HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A CAREGIVER?
I have been a caregiver for more than 2 years.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO BECOME A CAREGIVER/SOON TO BE NURSE?
Caring and helping others is one of my great passions. I make sure that I serve patients equally regardless of their status, age, gender. My ultimate goal is to serve patients efficiently and effectively.
WHAT ASPECT OF YOU JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
When Clients feel overwhelmed, I like to employ extraordinary care throughout their healing process.
HOW ARE YOU MAKING MORE POSSIBLE FOR YOUR BRIGHTSTAR CARE CLIENTS?
I make sure that I render therapeutic nursing intervention to assigned clients, provide safety and always maintain professionalism. I always try to be attentive, a good listener, SMILE & LAUGH with them and most of all help and assist the best that I can .
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER CAREGIVERS?
Work from your heart and be flexible. Be a team player and always lend your hand to help others. Every patient has a unique personality you should get to know to best work with them. Above all, treat all clients with respect and be patient, be enthusiastic and be kind!
TELL US YOUR FAVORITE NURSING MOMENT/STORY –
When I was taking care of an elderly male post-op patient, he couldn't remember my exact name so I was being called "Netflix" instead of Nefil, which sounds alike. On the positive note, he was very appreciative and repeatedly said, "Your act of kindness and contagious smile made my day,” while holding my hands with sincerity. That simple act of gratitude was undeniably rewarding.
HOW TO YOU RE-ENERGIZE?
I re-energize by listening to music, watching inspirational videos, enjoying time with my son/loved ones/family/friends. I love window shopping:)
A FEW WORDS ABOUT NEFIL FROM BRIGHTSTAR CARE OFFICE STAFF:
“Nefil has been with us a few years now and we wish she could be cloned. She is always positive, 100% reliable and flexible, an amazing team player with a soft, supportive and very compassionate demeanor. She always works hard, keeps busy to ensure her Clients/Patients have everything they need and more. Nefil is always asked to stay and asked back, even for the most discerning Clients. We are so happy to have her on the team.”
FROM HER CO-WORKER:
“Nefil is very professional, warm and caring. Every day when I arrive to work as we switch shifts I’m always met with a happy smile and positive attitude. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful co-worker!”
AND FROM BRIGHTSTAR CARE CLIENTS:
“Nefil is a pleasure and very kind-hearted. She is always polite with a smile, I never have to ask her to do anything as she is proactive keeping busy to ensure she is on top of everything – she never sits around, she always want to help out plus she’s very good with dogs we love having her! – Malibu Client
“Nefil!!!! She has been a joy to have at Passages. She has been a joy to manage as well - she learns quickly, she’s always on time and always has a smile on her face. She has a kind heart and not only do the Clients love her but the whole staff do as well. It has been a pleasure to have her on the team.” -Michael Alexander, Passages RS Manager
NEFIL will be a WEST COAST CANDIDATE FOR NURSE OF THE YEAR. ONE EMPLOYEE WILL BE SELECTED FROM EACH REGION TO BECOME A BRIGHTSTAR NATIONAL FINALIST…PLEASE SEE INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS OF PAST REGIONAL CAREGIVER WINNERS, LINKED BELOW…(and get a tissue)!
LINK TO CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR VIDEOS – 2018
LINK TO CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR AWARDS - 2019