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Patient Care Mental Health

Location:
William Penn Annex West, PA, 19107
Posted:
September 29, 2023

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AZAHLAAIN V. BARBER

**** ********** ******, ************, **. 19131 215-***-****

adz1ms@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

To seek future employment and become an integral part of a team in a company that would allow me to utilize all my skills and job training while learning new ones to help with the advancement of the company.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Devereux Children’s behavioral Health Hospital November 2022-Present Mental Health Tech Malvern Pa.

As a mental health tech. I am responsible for children, adolescents and young adults who present with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges. My responsibilities include overseeing hygiene and medication receival as well as assisting, supporting, and instructing individuals with self-help coping skills and positive behavioral interventions outlined in their clinical treatment plan. I ensure that everyone is safely engaged in daily programs such as recreational and social activities that enhance their social skill development. My responsibility also included addressing and redirecting inappropriate behaviors of individuals and occasionally providing 1 to 1 supervision of individuals who present a danger to themselves as well as others. My responsibility include keeping documentation of the client’s behavior throughout each shift. Bryn Mawr Hospital June 2021-October 2021

Patient Care Technician Bryn Mawr, Pa.

As a PCT I worked on the Med-Surg unit where I am responsible for the care of patients who have had surgery or are recovering from other medical conditions. I am responsible for taking vital signs, assisting with baths and meals. My responsibilities include the collection of blood work, urine and stool samples as well as the removal of foley catheters and med lock’s. The placement and removal of telemetry boxes as well as getting ekg’s and recording the output of JP drains, colostomy and ostomy bags were all a part of my daily task. I would also sit with patients who were on a 1:1 safety protocol.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia September 2002 – March 2021 Senior Nurse Aide Philadelphia, PA

I worked as a certified nurse assistant where I provided supportive care to patients and assisted nurses with vital signs, activities of daily living, and preparation of feedings. I also kept maintenance of a clean comfortable and well stocked unit. I transported patients to and from test via stretcher, crib or bed. I would engage with patients to ensure their overall safety and well- being by observing their behavior and body language on a one-to-one basis. I would monitor patients during meals to ensure patients did not engage in eating disorder behaviors. While working on the locked behavioral unit I would provide one to one observation to suicidal patients.

Springfield Hospital December 2000-September 2002

Patient Care Technician Springfield, PA

I worked as a patient care technician on the telemetry floor of the hospital. There I continued to utilize my skills as a CNA assisting patients with their daily care in a variety of ways. I was proficient in taking and recording vital signs as well as recording inputs and out puts and assisting with feedings. I tried to ensure that each patient’s stay was as comfortable and pleasant as can be.

Crozer- Chester Medical Center October 1998-November 2000 Physical / Occupational Therapy Aide Upland, PA

While working as a therapy aide I was responsible for assisting patients with morning care which would allow them to be ready for scheduled therapies. I would transport patients to and from therapy and also assist the therapist with patient exercise. I would also perform clerical duties such as answering phones, filing and entering patient charges into computer for billing purposes. At the end of the day I was also responsible for the cleaning and restocking of used equipment and preparing the unit for the next day’s use.

Crozer- Chester Medical Center October 1999-November 2000 Radiology Transporter Upland, PA.

I was responsible for transporting patients via stretcher, wheelchair, or crib to various scheduled test. I ensured patients safe arrival to and from test and alerted nurse of their return to unit once patient was resting comfortably in room.

Chester Care Center September 1998 October 1999

Physical / Occupational Therapy Aide Chester, PA

As a therapy aide working in this nursing home I was responsible for helping residents maintain their mobility program for optimum recovery. As a member on a team of skilled workers I was responsible for keeping accurate records of resident’s schedule and progress as well as cleaning and stocking therapeutic equipment. Manor Care May 1996 -September 1998

Team Leader / Rehabilitation Aide Yeadon, PA.

As the team leader on the Med bridge Unit my dependability, assertiveness and social skills worked together to keep my coworkers focused and attentive to the task at hand which was the care of the patients. My daily duties included assisting with the transporting of patients to therapies, activities and dining hall, assisting with feedings, and personal hygiene, I would also note vital signs as well as record intake and output totals. It was direly important that we worked together to perform our jobs without incident. In my time with this unit, I was able to develop a report with my coworkers and the residents that made a demanding job rewarding. I faced each day with the patient’s safety and well-being as my central aim and another day’s worked completed proficiently as my goal.

Mercy Douglas Human Service February 1995-Febuary 1997 Certified Nurse Assistant Philadelphia, PA.

For two years I was an integral part of a team of nursing assistants whose main functions was to care for and maintain the residents in this facility. The job entailed assisting them with feedings, completing ADL’S, taking, and recording vital signs, and transporting to therapy or activities. I learned to perform this job with optimum efficiency always with my patient’s best interest in mind. EDUCATION

Community College of Philadelphia January 2011 – May 2022 Behavioral Health and Human Services Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania Institute of Technology July 2009- January 2010 Pre- nursing Philadelphia, PA.

PIERCE COLLEGE June 1989 - December 1989

Phlebotomy Philadelphia, PA.

Breslin Learning Center July 1996- October 1995

Medical Records/ Medical Terminology Philadelphia, PA. Nursing Assistant School September 1994-January 1995 Certified Nursing Assistant Upper, Darby

Computer Learning Center September 1991-March 1992 Computer Operations Philadelphia, PA.

JOHN BARTRAM HIGH SCHOOL September 1982-June 1986

General Studies Philadelphia, PA.



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