A self-motivated and enthusiastic Direct Support Professional with a positive attitude and 7 years of experience in Health care. Extensive experience in the areas of building relationships and rapport with clients and colleagues. Good knowledge and understanding of development factors specific to adult residents with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness and also, knowledge of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Well equipped to provide emotional support in a comfortable environment. Desires a DSP, RC, PCA, HHA, or Psychiatric Technician position in a long term care or rehabilitation facility. Level-headed health professional who remains calm and effective in extremely difficult and stressful situations. Strong belief in importance of companionship and support in patient care.
Charted and recorded information in client files.Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.Developed appropriate policies for the identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities.Administered medication to clients presenting serious risk of danger to themselves and others.
allergies, attention to detail, blood pressure, Budgeting, Cancer, caregiver, case management, cooking, CPR, clients, data entry, Diabetes, emotional support, faxing, filing, financial, First Aid, home care, Hospice, infection control, insurance, inventory, meal preparation, medication management, Office, nursing, oral hygiene, bathing, Patient Care, direct patient, Patient evaluation, primary care, programming, progress, quality assurance, quality control, reading, rehabilitation, safety, Strategic planning, supervision, team player, answering phones, verbal communication, vital signs, word processing. Behavioral Intervention.
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