Three years of experience in primary care as a Compassionate Direct Support Professional with excellent communication skills. Efficient in providing direct in-home care to intellectual disabled patients. Seeking admission into George Mason School of Nursing.
Certified Direct Support Professional 2011
Adult First Aid/CPR Certified through American Red Cross 2012
Certified in Administering Medication 2012
Certified in Diet/Nutritional Management 2012
Certified Behavioral Trainer 2011
Human Rights Certified 2012
Physical Management Certified 2011
Mandt System Certified 2012
Knowledge of basic residential services
Excellent skillS in communicating with service recipient, families, and others (e.g., listening, speaking)
Ability to be patient, honest, understandable, reliable, dependable, and professional at all times
Ability to work well with others as a team
To support intellectual disabled individuals in their development of basic living and social
skills with the primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability.
Develop service recipient's basic living skills (social, domestic, and hygiene) through instruction and
Assist and document the development and implementation of long and short-term goals for service recipient,
as developed by the Personal Support Team under the supervision or direction of the Program Coordinator.
Develop and maintain a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, staff,
administration, case management, and other service providers and assist in coordinating with any and all their
needs concerning service recipients.
Perform or assist service recipient with personal hygiene as needed (bathing, brushing teeth, shaving,
nail clipping, dressing, bodily functions, and service recipient appearance). Personal care services that are
assigned by a health professional may include observation, reporting and documentation of changes in the
status of the person or in body functions.
Perform or assist service recipient in basic domestic duties as needed (cooking, cleaning, laundry,
Coordinate and maintain service recipient's schedule (doctor appointments, professional team appts.
Maintain records and complete paperwork as required (timesheets, mileage, petty cash, medication logs,
service recipient progress, visitor logs, Incident Reports and goal data).
Adhere to service recipient's behavior and health management plans (e.g., administration of medication, use
of behavior modification techniques, dietary restrictions).
Transport service recipient to and from work, scheduled appointments, and recreational activities in a safe
and timely manner.
Caregiver for elderly people with disabilities like Alzheimer disease and dementia
Provide transportation to activities
Read to them, take them for walk, prepare food, laundry and sometimes participate with outgoing activities
Help them achieve their goals
Cook meals and oversee medical care for patients
Keep track of accurate files
Current GPA: 3.37 (Cum Laude)
Member of Pathway Advisory Council Leadership Club
Member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Club
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Club (Member #2719906)
Recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Pathway Scholarship: Fall 2013
Recipient of AFCEA Pathway Scholarship: Fall 2013
Presidential Scholar: Fall 2012
Dean's List: Summer 2013
Pathway Leadership and Community Service Award (2012-2013)
Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges Award (2013)
SEAL Award Nominee (2013)
NOVA Idol Semi-finalist (2013)
Chimes Best and Hardworking Employee of the Year (2012)
Featured in Documentary Film on Redefining Access for the 21st Century Students (2013)
https://vimeo.com/79972460 (PASSWORD: IHEP)
250+ Volunteer and Community Service Hours
Sunrise, Alexandria, VA
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C
Homeless Shelter, Washington, D.C
Invited Panelist-George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Alexandria INOVA Hospital, Volunteer (Summer 2011, Summer 2012)
Greet and direct arrivals to the unit, i.e. patients, staff, visitors, etc.
Registration to patients/families and placing calls to various hospital departments as directed.
Assist with telling patients in the waiting room how many people are
Locate physicians, nurses, technicians, etc
Call and put patients into rooms when told to do so.
Help the screening nurse as directed.
Intensive Care Unit
Support the patients and nursing staff in the ICU
Equipment and inventory support: stock med carts, stock patient
Run errands to the lab
Answer phones, make copies as necessary
Assist staff with patient care (transporting, bathing etc)
Disinfect wheelchairs and other equipment
Observe procedures with R.N. approval
Help with transporting and discharges (after wheelchair training)
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