Staying on my feet, being engaged in tasks, and making a difference for those in need is what gives me motivation to do my best work every day. I enjoy learning and sharing ideas with others. I conduct myself respectfully with clients, staff, and management above me. I hold myself accountable and will always push myself above and beyond what is required to meet personal and work-related goals.
Medical coordinators are members of Flatrock Manors' home management team. They are responsible for managing the medical needs of the clients living at the residential, and communicating with medically trained staff. Those in this position must have previously demonstrated excellence in communication skills, reliability, work-ethic, and composure during emergency situations throughout their time on the floor of the residential as a Direct Care Worker.
Responsibilities of a med passer may include, but are not limited to:
Time management is important for ensuring clients receive their medications at the scheduled time. MP's must also be prepared to take client medications with them on personal/group outings or send medications home with guardians when that client is off campus for a day/night visit.The ability to bond with residents is also a necessary skill for Med Passers. Forming a strong trust between the Med Passer and the client reduces the risk of medicine refusal, and therefore maintains the health and safety of the client. Med Passers must also be prepared to pass medications at another home when there isn't a MP present. This requires flexibility and friendly communication skills when aiding unfamiliar clients to prevent medicine refusals. An MP may also need to professionally communicate with medical professionals entering the home.
Those in this position must provide, train, or assist people who require various degrees of need with their day-to-day life tasks. Clients may be affected by one or more of the following conditions:
Things a DCW may provide, train, or support clients in:
Staff must be prepared to use their Nonviolent Crisis Prevention training to prevent or de-escalate various degrees of verbal or physically aggressive behaviors directed toward staff, peers, or themselves. The ability to rationally detach from emotionally distressing situations such as these are necessary behavioral skills possessed by staff. Communication skills are important when dealing with agitated clients, whom in many cases, may also be non-verbal communicators or lacking some communication skills.A reliable, flexible, and adaptable staff will be prepared to be sent to another residential home to assist unfamiliar clients at any given time during the shift in the case that another home needs assistance.Professionalism and writing skills are mandatory for completing detailed documentation throughout each shift. Such documentation includes SDR's, hygiene charts, ABC behavior charts, Progress notes, and activity logs.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
July 2021 to July 2023
American Red Cross Training prepares the individual to take action in the case that a peer or client is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, or an obstructed airway.
Davenport University Dance Team
January 2020 to July 2021Previous team member recruited by Davenport University Dance Team coach, Kylene Gayer. Those on a collegiate team must work flexibly under pressure, must be extremely team oriented, and must display resilience.
Kylene Gayer, Collegiate Coach+1 (616) 460-1453
Swartz Creek Schools Competitive Pom/Dance Program
May 2012 to February 2020Following the youth program, joined the competitive middle-school and junior varsity teams coached by Heather Ryers, and spent a total of 4 years on these teams. Joined the highly competitive Varsity Spirit/Pom Team coached by Stephanie Zettel in 2017, and spent a total of 3 years on the team. Being a member of each of these teams taught me how important it is to be reliable, responsible for one's actions, humble, passionate, coachable, communicative, and an overall respectful person. These are values that are important to me as an individual, and as a team player.
Stephanie Zettel, Swartz Creek Varsity Coach+1 (810) 931- 9658
Heather Ryers, Middle school/Junior Varsity Coach+1 (810) 287-0490
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