Alvin V.

Diamond tier

$30.00 / hr

San Francisco, CA

About Alvin

I am a RN who has been caring for my father since diagnosed with kidney cancer after battling bladder cancer two years ago. Through this caretaker position I have gained experience working with physicians/nurses/healthcare workers, learning how to organize/prioritize tasks surrounding his care and therapeutically communicating with him and the family. My decision to enter the health care as a nurse came from caring for my mother who has battled cancer for the past 13 years, first breast cancer and then bone cancer. Being involved with her post-op mastectomy care, taking her to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and the aftercare of such treatments has given me an insight into oncology, medical-surgical, senior health, nutrition, and health teaching. I have recently completed a job on the Acute Rehab unit at CPMC Davies Hospital, caring for patients that suffer complex catastrophic injuries/illnesses, i.e. stroke, spinal cord/brain injuries, amputation, hip fracture, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis. I have gained expertise in transfer techniques and bowel treatment programs as well as physical/occupational therapy and daily caretaking responsibilities including bathing, fall prevention, cleaning, meals, etc. I enjoy working as a nurse and caretaker because I love to help individuals progress whether that be through motivation or assistance in maintaining their dignity and ability to continue their activities of daily living (ADLs) as much as possible.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • Spanish

    Experience & Education

    Registered Nurse in Acute Rehab

    Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
    CPMC Davies - Sutter Health Affiliate
    •Taking full patient-care assignments (4-5 patients) •Collaborating with speech, occupational, and physical therapists on pt. transfer techniques and progress. •Individualizing pt. care plans and working on both physical/medical and neurobiological progress •Enhancing clinical skills, i.e. complete H2T assessments, inserting/maintaining IVs, straight/ICP catheterization, administering IV medication, fluids & blood products under supervision; flushing PICC lines & G-/NG tubes; performing tracheostomy care; suctioning airways; maintaining continuous, intermittent & bolus PEG/JPEG feedings •Initiating and maintaining individualized Bowel Treatment Programs (i.e. suppository administration, digital stimulation, prompting, etc.) •Safe medication administration and complete EPIC charting •Shadowing and completing charge nurse and admissions nurse tasks/responsibilities •Continuous nurse hand-off reporting •Stroke, diabetes, pressure ulcer, and fall prevention education/management
    Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

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    Post St./Marines Memorial Theatres
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