Dear Ms. Stewart,
I am writing to apply for the open nursing assistant job at Golden Acres Retirement Home. I have three years of experience working at Green Valley Nursing Home and a solid understanding of appropriate patient care. In addition to my high school diploma, I complete a vocational program, obtaining my certification as a nursing assistant from the State.
I am responsible for using Hoyer lifts, bathing patients, changing linens and dressings, administering medications and helping with hygiene. I am experienced in working with all types of patients with varying needs. I am very patient and compassionate and I am skilled at dealing with difficult residents.
In addition to my education, I have current First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration and Mandt certifications. I have good documentation skills and submit daily logs prior to shift end for the nurses to include in each resident’s records. I document administering medications on the medication administration records and count pills at the beginning and ending of my shift with other staff.
I would enjoy working at Golden Acres as a nursing assistant. I would like to meet you in person soon for an interview. I invite you to either call or email so we can schedule.
CNA Cover Letter
CNAs or Certified Nursing Assistants provide support to patients and help medical staff with their duties. Examples of CNA tasks include helping patients with hygiene, serving meals, administering medicines, ensuring patient comfort, maintaining records, maintaining patient information confidentiality, implementing hospital policies, and improving job knowledge. They are also responsible for taking educational opportunities to maintain their licensure.
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- Medical teamwork and multitasking
- Bedside manners and confidentiality
- Nursing skills
- Health promotion and infection control
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
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Dear Ms. Carter:
As a skilled Certified Nurse Assistant with experience providing crucial healthcare services to a wide variety of patients, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume. My background in supporting patient care allows me to substantially assist Fairview Medical Center in meeting—and exceeding—its healthcare goals.
My career includes providing basic day-to-day patient support, monitoring and reporting patient progress, and liaising between cross-functional teams to coordinate all aspects of patient care. Additionally, I possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, enabling me to comfort patients struggling with fear, sadness, pain, loss, and/or anxiety.
Highlights of my experience include the following:
- Experience providing comprehensive patient care, including bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting, ambulating, basic nursing care, and other daily living activities.
- Adept at documenting and tracking patient care and progress, managing supply inventories, and adhering to all policies and guidelines while ensuring full patient confidentiality.
- Superior levels of reliability, flexibility, and organization; patient and punctual with a strong work ethic; level-headed in high-stress situations.
- Certified Nursing Assistant in Oregon State; certified in CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS).
With my expertise in assisting patients with a full range of nursing support tasks, I am confident I can greatly contribute to your organization. I look forward to discussing this opportunity and my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.