Sonya H.

$20.00 / hr

Chicago, IL

About Sonya

Helping others has always been a goal of mine, even as a little girl I knew I would be in the medical field in some capacity. My heart is into caring for others. I take care of my mother and understand a family's challenge in care giving matters. I have experience for in-patient and out-patient patients. I am very observant. I understand signs and symptoms of most illnesses. I am unique in that I understand and have knowledge of tradition medicine, but also holistic wellness. I truly believe if we did both and all, we would be in a better health condition as a country. I have certification as a Medical Assistant/Patient Care Tech from 1986. I have been in medicine for 25 plus years. My most recent place of employment was with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I only left for a job offer with a Chicago Union, SEIU.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Health and Wellness Coach

Feb 2013 - Present
Self Employed
Holistic Consultant, teaching individuals and families with compromising diagnosis how to use natural treatments. The usage of herbs, supplements, spices, juicing, weight loss programs, detoxing, exercise to better their health. Review of blood work and conversations with their doctor is always recommended.
Feb 2013 - Present

Internal Hospital Organizer

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
SEIU
Organize Hospital union members and assist public during and elections.
Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

Patient Care Tech

Sep 2006 - Jul 2012
Northwest Memorial Hospital
Assist in patients with washing up, walking around, phlebotomy work, checking vital signs, changing linen, assist with dressing and grooming, assist with eating, check blood sugar levels.
Sep 2006 - Jul 2012

Medical Assistant

Apr 2002 - Jun 2006
Associates In Internal Medicine
Assist medical doctor with all out patient procedures, EKG, papsmears, urine collection, collect medical history, check vital signs, ear exams, blood sugar, injections, stool/occult (checking for blood in stool) testing.
Apr 2002 - Jun 2006

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Jan 1987 - Jan 1988
Chicago, IL
Jan 1987 - Jan 1988

The Bryman School - Tempe

Jan 1986 - Jan 1987
Tempe, AZ
Jan 1986 - Jan 1987
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