Samantha R.

$15.00 / hr

Lake Forest, CA

About Samantha

Hello! My name is Samantha (Sam) and I am a scientists who would like to get back into care giving. In my early 20's I was in nursing school and worked in a nursing home and a couple hospitals in Columbus Ohio. When I was caregiving I particularly liked working with Alzheimer and Dementia patients, I found that people inflicted with these disease's need to preform normal everyday activities in order to remain comfortable and I am more than willing to help. I enjoy helping with personal care, picking up around the house, and helping prepare meals. The personal achievement that I am most proud of is, in one year I will be the first in my family to get a bachelors degree.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Research Associate

Aug 2014 - Present
University of California, Irvine
Currently I run a research lab at the University of California, Irvine where we study air pollution and how it effects the heart and lungs. I manage 3 graduate students, 3 undergraduate students, and 3 lab technicians. I also order all of the lab supplies and equipment and manage multiple grants.
Aug 2014 - Present

University of California - Irvine

Jan 2017 - Jan 2020
Irvine, CA
Jan 2017 - Jan 2020

Irvine Valley College

Jan 2014 - Jan 2017
Irvine, CA
Jan 2014 - Jan 2017

Research Assistant 2

Jun 2009 - Aug 2014
Ohio State University Medical
I managed a research laboratory with 2 graduate students and 2 undergraduate students. I ordered all of the lab supplies and budgeted multiple grants. The lab studies ALS and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Jun 2009 - Aug 2014

Columbus State Community College

Jan 2005 - Jan 2014
Columbus, OH
Jan 2005 - Jan 2014

Patient Care Technician

Jun 2005 - Oct 2009
Riverside Methodist Hospital
I worked in a 800 bed hospital as a nursing assistant and phlebotomist. I help inlcontanent patients to the rest room and on bed pans. I placed and took care of foley catheters and changed many dressings with either sterile or clean technique. I assisted registered nurses by taking vital signs and drawing blood.
Jun 2005 - Oct 2009
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