Dedicated Personal Attendant adept at providing compassionate and efficient care to patients with disabilities and developmental challenges. Highly skilled in assessing care plans and ensuring patient needs are met with a focus on physicians' orders. Actively pursuing a Nursing degree to apply a skill for serving others through fifteen years of experience in related roles as well as an extensive education more specifically in the field of Biology including Anatomy, Physiology, Medical terminology, Statistics, Nutrition etc.
I worked in providing supportive living services to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities and behavioral
disorders. I was working mainly with a woman who had Autism Spectrum Disorder with severe behavioral problems who was extremely physically aggressive and destructive everyday. I was to complete a course and acquire a certificate in Professional Assault Crisis training in
order to be able to work with her specifically. I aided her in activities of daily living and personal hygiene, which she was incapable of performing without my assistance. I was to bathe her, wash her hair, dry and dress her, comb her hair, brush her teeth, assist her in using the restroom etc. I was responsible for the distribution of all of her medications and also for preparing meals and feeding her by hand. I was to very closely monitor her behavior in order to ensure her safety at all times as well as my own. I worked closely with her physicians, psychiatrists, behaviorists, and my supervisors and co-workers in order to develop and implement new techniques and plans in order to improve her quality of life as much as possible as well as to prevent institutionalization, social isolation, overmedication, neglect or abuse. I enjoyed planning outings and taking her out into the community as much as possible to increase her enjoyment and quality of life. I had to use a variety of different techniques to de-escalate her and to redirect her several times throughout each day. She was extremely physically combative and incredibly challenging everyday. I worked approximately 60 hrs/week also working with a wide range of other individuals with varying disabilities.
I was responsible for the administration of all medications to the elderly, approx. 35 residents. Documentation, recording of vitals, monitoring of blood glucose levels, providing assistance with insulin injections, assistance in the application of topical as well as OTC meds. Providing assistance also in activitiesof daily living and hygiene, maintaining communication with co-workers, supervisors, health care providers, families, etc. I often provided assistance in transferring residents to and from wheelchairs in order to use the restroom and/or bathe. I was recognized as employee of the year while i worked in the facility.
I was a caregiver working in a non-profit home for individuals (adults) with developmental disabilities mostly those with Down Syndrome. There were approx. 35 residents. I assisted them in activities of daily living, and hygiene, also transported them to a from doctor's appointments, planned and took the residents on many outings and activities, passed out all medications, helped prepare and serve meals as well as light housekeeping. I also volunteered to serve at Ronald McDonald camp in Susanville, Ca for 3 years which is a summer camp for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
I received President's Honors (2) consecutive semesters at College of the Redwoods for achieving a 4.0 GPA
I later also received President's Honors at the following JC that i attended in Las Vegas, NV for also having a 4.0
I received approximately (10) consecutive A's in college courses, most of which were A+'s
and received approximately (50) consecutive A's (all above a 95%) on individual college exams without receiving even (1) B on any (1) exam in between.
I was a Scholar-Athlete in High School all (4) years.
I played (4) years of Varsity basketball as well as softball and tennis.
I received 1st team All Area.
I was awarded the General Mills Challenge-U scholarship in high school for an essay that i had written about my accomplishments in the midst of barriers/challenges.
I have approximately fifteen years of work experience as a caregiver.
I was recognized as "employee of the year" while i was working as a Medication Aide at Alder Bay Assisted Living.
I am highly educated and have always worked INCREDIBLY hard in school in order to be.
I am pursuing my BSN in Nursing . .
I plan on being a lifetime student. I lOVE to learn and thoroughly enjoy school.
My most important accomplishment is my children. I have (3) wonderful children who are very well behaved, very kind, considerate and driven.
I have completed the following courses and will soon be attending HSU to pursue Cellular and Molecular Biology . .
Medical Terminology A (100.39%)
Math 120 (Nursing) A (99.7%) 748/750 total possible points
English 1B A (nearly 100%)
Statistics (Nursing) A (98.3%)
Philosophy A (nearly 100%)
History of Theatre A (nearly 100%)
General Biology A-
Public Speaking A-
Health Education A (nearly 100%)
Western Civilization A (nearly 100%)
Oral Interpretation B+
Nutrition (Nursing) B+
Human Anatomy B+
English 1A B
and Physiology I B (I have taken Anatomy twice, transfer)
Intermediate Algebra B-
U.S. History B-
Cultural Anthropology B
Political Science C+
I have an additional approximately (25)
units completed at San Joaquin Delta College
I have yet to complete:
- I have about (15) years of experience as a caregiver
- Certified Direct Support Professional (year 1 & 2 certificate)
- Professional Assault Crisis Training
- CPR & First Aid Certified (many times)
- Certified Massage Therapist
- Food Handling & Safety Certification
- Alcohol Awareness Certification
- I also spend a lot of time/energy counseling, feeding and helping
the needy/homeless (I am a philanthropist).
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