Nurse Assistants are healthcare providers who have undergone two-year training in Health Assistant Clinical or Community Health Nursing programmes. They provide healthcare to patients or clients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.
There has been a growing demand for nurse assistants in many private health facilities in Ghana since the government started employing community nurses under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
In this post, we at Ghana Insider have taken it upon ourselves to help those who have received training as community health nurses on how to write a good cover letter to boost their chances of getting employed.
First, let’s start with tips for writing an application letter for the position of Nurse Assistant.
Tips For Writing A Good Cover Letter As A Nurse Assistant
- Describe your academic background
- Provide details of your professional experience
- Explain some of your past achievements in past working experience
- State your motivation for the job
- Be direct by going straight to the points
- Suitably present your letter for the reader
Application For Employment As A Nurse Assistant Sample Letter
The sample letter below is a template you can follow to present your application in a suitable format.
Just edit the parts that need to be edited and add all the relevant information you need to add.
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A NURSE ASSISTANT
I wish to submit my application for the nurse assistant job opening at Winneba Community Health Clinic, a position recently advertised on myjobs.com. I am confident that my training in Community Health, skills, and experience in primary health care, counselling, and community outreach will be of much importance to your community healthcare project.
I’m now volunteering in a village hospital in Accra as a health worker. For the past three years, my responsibilities have included raising hygiene awareness in the community, health counselling, direct patient treatment, and community health advising. In addition, I assist patients with feeding, grooming, and toileting. When working with patients, I have shown compassion, discretion, integrity, and professionalism.
For one year, I interned with Ga East Hospital as an assistant health worker. I engaged in health programs in poor urban areas. Additionally, I contributed to health awareness, vaccination, and clinical documentation. I hope to extend my experience and skills to promote the work of your project. I appreciate your consideration.
The following must be included in the letter if you want to boost your chances of getting employed.
Your application should include:
- Your Age
- Skills include good communication skills, good interpersonal relationships, discipline, ability to work under pressure, etc.
- Be open and honest in your application. Don’t write for the sake of getting employed.
- Your mobile number
- Add a curriculum vitae (CV) separately to your cover letter.
All these details listed above are required to give the employer a clearer picture of the person they are employing.