Hospice Aide Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 3,000 Hospice Aide resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

See More Example Resumes

Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Hospice Aide Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Patient Care, be sure to list it as a skill.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Hospice Aide Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Hospice Aide CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand hospice aide skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a hospice aide : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Hospice Aide
Source: Zippia.com
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 3,000 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a hospice aide job required by employers is 1.1 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average hospice aide job listing asks for 1.1 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average hospice aide candidate have?
The average hospice aide resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your hospice aide skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from hospice aide resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Restorative Aide

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hospice Aide
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Applied practical intervention procedures for dementia or behavioral problems.
  • Increased understanding of working with Alzheimer's patients.
  • Turned patients to prevent ulcers.
  • Monitor and chart vitals,ADL, and change in behavior.
  • Administered medications to sixty-plus residents and a fifteen patient Alzheimer's unit License
Student Nursing Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hospice Aide
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assisted patient with activities of daily living (ADLs), and with bathing, feeding, toileting, and ambulation.
  • Assisted client with ADL'S Performed ROM (active and passive) Monitored caloric input, output, and hydration
  • Work with elderly and those that suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Assist nurses and mediation aides with treatments/procedures Assist residents with ADL
  • Facilitate Employees ECG Occupational and Physical Therapy Phlebotomy Over See Patient Charts Assist Physicians
Resident Care Aide

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hospice Aide
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Provide transportation, assistance and companionship to clients.
  • Aided with in-home physical therapy.
  • Care Provider, In-Home Supportive Services, Stockton, Ca Assist with cooking and cleaning Managing daily task Scheduling appointments
  • Light housekeeping, exercises, yard work, pet care and companionship
  • Monitered medication Assisted with every day living Handled money transactions Provided transportation.
Medication Aide

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hospice Aide
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Biology
  • Assist patients with daily ADL's according to what their care plan states.
  • Assisted clients with (ADL's) cooked, cleaned, took blood pressure and temperature.
  • Prepare meals, assist with ADLs, monitor behaviors, administered meds, chart behaviors
  • Administered and monitored vitals; notified patient changes to appropriate staff and provided reports regarding each assigned individual.
  • Observed and documented patient status and reported patient care, condition, progress, concerns & complaints to the case manager.
Show More
As a hospice aide, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Hospice Aide roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of hospice aide resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained