The best written resume is worthless if no one sees it!
Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Applied experience with hospital procedure to ensure readiness of ER staff.
Assessed data on client HMO's outpatient prescription drug use during bi-annual on-site visits, presenting recommendations to promote a quality, cost-effective drug management program to plan administrators.
Assisted in the care and treatment of allergy patients, by administering tests and immunizations.
Assisted in the creation, revision, and implementation of operating instructions, policies, and job descriptions to maintain consistent quality.
Carefully scoped instrument trays and setup surgical equipment to meet OR Nurse specifications.
Collaborated with chief scientists in the preparation and execution of paternity tests, including preparation of the gel for electrophoresis, preparation of samples, and amplification with PCR.
Commended for skill assisting Central Line Placements, PICC Lines, and A-V Graft/Fistula Revascularizations.
Conducted water safety classes to encourage safe behavior for beginning swimmers.
Created and maintained provider schedules utilizing Composite Health Care System.
Delivered on-site presentations to nursing staff and scheduled beta-test and evaluation participants to ensure thorough reliability of products.
Designed in-house training manual for __________ medical position and ensured documentation complied with current federal and state government requirements.
Developed a formal checklist to guide preparation of instrument trays, L & D trays, and cardiac cathlab for outpatient surgeries.
Developed nursing protocols, flow sheets, and assessment tools that assisted staff in improving productivity and expediting patient care procedures.
Developed patient and family satisfaction surveys to monitor and improve quality of care.
Developed specialty in emergency treatment of burn victims, resulting in ___% fewer victims requiring skin grafts and plastic surgery.
Developed specialty with Cardiac Catheterizations, Permanent Pacemaker Insertions, and Swan-Ganz Catheter Insertions, reducing need for an additional staff member in ICU.
Drafted, revised, and produced product documentation to focus on the needs and concerns of nursing practitioners.
Dropped smoking rates from ___% to ___% by pioneering innovative tobacco cessation program for veteran populations cumulating in the winning of Best Practice Award.
Ensured sterile conditions by autoclaving and gas sterilizing all trays.
Established and maintained excellent client relationships, providing medical expertise and consultation on a regular basis to several independent local clients.
Established personal rapport with traumatized patients to provide comfort while administering emergency treatment.
Forged alliances with physicians and other health organizations building a solid referral base.
Generated the highest percentage reimbursement rate (ranked jos_ out of ___) for medical assistance by conducting proper caseload management.
Instructed patients in proper care and helped individuals take steps to improve or maintain their health.
Interpreted test results, collaborated with physician preceptor as needed, and identified and validated diagnosis.
Maintained medical records, receiving commendations for thoroughness and accuracy in completion of reports and patient documentation.
Manage caseload of ___ patients per day with a variety of illnesses and injuries, i.e., Parkinson's, CVAs, ortho, spinal cord, brain injuries, cardiac, etc. Instructed patients and families regarding care.
Managed ventilator and tracheotomy care.
Monitored and delivered requests for urgent transcription projects to meet needs of physician and surgery schedules.
Monitored conscious sedation of all radiology performed procedures to ensure patient comfort.
Ordered and distributed surgical supplies to guarantee adequate supply for operations.
Performed all duties of registered nurse, including administering therapy, maintaining patient treatment records, and consulting with physicians.
Performed initial assessments, charting, and ordering of lab work and/or x-rays as necessary.
Performed peritoneal dialysis and ostomy care.
Performed services related to the preparation and dispensing of drugs and other pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with physician prescriptions.
Pioneered the development of patient education materials and physician correspondence, in collaboration with marketing and legal departments.
Provided client-centered care in cooperation with multi-disciplinary team.
Provided clinical and distributive services in both the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies.
Received Lifeguard of the Year award for ___ consecutive years.
Redesigned lifeguard activity reports to highlight priority issues for management attention.
Restructured physician prescribing profiles; advised physicians of their outpatient pharmacy costs, recommending alternative efficacious therapies aimed at reducing financial risk.
Secured ___ new nursing home and hospital contracts.
Served as liaison directly accountable to physicians and patients for overseeing accuracy of case history reports.
Spearheaded accreditation process for membership in the American Association of Retirement Continuing Care.
Staffed Diagnostic Cardiac Cath Laboratory, Radiology, and Special Procedures Unit.
Supervise___ occupational therapy students and rehabilitation aides/techs.
Taught the operating technique to several colleagues, decreasing their average response time by __ minutes.
Train staff and students in use of ultrasound/electric stimulation machines.
Trained new lifeguards to use a continuous scan technique to react ___% faster to events.
Medical keywords in related industries:
Use your medical keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letters, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing computer software,
- automated resume builder or
- human resume writing service
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Good luck with your medical keywords!