April O.

$30.00 / hr

Bothell, WA

About April

Hello, my name is April. I have 20 plus years of experience respectfully caring for people. I have an exceptional work ethic and have learned many skills and earned credentials along the way. I am dependable, dedicated and can help make a positive difference in your quality of life. With compassion and empathy, I will listen and hear your story to understand your needs and work together as a team. Most importantly, I have a kind and caring demeanor and a passion for providing great care. This last year I left my Medical Assistant job to help care for my grandmother who had alzheimer's and a cancer re occurrence. She needed full time palliative care and eventually hospice. This was the hardest yet most rewarding job yet. All my training and skills prepared me for the privilege to give her the best possible care. My goal is to help you or your loved one be as independent and happy as possible with out stepping on any toes. In my experience with my in- laws who live in Ct., I came understand the challenges a family can face when deciding help is necessary. Sometimes this can be a difficult transition for some as they are not aware they need help or just don't want to accept any assistance from a stranger. I realize this is a delicate situation that takes time and patience to build a trusting relationship. My hope is to bring peace of mind to you and family members that you are getting the best care possible.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Certified Medical Assistant II

Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Overlake Hospital and Medical Center
In this position I worked in the Breast Surgery office at Overlake Hospital and Medical Clinics. Many of the people, (women and men) I worked with here were diagnosed with breast cancer or other breast related problems. I had the privilege to walk along side these people and help them on their journey. I took their vital signs, took medical histories, medication reconciliation, called in prescriptions, chaperoned procedures, assisted in minor surgeries and performed staple and suture removal. I was nominated and designated an Overlake Service Champion for my high expectations, dedication, and commitment to exceptional quality patient care, service and advocacy. In this position I spent lots of time just listening to patients to understand their story. For most patients especially those with a new diagnosis it is scary, unthinkable and overwhelming. The emotions they are feeling are real and they are all okay. I learned that by letting the patients express their feelings and thoughts they are able to process and cope with their diagnosis.
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016

Certified Medical Assistant

Feb 2011 - Nov 2014
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
In this position I provided direct patient care. The duties included: taking vital signs, giving injections and performing phlebotomy. Other tasks were instructing patients 1 on 1 or in group classes how to take their medication and perform self-injections.
Feb 2011 - Nov 2014

PIMA Medical Institute

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010
Seattle, WA
Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

Nursing Assistant Training Institute

Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
Seattle, WA
Jan 2009 - Jan 2009

Nanny

Oct 2002 - Mar 2008
Self Employed
In this position I had several duties: Most importantly I gave care to two children. We played games, read books, went on outings, and lots of walks. I also helped the family with house hold chores, ran errands, accompanied the family to medical and dental appointments and I would also get groceries and prepare meals. The kids always liked to help in the kitchen and it was fun baking with them.
Oct 2002 - Mar 2008

North Seattle Community College

Jan 1998 - Jan 2008
Seattle, WA
Jan 1998 - Jan 2008

Nanny

Aug 2001 - Sep 2002
Self Employed
In this position I gave care to 3 children. I helped with laundry, carpools, and getting the kids to all their sporting events and activities.
Aug 2001 - Sep 2002

Independant Living Advocate

Oct 1996 - May 2001
Banchero Friends Services
This position gave me the opportunity to work with a diverse population of developmentally disabled adults and elderly clients. I worked in their home and helped them manage daily living skills, assisting them with things they needed help with. Some of these things were: Bathing, shaving, dressing, cleaning, laundry, going to the local coffee shop to chat, help plan, shop and prepare meals. It was extremely important to document any spending and keep track of the finances to make sure the client was on budget. I scheduled and accompanied developmentally disabled clients to medical, dental and personal appointments documenting necessary information. I administered medications and delegated nursing care. I designed and implemented personal goal plans for clients. I acted as liaison between client, care workers, family and guardians while maintaining confidentiality.
Oct 1996 - May 2001
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