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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Patient and calm Direct Care Worker with in-depth understanding of medication administration and medical equipment operations. Assists with activities of daily living, preparing meals and housekeeping. Committed to top-notch care for disabled, impaired and chronically ill individuals.

Outgoing Direct Care Worker experienced with patients with disabilities and acute ailments. Well-versed in assisting patients with daily living tasks. Committed to improving patient well-being through personal care and interactive engagement.

Committed Personal Care Assistant well-versed in assisting and supervising clients in daily activities, including meal preparation and basic housekeeping. Compassionate and patient with strong background in client care. Ready to undertake challenging cases and provide superlative health outcomes.

Dedicated Direct Care Worker passionate about helping clients lead fulfilling lives by managing health-related conditions. Knowledgeable about medication administration, appointments and social activities. Well-organized and compassionate with good relationship-building skills.

Skills
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Medication management
  • First-aid and CPR
  • Household organization
Experience
Personal Care Assistant, 04/2017 - 03/2022
Life Care Centers Of America Gig Harbor, WA,
  • Made beds, swept floors and sanitized surfaces to support activities of daily living.
  • Maintained daily living standards by assisting clients with personal hygiene needs.
  • Provided ongoing compassionate patient care for each client.
  • Assisted with meal planning to meet nutritional plans.
  • Transported patients to medical, dental and personal care appointments.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet diabetic, low sodium and high protein diets.
  • Recorded patient temperature, pulse and blood pressure to monitor health and well-being.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding to prevent infection.
  • Reported concerns to nurse supervisor to promote optimal care.
  • Coordinated doctor appointments, exercise, recreation and family visits to maintain schedule.
  • Helped patients during ROM exercises to maintain musculoskeletal functions and increase strength.
  • Completed scheduled patient check-ins and progress reports for clients.
  • Coordinated patient care plans with doctors and registered nurses and communicated treatment steps to patients.
  • Met with various caregivers to promote continuous professional development and implement quality treatment strategies.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Observed patients for changes in physical, emotional, mental or behavioral condition and injuries.
  • Created safe and positive living situations for clients by communicating with family and other staff about concerns or challenges.
  • Followed care plan and directions to administer medications.
  • Drove clients to shop for groceries, attend doctor appointments and run errands.
  • Monitored vital signs and medication use, documenting variances and concerning responses.
  • Aided with mobility and independence for disabled individuals and continually monitored safety.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals.
  • Worked closely with clinical staff to support therapeutic and behavioral plans.
  • Followed safe lifting and transferring techniques to transport residents.
  • Supported bathing, dressing and personal care needs.
  • Encouraged residents to participate in activities of daily living to enhance personal dignity.
Mental Health, 05/2009 - 10/2020
Hackensack University Medical Center Westwood, NJ,
  • Provided excellent service to patients through personable communication.
  • Verified patient health history and contact information for chart accuracy.
  • Engaged clients in therapeutic groups to promote coping skills, education and life skills.
  • Conducted or assisted in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients by performing basic assessment procedures.
  • Bathed, fed and dressed patients based on individual abilities.
Mental Health Technician, 02/2007 - 01/2010
Western Tidewater Community Services Board City, STATE,
  • Identified and addressed individual mental health challenges to support patients.
  • Provided excellent service to patients through personable communication.
  • Documented patient interactions in compliance with HIPAA requirements.
  • Documented observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Verified patient health history and contact information for chart accuracy.
  • Participated in treatment planning by helping to identify patients' problems, needs and strengths.
  • Conducted or assisted in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients by performing basic assessment procedures.
  • Used thermometers or blood pressure gauges to take and record measures of patients' physical condition.
  • Tracked client movement on and off unit by documenting times and destinations.
  • Engaged clients in therapeutic groups to promote coping skills, education and life skills.
  • Modeled appropriate communication and problem-solving skills in crisis situations involving patients, family or staff.
  • Bathed, fed and dressed patients based on individual abilities.
  • Administered medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
  • Handled vital sign monitoring, medication administration and patient behavior assessments.
  • Communicated with clients and families effectively building lasting relationships.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1994
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Nansemond River High School - Suffolk, VA
GPA:
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Nansemond River High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Technician

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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