Vivian D.

$32.00 / hr

Monroeville, PA

About Vivian

I began my study in the science of nursing, applied myself academically, received scholarships and graduated with honors because I wanted a good job with the opportunity for growth and advancement. This is the statement many people use in the cover letter of a resume without understanding what it really means. During my tours of duty I had the pleasure of working with a diverse population of people who taught me everything I know today. I learned to listen, be prudent, patient, empathetic and humble, and build trusting relationships. I didn't learn this from professors in college, instructors during clinical rotations, nor preceptors who oriented me to a new health care position. I learned from our seniors who struggle with dementia, our children who struggle with genetic disease syndrome, and our family, friends and neighbors who struggle with mental illness. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the areas of geriatric, pediatric, and behavioral health nursing. The people in my care revealed to me without saying a word that the good job with the opportunity for growth and advancement that I was looking for was with me the whole time. I was the good job that needed to be done, and I have people like your loved ones to thank for that. Early in my career as a registered nurse I decided to focus on home care because it was depressing to be surrounded by sick people who had to wait for pain medication, and help with meals, bathing, grooming, and toileting, and I couldn't help all of them. Home care affords me the time to focus on my actual employer's business at hand. That is your loved one's needs and concerns. I am looking forward to continuing my growth and advancement with everything they have to teach me. Thank you for taking the time to read about me, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Exercise
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • 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

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

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

pediatric home health nurse

Jan 3013 - Jan 2017
Ekidz care
caring for children in the home who have multiple medical illnesses and conditions such as short gut syndrome, seizure disorders, maintaining central venous catheters, ventilator and trachiostomy care, medication administration,
Jan 3013 - Jan 2017

nurse case manager for adults with mental illness

Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
mercy behavioral health
meet with doctors and support staff to discuss special needs, and plans of treatment, managed medication, administered medications including antipsycotics, monitored for side effects and effectiveness, budget planing and , assistance with housing, alcohol and drug therapy, crisis intervention and management,, teaching soft skills such as cooking, house keeping, hygiene and grooming, building trusting relationships with people with mental and emotional illnesses living in the community.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013

Community mental health and senior home care nurse

Jan 3008 - Jan 2010
Delta T group
postoperative and health maintenance visits, postoperative wound care, diabetic teaching, mental and emotional support,
Jan 3008 - Jan 2010

Community college of Allegheny County

Jan 1993 - Jan 1993
Jan 1993 - Jan 1993
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