My life in the medical field began after my daughter's Grandfather passed away. After watching him suffer and not knowing what to do to comfort him I decided to become a paramedic. I have over 25 years experience in the medical field of which 12 years I was a paramedic and then began my journey to bedside nursing. I have special training in advanced life support, emergency care, cardiac care, Palliative care and hospice. Ive worked with patients that have Alzheimer's, dementia, sun downers, traumatic brain injury, ending stage renal failure, colostomy, ileostomy, and behavioral health concerns. I have taken many college level courses in psychology including the study of human pathophysiology. I'm a cancer survivor with a strong passion to help others. Hi my name is Sheylene. I'm a CNA/ HHA, I have been taking care of patients since I was young , my mother was an RN and I used to go with her to her private patients when I was 14 and 15 years old from that time I knew that this is what I wanted to do I wanted to have the one on one with my patience and enjoy and get to know them and their families. I have worked with quadriplegics patience, Parkinson patients, stroke prescience, heart attack patients, brain injuries, spinal injuries, Alzheimer's patients, dementia patients, and just regular patients that need help with their daily living . I love doing what I do because every new patient I go to I learn something new I learned either to cook something new or I learn to make something crochet I learn about their lives the way they grew up things that I didn't know about and that's why I love that I could be able to talk to them, you form a relationship you learned to love and care for these patients and that's why I love what I do. I am 38 years old I have two kids pretty old now the baby is 13 I am married for the past 15 years. I have been doing healthcare since 2002 I worked privately and also with agencies I have all my in-service is up-to-date my Leison is up-to-date, also I have my level two fingerprint background if needed. And I would love to get to know a lot more families and learn a lot more new things. thank you Honesty * Integrity * Responsibility
- 16 wonderful years of experience with excellent references!
- Independent transportation.
- Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA).
Contact Jennifer today to discuss your loved one's home and health needs.
Providing companionship to my patients and assuring patient safety.
Assist patient with dressing, grooming, bathing, wound care and exercises.
Preparing and serving of all meals including clean up.
Performing light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, grocery shopping, Dr. and Dentist Visits and assuring my patient takes all medications and maintaining appropriate work records.
Playing various games, puzzles, and cards for mind stimulation and occasional outings, should the patient be willing.
I am a responsible and trustworthy person who has strong Interpersonal Communication Skills and love what I do.
EXC. REFS. UPON REQUEST Have been in the Medical Field 30yrs, started from the ground up. First worked @ "JFK Hospital", when CNAs were "grandfathered in" as you were in Nursing Program & passed "Fundamentals of Nursing". After a particular point of the program, "Med-Surg Nursing" the Hospital considered you, a " Nurse Tech" , upon completion of the PBJC Nursing Program, I sat for RN-NCLEX. Didn't pass the 1st time. I was given a suggestion to sit for LPN Boards & passed them. Due to changes in health care structure, & financial issues, JFK wouldn't hire me as an LPN. It was bought out,and kept only certain amt of CNA's by Seniority, letting me go in the process. I had to wait till the area Nursing Homes would hire as LPN jobs were scarce & they were looking for RNs. I sat again for RN NCLEX, & passed and then applied @ a Rehab/LTC have been in either there, an ALF, 3 Nursing Agencies, several other Rehab/LTC & done Private Duty Care for 4 Elderly Parents & a Private Client for the past 10yrs as well.
I am also a Certified Florida Notary Public some of duties have helped Patients with Wills, End of Life decision Making etc.
My biggest thing about being a great Caregiver is treat the Client like they ARE your Family member,which earns their trust, & makes them MORE comfortable with you giving care to them. This way I can treat my Client as a "Whole Person" not just their Illness.This Includes: their Spirtual, Emotional, Psychological, besides the Physical Needs.