Making a Career as a Med Tech with Yvette Young

Yvette Young is a Med Tech Mentor and Supervisor in Charge at Waltonwood Cary Parkway. She has been working there for nine wonderful years. She describes herself as a people person, and that’s one of the reasons why she loves coming in to work with residents every day.  

We asked Yvette some questions about her time at Singh and the roles she’s had since joining the family. 

What was your journey to joining Waltonwood? 

I used to do private nursing and one day I passed by Waltonwood as they were building it. I came by once they had been open for about eight or nine months. I applied, ended up getting an interview with the nurse, and was hired soon after 

What are some of the positions you’ve held? 

Med Tech Mentor was my first position with Singh. I helped train the new Med Techs that came into the facility. Med Tech Mentors follow new Med Techs throughout the building and train them whether it’s working the med cart, on the floor, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. After that, management decided to have in-house supervisors. I applied for that position, and that’s when I became a Supervisor-in-Charge. We’ve had that position for about 8-9 months now. 

What does it take to advance within Resident Care at Singh? 

Knowledge of your job, being personable with residents, being accurate and dependable are all good qualities to have. In my case, I love my residents, I love my job, and I love Waltonwood. We’ve been through a lot and we’ve grown a lot too.  

What’s a typical day for you? 

We rotate as Supervisors on day shift. So, one week I’m a Supervisor, and the next week I’m a Med Tech Mentor. When I come in each morning, I do a report with the Med Tech that’s leaving, I count my narcotics, and I get a full report on each of my residents. After that, I check to make sure the Caregivers have all their equipment before they get on the floor. My day can consist of a lot of things. I just depends on what I find or encounter throughout the day. No two days are the same.  

What’s your team like? 

We all work well together, and our communication is great. As Med Techs, we try very hard to really know our residents. I try to know all about them because I’m able to know if they’re having a bad day without them saying so.  

What keeps you coming back after all these years? 

The residents. The bottom line is they are the true family. They’re the ones that see you every morning and look to me to help them. It’s their home. I have one resident that gives me the same look every morning before going to breakfast; it means she’s waiting for me to dance with her. That’s something I do every morning and it really makes her day.  

Whose day will you brighten when you join Singh? Apply today and find out!  

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