Kathrine B.

$15.00 / hr

San Antonio, TX

About Kathrine

My name is Kathrine and I have taken care of patients since 1989. My experience includes being a Registered Nurse in critical care. I have always cared for and treated each person with dignity and respect. I will assist your loved one with their everyday tasks, encouraging their independence and safety. I am 55 years young, have raised 3 children, and am a proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren. I have taken care of my parents, both medically fragile, and know how important it is to family to trust the care your loved one receives. Mother lives another state, and is so happy to continue to live in her own home she and dad shared for over 40 years. I feel it would be a honor and privilege to take care of your loved one.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part 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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

RN

Nov 2013 - Aug 2015
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY -
Nurse II Direct Care RN Responsibilities Work involved providing for the assessment, care and treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Provided for and supervised the professional nursing of the individuals who reside in a state school setting. As a member of the SASSLC professional team, shared responsibility with other team members for the development of the individual’s program. Work involved communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team members, physicians, nurses; data entry, documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records, supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies. Provided immunizations and treatment to HHS employees. Followed all physician orders, including consults, working well with Staff and the SASSLC inter-disciplinary team (IDT). Knowledge of patient care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs. Knowledge of effective interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to interact with other team members utilizing effective interpersonal skills. Responded effectively to crisis or psychiatric emergency situation, verbal de-escalation, and applying Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB)
Nov 2013 - Aug 2015

RN Camp Nurse/Healthcare Coordinator

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Lutheran Camp Chrysalis, Cross Trails Ministry - Kerrville, TX
- June 2013 to August 2013 RN CAMP NURSE/HEALTHCARE COORDINATOR - CROSS TRAILS MINISTRY Responsibilities Lived on-site at Luke’s Place, cabin infirmary. Intake and assessment of each child and staff including health history, immunizations, medications, and all physical, mental or psychological conditions. Provided direct care, routine and emergent, monitored, treated and educated each condition and illness, under physicians orders and the scope of practice. Administered prescription medications as prescribed and dispensed OTC medications as directed. Medication and medical supply procurement, inventory, storage and disposal. Assessed and treated campers and staff who were ill or injured, ensuring the promotion and protection of the camp community. Communicated with camp management, parent, physician, hospital and pharmacy. Documentation and administrative duties.
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Home Health RN

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013
ENCOMPASS PEDIATRIC HOME HEALTH 4709 66th Street - Lubbock, TX
Responsibilities PEDIATRIC HOME CARE RN - Full Time/On Call 7a-7p Administered skilled nursing care to pediatric patients in the home care setting. Performed assessments, documentation and regularly reevaluated the patient’s needs, changes of status Initiated the plan of care and necessary revisions. Processed orders and physician notification of patient needs and changes in condition. Medication set-up, administration and teaching. Complete patient care including enteral feeding via low-profile gastrostomy feeding tube, respiratory breathing treatments and pain man of pediatric patient and infant. Participated with dietary, speech, in compliance of treatment protocols. Utilized universal, seizure, aspiration, infection, and safety precautions, maintaining compliance of treatment protocols, medication safety and quality core measures.
Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

Home Health Nurse

Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES - 7202 Slide Road - Lubbock, TX
Responsibilities PEDIATRIC HOME HEALTH RN Full Time 7p-7a Lubbock office closed 07-31-2012, worked with corporate offices in San Antonio and Houston to ensure continuity of care and compliance throughout the transfer process. Continued patient care during transition, working in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary healthcare team. Provided hands-on patient care, case management and evaluation of the care plan, incorporating communication and education of the patient and the family members. Direct patient care of pediatric patients with life-threatening, life-limiting and chronic conditions in the homecare setting. Experience includes care of acute pediatric patients with ventilator, tracheotomy, G-tube, hemo-dynamic and respiratory monitoring, IV and central line care.
Oct 2011 - Jul 2012

Staff RN and Charge Nurse RN

Jul 2007 - Mar 2011
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 5-WEST - UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER - Lubbock, TX
- July 2007 to March 2011 Responsibilities STAFF RN 7a-7p, CHARGE NURSE RN 7p-7a(2009-2011) FT Telemetry/Medical/Surgical Unit Patient population consisting of advanced medical and surgical patients. Collaborated with the healthcare team, planned and provided care to acute and chronically ill patients including cardiac monitoring/telemetry. Performed duties and responsibilities of Staff RN II and Charge Nurse. Pre-post surgical care and education, assisted physician/surgeon with procedures and diagnostics, skin/wound care, admit and discharge patients. CN responsibilities: Planned, directed and coordinated the clinical operation of a 33 bed unit. Duties included assessment, triage, patient teaching and health promotion utilizing the nursing process to facilitate the patient's progression towards optimal health. Responsible for the safety and comfort of patients, ensuring practice within the scope of regulations of the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Educated patient/family on patient specific disease process and importance of follow-up care/compliance.
Jul 2007 - Mar 2011

