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Katherine V.

Katherine V.

$19.00 / hr

Wimauma, FL

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About Katherine

I am a experienced caregiver with a tremendous amount of heart and faith in always doing the right thing. I am dependable and honest to a fault. My experience covers a lifetime of caring for individuals in ALFs, hospitals, residential as well as supervising others in the field. Currently, I am a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Florida. My degrees include: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of South Florida (USF), B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S.W. (Social Work). In the past, I had studied Nursing at Hillsborough Community College (HCC). I am fully capable taking a B/P manually or electronically, Hoyer lift, as well as the usual TPR and weights. I have volunteered with Life Path Hospice from fall 2007 - fall of 2010. -- Currently, I am learning German, Finnish, Italian, Indonesian and know basic Spanish. Also, I have had studied basic Korean, French, Norwegian and Swedish languages for the pure joy of learning. If needed, I can work full-time short term (negotiable), live-in a few days a week, daytime or overnight and have had my second COVID vaccine.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • 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
  • 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
  • Hospice Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

HR

Aug 2024 - Nov 2023
wimauma academy
General office and HR duties. Responsible for hiring and keeping all employee records, including Admin compliances and employee training.
Aug 2024 - Nov 2023

Shift Supervisor, Business Manager, Substitute Teacher

Oct 2021 - Jul 2023
amikids -yes
General office, HR, Banking, Teaching basics and Administrative Assistant duties. - AMIKIDS - Yes lost DJJ contract 07/31/2023. Wimauma Academy took over DJJ contract.
Oct 2021 - Jul 2023

CNA/Telemetry floor

Aug 2018 - Apr 2020
South Bay Hospital
Valuable and active member on the nurses team at South Bay Hospital on 3 West/3 East on the Telemetry floor. Responsible for basic patient care, bathing, toileting, transfer patient(s) as needed to other areas of the hospital or discharging, B/P, general vitals, patients weight and notifying nurses of any discrepancies in patient's health, e.g. B/P increased or decrease outside norms. Floated to other floors of the hospital when census was low, i.e., ER, ICU, 2 West/2 East , etc.
Aug 2018 - Apr 2020

HR Manager

May 2011 - Nov 2015
Comfort Keepers
Salary/hourly/bonuses General office duties, e.g., faxing, copying, filing, typing, multi-phone system with high rate of in/out bound calls. Interviewing via phone or in person, Hiring process with extensive paperwork, Over-viewing client/caregiver incident reports, Minimal overview in benefits, Vacation calculation, Run security back-ground checks, Write letters of recommendations and overview DCF paperwork, Documentation of clients and caregivers via Clear Care, eRSP and ACT, Payroll/invoice back-up, Assist in the Time Sheet claiming process, Scheduling clients/caregivers as needed, On-call phone at least one weekend a month or as needed, Organized, overview and handling out of payroll checks, Assisting in interfacing with clients during Home Visits or in-office (signing-up for services). -- Also, assisted out in the field (CNA), when needed with ADLs, transfers, dementia clients, etc.
May 2011 - Nov 2015

CNA

Jun 2010 - May 2011
Options for Senior America
Certified Nursing Assistant /Private Home Health Care General Patient duties, B/P, TPR, monitor weight and health history, in-home care, appointments and doctor visits, some record keeping, etc. Reason for leaving job: Left for a better opportunities, fulfillment of educational purposes and increase in pay
Jun 2010 - May 2011

University of South Florida, Tampa

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

University of South Florida, Tampa

Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

Reservation Sales Agent

May 2007 - Aug 2007
NWA – Tampa Reservation Office
Handles telephone inquiries about flight schedules, fares, and connecting flights; reserve seats and cargo space for customers; operate computerized reservation system /programs such as RES NET/RES QUEST; and keep records of reservations. Reservation sales agents typically deal with the public through telephone inquiries. Inquiries include: ticket fares, sales and bookings, flight schedules, seat availability, transporting animals, airline policies, government regulations, departures and arrival times, tours, car rental, hotel accommodations, knowledge of airport codes, cities, states in the United States and Canada. Changing occupation -- I applied and was accepted as a returning student at USF for the fall semester 2007. My major upon graduating from USF on May 2, 2009 is Social Work.
May 2007 - Aug 2007

University of South Florida, Tampa

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Hillsborough Community College (HCC), Tampa

Jan 1999 - Jan 2003
Jan 1999 - Jan 2003

Nurse Tech

Dec 2000 - Nov 2001
University Community Hospital & Pepin Heart Hospital & Research Institute
Nurse Tech - general patient care, plus weights/sugars - worked PRN while attending HCC (A.S. Nursing program). I left the Nursing program to finish-up A.A. Liberal Arts program and A.S. Business Administration degree with plans to attend USF B.A. Business Administration program.
Dec 2000 - Nov 2001

CNA

Jan 1995 - Nov 1998
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services
Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) – general patient care, ADLs, surgery prep, etc.
Jan 1995 - Nov 1998

Reviews (5)

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February 2018
Robert G.
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Great experience - thanks!
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December 2017
Matthew S.
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So happy Thank you from the bottom of my heart
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March 2017
Jason H.
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Thank you so much for the care given to my wife, the knowledge you shared with us, and the absolute professionalism you hold your self too. Many thanks!
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February 2017
Dorris Nadine T.
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Thanks....I feel my mom is cared for and secure in your hands! Dorris Nadine Thomas
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August 2016
Susan K.
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Katherine, you are the best!
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