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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Outgoing Direct Care Worker experienced with patients with disabilities and acute ailments. Well-versed in assisting patients with daily living tasks. Committed to improving patient well-being through personal care and interactive engagement.

Dedicated Direct Care Worker passionate about helping clients lead fulfilling lives by managing health-related conditions. Knowledgeable about medication administration, appointments and social activities. Well-organized and compassionate with good relationship-building skills.

Skills
  • Care Plan Management
  • Care Plan Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Medication Administration
  • Client Safety and First Aid
  • Patient Care
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Client Documentation
  • Compassionate Client Care
  • Quality Program Protocols
  • Health Services
  • Client Support
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Charting and Documentation
  • Direct Patient Care
  • ADL Support
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Records Management
  • Nutrition
Experience
06/2020 to Current
Direct Care Worker Bayada Home Health Care Belle Vernon, PA,
  • Made beds, swept floors and sanitized surfaces to support activities of daily living.
  • Assisted with client personal care needs to foster independence and well-being.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding to prevent infection.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Engaged with patients and families to provide emotional support and daily living instruction.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet diabetic, low sodium and high protein diets.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Recorded patient temperature, pulse and blood pressure to monitor health and well-being.
  • Ambulated individuals around home, public and medical locations.
  • Coordinated patient care plans with doctors and registered nurses and communicated treatment steps to patients.
  • Helped patients during ROM exercises to maintain musculoskeletal functions and increase strength.
  • Reported concerns to nurse supervisor to promote optimal care.
09/2008 to 02/2016
Direct Care Worker Bayada Home Health Care Belmar, NJ,
  • Assisted with client personal care needs to foster independence and well-being.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Maintained daily living standards by assisting clients with personal hygiene needs.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding to prevent infection.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.
  • Cultivated relationships with residents to support happiness and emotional well-being.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Engaged with patients and families to provide emotional support and daily living instruction.
  • Transported patients to medical, dental and personal care appointments.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet diabetic, low sodium and high protein diets.
  • Coordinated doctor appointments, exercise, recreation and family visits to maintain schedule.
  • Coordinated patient care plans with doctors and registered nurses and communicated treatment steps to patients.
05/2014 to 01/2015
In- Home Child Care Provider Canyon Ranch Woodside, CA,
  • Prepared meals, snacks and refreshments for children according to dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Enforced rules to teach good manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Employed positive guidance strategies to encourage children and improve behavior.
  • Communicated with parents about daily activities and any concerning behaviors.
  • Supervised and cared for children ages [5] to (12).
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate reading, crafts and music lessons.
  • Observed and monitored children to identify developmental strengths and target enrichment activities.
  • Dressed children and changed diapers.
  • Instructed children in eating, resting and restroom habits.
  • Maintained safe play environment.
  • Established and maintained safe, supportive and welcoming environments for children of all backgrounds.
  • Provided nurturing and appropriate environment for children ranging in age from [Number] to [Number].
  • Communicated with parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and upcoming events.
  • Taught children how to complete basic crafts such as paintings, drawings and decorations.
  • Maintained organized and clean classroom and play areas.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment.
  • Observed and monitored children's play activities.
12/2009 to 09/2011
Cashier/Shoe Department Associate Kmart, Sears Holding City, STATE,
  • Explained key information regarding products and services to customers to encourage informed decision-making.
  • Promoted welcoming environment by acknowledging customer and engaging in conversation to identify footwear needs.
  • Recommended, selected and helped locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Gained knowledge on footwear items and demonstrated enthusiasm and belief for product and company philosophy.
  • Maintained shoe department by organizing shoes by size, color and style.
  • Operated cash register, scanned items, bagged merchandise and properly handled methods of payment to facilitate accurate sales transactions.
  • Unloaded truck, stocked merchandise and maintained aisles and product displays to foster neat, clean and organized aisles and sales floor.
  • Remained knowledgeable of current promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges and security practices.
