Hospital Patient Sitter.
The Patient Sitter, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, focuses on observation relating to maintaining the safety of the patient. This position does not require state licensure. The patient sitter will abide by the Union Hospital policies and procedures as they relate to the position. The patient sitter is responsible for contributing to the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic milieu, promptly reports safety concerns and pertinent observations to the RN. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with team members. This position requires employees to demonstrate initial and annual competencies in order to remain in the position. Other duties are performed as assigned. High school diploma or equivalent and/or related experience. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Prolonged standing or sitting. Must have the ability and willingness to observe patients in various environments while maintaining a professional demeanor. Demonstrate ability to assist patient to the floor. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. American Heart Association BLS Certification within 90 days. CPI Certification within 90 days Academic Background: Cecil College in North East, Maryland. AA of Arts and Design 2009-2011, Dean’s list & Cecil County Commissioner’s scholarship recipient Information about certificates and courses that I completed: First Aid and CPR certified Work Experience: Freelance Dog Walker/Pet Sitter Elkton, MD 2018-Present • Provided in home daytime, evening and overnight pet, farm and exotic animal care including: dog walks; fed meals; gave treats; refilled water bowls; cleaned litter boxes and other messes; play and cuddle time; recorded date, time and description of services provided after each visit • Administered oral and topical medications as well as gave insulin injections • Provided house sitting duties which included: collected mail, newspaper and packages; watered plants; put garbage/recycling bins out on designated days The Mentor Network Bear, DE Direct Support Professional 2017-2018 • Provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care. • Facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. • Support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Trellis Sparks, MD In-Home Instructor 2014-2018 • Provided intensive individual support services to Trellis clients in their homes and within the community. • Planned and implemented daily plans, assignments, and projects; used creativity to inspire students. • Educated clients on essential techniques related to behavior, hygiene, and stress management. Bing’s Bakery Newark, DE Cake Decorator/ Counter Attendant 2015-2016 • Commissioned to paint cake and cupcake mural in owner’s office. • Processed cake and pastry orders while providing excellent customer service to clients. • Maintained cleanliness, sanitation, and orderliness of working stations and other areas. • Hand built white chocolate and sugar gum paste cake toppers for multiple tiered cakes. Sephora Operation Coordinator/ Cashier/ Overnight Stocker Christiana Mall, DE 2013-2015