Personal Care Aide experienced in assisting clients with mental impairments or physical limitations to manage everyday tasks. Skilled in geriatric care and providing companionship and direct assistance to cognitively impaired clients.
Skilled Care Provider assisting elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities in-home or within care facility. Keep house by making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes and preparing meals. Advise families and healthcare team regarding health concerns, nutrition, cleanliness and household activities.
Empathetic Care Worker with sensitive and compassionate approach to cultivating trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for residents. Offers enhanced care with flexible learning approach for patients. Experience in hospital and in-home settings providing guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support.
Detail-oriented Personal Assistant offering 15 years of relevant experience. Gifted in event coordination, scheduling and correspondence. Highly personable with excellent communication skills.
Employee hiring and retention
Medical chart documentation
Infection control and aseptic procedures
Responding to emergencies
Tube feedings and medications familiarity
Dementia and Alzheimer's knowledge
Measuring bodily fluids
Direct patient care
Charting and clinical documentation
Companionship and emotional support
Feeding assistance expert
Recording vital signs
Supporting personal needs
Chronic disease management
Care Assistant, 10/2019 to Current Lakewood Health System – Staples, MN
Helped determine realistic treatment goals and adjusted steps based on patient progress.
Implemented treatment interventions to support individual objectives in daily living, clinical, educational and vocational areas.
Provided support to help patients adjust to new physical or cognitive limitations.
Helped improve fine motor, visual perception and sensory processing skills.
Assisted patients with completing basic daily living activities such as grooming, dressing and self-feeding.
Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
Developed exceptional attendance record with special attention to punctuality and preparation to work upon arrival.
Resolved conflicts and negotiated agreements between parties in order to reach win-win solutions to disagreements and clarify misunderstandings.
Determined and recommended methods to address improvement opportunities.
Resident Assistant, 02/2019 to 09/2019 Meadows Of Wadena – Wadena, MN
Performed several administrative duties, including room transfers, incident reports and maintenance requests.
Led by example through mature behavior consistent with university regulations and rules.
Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
Created and implemented social, educational and recreational programs for residents.
Attended, participated and contributed to monthly staff meetings addressing resident needs.
Assisted residents with daily hygiene, including dental and mouth care, bath functions and hair care.
Worked to improve and enhance patient lives through effective and compassionate care.
Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
Assisted residents in preparing for activity and social programs.
Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
Monitored progress and documented any patient health status changes, keeping healthcare team updated.
Administered medication as directed by physician.
Assisted disabled clients in any way necessary to facilitate independence and well-being.
Staffing Coordinator, 06/2005 to 03/2016 Precious Patients – Orange City, FL
Managed applicant tracking system (ATS) database by entering, updating and maintaining candidate contact details, resumes and supporting documentation.
Created qualification guidelines and requirements for individual positions, including systematic rating process to identify and measure appropriate candidates against established criteria.
Audited workplace, employee and management policies and procedures.
Developed and facilitated all new-hire orientations.
Conducted salary survey research for both exempt and non-exempt positions.
Shadowed employees to determine accurate description of duties and skills required for each position.
Developed guidelines, questionnaires and processes for assessing, interviewing and onboarding phases.
Managed employee rewards programs.
Communicated with potential hires to provide clarity on expected tasks, compensation and policies.
Collaborated with management to build and implement effective, modern employment policies.
Maintained current understanding of state and federal policies such as EEO and ADA.
Interviewed, hired and mentored over 300 new personnel and oversaw all staffing operations.
Set, enforced and explained HR policies to team members to cultivate compliant and satisfied workforce.
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2020 Central Lakes College - Brainerd, MN