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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
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Summary

Devoted to helping individuals living with mental illnesses adapt to home environments. Provide physical, mental and emotional support to meet individual patient needs. Compassionate and dedicated with observant nature and excellent time management abilities. Capable Direct support assistant with solid background working with individuals. Knowledgeable about medical procedures, recreational requirements and protective measures. Perceptive, service-oriented and observant. Reliable Direct support assistant with six years of experience offering exceptional care in home environments. Passionate about supporting ideal individual progress by monitoring medication reactions, observing behaviors, and teaching habits for maintaining health and wellbeing. Focused dedication to patient safety, wellness and happiness. Accurate, assertive and adaptable Personal Assistant effective at multitasking in challenging situations. Committed to meeting critical deadlines. Ready to provide indispensable aid in completing all tasks to provide a safe environment for all individuals.

Devoted to helping patients living with mental illnesses adapt to home environments. Provide physical, mental and emotional support to meet individual patient needs. Compassionate and dedicated with observant nature and excellent time management abilities.

Skills
  • Behavior redirection
  • Community activities
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Client documentation
  • Nutrition
  • Client safety and first aid
  • Compassionate client care
  • Quality program protocols
  • Health Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication administration
  • Client satisfaction
  • Active listening
  • Proper phone etiquette
  • Coordination skills
  • Meal preparation
  • Knowledge of state regulations
Experience
Direct Support Assistant, Aug2015 to Current
State Of New YorkPlainview, NY,
  • Assisted client with personal hygiene, including bathing , dressing.
  • Served meals and assisted immobile or disabled individuals with eating.
  • Liaised between doctors and patients about care plans, progress and changing health conditions.
  • Cared for wounds by changing bandages, dressings and binders to promote healing.
  • Assisted individuals with household tasks, closely monitoring conditions and safety.
  • Prepared food and helped patients eat to support healthy nutrition.
  • Engaged with individuals, providing emotional support and instruction in preparing healthy meals, independent living skills and adaptation to disability or illness.
  • Kept detailed records of individuals care, progress, medication administration and changes in health or other conditions.
  • Handled incoming and outgoing correspondence, including mail, e-mail and faxes.
  • Administered necessary medications as directed by care plan.
Lourdes at Home, 04/2014 to 05/2015
Consulate Health CareRoanoke, VA,
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Managed medical stock and restocked inventory to ensure optimal availability for patients.
  • Assisted over eight residents with daily needs, including personal hygiene, dressing and transferring from chairs to bed.
  • Comforted patients and provided each with reassurance and encouragement.
PCA, 05/2010 to 05/2014
Griswold Home CareOrlando, FL,
  • Assisted nursing staff with diverse care needs of [Type] patients.
  • Completed frequent cleaning and sanitizing to maintain healthy environment for patients.
  • Helped patients' feel independent and dignified by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Monitored, measured and documented patients' vital signs in computer.
  • Supported treatment goals by helping clients with prescribed medication, exercises and ambulations.
  • Responded to patient emergencies and physically stressful situations to restore calm or administer treatments.
CNA, 05/2009 to 05/2012
Willow Point Nursing HomeCity, STATE,
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Engaged with patient family and friends to provide courteous, efficient visit experience.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Supported diagnostic and treatment procedures, including setting up and operating specialized medical equipment.
Education and Training
GED: , Expected in 05/2002
Binghamton High School - Binghamton, NY
GPA:
: Human Services, Expected in
SUNY Broome Community College - Binghamton, NY
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Binghamton High School
  • SUNY Broome Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Direct Support Assistant
  • Lourdes at Home
  • PCA
  • CNA
Degrees
  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)