Staff RN

Dec 2004 - Jun 2007
COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER 4006 22ND PL - Lubbock, Texas
Responsibilities RELIEF CHARGE NURSE/STAFF RN -Behavioral Health Supervised nursing staff and provided direct patient care on an adult 32-bed acute care unit. Patient population consisted of psychiatric and neurological conditions, alcohol and drug detoxification and rehabilitation management. Experience with triage mental health psychiatric assessment, crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, and seclusion/restraint practices to ensure that the patient's safety, privacy and integrity are maintained. SAMA Certification - Satori Method, Crisis Prevention and Intervention. Worked with Law Enforcement on patient with an OPC-Order of Protective Custody and ED-Emergency Detention. Ensured accuracy and compliance of medical, legal and transfer documentation: MOT-Memorandum of Transfer. Collaborated with the multi-disciplinary team to meet the medical, mental, physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each patient. Provided Community Resources, education and resources for recovery/relapse prevention. Full-Time 10p-6a
Dec 2004 - Jun 2007

Staff RN

Dec 1996 - Nov 1997
HIGHLAND MEDICAL CENTER - 2412 50th St. - Lubbock, Texas 79412
Responsibilities STAFF RN - SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT SICU FT 7p-7a Care of post-surgical acute care patients. Direct patient care of patients requiring hemodynamic/ICP monitoring, dialysis, chemotherapy, enteral feedings and isolation. Provided nursing care to patients with cardiac, renal, GI, respiratory and neurological disorders/disease. Care of patients experiencing complex metabolic disease, single and multi system failure and nutritional impairment. Provided patient/family education and discharge planning. Preformed RN assessment with each admission to unit.
Dec 1996 - Nov 1997

Staff RN

Dec 1995 - Dec 1996
HORIZON SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - 1409 9th St. 1995-1996 - Lubbock, TX
Responsibilities STAFF RN - MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE MICU FT 7p-7a Direct care of patients with multi-system organ failure. Carried out prescribed medical treatments and procedures and worked closely with physicians and other healthcare staff to ensure optimal patient care. Care of patients with high-risk or complicated surgical procedures and severe trauma. Assisted with diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency surgical procedures and treatments. Assessed pain management and changes in status, applying appropriate intervention with notification protocol.
Dec 1995 - Dec 1996

Charge Nurse RN

Dec 1992 - Dec 1995
METHODIST HOSPITAL - 3615 19th St. - Lubbock, TX
Responsibilities CHARGE NURSE RN - CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE CICU/CCU FT 7p-7a Responsible for direct patient admissions, staffing, coordination and direction of patient care assignments. Scheduled and supervised nursing staff for the East wing of CICU (14 bed high acuity). Responsible for ensuring compliance to administrative policies and adherence to JCAHO federal state regulations. Pre and post-operative care of cardiac and renal transplants, CABG, IABP, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, ventilator assisted patients. Monitored electrophysiology studies and cardiac telemetry. Assisted with dual pacing, cardio version, intubations, invasive lines and other cardio-pulmonary procedures. Patient care of donor/recipient working collaboratively with Life Gift, physicians and family.
Dec 1992 - Dec 1995

Staff RN -

Aug 1989 - Dec 1992
METHODIST HOSPITAL - 3615 19th St. - Lubbock, TX
Responsibilities STAFF RN - SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT SICU FT 7p-7a 1989-1992 Direct patient care of neurovascular/neuromuscular disorders and disease, pre/post operative procedures, cardiac cauterization, PTCA, pre/post cardiac and CABG experience. Assisted surgeons with emergent and invasive procedures. Experience included hemodynamic and intracranial pressure monitoring, sterile dressing changes, wound care and isolation protocol. Transplant, Chemo, IABP certifications acquired throughout this position. Transplant Nurse - Cardiac and Renal transplant patients (donor and recipient). Direct patient care and stabilization of multiple trauma victims and complex medical emergencies. Nurse Technician/Graduate Nurse METHODIST HOSPITAL - 3615 19th St. - Lubbock, TX - 1988 to 1989 Responsibilities NURSE TECHNICIAN/GRADUATE NURSE - SURGICAL ICU SICU FT3p-3a 1988-1989 Assisted primary care nurse with patient care of the post-operative patient. Patient care experience with invasive lines, ventilators and chest tubes. Patient advocate and provided support to patients and families meeting psychosocial needs and patient education. Care of patients with neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac, endocrine disorders/disease and pre-post operative care of the surgical patient. Ensured proper identification, collection and distribution of specimens and lab
Aug 1989 - Dec 1992

Methodist Hospital School of Nursing

Jan 1987 - Jan 1989
Jan 1987 - Jan 1989
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