Objective To work in a health care environment to gain skills that are necessary to prepare me for a career as a Practical Nurse. Education * Enrolled in upcoming Diploma Program at NSCC * Graduated Sacred Heart School of Halifax with honours * CPR and First Aid Certificate * WHMIS training * Home Support Worker and Personal Care Worker Training
Experience Shannex, Parkland Dartmouth & Halifax April ••••• to Present Personal Care Worker Duties include transporting clients to and from doctor’s appointments, visits with family, eating out, other special occasions. General duties include making sure clients are up and ready to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and other events that are held within the assisted care facility. Getting them ready for bed and companionship are also of utmost importance. Bathing, basic hygiene, and having them do what they can to retain their independence are imperative.
Always Home Homecare, May ••••• April to March ••••• Home Support Worker Duties included making sure the client is comfortable with me in their home, companionship, help with basic hygiene, reading, going for walks, preparing meals, tidying/cleaning, running errands, making sure prescribed medication(s) are taken at designated time, preparations for bed, taking care of family pet(s).
RJF , ComCare ••••• Patient Attendant, Personal Care Worker, Home Support Worker Duties included making sure the patient is comfortable and not pulling at bandages and/or essential tubes containing medication or food supply, if restrained making sure they do not injure themselves, help getting them in and out of bed if needed (to commode, washroom), also with daily activities, leisure activities and exercises (if they are not bedridden), ensuring nurses and doctors orders are obeyed and notifying them if the patient’s mental or physical state changes. In a home or nursing home setting duties included cleaning, preparing meals, going for walks, help with basic hygiene, and making sure they are comfortable with me in their home.
A.P Reid Insurance Data Entry and Office Clerk Duties included filing, preparing outgoing mail and courier shipments, and updating current insurance policies.
Skills I have obtained essential skills from working in hospitals and home care settings that can apply in many other areas ie.; working well under pressure and keeping composure under stressful and high paced work settings. I am punctual and take my job seriously.