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Melissa R.

Melissa R.

$60.00 / hr

Los Angeles, CA

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About Melissa

As children our interests derive from watching our parents/guardians. There is no joy like the imagination children can create when asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" The same can be said for adults. The joy we feel from immersing ourselves in activities that bring us satisfaction and purpose to our existence, can become the key to sustain a successful career. When I was eleven years old, my father suffered from a stroke. I intently watched the nurses take care of him, and I imagined myself playing their role. Fast forward, fifteen years later, my eighty-five- year-old father slipped and broke his hip. The first night after his hip replacement I chose to spend the night at the hospital. Being that my father speaks minimal English, I was also there to communicate through Spanish to help alleviate any worry or anxiety. My father's health experiences was the catalyst for me to pursue my dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Weekend Live-In

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Home Health Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English
  • Spanish

Experience & Education

Registered Nurse

Feb 2021 - Present
Me.Los Angeles
o Perform IV Vitamin Therapy (e.g., Vitamin C IV Drips, Myer's Cocktail Drips, NAD+, and NS Hydration Drips). o Perform IM Vitamin Booster Injections (e.g., B-12, Glutathione, Selenium, and NAD+). o Provide COVID-19 anti-body testing as well as nasal pharyngeal swabs.
Feb 2021 - Present

Registered Nurse/Research Coordinator

Dec 2020 - Feb 2021
Hope Clinical Research
o Provide medical and research services for the use of Regeneron and Bamlanivimab antibody cocktail for COVID-19 clinical trials. o Perform EKG, vital signs, IV infusion, and protocol-specific procedures (e.g., collecting and processing blood, urine, and nasal swaps). o Collect pertinent labs during patient follow-ups and monitor medical records for study compliance.
Dec 2020 - Feb 2021

Patient Care Coordinator

Jan 2020 - Sep 2020
Drip Doctors IV Therapy and Regenerative Center
o Positioned at the front desk to greet clients as they enter the clinic, ring up payments, and educate clients about elective services available such as IV Vitamin Therapy, Aesthetics Enhancements, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. o Set up for IV administration, elective procedures, and taking patient vital signs as needed. o Assisted the Registered Nurse on duty prep to perform Covid-19 Antibody Blood Testing and deliver results electronically to clients and providers.
Jan 2020 - Sep 2020

UCLA School of Nursing

Jan 2018 - Jan 2020
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2018 - Jan 2020


Apr 2018 - Sep 2018
Wellspring Center for Prevention
o Educated grade school children through adolescents, families, and communities about the dangers of alcohol, and other drugs through school workshops and community health fairs. o Taught families how to utilize therapeutic communication skills to improve relationships with one another.
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018

Pre-Certification Coordinator

Oct 2015 - Apr 2018
JFK Family Medicine Center
o Responsible for evaluating and sending over 100 medical referral requests a day to insurance companies as well as patient homes. Proudly, shortened the delay of requests with my team members. o Performed case management procedures by following up with patients being referred out for high-risk health concerns (e.g., diabetic counseling, hematology, and cardiology services).
Oct 2015 - Apr 2018

Clinical Care Coordinator

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
o Worked under the direction of a Registered Nurse in providing care for over 15 oncology patients a day. o Responsible for taking vital signs/EKGs, recording blood glucose levels, and drawing blood samples as needed. o Assisted the medical team in providing pre- and post-operative care for oncology patients.
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

Access Management Coordinator

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
o Responsible for coordinating and facilitating over 40 registrations a day. o Obtained pertinent demographic, financial insurance information, and processed hospital payments on all patients. o Insured timely registration and promoted patient satisfaction.
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jan 2010 - Jan 2015
New Brunswick, NJ
Jan 2010 - Jan 2015
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