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After over 30 years working in IT with computers, 5 years ago I reinvented myself in the healthcare field starting as a Certified Nurse Aide. I have been volunteering and working as a CNA and a Mental Health Tech since 2010. I love working with patients as well as children and being a nanny. Experience Oct - present : home health aide for Mary Wolcott, with food prep and light house cleaning, range of motion work for after surgery help. • Sept 2012 – Oct 2014 : Mental Health Tech at Peakview Behavioral Health. Duties included working with psychiatric patients (acute) Collaborates with physicians, psychiatric nurses and therapist in assessing, guiding and encouraging patients towards measurable therapeutic outcomes. Conducts both in / formal psycho-educational, recreational and interpersonal skills development groups. Observes and influences patient behaviors and interactions towards prescribed treatment goals. Objectively documents clinical observations in the electronic medical records, shift reports and treatment planning meetings Manages the milieu i.e. acuity, family involvement and activities of daily living. • May 2012 – present: PRN for Maxim CNA jobs and Mental Health, and Rehap Jobs. • Aug 2010 – present: Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Volunteer. Specialized training in touch therapy with aroma oils for increased patient comfort performed in patient’s home. Other tasks include meeting patients & family needs, comfort companionshi

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)