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Emma P. Verified

Care Worker

Hourly Rate: R 100 ph

4 years experience

Johannesburg

About Emma

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When I started to do first aid in high school, I knew that working in the medical sector was what I could see myself doing. My goal is to be part of an international search and rescue team and to help people all over the world. I find the human body, with the many conditions and injuries that come with it, an interesting subject to study. I love understanding how the body works and how different conditions change the way each person functions. Diagnosing a person is like solving a puzzle. I enjoy putting together different pieces of a person’s history, along with their current symptoms and injuries to figure out how to treat them and what is wrong. I believe that I would make a great asset to any medical team. I have been involved in first aid for six years. Over this time, I have proved myself to competently deal with any first aid emergency. I am always ready and willing to offer support at any given chance. I am fast to make decisions, reliable, compassionate and physically strong. I started my studies through Netcare in South Africa. This company trains many of the emergency medical staff on the roads of South Africa. I have completed their first level of qualification to become a Basic Ambulance Assistant and am qualified in basic life support. I have been on first aid duty for many school events. This has greatly increased my experience and taught me valuable skills: such as how to calm patients, talk to family members, to act and make decisions quickly, and most importantly to work well with my team and as an individual. Over the summers in 2015 and 2016 I worked at Camp Echo in the US. Here I worked as a general counsellor looking after a set group of kids as well as an activity counsellor teaching woodworking. This experience has helped me work on my ability to remain calm under pressure, think on my feet and act level headed. These three skills are vital in dealing with patients. I have done over 50 hours of job shadowing an Anaesthetist at the Netcare Linkwood hospital in South Africa. I watched many types of surgery: brain tumour removals, splinting of a fractured collar bone, the replacement of a damaged vertebra among others. This experience opened my eyes to how hard working in the medical field can be and I know that this is definitely what I want to do. I have completed an access to health education course at Henley College Coventry. Here I studied sociology, psychology, biology and study skills. I have also done IGCSE maths at a learning centre. The access to health education course has greatly improved my academic skills such as essay writing and time management which will equip me for university. In South Africa, I coach, referee and play rugby. This is one of my passions and I have been involved in the world of rugby since I was 7 years old. As girl’s teams are rare, I found an alternate method for getting involved in the game, by refereeing and coaching, and game days are the highlight of my week. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere you experience sitting in the stands during a game. In 2017 a ladies team was started at Pirates rugby club and I eagerly joined. We came second in the Jozi women’s league this year. Last year I studied full time through a company called Cambrilearn. My subjects were AS Level Mathematics, IGCSE Physics and IGCSE Chemistry. I am enrolled to write my exams in November. As for work, I am working for Emergency Care ambulance for events and I have just finished a job helping a man with complete personal and medical care. My plan is to start working and gain as much experience as possible, while I study towards a bachelors degree in social sciences.

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