Student Nurse, Home Health Aide, Patient Care Assistant & Phelbotomist (Female, Age 37) in Port Richey, FL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleStudent Nurse, Home Health Aide, Patient Care Assistant & Phelbotomist
Salary$25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationPort Richey, FL
Years Experience5 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Medical profession. Hospital and personal home care. The size varies.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I assist in the hospital on the floor I am assigned to for the shift. As for home care — I go visit patients who need a little bit of extra help . I showerbathe the patient , I document what I did in a file for the next shift.I fill out paperwork/files on the patient at the hospital as well as at the himes of said patients. I am resposible for documenting medicine intake and out take also.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
N/a

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel that for the moment I am paid under what I deserve.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes I work woith others on a daily basis. And yes I like it to a degree. There are times when I enjoy the company of my felow workers, but there are times when I cant wait to get in the car and go to my patients homes for their home care . I feel more appreciated when i am working on a personal level.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

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 8amget up and get the kids up for school. make lunches and breakfast. leave the house.
8am to 9amdrop of kids at school. head to work. arrive there and park. sign in and start the day.
9am to 10amcheck my floor and patients. see what needs to be done . talk to the shift just getting off to see if anything vital occured to anyone before I came on duty. take the vitals of all patients. record the results in their files.
10am to 11amstaet bathing the patients. make sure those that need to eat – do. clen th ebed pans or help the others. get their meds ready and start to deliver them accordingly. This takes much longer than you realize. Patience is a virtue here.
11am to 12pmstart to get ready for lunch now. fill out paperwork. talk with the doctors in case the have any special instruction for their patients.verify that any and all requests from the doctors for tests or what ever they want is done and ASAP.
12pm to 1pmtake a 1 hour lunch.
1pm to 2pmback from lunch . check to see if any new orders came in while out.
2pm to 3pmtake any patients for required tests. distribute meds. fill out paperwork in each patients file on what has been given , how much , for what reasons. what tests have been done. any doctors notes attached.
3pm to 4pmhelp any one who needs it now. get caught up with filling cabinets. catch up with files. again check for any new requests from the doctors. Fill the requests or tests. check in on my patients to see how they are doing. take a quick potty break and get a drink.
4pm to 5pmneed to finsh up anything that has not yet een done or finished. clean up station area. fill water pitchers. stat getting ready for the shift change. get ready for the dinner for patients.
5pm to 6pmleave the floor. go clock out and leave. Make sur ethat all paperwork is done and turned in . Notify the next shift if anything occured during your shift. take the vitals of allpatients. record the results in their files.
6pm to 7pmdrive home. greet the boys. Start dinner. throw a looad of laundry in the wash. Get the boys and my clothes out for tomorrow. eat dinner . do dishes.
7pm to 8pmsettle down for the evening with the boys. help with any homework they have. visit for awhile. make a few calls to family and friends.
8pm to 9pmwatch a show or two. put the boys to bed. relax in the peace and quiet for a bit. go to bed.
9pm to 10pmsleep
10pm to 11pmsleep
11pm to 12amsleept

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
through school and a few friends who used to work for the company I now work for.

What was the application process?
First I had to fill out a paper application , then they asked for a resume`, then an interview and then another interview. Finall I got the job.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had two interviews. They were on an individual basis.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I am sorry I do not remeber that far back anymore.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I was properly prepared by my employer.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
The training entailed my going to college to get the required traing and knowledge needed. There is simply to much to write here.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. If not for my schooling there would not be a job now. It showed me what would be expected of me and how to go about to that job with the knowledge and securrity in myself and what I needed to do.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
The first thing would be to check out all the hospitals in thier area. I would then sugeest that they watch the papers as well. Ask friends if they know of any openings anywhere.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
All of the above and then some. They need wonderful people skills first and foremost. They then need to go to school for their degree in nursing . From there they will get all the needed organiztional , technical , and knowledge they will need.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes that is a prerequisite for this field of work.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Just remember that you chose this field of work for a reason. You are here to help those in need .

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I hop ethat the future leads me to a place in the company where I can have a more of a 9-5 hours and pay that enables me to relax and enjoy my children.

What are your current career goals?
Just to get through the year .

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
n/a

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1student nurse2 years22000study the ways and information needed to to do this job safely and with confidence that what we are doing will make a difference .
Prior Job 2HHA1 year15000go to ho,es of patients and assit them with meds, showers/bathes. What ever they are in need of . Refilling their prescriptions.

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