Matthew C.

$35.00 / hr

Oak Grove, MO

About Matthew

I have always found myself happiest when in service of others. I served in the USMC 2001-2005, and after an Honorable Discharge, I have worked with several Emergency Medical Providers, to include Hospital and Fire Departments. I am well versed with Emergency procedures, but also the finer, personable and more gentle aspects of health care. I am very outgoing, and can strike up conversation with all ages in a respectful manner. In my 10+ years in an ambulance, I have found that easing ones worries with reassurance, and joyful conversation is the best way to alleviate a lot stress...and stress is a major role player in many patient symptoms. I have a knack for feeling out the personality/background of a person, and adapting my actions and communication to have a more productive relationship. I am married with 4 beautiful children, and my Wife is also in the healthcare field. We go to a small town Church, and live in a somewhat rural area. I also have 7 years as a skilled tradesman, so I am no stranger to fixing/repairing small to large projects, if they were to be encountered. My experience as a Father and Firefighter has given me skills in the kitchen preparing meals of all kinds. I am capable of lifting and moving large people with proper/safe techniques. I can relax with the best of them (reading aloud, watching TV, board games, chatting), but am able to be active for long periods of time without fatigue. My wife and I have both been the "go-to" people in our family for our Elders, as we have played an active role in their care-taking during their final years. My experience in the Emergency setting has given me instinct to interpret peoples signs and symptoms before they turn dire. If anything were to happen while I am a caregiver, I know exactly what to do while awaiting additional help. I have never been reprimanded or fired from any job.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • 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

  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Paramedic

Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Lee's Summit Fire Dept
​EKG ​interpretation, ​Cardiac ​defibrillation/pacing, ​ETT/Combi-tube ​Intubations, ​Oral & ​Nasal ​airways, ​IV/IO ​administration, ​CPR, ​splinting, ​IV ​pumps, ​suction, ​CPAP, ​Nebulizer treatments, ​ETCO2 ​monitoring, ​portable ​ventilator, ​critical ​incident ​patient ​care ​team leader, ​Controlled ​substance ​administration ​and ​record-keeping, ​automated ​CPR ​device operations, ​drug ​admin ​through ​all ​routes, ​detailed ​patient ​reports, ​BVM, ​O2 ​therapies, Sedation ​and ​RSI ​experience, ​cricothyrotomy, pt movement techniques, experience with all ages.
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017

Paramedic

Jan 2007 - Sep 2011
Harrisonville Fire Dept
Skills: ​EKG ​interpretation, ​Cardiac ​defibrillation/pacing, ​ETT/Combi-tube ​Intubations, ​Oral & ​Nasal ​airways, ​IV/IO ​administration, ​CPR, ​splinting, ​IV ​pumps, ​suction, ​CPAP, ​Nebulizer treatments, ​ETCO2 ​monitoring, ​portable ​ventilator, ​critical ​incident ​patient ​care ​team leader, ​Controlled ​substance ​administration ​and ​record-keeping, ​automated ​CPR ​device operations, ​drug ​admin ​through ​all ​routes, ​detailed ​patient ​reports, ​BVM, ​O2 ​therapies, Sedation ​and ​RSI ​experience, ​cricothyrotomy, pt movement techniques, and experience with all ages.
Jan 2007 - Sep 2011

Emergency Room Technician

Sep 2007 - Oct 2009
North Kansas City Hospital
EKG, bandaging, splinting, pt movement, blood collection, urine collection, foley catheters, sterile procedures, CPR, BVM, glucose analysis, O2 therapies.
Sep 2007 - Oct 2009

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Kansas City, MO
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
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