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Michael Carvalho
over 6 months ago

I took these Pictures while working Yesterday! Remember to wear Face Masks! #ppe #mythoughts

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Michael Carvalho
over 6 months ago

Are you not happy with your current job? Are you looking to change careers? Now is the time to think about starting a Healthcare Career. Are you looking for flexibility in your work schedule? With the COVID-19 in full gear the Healthcare Industry Needs People Today. Why I changed careers? It was in March of 2007 at 5:02 AM. I was shot 6 times due to a Home Invasion. After 6 months in the hospital, I was released to my home. With no plan on who was going to help me get out of bed, eat, use the bathroom. There I was at home stuck in bed and making call after call looking for help. As I recovered from my wounds, each day I wondered how many other people were dealing with the same thing I was dealing with? I started to research and found a new chapter in my life. I went into the healthcare field and glad I did. You can too! With the COVID-19 taking place many positions are available to start today. *The Big Question! Is it safe to work in the hospital or nursing home? Yes! Each facility offers #ppe and more. Most Hospitals and Nursing Homes have a policy that states. If you feel for any reason your health is at risk, you can refuse an assignment. Each state offers Home Health Aides also known as Personal Care Attendants. This is a state run program based on each states laws and regulations. If you are a personal who cares about other’s this is a job for you. What are the rewards. The best reward is allowing a person who is Disabled or Sick to remain in their home rather than be in the hospital. If you are looking to better your future? It offers paid college tuition, training and much more. Why not start a new career in the Healthcare Industry Today?

#hiring #motivation

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Lenin PinaCommunity Specialist
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Hey @Michael Carvalho , I didn't know about your home invasion experience! Your girls had not been born by that time, right? So glad you were able to survive and overcome such as horrible experience.

Fantastic career transition information here! The demand for healthcare workers will more than likely double if this new COVID-19 vaccine get's approved. National pharmacy companies like CVS and Walgreens launched new hiring initiatives this week in order to recruit and place workers to manage the vaccination process.

Thanks for addressing the COVID-19 safety issue as this is a major concern among new career explorers.

Certification requirements in another concern. Direct care jobs like CNA's and HHA's require additional training and state certifications. Are there on the job training and certification options for healthcare direct care roles? How can new career explores get around additional time and financial investment needed to acquire these employment opportunities?

Thanks in Advance @Michael Carvalho . Hope this message finds you well!

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@Lenin Pina Answers to Your Questions, As To Your Question about Healthcare Aides, Each State has it’s own Rule’s & Requirements. However, in the state of Massachusetts has a program called MassHealth Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program. The PCA program is a MassHealth program that helps people with permanent or chronic disabilities keep their independence, stay in the community, and manage their own personal care by providing funds to hire personal care Attendants. {PCA’s}. The PCA Consumer the person receiving PCA services is the employer of the PCA. And I’d fully responsible for recruiting, hiring, scheduling, train, and if necessary, firing PCA’s. I am going to write more about this in the future!

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Michael Carvalho
over 6 months ago

Have you received a Job Offer and Not sure if it is safe to return to work?

As a person who deals with this subject on a daily basis it’s not an easy choice. I can only speak for myself. Each morning knowing what it is i am facing, I show up. This is a choice not everyone can make. Lately, I noticed more co-workers are choosing not to show up. From my perception this is what I feel and think about it. I accepted the position for the amount of money they agreed to pay. I believe in staying safe and it isn’t easy to do? Walking the halls of a hospital can be scary at times. Seeing patients Lined up waiting to be checked for COVID-19. Not to mention the rude remarks you hear are called for whatever reason? First it is fighting with obtaining our #PPE, next being called from one place to the other, to a co-worker having a melt down? The medical field is not an easy job by no means. On top of it, you have to worry about bringing or catching the COVID-19 yourself? These are just few things that happen when I start of a day, Then the demands keep building up! Please keep in mind the medical staff are doing the best they can. Again speaking for myself it can cause a person to loose momentum from the start. I love what I do but it has been challenging for me. Sometimes, I say to myself am I really making a difference in my life? As you know the COVID-19 Epidemic has seen an upsurge in numbers and by the looks of it, it’s not slowing down anytime soon? Is it really hard to wear a face mask? Some say No others say Yes! Let me share a story with you that I witnessed in the hospital this past week. A family had a graduation gathering for their son. A party of 15 people were invited, 24 showed up and most wore a mask for the most part. Someone in the group was positive for COVID-19. Out of the 7 people who kept their mask on tested Negative, the remaining who took their mask off or didn’t wear one tested positive. 4 are in the hospital. Shocked by what I heard and disappointed how it could have been avoided? That is the results of not wearing a mask or wearing on? Sometimes we allow a moment to affect the outcome of a situation that could have been avoided? I will never know? While they were being treated another 50 plus are waiting. Being called unfit, lazy, are just a few comments while dealing with the patients. Then you see a child crying in pain, a parent comforted him while another is asking does any work around here? Nurses ready to cry, CNA’s running from one room to another. This one needs hot water, another needs a shower. I can’t find my remote to the TV? Light are on the bells are ringing and you hear code blue in room ... In the meantime no break, no time for a quick drink of water. And it’s off to the next patient. Doctors are run down, some haven’t had but 3 hours sleep. But yet they continue to treat the patients. HouseKeepers, boy they deserve praise! One call after another this one vomited please clean it? Five spills over their and did you clean all the rooms? You are running behind? No mention of a break or how’s your day? How’s the family? What family I only saw them for two hours the past two days? No time for a simple smile! This is just another day!

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Michael Carvalho
over 6 months ago

Are you thinking about changing Careers? Today, I will like to share with you a personal insight into the medical field. As a person who works in the medical field, people are wondering is it safe to work in this field? Hopefully this will answer your questions. First let me assure you it is safe and employees are being protected. #PPE is and was a issue. Things have gotten better since then and yes you receive proper protection. The medical field is in desperate need of filling all kinds of positions at local Hospital's. From Nurses, Food Services, CNA’S, Care attendants are just some of the positions. What to expect? The healthcare field is a field that requires a special person to work. Caring for a love one or a stranger makes it even more rewarding. As we continue through the pandemic, hospital’s are seeing a need for help. Here is what a day is like working at the hospital. I check in at 6:45 AM your temperature is taken, you are asked a series of questions relating to your health. Next you are issued face mask, shields and other items. Gloves and hand sanitizer is spread throughout each unit for use. 7:00 AM the supervisor issues you task for the day. This includes assisting with patients getting ready for the day. Dressing, washing, the basics. Next it is checking on your patients regularly making sure they spirts are up. Concerns needing to be addressed? Before you know it, the clock is close to 12:30 PM Lunch Time! 1:00 PM. Just when you are asking where did the time go? Lights are on and you are back handling the rounds. Taking people outside for 30 minutes, back to filling stations and preparing for the next shift. It’s 6:30 PM and the supervisor is asking who wants overtime? So I sign up, and another 8 hours to go. Are you ready to join a team of people who care? #workfromhome #coronavirus #healthcare #interview #hiringevents #jobsearch #foodservices #application

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Michael Carvalho
over 6 months ago

Another #PPE Give away in Fall River, MA. Each week we at #1199SEIU distribution today. We started at 10:00 AM and end at 12:00 noon. Next week we will be in Taunton, MA! #coronavirus #hiringevents #jobsearch #healthcare

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