Katherine V.
5 Reviews

$17.00 / hr

I am a very 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). Additionally, I have a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S.W. also from USF. In the past, I studied Nursing at Hillsborough Community College (HCC). I am fully capable in 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 Italian and know a little Spanish since I have a background in the language with having two semesters in college. Additionally, I can live-in a few days a week if needed, daytime or overnight and I have a Level II via AHCA completed earlier this year. ... more

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Background checked


CNA/Telemetry floor

South Bay Hospital

Aug 2018 - Present

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, 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.


HR Manager

Comfort Keepers

May 2011 - Nov 2015

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 cli ents 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. ... more

Options for Senior America

Jun 2010 - May 2011

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


Reservation Sales Agent

NWA – Tampa Reservation Office

May 2007 - Aug 2007

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. ... more


Nurse Tech

University Community Hospital & Pepin Heart Hospital & Research Institute

Dec 2000 - Nov 2001

Nurse Tech – general patient care, plus weights/sugars - working PRN while attending HCC



Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services

Jan 1995 - Nov 1998

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) – general patient care, ADLs, surgery prep, etc.

Certifications / Licenses

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Program

2009 - 2010 Tampa FL

B.S.W. - Social Work

2007 - 2009 Tampa FL

B.A. Business Administration - Majors: Marketing/Management

2004 - 2006 Tampa FL

Graduated with A.A. in Liberal Arts 2002/Graduated with an A.S. in Business Administration 2003

1999 - 2003 Tampa FL


CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Jan 2019: Overview of End of Life Care

Jul 2016: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Jul 2016: Assisting With Personal Care: Part 1

Jul 2016: Clients' Rights

Jul 2016: Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

Jul 2016: Communicating with Older Adults

Reviews and Recommendations
Robert G.
Feb 2018

Great experience - thanks!

Matthew S.
Dec 2017

So happy Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Jason H.
Mar 2017

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!

Dorris Nadine T.
Feb 2017

Thanks....I feel my mom is cared for and secure in your hands! Dorris Nadine Thomas

Susan K.
Jul 2016

Katherine, you are the best!