  • Greeted customers to determine wants or needs.
  • Cleaned shelves, counters and tables to maintain organized store.
  • Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
  • Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
  • Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.
  • Organized store by returning merchandise to proper areas and restocked displays.
  • Recommended merchandise to customers based on needs and preferences.
  • Computed purchases and received and processed cash or credit payment.
  • Opened and closed cash registers by counting money, separating charge slips and balancing drawers.
06/2004 to 05/2005
Laundry Attendant Macdade Commercial Laundry City, STATE,
  • Loaded and unloaded washers and dryers, observing correct operating instructions.
  • Folded clean laundry and placed into stacks in specified areas for distribution.
  • Loaded carts with clean linen to transport to designated storage areas.
  • Assisted with additional housekeeping tasks during staffing shortages.
  • Set dryers at appropriate drying times and settings by taking into account fabric type and load size.
  • Moved loads between machines, operated ironing equipment and folded laundered items.
  • Transported laundry in carts and sorted dirty items by load type.
  • Inspected laundry for damage or stains to repair or pre-treat.
  • Complied with corporate and department standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient operations.
  • Disinfected equipment and supplies, using germicides and steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Received and sorted articles by type, color and degree of soil.
  • Transported washed items in carts to dryers, loading into dryers and setting drying time and temperature.
  • Sorted and counted articles removed from dryers to fold, hang and wrap.
11/2001 to 02/2004
Home Health Aide/Personal Assistant Just Great Companions City, STATE,
  • Assisted clients with bathing, dressing and incontinence care.
  • Cared for patients by assisting with personal hygiene tasks and completing basic household chores.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Followed HIPAA regulations to maintain confidentiality of sensitive patient information.
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Assisted with client personal care needs to foster independence and well-being.
  • Helped client with medication self-administration.
  • Accompanied clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Recognized emergency situations and implemented appropriate procedures.
06/1994 to 10/2001
Supervisor/Med. Tech/Resident Care Aide Victoria Manor/Chalfont Care Group City, STATE,
  • Assisted residents with daily living activities as designated in care plans.
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to support basic needs.
  • Aided residents with ambulation and use of walkers, canes and wheelchairs.
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Preserved patient dignity and rights and demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Monitored client behaviors and emotional states, reporting concerns to case manager and documenting information in files.
  • Provided close monitoring and observation of at-risk patients.
  • Recorded patient conditions and vital signs before and after medical operations.
  • Organized and administered medications on schedules to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Requested and restocked supplies in tub rooms, linen storage and resident personal areas.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Utilized established patient identification methods when providing direct care.
  • Provided physical support to assist patients with bathing, dressing and toileting.
  • Documented and reported observations of patient behavior, complaints or physical symptoms to nurses.
  • Communicated with patients to determine feelings, need for assistance or social and emotional support.
  • Supported daily living activities by serving meals, feeding, ambulating and turning over and positioning patients.
  • Reminded patients to take prescribed medications or nutritional supplements.
  • Answered patient call signals and signal lights to determine patients' needs.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Assisted with lifting patients to move on or off beds, examination tables and surgical tables.
  • Safeguarded patient privacy with strict adherence to HIPAA protocols.
  • Turned and repositioned bedridden patients to prevent bedsores.
  • Assisted nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores and surgical site wounds.
  • Administered medications and educated patients and families on correct at-home administration.
  • Planned and served meals and snacks to patients according to prescribed diets.
  • Exercised comatose and paralyzed patients to reduce delirium and improve physical function.
  • Kept medical supply room and patient rooms stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2017 to to
Certificate : Medical Billing And Coding
All State Careers - Philadelphia, PA,
GPA:
  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • 3.9 GPA
Expected in to to
: Medical Assistant
Thompson Institute - Philadelphia, PA,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • All State Careers
  • Thompson Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Care Worker
  • Direct Care Worker
  • In- Home Child Care Provider
  • Cashier/Shoe Department Associate
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Home Health Aide/Personal Assistant
  • Supervisor/Med. Tech/Resident Care Aide

Degrees

  • Certificate

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