaining a high level of discretion and initiative, and effectively prioritize against multiple deliverables*
    Answer calls to assist patients and families, respond to inquiries, and maintain documents and database records.*
    Manage multiple calendars and associated logistics*

    Lincoln Technical Institute April 2010 to May 2012
    Practical Nursing, Moorestown, NJ

    Medication administration for the Skilled Nursing residents in compliance with Federal & State regulations
    Learning and applying the responsibilities for completing acute and long term care plans
    Wounds or infection control under the direction of the Bachelor's level nursing Instructor

    Harrison Career Institute October 2001 to May 2003

    Medical Assistant Diploma, Philadelphia, PA
    Performs medical assistance to physicians in the examination and treatment of patients.

    Identify and assesses patient condition upon arrival to unit, documents findings. Uses equipment safely and properly.
    Prepared patient and organizes chart in preparation for impending procedure

    Certifications/ Other

    CPR Certified; Certificate Expires: September 20, 2012
    License Practical Nursing Expires: June 30, 2014
    Self Employed Liability Insurance Expires: July 23, 2013