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Brittany K.

Brittany K.

$15.00 / hr

Marietta, GA

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About Brittany

I am a caring and dependable caregiver and have been doing this kind of work for five years. I enjoy working with clients one on one as I really like to get to know them and their families. I am a certified nursing assistant and personal support specialist, listed as active and in good standing on the Georgia registry as well as the Maine CNA registry. I also have current CPR/BLS and first aid certifications from the American Heart Association. I have experience in home care, acute care facilities and hospitals. I absolutely love what I do, it is very rewarding to me to see what a difference I can make in people's lives.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

    Skills & Expertise

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • COPD
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hearing Disorders
    • Home Health Care
    • Hospice Care
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Central Maine Community College

    Jan 2014 - Present
    Jan 2014 - Present

    University of Maine at Augusta

    Jan 2015 - Present
    Jan 2015 - Present

    CNA/CSP

    Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
    Penbay Medical Center
    As unit clerk and Certified Nursing Assistant for the Medical Surgical unit at Penbay, I completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with hospital guidelines. Directed phone calls to the appropriate RN/Doctor. Answered call bells in a gracious and timely manner. Admitted/transferred/discharged patients. Alerted nursing staff to patient needs. Maintained the cleanliness and organization of the Nurses Station. Prepared patient rooms prior to their arrival. Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the appropriate RN/Doctor. Obtained, read and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration. Collected urine and fecal samples. Assisted patients with activities of daily living by serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and re-positioning patients to prevent skin breakdown. Assisted patients with their personal hygiene by supplying bedpans and urinals when needed; giving bed baths, shampoos, and shaves. Provided fresh water and nourishment between meals. Assisted with transferring patients in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment. Provided personal nursing care in pre- and post-operative situations. Assisted nurses with rectal tube, G-tube, J-tube, and regular catheter procedures. Provided patients and families with emotional support.
    Jul 2013 - Dec 2014

    Personal Support Specialist

    Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
    Home Care of Maine
    Administered simple range of motion exercises. Provided clients and families with emotional support. Exhibited compassionate care and communication with regard to issues of death and dying. Comforted clients and provided them with reassurance and encouragement. Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the case manager. Completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with agency guidelines. Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets. Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients. Cleaned and organized client’s living quarters. Performed light household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming. Facilitated games and other activities to engage clients. Re-positioned clients for comfort and to prevent skin breakdown. Assisted with transferring clients in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment. Charted daily information on clients such as mood change, mobile activity, percentages of meals consumed, daily input and output.
    Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

    Personal Support Specialist

    Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
    Woodlands Memory Care of Rockland
    Observed and documented resident status and reported complaints to the appropriate RN. Prepared resident rooms prior to their arrival. Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets. Cleaned and organized resident living quarters. Facilitated games and other activities to engage residents. Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment. Kept facility stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments. Assisted with ADLs and personal hygiene. Toileted residents when necessary and assisted with bathing/dressing and feeding. Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in resident's health status to nursing staff. Comforted residents when needed. Cued and reminded residents of important tasks and/or dates.
    Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
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