Rebecca W.

$20.00 / hr

When I was 19, my Mom was diagnosed with Cancer. Spending much of my time inside hospitals, skilled nursing homes, and at home with Mom, I had an opportunity to see first hand the difference between a truly good Caregiver/CNA and the ones who...weren't so good. I decided that I would get my Certificate so that I could be one of those good ones who truly touched people's lives. I fell in love with the profession, and have been doing this work for almost twenty years since. I truly love having the opportunity to provide the best Care Giving experience possible to all those I care for. One personal achieve I'm most proud of is the time I cleared the airway using the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking patient at a hospital I was working at. Although this particular patient was not assigned to me that day, the CNA caring for her was fresh out of school and panicked when the patient began choking on her breakfast. I was passing the room when I heard the CNA call for help. I recognized immediately that the patient was choking, pulled her into position and did the Heimlich until the food was dislodged. By the time the nurses responded, I had her airway clear and received a round of applause! ... more

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Care Giver

All Trust Home Care

Apr 2011 - Jun 2014

I provided come and go home services for clients. Service includes companionship, hygiene assistance, meal preparation, medication reminders, housekeeping, transportation, etc.

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CNA/PCT

Infinity Healthcare

Sep 2004 - Oct 2009

Provided interim staffing at local hospitals. Worked ICU, ER, Oncology, Med-Surg, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, and more. Obtained vitals, EKG's, specimens, reported changes in patient status, patient specific data entry.

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Mental Health Associate

Riveredge Hospital

Mar 2005 - Oct 2008

I provided in-patient care to patients. Responsibilities included hygiene assistance, encouraging patients to comply with treatment plans, maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu, reporting changes in condition, and providing detailed written documentation of patient progress.

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CNA/PCT/Unit Secretary

RML Specialty Hospital

Jul 1999 - Aug 2004

Provided direct patient care including hygiene assistance, obtaining vitals, EKG's, specimen collection, as well as performed data/order entry, transcription, and hosting informative tours of the hospital.

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Education

Applied Science

2007 - 2009 River Grove IL

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

1998 - 1999 Palos Hills IL