1. What made you decide to become a LNA?
I decided to become a caregiver because I enjoy working with and helping people. I also want to enter into the healthcare/nursing field and thought this would be the perfect job to introduce me to that area.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
To me, professionalism means carrying out my tasks to the best of my ability. Professionalism also encompasses dressing and acting appropriately in the workplace.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
To be prepared means that you must come into work knowing what is expected of you and how to carry out a duty properly.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Having a framework as a caregiver means that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the job.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
As a caregiver, I am meeting the needs of others by keeping them clean, keeping their house clean, and providing companionship.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Attitude: Always keep a positive and enthusiastic attitude around others. A bad attitude can translate to a poor job in the workplace.
Mood: Your mood affects the mood of those around you so it is important to not let personal emotions interfere with actions in the workplace.
Motivation: I am motivated to work hard, arrive on time, and form good relationships with clients to ensure success in the workplace.
Job knowledge: I make sure to read the client’s bios and ask all necessary questions so I can complete my job to the best of my ability.
Compassion: It is important to understand everyone’s situation and how they may feel.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
It is important to read the client’s complete bio before going to the shift. It is also important to listen carefully and take notes during intros so you are prepared to deal with every possible situation.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Proper attire is appropriate and always allows you to carry out all of the caregiver tasks.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Able to move downstairs, on the carpet, and in uneven situations.
10. What precautions do you take?
Some precautions I may take are making sure the client is comfortable, safe, and is taking necessary medications.
11. What observations do you make when working?
While working, I observe some of the obstacles the client may face while moving around such as carpets or stairs. I also observe their habits and mannerisms so I can cater to their needs and form a better relationship with the client.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Self-control means maintaining professionalism during all scenarios.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
To follow a care plan, you must carry out all of the tasks necessary for the client’s health, safety, and happiness.
14. What is proper communication?
Proper communication involves passing on information to both the client and other caregivers so that everyone is informed.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
To maintain a proper environment, you must ensure a clean space, along with a positive attitude.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
To meet all client needs, it is important to read their bio, and communicate with them to make sure their needs have been met.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
When working as a caregiver, you must understand that some clients are hard of hearing, have difficulty with mobility, etc. thus the patience is needed when communicating or moving around.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
When handling the unexpected, it is important to remain calm and read the situation, taking things one step at a time and communicating.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
To properly document, you must be clear, detailed, and concise, making sure to record all important events and medications the client may have taken.
20. How do you review and improve?
It is important to observe how others may carry out tasks, as there is always room to learn and improve skills. Receiving feedback is another great way to reflect and tweak your performance.