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Carrie M.

Carrie M.

$15.00 / hr

Dunedin, FL

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About Carrie

I have spent my entire career as a Registered Nurse trying to help people come to grips with what it means to suffer acute injury or chronic disease . Nursing has given me the opportunity to share in some of the most painful , and some of the most joyous times in a person's life. It is a privilege to be there at the most vulnerable times , to hold the hand of the patient , to reassure the family that everything possible is being done for their loved one. When I was a student , I did a lot of private-duty , one-on one care , and fell in love with it ! I can think of no better way to spend the rest of my working life than to return to caring for people in their homes , helping them achieve their best life possible.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • 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

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Charge Nurse RN

Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Lakeside Oaks Care Center
As a registered nurse I coordinated care for up to 26 residents at a time , administering meds and treatments as well as supervising the CNAs assigned to the floor. I frequently assisted residents with their activities of daily living including , but not limited to , feeding , bathing , and dressing. I met with families on a regular basis to review the plan of care and make adjustments as needed. I am seeking a more client-focused , one-on -one type of relationship where I can spend quality time with my patient without the excessive regulatory requirements imposed on an institutional setting.I understand that more than likely I would be working as a home companion or health aide rather than a Registered Nurse , and that's perfectly OK with me . My extensive experience as a nurse will be an asset in recognizing changes of condition for appropriate follow up.
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017

House Supervisor

May 2008 - May 2013
Mark Twain Medical Center
I oversaw the daily patient flow throughout this rural critical- access 29-bed hospital ; I was responsible for ensuring adequate staffing on all units (ER , Med/surg , ICU , OB) based on census and acuity. I also floated to all units as needed to provide safe care , as well as providing meal and break relief as needed. I participated in numerous quality improvement initiatives and provided vacation relief in the Utilization Review office.
May 2008 - May 2013

MDS Coordinator/ Unit Manager

May 2005 - Oct 2008
Mark Twain Convalescent Hosp
I was responsible for the coordination and electronic submission of the Material Data Set (MDS) for each of 99 residents per State and Federal regulations ; prepared and updated care plans for each resident to ensure optimal care and correct reimbursement. In the role of Unit Manager , I directly supervised the licenses nurses and CNAs who directly cared for patients.
May 2005 - Oct 2008

Med/Surg Charge Nurse , ICU Staff Nurse

Feb 1993 - May 2005
Mark Twain Medical Center
This was my first nursing position out of college. As a critical -access rural hospital we had a small but flexible staff of nurses and I served in every clinical unit with the exception of Obstetrics ; I steadily progressed from staff nurse to charge nurse to hospital supervisor.
Feb 1993 - May 2005

Contra Costa College School of Nursing

Jan 1989 - Jan 1992
San Pablo, CA
Jan 1989 - Jan 1992
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