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Dorothy D.

Dorothy D.

$12.50 / hr

Houston, TX

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About Dorothy

1. Why do I want to become a caregiver? I have been a caregiver since I was eighteen years old. I started off by taking care of my parents and haven't stopped yet. 2. What do I like about being a caregiver? I love to meet new people. Since I have been in the medical field for the last fourteen years it has been my patients who have taught me what it means to have compassion and patience. 3. What is a personal achievement that I am proud of? Graduating from nursing school in 2013 with honors. 4. Tell you something about myself. I have been in the medical field for fourteen years I have done a little of everything from telemetry, to medical surgical, to being a substitute teacher and correctional officer which was really interesting.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog

    Experience & Education

    Sam Houston State University

    Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
    Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    CCT@

    Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
    Kingwood Medical Center
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a hospital setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Executed daily operations of EKG strips and lab orders as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Cleaned, sterilized, stored, prepared, and ordered issued dressing packs, treatment trays and other unit supplies. ? Answered multiple phone and fax lines. ? Performed and interpreted EKG tests on patients. ? Compiled and filed medical records. ? Verified patients insurance.
    Sep 2014 - Mar 2015

    Unit Secretary

    Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
    Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a hospital setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Executed daily operations of EKG strips and lab orders as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Cleaned, sterilized, stored, prepared, and ordered issued dressing packs, treatment trays and other unit supplies. ? Answered multiple phone and fax lines. ? Performed and interpreted EKG tests on patients. ? Compiled and filed medical records. ? Verified patients insurance.
    Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

    Lone Star College-Montgomery

    Feb 2008 - May 2013
    Feb 2008 - May 2013

    PCA

    Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
    Cleveland Regional Medical Center
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a hospital setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Executed daily operations of EKG strips and lab orders as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported patients, using wheelchair and walker. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast patients every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned patients' rooms.
    Aug 2012 - Mar 2013

    CNA

    Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
    Northeast Rehab and Nursing
    ? Performed duties in care of residents in a nursing home setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine residents' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced residents' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported residents, using wheelchair and walker. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast residents every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned residents' rooms.
    Jun 2011 - Aug 2012

    Mental Health Technician

    Apr 2008 - Apr 2011
    Nexus Neurobehavioral Resources, LTD
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a group home setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported patients, using wheelchair and walker. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast patients every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned patients' rooms.
    Apr 2008 - Apr 2011

    Mental Health Technician

    May 2007 - Jul 2010
    Human Services Center
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a group home setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported patients, using wheelchair and walker. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast patients every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned patients' rooms.
    May 2007 - Jul 2010

    CNA

    Jan 2004 - Oct 2009
    Cleveland Healthcare Center, LLp
    ? Performed duties in care of residents in a nursing home setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine residents' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced residents' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported residents, using wheelchair and walker. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast residents every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned residents' rooms.
    Jan 2004 - Oct 2009

    Substitute Teacher

    Aug 2003 - May 2009
    Cleveland ISD
    ? Taught academic, social and motor skills. ? Prepared course objectives and outline for course of study. ? Wrote, designed and produced next day lesson plans. ? Followed curriculum guidelines and requirements of state and school. ? Lectured, demonstrated and used audiovisual teaching aids to present subject matter to class. ? Prepared, administered and corrected tests, recording results. ? Assigned lessons, corrected papers and listened to oral presentations. ? Taught rules of conduct and maintained order in the classroom and on the playground. ? Counseled pupils when adjustment and academic problems arose. ? Discussed pupils' academic, as well as, behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents. ? Successfully handled daily lesson plans. ? Kept attendance and grade records as required by school. ? Structured and maintained an ordered classroom. ? Coordinated class field trips.
    Aug 2003 - May 2009

    CNA

    Feb 2004 - Feb 2007
    Texas Home Health of America, LP
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a home setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help. ? Transported residents, using wheelchair and walker to and from doctor visits, shopping, ect. ? Turned and repositioned bedfast residents every two to four hours to prevent pressure ulcers, skin break downs and bedsores. ? Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone ? Dusted and cleaned patients' rooms.
    Feb 2004 - Feb 2007

    Medical Record Custodian

    Jun 2001 - Jan 2004
    ECR Medical Center
    ? Performed duties in care of patients in a hospital setting under direction of nursing and medical staff. ? Executed daily operations of vital signs, glucose checks per shift/ as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Executed daily operations of EKG strips and lab orders as directed by charge nurse/ the ordering physician. ? Answered signal lights, bells and intercom system to determine patients' needs. ? Wrote designed and produced patients' progress notes for next shift. ? Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ? Cleaned, sterilized, stored, prepared, and ordered issued dressing packs, treatment trays and other unit supplies. ? Answered multiple phone and fax lines. ? Performed and interpreted EKG tests on patients. ? Compiled and filed medical records. ? Verified patients insurance.
    Jun 2001 - Jan 2004

    Angelina College

    Sep 2003 - Jan 2004
    Sep 2003 - Jan 2004

    Hardin High School

    Aug 1990 - May 2003
    Aug 1990 - May 2003
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