I am an experienced caregiver certified in the state of
Washington. As an in home health care assistant I have effectively alleviated
client concerns by helping to coordinate schedules, running errands and
household tasks, helping to manage and administer medications, nutrition, and
ADLs. This has included monitoring vital signs, assisted feeding,
bathing/grooming, wound care procedures, positioning and range of motion
exercises. I have also been responsible for creating safe and efficient living
10 years' experience
with geriatric and physically disabled clients with chronic and critical
situations has afforded me experience in noticing and reporting changes in
I have been accurate, assertive, and adaptable, as well as
effective in multi-tasking and responding to challenging situations in a calm
and focused manner, i.e. choking, falls and broken hips, overdose, and aggressive dementia
related verbal and physical behavior.
I have an established record of reliability and creating
positive rapport with patients, family and staff. My references will attest
that I am hard-working, reliable, conscientious, and dedicated to delivering
the highest quality service to every client.
I am highly flexible and willing to work all shifts in this
line of work. My goal is to acquire an LPN certification.
Extensive experience caring for clients with Multiple Sclerosis and confined to wheelchairs and bed.
Trained in grooming and bathing assistance
Trained in catheter care
Trained in personal lift systems
Experience and some training in documentation and charting
Understands mobility assistance needs
Group Home Caregiver January 2014 to October 2015Lighthouse Homes - Anacortes, WA
In Home Caregiver January 2008 to CurrentNorthwest Regional Council/Nancy Stark - Anacortes, WA
*Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the case manager.
*Read and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration.
*Massaged patients and applied preparations and treatments, such as liniment.
*Completed documentation in accordance with agency guidelines.
*Collected urine and fecal samples.
*Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
*Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
*Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises.
*Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients.
*Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
*Facilitated games and other activities to engage clients.
*Kept facility stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments.
*Charted daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs.
*Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to nursing staff.
*Documented resident records on daily flow sheets.
*Assisted with ADLs.
*Provided patients and families with emotional support.
*Exhibited compassionate care and communication with regard to issues of death and dying.
*Sensitive to the needs of geriatric patients.
*Administered simple range of motion exercises.
*Promoted continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided.
*Promoted personal and co-worker safety.
*Participated in the maintenance of safe conditions within the facility and other related areas.
*Maintained a clean, orderly and well-stocked environment.
I performed well in my duties. My clients and their families would always have me continue to provide services if it were possible.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts : 2012Skagit Valley College - Mt. Vernon, WA, Skagit
*Completed 28 hr basic training "Fundamentals of Caregiving"
*8 hrs DSHS approved Long Term Worker Dementia Specialty Training
*6 hrs DSHS approved Long Term Worker Mental Health Specialty Training
*12 hrs of annual required DSHS approved Continuing Education Training