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Bernice M.

Bernice M.

$25.00 / hr

Savannah, GA

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About Bernice

I am a honest ,loving and caring Christian woman who have cared for people all my life. Actually I started assisting the elderly in my teens where I assisted my God-Mother in caring for her sick husband. After he passed I cared for her and another elderly woman until I graduated and moved to Virginia in 1981.I lived in Virginia for 31 years and have consistently cared for someone over that time period. I have now moved back to Savannah Georgia where it all started and I am looking to continue what I do best, and thats caring for people. I am a Registered Certified Nursing Assistant in Georgia, CPR/first aid certified and recently obtain a Bachelors degree inTheology and a Masters in Christian Education.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Holiday Shifts

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

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • 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

American Heart Association

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

CNA

Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Coastal Health Care
I provide home care to patients following a patient care plan that includes but not limited to personal care,meals,laundry,lite housekeeping, shopping , doctor visits, medication management etc.
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

Northern Virginia Community College Annandale,VA

May 1995 - Jul 2014
May 1995 - Jul 2014

Purdue University West Lafayette,IN

May 1999 - Feb 2014
May 1999 - Feb 2014

CNA

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
CAREFAMILY
I worked from 9a to 9p M- F caring for a 90 year old elderly woman. She was bedridden needing total care. Duties included but were not limited to total personal care, meal preparations, shopping, doctor appointments, medication management, wound care, and I maintained clean and safe environment.
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

CNA

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
METROPOLITAN HOME CARE
I cared for a woman that had a stroke and have left side weakness and was wheel chair bound. I assisted with transfers, dressing and undressing, bathes, prepared meals, laundry, I ordered and put meds in pill container and assisted with administration of pills. Also I did light housekeeping, Practice universal precautions and infection control and I maintained a clean and safe environment.
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

CNA

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013
PRIVATE DUTY CASE
I cared for a couple, 93 years old one have the beginners signs of Alzheimer’s and the other severe signs of Alzheimer’s and was a fall risk. I bath, took vital signs, assist with medications, gave breathing treatments, prepared meals, light housekeeping and maintain a clean and safe environment. I cared for a woman that had a stroke and have left side weakness and was wheel chair bound. I assisted with transfers, dressing and undressing, bathes, prepared meals, laundry, I ordered and put meds in pill container and assisted with administration of pills. Also I did light housekeeping, Practice universal precautions and infection control and I maintained a clean and safe environment.
Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

CERTIFIED REGISTERED CENTRAL SERVICE TECH

Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
FIRST ASSIST ALLIANT
I cared for a couple, 93 years old one have the beginners signs of Alzheimer’s and the other severe signs of Alzheimer’s and was a fall risk. I bath, took vital signs, assist with medications, gave breathing treatments, prepared meals, light housekeeping and maintain a clean and safe environment.
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012

CNA

Jan 2006 - Jan 2011
MR.C. GLOUKHOFF
I cared for this elderly woman part-time by assisting her with a shower and companionship. I love the old classical movies and would loose track of time. It really didn't matter because the company was great. She fell one night and was hospitalized and needed full-time care in which I could not give her at that time.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2011

CERTIFIED REGISTERED CENTRAL SERVICE TECH.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
KAISER PERMANENTE
From October 2009 to February 2011 I became a permanent employee of Kaiser as a GI Technician. I continue part-time as a sterile processing Technician. February 2011 I transferred to Sterile Processing as a full time employee where I Decontaminate, Inspect, Assemble, Package, Sterilize and Distribute Surgical Instruments and other items to their proper holding areas. I trouble shoot and follow through on mechanical malfunctions .
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

CNA

Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
HENRY PERRINE
I assisted him with personal care, meals, medication, physical therapy (ROM) transporting him to doctor visits, and also served as a companion and sitter when he moved to the nursing home.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2009

CNA

Jan 2006 - Jan 2009
LIGHTHOUSE HOME HEALTH CARE
As a Cna, I made home visits to patients that was classified as home bound. Duties included following care plan of an RN that might include a shower or complete bed bath, checking vital signs, foot/hand or skin care, shampoo etc.Documented any changes in patient’s condition and fill out patient care sheet.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2009

CNA

Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
MRS.HENRY (PRIVATE DUTY CASE)
I was responsible for Mrs. Henry's personal care, medication management, and transportation to doctor visits, breathing treatments, and manage frequent emergencies. I was also responsible for her shopping, cooking, and laundry.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2007

REGISTERED CENTRAL SERVICE TECH.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005
VIRGINIA HOSPITAL CENTER
I decontaminated, inspected, assembled, packaged, sterilized, and distributed surgical instruments. I ran test on all machines, pulled all late cases for the following day and assured all case carts were complete and at the proper places in the operating room. I updated their crash cart and made up and sealed the second and third draw two per cart for a quicker turn over. I also created a wall system from A to Z for every Instrument in the house by category like Ortho, General Etc. Because the Traction team did not work at night I managed the traction department by supplying the emergency room and nursing units with traction items. I also assist with training new staff.
Jan 2000 - Jan 2005

REGISTERED CENTRAL SERVICE TECH.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
As a sterile processing tech, I decontaminated, inspected, assembled, packaged, sterilized, and distributed surgical instruments. I also prepared case carts for the next day and assisted in training new staff.
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

HHA

Jan 1989 - Jan 1998
SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH CARE
I lived-in and Lived-out of various temporary assignments. My duties which included taking vital signs, personal hygiene and skin care, transfers, ambulation, meals, assist with medicine, wound care, catheter care, tracheal and colostomy care. I practiced standard universal precaution and infection control. I also followed a care plan and documented changes in the patient condition.
Jan 1989 - Jan 1998
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