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Alexa Coleman
Professional Summary

Highly trained Certified Nursing Assistant with strong clinical abilities and a successful career in both Child Welfare Agencies (Group Homes) and hospital facilities. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate patient care. Certified in Illinois with expertise in Direct Support Professional and Certified Nursing Assistant. 


  • Microsoft Software, EMR, and Veterinary Software
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Learning Strategies
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Negotiation
  • Education and Training
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Instructing
  • Active Learning
  • CPR Certified 
  • Coordination
  • English Language
  • Monitoring
  • Phlebotomy
  • Psychology
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
Little City Foundation Palatine, IL Direct Support Professional Sep 2014Dec 2014
  • Take care of participant's with a range of developmental disabilities.
  • Make sure they do as much as they can first so they can apply the knowledge they have to perform thee task.
  • Then help with what they do not know how to do and help them learn how to do it, help with ADL'S, Supervise them getting ready for school and help with what each individual is unable to do them selves, make sure that the house is clean, and make sure all objects that could cause harm are put away, conduct group activities including social and life skill groups.
  • Take vitals as needed, recognize if participant not feeling well or change in behavior, update 15-minute flows, notes, body sheets and all other documentation.
  • Help participant's with their chores and not just do them for them.
Maxim Staffing Solutions Chicago, IL Certified Nursing Assistant/ Patient Care Techni Oct 2013Jul 2014
  • Went to different facilities; including hospice (home), nursing homes and neurological rehab, & routine home health.
  • I would take care of patient's by doing ADL's, repositioning, ROM, personal hygiene, bandage changes, collecting specimens, taking care of foley / Texas catheters, colostomy bags, vitals, recording I&Os, ROM exercise's.
  • Priming the IV line when asked.
  • Assist w/ feeding, changing, & being there for the patient's & family.
  • Worked under indirect/ direct supervision of a RN & would report changes in the patient condition, give full documentation and keep in touch daily w/ the nurse.
  • With the neurological patient's keep informed by PT and nurse to be current on treatment.
  • Help w/the certain parts of the ADLs and ROM the patient needs help with.
  • Let them do what they can first.
  • That way you help them become more independent.
  • Report neglect to maintain safety of patient's.
Total Nurses Network Lombard, IL Patient Care Technician Jun 2013Aug 2013
  • Help patients to be as independent as possible.
  • Preparing food for the patients.
  • Help patients to return back to their homes while working w/them in a home environment.
  • Help patients to reach their goals, ADL's, socialization, ROM, reposition prn, bathing, I&O documenting & personal hygiene.
St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, IL Patient Care Technician Mar 2012Jun 2013
  • Responsibilities include taking patient's blood sugars, putting patients on CPM, collecting specimens for lab, bladder scans, taking care of drains (including surgical all the way to foleys), dressing changes, assist with Ted's & SCD's, transport patients, vitals, D/C IVF when told, assist w/ROM exercises, ambulation assistance, documenting I&O's, help w/ADL's, repositioning bed ridden patients, proper use of safety devices.
  • Help prep patient for surgery & transport to OR then take care of post-op patients.
  • Tell nurse abnormal findings ASAP, help with admit/discharge of patient's and that their questions are answered by correct personnel before leaving.
Manor Care Elk Grove Village, IL Certified Nursing Assistant Feb 2011Oct 2012
  • Responsibilities include assisting patients with ADL's, patient feeding, oral care, vitals, repositioning bed ridden patients, ambulation assistance, assist w/ ROM, collecting all specimens, documenting I&O's, wound care, & personal hygiene care (bathing as well).
Elk Grove Pet Clinic Elk Grove Village, IL Veterinary Technician/Receptionist Sep 2002Mar 2012
  • Started as a kennel assistant in '02 until I graduated H.S.
  • in '06.
  • I cared for the boarding & hospitalized animals, cleaning & so on.
  • Then vet assistant in '06 & reception.
  • Responsibilities included history taking, physicals, animal restraint, preparing pet for surgical & radiological procedures, anesthesia monitoring, clinical laboratory testing, client communications & education, maintain accurate records, treatment of hospitalized patients, dental cleanings, assisting w/ routine & emergency surgeries.
Harper College Palatine, IL Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure State of Illinois Dec 2010
Vet Tech Institute Tinley Park, IL A.A.S: Veterinary Technology Jan 2008
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Previous Companies:

  • Little City Foundation
  • Maxim Staffing Solutions
  • Total Nurses Network

Previous Job Positions:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Techni
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Veterinary Technician


  • Harper College
  • Vet Tech Institute

Level of Education:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure State of Illinois
  • A.A.S

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