Education

Education
Apr 2010 - May 2010

Certificate

Kellogg Community College
  • Learned the proper procedure for many certified nursing assistant duties such as: bathing, dressing/undressing an elderly person with an injury or disability.
  • Attended to other personal needs such as: washing and combing hair, trimming nails, bathing and brushing teeth.
  • Transported from bed to a wheelchair and used a gait belt.
  • Learned proper bedmaking procedures with/without being occupied.
  • Performed range of motion on residents including turning and positioning bed patients according to turning schedules.
  • Learned to toilet a resident: bedpan, chair or toilet.
  • Performed vitals including: blood pressure, pulse and respiration, temperature, height and weight.
  • Maintained neat and orderly areas in order to prevent accidents.
  • Charted intake, output and observations.
  • Communicated problems and concerned to solve problems.

Work History

Work History
Apr 1989 - Mar 2009

Associate

TRMI Inc
  • Assembled switches for cars.
  • Maintained a neat work area to ensure safe work environment.
  • Effectively communicated with all colleagues and management.
  • Inspected parts to ensure quality control.
  • Soldered and welded various wires for the switches.
  • Constantly looked to upgrade and/or improve procedures for optimal performance.
  • Inventoried the parts in the factory to maintain supply. 
  • Trained in scale operation for inventory control. 
Aug 1988 - Apr 1989

Layaway Clerk

K-Mart
  • Operated computer system.
  • Coordinated layaway items with name, scheduled payments and storage location.
  • Received layaway payments.
  • Handled cash, check and credit payments.
  • Made store announcements over the PA system.
  • Organized a tidy work area, and layaway package area.

Interests

Summary

Compassionate and empathetic team player with ability to deliver care that ensures patient dignity; able to work under pressure, make sound decisions and handle diverse personalities.  Detailed-oriented with strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills, when combined with ability to work efficiently, ensures all patient needs will be met.

 A positive communicator who believes we all face the circle of life. I have made it my goal to ensure the end of this circle to be as comforting as possible for my patients.  I have enjoyed the challenge of changing careers from manufacturing to nurse assistant, and I believe my strengths and caring personality will make a significant and valuable contribution in your organization.

Skills

  • Sound knowledge of nursing assistant practices.
  • Strong command of written and verbal communication.
  • Remarkable ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Willingness to do tasks that others might prefer not to do.
  • Trained and encouraged others to their full potential.
  • Positive, uplifting attitude which brings out the best in others.
  • Continually looking to improve and/or strengthen operations.
  • Empathetic nature, willing to help patients and to uphold their dignity.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to stay calm under pressure.

Strengths

According to Tom Rath's book, StrengthFinders 2.0, I possess these strengths-

  • Adaptability: I don't see the future as a fixed destination.  I respond to the demands of the moment, but I am flexible to adapt to others and my surroundings when the demands of work are pulling me in many directions.
  • Positivity:  I am generous with praise and quick to smile. I am light-hearted and see the glass half-full.  I try to make people feel special about themselves.
  • Developer:  I see the potential in others and try to encourage and help develop others' talents.
  • Empathy:  I can sense others emotions and anticipate their needs.
  • Input:  I am inquisitive and enjoy the challenge of learning new ideas.