David R.

$17.00 / hr

As a staff nurse, I cared for mostly senior clients at a VA Medical Center for two years in Acute Care, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Nursing Home, and Palliative Care settings. I also have experience in long-term Acute Care and Hospice Care. I recently completed a two-year nursing and care-giving assignment for an elderly gentleman who had chronic and progressive neurological disease, diabetes, renal failure, cardiac issues, hemodialysis, and home peritoneal dialysis. I was with him nights, Monday through Friday, from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. My care-giving responsibilities included personal care, toileting, bat hing, dressing, transfers, assisting with ambulation, driving to medical appointments and social activities, medication management and administration, meal preparation, eating and drinking assistance. I worked with a team of female caregivers in the household, providing comprehensive and personalized 24-hour care. The other caregivers are also currently available for work as a team providing superior care around the clock, or as otherwise needed. I naturally enjoy fostering caring and the therapeutic relationships. This is something I do naturally, something I have done all my life, something essential to who I am. My happiness comes through helping others be happy. I consider it a great privilege and sacred duty to be able to help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I am honored and grateful to do this work. I also have significant travel exp ... more

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Nurse Caregiver

Maria Vera

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

I recently completed this two-year nursing and care-giving assignment for an elderly gentleman who had chronic and progressive neurological disease, diabetes, renal failure, cardiac issues, hemodialysis, and home peritoneal dialysis. I was with him nights, Monday through Friday, from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. My care-giving responsibilities included personal care, toileting, bathing, dressing, transfers, assisting with ambulation, drivin g to medical appointments and social activities, medication management and administration, meal preparation, eating and drinking assistance. ... more

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Owner/Director

Self: Private Duty RN and Caregiver

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011

Supervised and cared for two clients, one with terminal liver failure and extreme diabetes, the other with mild autism.

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Haven Hospice

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Coordinated and provided hospice nursing care as an interdisciplinary team member for patients and families in their homes.

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Staff Nurse

Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center

Jan 1998 - Jan 2010

Responsible for all care and medications given to teams of Acute Care, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Nursing Home, and Palliative Care patient groups ranging in number from 5 to 19 patients per shift.

Select Specialty Hospital

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

Provided long term acute care of patients in acute care and intensive care units.

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Registered Nurse (RN)

Education

B.S. Nursing with Honors, GPA 3.92

2007 - 2008 Gainesville FL

Dartmouth College

B.A. Economics, Cum Laude, With Distinction

1977 - 1982 Hanover NH