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Kathy B.

Kathy B.

$50.00 / hr

Mountain View, CA

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About Kathy

Being a nurse is something I only discovered I wanted in my later years; I am sure that is why I am so dedicated, very caring and attentive to my patients, giving detailed, competent care. I became a nurse because I wanted to give back; my mother had to have a surgery and her nurses were so nice and thorough and gave her great care; at that moment I knew I wanted to become a nurse; I love being able to spend quality time caring for my patients; giving them the attention and treatment they need to help them get better or in some cases complete their journey at the end of their life. I am most proud of the person my daughter has become. It gives me great pleasure when she achieves her goals in life. I feel like I have given her the tools she needs to succeed in life. That is something that I always worked hard at to give her confidence in herself so that she can achieve anything she puts her mind to.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • Holiday Shifts

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
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Jan 2004 - Present
Sioux City, IA
Jan 2004 - Present


Aug 2021 - Present
Palo Alto Veterans Affairs
Clinic nurse for Outpatient Podiatry Surgery Services. Duties include rooming patients, taking vitals, prepare patients for surgical stay, follow up with patients; prepare and mail custom orthotics; coordinate care with other services inpatient and outpatient; manage 4 Attending physicians; 4 Residents and 4 student podiatrist in caring for veterans.
Aug 2021 - Present


Aug 2020 - Aug 2021
Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Duties include providing clinically competent delivery of quality medical care services to veteran, within the LPN scope of practice, required during COVID-19 testing. Collecting specimens for COVID-19 testing and ensuring adherence to infection prevention and control policy and procedures.
Aug 2020 - Aug 2021


Nov 2019 - Jul 2020
Mt. Grant General Hospital
Duties include monitoring and assessing patients, taking vitals, collecting samples, administering medication, ensuring patient comfort and reporting status to oncoming staff as well as physician regarding any changes in condition.
Nov 2019 - Jul 2020

Travel LPN

May 2018 - Oct 2019
South Lyon Medical Center
Duties include travel assignment with small rural hospital on acute care unit and ER unit. Monitoring health and wellness of patients, helping on ER side when emergent needs arise, ACLS Certified, daily computerized charting on all patients with necessary explanation according to the individual care plan.
May 2018 - Oct 2019

Travel LPN

Jul 2017 - May 2018
Oregon State Hospital
Duties include determining and providing the medical/psychiatric nursing care and treatment for patients under the supervision of the RN. Providing nursing care and treatment to patients who are elderly, mentally/emotionally impaired, behaviorally impaired and physically compromised. Also providing a safe, secure environment and contributing to the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu.
Jul 2017 - May 2018


Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Southern Nevada Healthcare System
Duties include providing overall support for providers and clinic operations. Record health history of patient noting abnormal conditions for providers. Instruct patients on collection of any necessary samples and tests. Obtain vital signs and escorting patients to rooms. Give injections, administering prescribed medications as directed by provider and in accordance with nursing standards. Observe records, and report patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Ensure that patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely manner and forwarding to necessary and appropriate departments. Maintain patient files, records, and other information. Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments. Prepare exam rooms with necessary instruments. Give injections and assist with lab testing and phlebotomy. Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization. Assist providers in preparing for minor procedures and physicals.
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse (LPN_

Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
West Yavapai Guidance Center
Participate as integral member of the nursing care team by working independently and with other staff as directed by the nursing supervisor. Promptly and accurately detect, identify, and report significant changes and/or responses to treatments or unusual circumstances. Communicate with staff for the purpose of sharing and interpreting patient's response to care given. Assist and support the patients in their activities of daily living, maintains a safe environment for patients and collaborate with other health care providers. Performs standardize therapeutic patient care and related nursing care which contributes to the completion of the patient care plan. Anticipate the needs of patients and initiate action to meet these needs and discriminate between what the patient is capable of handling alone and which needs are referred to the professional staff. Medication administration as directed by physician's orders.
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016

Travel LPN

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Primetime Healthcare
Travel assignments with various nursing homes and hospitals as a contract LPN in compact states. Duties include monitoring health and wellness of residents, perform medication passes according to physician's orders, conducting assessments, daily computerized charting on residents with change in condition, and antibiotics or other necessary explanation according to the individual care plan.
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
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