GRACE .W. KAGUMA
* ****** ******, ******** ******* South, State of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Compassionate caregiver who knows how to keep a level head during emergencies. Able to provide a number of services to patients to make them feel comfortable and safe at all times. Possess certification in first aid techniques as well as CPR. Excel at exemplifying proper bedside manner. Specialization in looking after elderly patients and disabled patients.
Calm, upbeat demeanor to give patients more than just a caregiver but to give them a friend
Active listening skills to take my time to understand what a patient is trying to communicate
Capability to monitor effectively and tell when something needs to be changed to a patient’s routine
Exceptional cooking skills to accommodate any diet restrictions
Familiarity with medical software
Bilingual in English and Swahili
Knowledge on how to use a glucometer, electronic blood pressure unit, oxygen equipment, and a variety of other medical devices
Private Caregiver September 2016 – Present (Doha, Qatar)
Assist patient with getting out of bed in the morning and helping patient get dressed.
Bathe patient, and check individual’s vitals first thing during this time.
Perform a variety of chores for the patient such as doing laundry, going to store to purchase groceries, and directing proper use of medication.
Offer transportation to patients so they can continue being an active member of the community.
Prepare meals for the patients so they can keep a healthy, balanced diet. Woodland Manor Home Health Aide March 2007 – August 2011 (Nairobi Kenya)
Helped patients with personal care, which included washing bed linens, washing clothing, and ironing clothing.
Directed patients how to use new medical devices, such as a new prosthetic or crutches.
Offered companionship to patients, and played games with them or read to them.
Massaged patients to offer comfort or to apply a specific treatment.
Managed patients schedules including doctors ‘visits
Ran errands and completed grocery shopping
Kept patients living environment clean, neat and free of safety hazards
Followed patients care plans and observed patient behaviors Sunrise Health Care November 2004 – February 2007 (Nairobi Kenya)
Administered personal hygiene assistance to patients at their bedside.
Maintained clients’ records, and retrieved them when asked by supervisor.
Trained family members on how to care for loved one when staying with them, and showed people how to perform the basics of CPR.
Collaborated with other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, to give patients more adequate care.
Assisted patients with daily living activities including personal grooming
Bathed immobile patients and helped mobile patients into showers
Completed light housekeeping duties changing bedding
Laid out medication according to schedule
Engaged patients in activities such as walks and easy games
Associate Degree in Nursing 2004
Nkabune Technical Training Institute, University Kenya Human Services CPR and First Aid Certificates (Updated)
Certified to work as a professional personal caregiver and service.
Hobbies and Interests
When I am not caring for the elderly, I enjoy being a tutor for children on the weekends. Some children require extensive help with their work while others are just looking for someone to read to them. I am always willing to offer my help with anything asked of me, and many of the children I have tutored over the years have gone on to excel in the classroom.