Melissa P.

$15.00 / hr

East Chicago, IN

About Melissa

My name is Melissa Pirowski and I absolutely love the medical field. I think my best traits are my kindness, compassion, and the ability to listen to patients and their complaints. Sometimes I also listened to their fears, the back when I was young stories, worries, and much more. I love that part of my job and all the wonderful people I get to meet. I work for two Cardiologist currently that are wonderful doctors. Currently in my job I don't get as much patient contact as I use too and I would really love to Work a part-time job that involves more hands on with patient care. The reason I love the medical field is due to my Grandma who passed away when I was 15. I always took care of her, I would clean her house, scratch her legs with a brush (her preference), make her lunch and or dinner, help her get around and towards the end I helped bathe her, brush her hair, spend hours talking to her, and gave her all her medications through out the day. She was a wonderful woman. Then there was my grandpa who passed away 8 months prior who had leukemia and Diabetes. I spent alot of time changing his bandages on his legs, taking him to the VA with my mom or me and him took the train. He also lost his leg to Diabetes and I would push him in his wheel chair to his favorite restaurant and eat and talk for hours. I guess I would have always wanted someone like me to take care of them. I of course was their granddaughter but I believe you have to treat every patient as if they are one of your loved ones and I also believe this type of industry is not just bath, dress, meds, vitals, and leave. It takes so much compassion and patience. Sometimes all someone needs is just someone to talk too. I just love it all.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Overnight
  • Holiday Shifts

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Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Medical assistant

Jun 2011 - Present
Community Care Network
Blood pressure checks, Injections, EKG's, rooming patients, answering phones, medical records, pre-Auth's for testing and procedures, scheduling of procedures, medication pre-Auths, and transcribing. I also use to assist in nuclear stress testing but we no longer do this at our facility.
Jun 2011 - Present

Clerk

Mar 2012 - Aug 2015
Jean Shepherd Community Center
Memberships, cashier, flower give aways, indoor garage sales, answering phones, and rentals of rooms for parties.
Mar 2012 - Aug 2015

Everest College-Merrillville IN

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Merrillville, IN
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
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