Patient Care Representative 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 3,281 Patient Care Representative 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.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Patient Care Representative 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.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
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 Patient Care Representative 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 Patient Care Representative 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 patient care representative skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a patient care representative : 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 Patient Care Representative
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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 3,281 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a patient care representative job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average patient care representative job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average patient care representative candidate have?
The average patient care representative resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your patient care representative skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from patient care representative resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Patient Care Representative

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Patient Care Representative
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Reissued Medicare Cards, and researched local doctors within the area that participated with Medicare.
  • Pull pathology reports and prepared charts for scanning into EMR database
  • Assign ICD-9 to physician's diagnosis; insuring correct ICD-9 and HCPC codes.
  • Educate members with questions regarding benefit coverage for Medicare and Commercial insurance accounts.
  • Adhere in accordance with Medicaid State guidelines.
Registered Nurse Med/Surg

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Patient Care Representative
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Participated and lead special clinics in Diabetes, Travel, Sports Physical, Flu Shot and Hypertension.
  • Advanced L&D Nurse with surgical experience, Fetal surrvalence (testing on pregnant mothers and babies).
  • Interpreted arterial blood gas results for patients diagnosed with COPD.
  • Work directly with High Risk pregnant mothers when diagnosis of maternal or fetal diagnosis.
  • Served as the Trauma nurse in a clinic environment for emergent "walk in" cases.
Patient Care Representative

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Patient Care Representative
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Maintained productivity and followed hippa guidelines.
  • Report birth of newborns to county for add on to current Medicaid mothers for coverage during the first year.
  • Organized patients' medical records to search and extract information for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with HIPAA.
  • Explain and review patient their right and HIPPA privacy guidelines.
  • Maintained confidential information and complied with HIPAA regulations.
PBX Operator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Patient Care Representative
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Maintain fire, EMS, rescue and other responding units status at all times to ensure safety of personnel involved.
  • Enter the calls into the CAD system and provide pre-arrival medical dispatch for all medical calls.
  • Follow all guide lines with "HIPPA" on patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Dispatch police to emergency and non- emergency calls using CAD/2 way radio.
  • Certified in NCIC, CPR and Advanced EMD.
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As a patient care representative, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Patient Care Representatives have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Based on our analysis of patient care representative resumes, the most common major for patient care representative candidates is Business, but other majors made their way in as well. Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting Services and Nursing were relatively common.
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