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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Experienced non-medical Care Provider offering 5 years of expertise providing in-home care. Complete domestic duties, help patients with self-care and hygiene and provide companionship. Experienced working with children and elderly diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia, with skill anticipating and proactively addressing client needs. Friendly and engaging with strong attention to detail. Consistent in communicating with family members and other caregivers for other shifts. Complete daily log book and keep the boss updated regularly on condition of clients.

Skills
  • Tactful Communication
  • Household Tasks
  • Compassionate Care
  • Client rapport
  • Nutrition planning
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Assessments
  • Cooking meals
  • Medication Management
Work History
12/2016 to Current Personal Care Assistant Nye Health Services | Lincoln, NE,
  • Worked with several Clients over 5 years who suffer from Alzheimer's/Dementia.
  • Reliable and consistent care for clients throughout shift.
  • Develop rapport with family members providing support and consistent care .
  • Applied mobility assistance knowledge to safely ambulate patients in different spaces involving varying elevations and obstacles.
  • Helped clients with hygiene-related tasks such as brushing teeth, bathing, grooming and toileting.
  • Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Offered social support by assisting grocery shopping and senior center attendance.
  • Helped patients care for themselves by encouraging completion of tasks that can be completed independently.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to case manager.
  • Established nutritious meal plans and prepared daily offerings to meet patient dietary needs.
  • Kept patients mentally alert by entertaining, conversing and reading aloud to patients.
  • Recorded vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
  • Documented residents' behavior in terms of mental status, sleeping and eating patterns in medical record books.
  • Maintained strong connections within caregiver community to gain continuous knowledge.
  • Consulted with family and boss to assess cases and enhance care.
  • Conferred with family, other caregivers and boss to discuss patient condition and medical care, helping to optimize treatments and enhance outcomes.
  • Documented vitals, behaviors and medications in client medical records.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Used Daily Logbook sheets to maintain records of services performed and apparent condition of patients.
  • Planned activities to encourage movement, stretching and strength building.
  • Provided compassionate and patient-focused care to cultivate well-being.
  • Recorded status and duties completed in logbooks for management.
  • Provided assistance in daily living activities by dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting patients.
  • Remained alert to problems or health issues of clients and competently responded.
  • Ran errands for customers, including shopping, and picking up other necessities.
  • Maintained clean personal areas and prepared healthy meals to support client nutritional needs.
  • Assisted clients with daily living needs, including bathing and personal grooming, to maintain self-esteem and general wellness.
  • Kept household areas clean and well-stocked, ran errands, managed laundry and completed weekly grocery shopping.
  • Completed regular check-ins and progress report for each client.
  • Kept close eye on client vital signs, administered medications and tracked behaviors to keep healthcare supervisor well-informed.
  • Determined specific needs and provided most appropriate level of services for patient well-being.
  • Helped clients maintain optimal health by overseeing medication administration and all doctor's appointments.
  • Monitored clients' overall health and well-being and noted any significant changes.
  • Turned and positioned bedbound patients to prevent bedsores and maintain comfort levels.
  • Provided safe mobility support to help patients move around personal and public spaces.
  • Assisted patients with personal requirements, including keeping spaces clean and helping with grooming.
  • Transported clients to and from medical appointments with safety and efficiency.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
06/2015 to 09/2016 Individual Support Specialist ARC Of York County | City, STATE,
  • Attended training sessions ARC held to stay updated on procedures and services.
  • Helped 1 client manage money, pay bills and shop for groceries or personal items.
  • Assisted client with personal requirements, including keeping spaces clean and helping with grooming and hygiene.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in clients' health status to case manager.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Kept client mentally alert by entertaining, conversing and reading aloud.
  • Used required paperwork and daily log sheets to maintain records of services performed and apparent condition of client.
  • Implemented physical therapy to support patient improvement in muscle tone, and range of motion .
  • Ran errands with client including shopping, and picking up other necessities.
  • Remained alert to problems or health issues of clients and competently responded.
  • Determined specific needs and provided most appropriate level of services for client well-being.
  • Assisted client with self-administered medications through verbal and visual cues and prompts.
  • Entrusted to handle confidential and sensitive situations in professional matter.
  • Conferred with parents to discuss client condition.
  • Monitored and assisted client through individual service plans.
  • Maintained appropriate filing of personal and professional documentation.
01/2012 to 06/2016 Program Manager of MH/MR clients Shadowfax | City, STATE,
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Contributed to development, planning and completion of project initiatives.
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new client opportunities.
  • Kept team on track by assigning and supervising their activities and giving constructive feedback.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including ISP creation, meetings with client and with state of PA.
  • Conducted Client counseling and support for 35 client caseload.
  • Supervised and supported Staff who worked directly with clients on day to day basis.
Education
Expected in 12/2012 Bachelor of Arts | Applied Psychology Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA GPA:
Expected in 05/1987 Bachelor of Science | Special Education Millersville University Of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA GPA:
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support Training and Certified from American Heart Association
  • DCA - Direct Care Aide
  • PCA - Personal Care Aide

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School Attended
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University Of Pennsylvania
Job Titles Held:
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Individual Support Specialist
  • Program Manager of MH/MR clients
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science