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1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?

I wanted to be a nurse since I was 10. I like helping people. I like making a difference.

2. What does professionalism mean to you?

First and last impressions, proper attire, how you carry yourself, how you respond/react in your environment, following policy/procedure, staying within your scope of practice. Knowing where to go for guidance/learning.

3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?

Prioritizing, time management, listing what your tasks are for the day, getting to know your assignment.

4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?

Seeing the whole picture, knowing the chain of command, building respect among your coworkers.

Purpose: To make a cohesive workflow.

5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?

You are assisting with things your patient isn’t able to manage. Following a personalized care plan to be sure the patient is receiving the quality of life.

6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?

Attitude: Positive- leave drama outside- optimism
Mood: Positive- leave baggage at home- it’s a workspace, you smile, they smile
Motivation: You have things to learn & a job to do
Job knowledge: Always something to learn, ask questions, research what you don’t know, know your scope.
Compassion: Everyone deserves a kind face, a kind smile, someone to listen, at times someone to hold a hand.

7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?

Follow proper body mechanics, follow the procedure as it is outlined. Don’t take unnecessary shortcuts.

8. What does proper attire mean to you?

Professional attire/what is expected with your role.

9. What does proper mobility mean to you?

Follow proper body mechanics, save your back, don’t strain.

10. What precautions do you take?

Any necessary. I am needed and much too young to be disabled by not taking care of myself- also to protect the client.

11. What observations do you make when working?

I see the whole picture around me, no tunnel vision.

12. What does self-control mean to you?

Being able to handle conflict in a professional, appropriate manner. Being able to put a happy face on even when I don’t feel it.

13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?

Clients have personalized plans that work for them individually, that keep them & you safe.

14. What is proper communication?

Speak to someone with professionalism, respect, and with confidence.

15. How do you maintain a proper environment?

Keep the area clean and organized.

16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?

Pay attention, look, listen, and do.

17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?

Knowing these clients needs you. Being aware that each moment is just one small moment in time, makes an impression.

18. How do you handle the unexpected?

Stay calm, refer to your knowledge base, reach out to others for guidance if necessary, do the best that you can.

19. What does proper documentation look like?

The documentation should paint a picture, should tell a story of that client.

20. How do you review and improve?

Make note of what you may not know. Know who to ask, find resources to assist you.

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