Tawana L.

$15.00 / hr

Edmond, OK

About Tawana

I'm a great caregiver, I genuinely care about and love my clients. I love to talk to and listen to and support them. I have over 16 years of being a caregiver and provider. I am highly trained and skilled. I have a natural caring demeanor and love helping others in need.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • 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
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Nursing Assistant

Dec 2016 - Present
Select Specialty Hospital
• Help patients with activities of daily living like eating and bathing. Help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Transport patients and clean treatment areas. Cleaning and bathing your patients. • Many patients have a great deal of difficulty keeping themselves clean when they are in the hospital or nursing home. It is of great importance for you to help to keep them as clean as possible, and you will spend much of your time doing this. • Take care of combing hair, shaving caring for nails and brushing teeth. Help your patient use the toilet and to get dressed. Turn, transfer and reposition your patients between the wheelchair and bed. Help to take patients to eat and to participate in various activities. • Serve the patients meals and in some cases, to help them eat if they cannot do it for themselves. Taking vital signs such as temperature and blood pressure every day is a very important way for you to help your RN supervisor monitor the health of the patient.
Dec 2016 - Present

Certified Home Health Aide, Scheduler/Billing

Mar 2017 - Present
Accentra Home Healthcare
• Coordinating the daily schedule for home health aide visits. Communicating with agency in accordance with client’s medical needs. Communicating with family members and patients regarding schedule and care. • Administratively coordinate the office functions ensuring smooth processes in regards to medical records, communication (phones, faxes, copying), schedules, billing prep, and quality assurance. • Sharing in an additionally compensated on call rotation over nights and weekends to assist in scheduling needs independent problem solving skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask. • Responsible for scheduling/billing of private duty services, related paperwork and may be required to provide direct care to clients. responsible for submitting home health claims to private insurance companies, VA, Medicare, Medicaid, or patients in a timely and accurate manner, as well as in accordance with written contracts.
Mar 2017 - Present

Nursing Assistant

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017
Iris Memory Care
• Provide high-quality patient care as an in-demand per-diem CNA within surgical, acute-care, rehabilitation, home-healthcare and nursing-home settings. • Preserve patient dignity and minimize discomfort while carrying out duties such as bedpan changes, diapering, emptying drainage bags and bathing. • Commended for chart accuracy, effective team collaboration, patient relations and consistent delivery of empathetic care.
Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Home Health Aide

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
Noval Senior Care
• Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise. • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands. • Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming. • Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene. • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

OSUOKC

Jan 2007 - Jan 2010
Jan 2007 - Jan 2010

University of Central Oklahoma

Jan 2003 - Jan 2007
Jan 2003 - Jan 2007

Nursing Tech

Mar 1996 - Jan 2000
St. Mary’s Hospital
• Provide high-quality patient care as an in-demand per-diem CNA within surgical, acute-care, rehabilitation, home-healthcare and nursing-home settings. • The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is a 224-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in Port Arthur, Texas. • I offered comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, orthopedic services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. • Equipped with the most advanced medical technology, and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, The Medical Center was committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment.
Mar 1996 - Jan 2000

Case manager/provider

Jun 1996 - Jun 1999
Jacob sitting services
Management of over 25 clients health records and needs. Providing oversight for what clients need. I also provided sitting services, cleaning, feeding, cooking, overnight care.• Displayed strong clinical skills in assessing vital signs, performing lab draws and glucose checks, and providing pre- and post-operative care. • Adhered to safety guidelines; completed hospital’s three-hour Patient Safety Training Program. • Ensured the accurate, timely flow of information by maintaining thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patients’ status. • Complied with HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and interactions.
Jun 1996 - Jun 1999
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