An employee is of no use to an employer if he or she isn’t skilled in a certain area that the latter requires. Even if you are not skilled but have the capacity to learn, you will be considered a good contender to hire at a position.
The problem with this is the fact that people often forget to highlight their capabilities in their job application documents, leaving employers to feel that they are not skilled at all – or are unaware of what their own potential is. This leaves a bad taste in the mouth of an employer who is actively looking for someone to hire, who can handle all the work that will be assigned to him or her – without any problems.
Needless to say, placing emphasis on your skills and abilities in a resume and a cover letter are imperative if you want to obtain the job that you have had your heart set on for some time. This is not a difficult thing to do. A little self-analysis will help you gauge what you can do in terms of work, and once you have everything written down, you can just pick and choose the skills that define you best – and as they relate to the position where you are applying.
What follows are some skills statements that you can use to make yourself evident as a good candidate for a medical driver position:
Medical Driver Skills and Abilities
• Highly skilled in determining daily work processes, in accordance with specified instructions from dispatch teams.
• Performs pre-trip inspections on assigned vehicles to ensure that they are in good working order.
• Hands-on experience in driving medical units such as vans and transits, for both emergency and non-emergency purposes.
• Exceptionally well-versed in assisting medical team members in making patients comfortable within assigned vehicles, and to ensure that they are kept safe during the transit.
• Demonstrated expertise in loading laboratory specimens and important medical documents on assigned vehicles, and ensuring that they are in placed safely and secured properly, according to set protocols.
• Deeply familiar with using both standard maps and the GPS to chart out short and safe routes to predefined destinations.
• Talented in communicating with dispatch teams on a continuous basis, ensuring that they are provided with current information regarding patient transports and deliveries.
• Adept at performing both preventative and regular maintenance on assigned vehicles to ensure that they remain in good working condition.