Kathleen W.

$13.00 / hr

I have been a caregiver for twenty years, first with my own children then as an residential occupational therapist and finally nursing assistant working in private, institutional and home care. My education and experience has provided me with knowledge of critical acute care and other relevant skills required in patient care. Since 1978, I have been in the Office and Administrative Support occupations with experience in business administration, operations and management, Certified in Nursing, and Medication Aide with Clinical Acute Care skills in Aseptic Technique, Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, Te lemetry and Monitoring since 2010 and I am a perfect match for the position since I naturally actively looking for ways to help people.. In these past roles as administrator, manager, office support, and caregiver. My key responsibilities include the management of administrative practices, the methods used to gather and analyze information of clients, employees, members and consumers. My abilities to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those interested or involved in the work of the unit, review and evaluate policies and procedures, plan, organize, and coordinate activities of diversified units, interpret employment contracts agreements, laws, rules and regulations and apply them to specific situations, evaluate and enforce contracts agreements, compile and interpret data, analyze and resolve problems, prepare correspondence and informative reports and ... more

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Community Rehabilitation Programs Provider

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Provided on-site job training for consumers needing assistance in adjusting to employment, and instruction in learning the skills necessary to perform job competently. Provided transportation training to consumers to maintain employment. Description of Services Work side-by-side with a newly placed consumer at a job site. Analyze the job, and break into manageable components. Identify and solve problems before they become cri ses for the consumer, employer or co-worker. Teach effective job keeping skills to the consumer. Use the least intrusive methods possible on the job. Gradually reduce the time spent at the job site as the consumer becomes better adjusted and more independent. ... more

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Direct Care Staff

Outreach Healthcare Services

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012

Provided basic care for client who is disabled, chronically ill, and cognitively impaired needing assistance with activities such as bathing and dressing, jtube feeding, provided light housekeeping, administered medication and check clients catether and Jevity equipment in resident under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.

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Personal Assistant

Kari Nawa

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012

Cared for daughter suffering from Cerebral palsy (CP), assisted with all aspects of daily care, including but not limited to bathing, laundry, dressing, homemaking, housekeeping and shopping. Helped ensure living arrangement was as comfortable, clean, dignified and enriched as possible. Escorted to supermarket and college classes.

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Weekend Community Support Professional

Austin Travis County Integral Care

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Monitor client safety, assist client with hygiene, dispense supplies, and engage in program and support activities. Took part in cleaning linen and food preparation and other duties as assigned. Helped consumers in developing competencies in activities of day-today living, including but not limited to; cooking, housekeeping, money management, medications and personal appearance. Implementation of individual training and care of co nsumers. Computer applications and word processing and data entry. Knowledge and understanding of persons with mental retardation and other disorders specific to unit population; applicable knowledge of standards, assessment practices, community connections, person-directed planning and outcomes standards applicable to unit(s) of primary assignment. ... more

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P/T Certified Nurse Assistant/Direct Care Staff

The Home Option

Dec 2010 - Dec 2011

Assisted personal home care provider team and other healthcare professional with all aspects of daily care, including medication reminders, perneal care, toileting, laundry, bed making, homemaking, housekeeping, bathing, preparing meals and dressing. Monitored, recorded and document observations and client response to self administration of medications. Helped to ensure client environment or home living was clean, comfortable, dign ified and secured as possible. ... more

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Certified Companion Aide

Heart of Texas Caregivers

Dec 2009 - Dec 2010

Shared joint responsibility with other healthcare professional for the care of elderly, disable, mentally ill and or persons suffering from substance abuse. Worked under supervision of visiting physician, therapist and nurse Learned the basics of assessing patient vital signs under the tutelage of visiting physician, therapist and nurse Assisted personal home care provider team and other healthcare professional with all aspects of daily care, including medication reminders, perneal care, laundry, bed making, homemaking, housekeeping, bathing, preparing meals and dressing. Monitored, recorded and document observations and client response to self administration of medications. Helped to ensure client environment and home living was clean, comfortable, dignified and secured as possible. ... more

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Weekend Residential Care Manager

Hannahs Place

Dec 2007 - Dec 2009

Managed and supervised group home for MHMR residents from Fri. thru Mon. weekly to provide housekeeping, homemaking, monitored, recorded and document observations of each resident, medication reminders, assigned chores, and residents response to self administration of medications. Received exemplary and exceeds expectations rating on all performance reviews. Cited for excellence in interpersonal communications, teamwork, customer service, flexibility and reliability. Demonstrated the ability to interact with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Transformed difficult clients into loyal, long-lasting customers by shaping strengths in problem solving, critical thinking and ability to find resolutions. Commended for multitasking abilities; frequently assigned the weekend shift during hours all residents are in the home. Recognized for superior performance and dedicated service commitment through Monthly Meetings Announcements. ... more

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

certification

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Education
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Pharmacy Tech/Paralegal

2013 - 2015 Scottsdale AZ

Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) Director

2013 - 2012 Denton TX

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Central Texas Nurse Network

Nursing/Medication Aide/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/BLS/CPR/First Aid

2012 - 2010

Clinical Acute Care Skills

2011 - 2010 Austin TX

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Statford Career Institute

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

2010 - 2008

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Professional Healthcare Institute

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

2005 - 2004

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LaGuadia Community College

Computer Science

1985 - 1983