Home Health Aide (Female, Age 48) in linwood, PA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Home Health Aide|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
don’t know how many employees, we are a home health care organization. we go into the home and help elderly or disabled people with all activities of daily life. we do everything from housework, cooking, bathing, toileting, drive to appointments or for errands, anything you can think of that someone might need.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
prepare meals, run errands, help bathe, dress, toilet, clean house,help in and out of bed, chair, etc
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
vacation, personal time, medical insurance
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
i work with my clients every day. i like the fact that i can get to know them and meet their families
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
i work in the clients home, primarily. i like the fact that we help our clients stay in their home, not in a long term care facility
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am|
|8am to 9am|
|9am to 10am||enter home, give meds, prepare breakfast|
|10am to 11am||help shower or bathe, toilet, dress–watch tv with client or whatever they want to do, maybe run errands, do housework, plan for dinner|
|11am to 12pm||watch tv with client or whatever they want to do, run errands, do housework|
|12pm to 1pm||watch tv with client or whatever they want to do, run errands, do housework, prepare lunch and snacks|
|1pm to 2pm||no work|
|2pm to 3pm||no work|
|3pm to 4pm||no work|
|4pm to 5pm||no work|
|5pm to 6pm||enter home, give meds, start dinner, watch tv with client or whatever they want to do, go over mail with client|
|6pm to 7pm||serve dinner,toilet client, dress for bed, help into bed, leave snacks, bedtime meds. leave at 7|
|7pm to 8pm||no work|
|8pm to 9pm||830-enter another client’s home, toilet and dress for bed. fold clothes from dryer, straighten up kitchen if needed.|
|9pm to 10pm||watch tv with client|
|10pm to 11pm||give meds, take to bathroom, toilet, help with washing up and brushing teeth, help into bed. take out trash. leave at 1030|
|11pm to 12am||no work|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
answered a newspaper ad
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
had one individual interview, went over job history and qualifications
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
went over job history, asked if had transportation, went over qualifications
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, i knew what the job intailed. had 10 yrs experience in the long term care
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
certified as a nurse aide in 1995. lapsed after 3 yrs absence from the field. still had the experience though
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
only have a high school diploma, but nurse aide training covered everything i needed to know
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
i would recommend that they get certified as a nurse aide and get some experience in the field of long term care. that will teach them everything that they need to know
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
should be able to communicate with the elderly especially, but also disabled people. need to know how to let them do for themselves but know when to step in and offer help. must be able to work independently, be able to get along with all kinds of people. be able to take direction from the client, their families, and their immediate supervisors.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
should be able to be certified as a nurse aide, will give all the necessary skills
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
just be friendly and do what you are supposed to do
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
sure, i like taking care of people. would like to go into nursing, but am waiting until last child is out of high school. 3 years
What are your current career goals?
to go to nursing school
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
wish i had gone to nursing school right out of high school
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||nurse aide||5 yrs||dk||took care of elderly in a facility|
|Prior Job 2||nurse aide||5 yrs||dk||took care of elderly in a facility|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.6
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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