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Dorothy S.

Dorothy S.

$18.00 / hr

Virginia Beach, VA

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About Dorothy

I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years. I began my healthcare career as a CNA when I found work at a Skilled Nursing facility. This facility trained me as a CNA. I fell in love with nursing at that point; although, I had applied to nursing schools years before. I was not immediatly excepted into nursing school and went to college for two years accomplishing three years of college credit in two years under a Biochemistry major. Years later after working as a CNA, I returned to college and obtained my RN. I am currently seeking work to supplement my income as a home health care worker. I have many years of supervisory, educational and direct care experience with patients presenting with a variety of medical conditions. I have been in Skilled and Long Term Care facilities for 15 years now. I have enjoyed meeting all of my patients and have learned so much from them. It gives me great joy to be of help to someone experiencing the difficulties of recovering from or living with any type of illness even in small ways . I pride myself in being able to give comfort in times of distress and to be nurturing to the mind, body and soul. I am particulary pleased when you can witness a patients recovery and their return to their optimal healthy state. Even maintaining a level of functioning is cause for celebration. I work hard and I use all of my experience and medical knowledge to assist my patients in whatever their needs are. I have dynamic communication and listenin

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    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
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    RN Supervisor

    Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
    Autumn Care of Chesapeake
    Lead, trained, supported top performing nursing staff, coordinated work flow for optimal coverage while containing costs, monitored statuses of all Residents, Ensured compliance with policies, protocols, procedures and regulatory stansards, Detailed charting and record keeping, Admissions, discharges, Creation of and revision of Care Plans, Researched and resolved complaints, Acted as Charge Nurse as staffing required. Started IV saline locks, Discontinued PICC lines, Phlebotomy servises, Activated and deactivated medi-ports, Experience with a wide variety of medical conditions reqyiring Respiratory care therapies, Cardiac care therapies, Neurological therapies, Internal medicine therapies including Nutritional and Elimination therapies, Wound care management and prevention and mobility therapies. Medication management, pain management. Behavior management and therapies, First aid nd BCLS certified. Teaching healthcare needs to patients and families.
    Aug 2011 - Aug 2014

    LPN Instructor

    Oct 2010 - Aug 2011
    Centura College
    Instructed to first semster LPN students Basic Nusing, Anatomy and Pgysiology,Math for Nurses, and Medical Terminolgy. Conducted first semester clinical rounds
    Oct 2010 - Aug 2011

    RN Supervisor

    Apr 2008 - Mar 2011
    Maryview Nursing Care Center
    Apr 2008 - Mar 2011

    Northern Virginia Community College

    Mar 2010 - May 2010
    Mar 2010 - May 2010

    RN Staff Nurse ortho/Neuro Unit

    May 1992 - Mar 1994
    VA Beach General Hospital
    Total care of up to 9 patients on Ortho/Neuro Surgical Unit
    May 1992 - Mar 1994

    Tidewater Community College

    Sep 1990 - May 1992
    Sep 1990 - May 1992

    Norfolk State University

    Sep 1986 - Sep 1987
    Sep 1986 - Sep 1987

    Old Dominion University

    Sep 1982 - May 1984
    Sep 1982 - May 1984
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