Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

11-year military veteran who earned various commendations and awards for superior performance in academic, tactical and technical capacities. Desires a military-based leadership role in Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry-Mental Health . Ambitious Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in telemetry, medical-surgical, emergency care, and critical care. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures and manage complex or chronic conditions. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction. Committed to the use of evidence-based practice and care.

  • Vehicle dispatch
  • BLS certification
  • FCCS certification
  • TNCC certification
  • Inventory records
  • Procedures and policies oversight
  • Training and development
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Resource management
  • Performing EKGs
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Lab result interpretation
  • Infection control measures
  • Trauma recovery
  • Patient assessments
  • Vitals monitoring
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Physical assessments
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Direct patient care
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Medication administration
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Administering immunizations
  • At-risk patient care
  • Chest pain management
  • Patient discharge
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Researching
  • Process improvement
  • IV setup
  • EMR / EHR
  • Specimen collection and analysis
Work History
02/2008 to 02/2019
12C- Bridgecrew Engineer Saratoga Hospital Ballston Spa, NY,
  • Verified that construction detail documentation conformed to quality assurance and best practice standards
  • Served part as a multi-disciplinary team throughout development and contract document phases
  • Built pontoon bridges for vehicle transportation across bodies of water
  • Performed as a traditional Guardsmen (one weekend monthly, two weeks/year) and served one-year Active Duty per deployment to Afghanistan. _____________________________________________________
  • 2011: Performed clerical work as Automated Logistic Specialist (92A) and performed the following:
  • Established operations procedures and made sure that they were compliant with military policies
  • Reviewed incoming materials for accuracy against bills of contract, purchase orders and shipping documentation
  • Unloaded all incoming supplies, equipment and materials and stored them in their proper areas of the warehouse
  • Supervised personnel in supply, services, materials management and logistical operations
  • Completed work orders and recorded supply readiness. Created and disbursed dispatch schedules to executive leaders
  • Organized material distribution and transportation logistics in accordance with executive direction
  • Tracked personnel and supplies within the company
  • Delivered logistical support and verified that all deploying organizations had necessary supplies and equipment
  • Directed logistical training procedures in accordance with military regulations
  • Established and maintained driver's licenses IAW SDARNG's COMMET team
09/2017 to 06/2018
Registered Nurse- Med-Surg/ER- Trauma Level IV Avera Gregory Hospital City, STATE,
  • Trauma Level IV Center. 19 bed Critical Access Hospital. Average census inpatient: 7. Average daily ER census: 3. RN:patient ratio 1:1-1:6
  • Employed full-time from September 2017-May 2017, then PRN employment status
  • Worked closely with patients to coordinate realistic goals and strategies for care
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to termination while providing patient health education and supervision to dialysis technicians
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with a multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care
  • Detected patient reactions, deteriorations and improvements and accurately reported results in patient records.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care, including power or system outages, patient or family grievances, security issues and employee issues
  • Recommended modifications based on patients' response to treatment
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Provided skilled emergency response in critical situations
  • Checked in patients quickly with adequate information
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results
  • Managed patient admissions, transfers and discharges while assigning tasks and handling conflicts or issues
  • Assessed patients and measured vital statistics, using the information to advocate for patients' needs and worked as part of healthcare team to develop, implement and manage individualized plans of care
  • Prepared procedure trays, sterile fields and supplies
  • Called patients to share lab results and discuss physician orders
  • Worked with unit leaders to identify nurse education needs and motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and degrees
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
  • Worked with physicians and administrators to educate patients on care issues such as discharge delays or equipment unavailability and postponed procedures.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability
  • Accurately documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charts
  • Documented concerns for physicians to review in advance
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests
  • Managed files utilizing Meditech to facilitate operational efficiency
  • Distributed medications and performed pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring
09/2015 to 07/2017
Registered Nurse ICU- Trauma Level II Center Avera St. Mary's Hospital City, STATE,
  • Trauma Level II Center. Six bed unit. Average census inpatient: 2-3. RN-Patient ratio 1:1-3
  • Employed on a full-time status until moving to Burke, SD
  • Communicated with the patient and his or her family regarding care, tests and medications so that they were well-informed
  • Participated in clinical team conferences to discuss patient progress, issues and needs
  • Performed regular assessments on patients to evaluate their health conditions while they were in the ICU
  • Followed all policies and procedures and hospital regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety
  • Worked closely with other medical staff, including physicians to determine individualized plans of care for each patient
  • Confidently managed the overall operation of nursing services and patient care, including financial management, quality assurance, patient care, safety risk management, teammate satisfaction, quality index scores and facility maintenance
  • Completed all daily living tasks to enhance the quality of life of elderly patients
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans
  • Administered assessments and developed academic goals based on specific disabilities and barriers to learning
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures
  • Certified that equipment and supplies were properly maintained for quality patient care and safety
  • Organized the department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet the legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Encouraged creative thinking, problem solving, and empowerment as part of the facility management group to improve morale and teamwork
  • Transported patients to and from different departments
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure
  • Routinely retracted patient throat cultures and prepared for lab submission
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels
  • Set up and managed ventilators/bipaps
  • Cared for polysubstance/ETOH abuse patients and managed withdrawal symptoms through use of appropriate medications and/or sedation requirements to ensure patient and staff safety
  • Assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion
  • Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions
  • Administer high-risk medications, such as vasopressor support, heparin, insulin, and antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Telemetry application and monitoring
  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs
02/2019 to Current
Psychiatric Registered Nurse Capital Area Counseling Services City, STATE,
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands
  • Advocated for patients by identifying insurance coverage, communicating care preferences to practitioners and verifying interventions met patients' treatment goals
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, company policies and standards of care
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services
  • Helped patients navigate healthcare system and care options by educating on relevant subject areas and answering questions throughout treatment process
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues
  • Administered oral and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system
Expected in 2017
Bachelor of Science: Registered Nurse
Dakota Wesleyan University - Mitchell, SD
  • Recipient of Ruddy Nursing Scholarship
  • Chosen as Workstudy/Tutor in 2015 to first-year nursing students
  • Graduated in 2015 with A-AS degree as Registered Nurse
  • Passed NCLEX-RN on 09/03/2015 and began nursing career
  • Finished BSN degree online while continuing career as RN
  • Graduated with 3.3 GPA
Expected in 2013
Associate of Science: Certified Medical Assistant
Mitchell Technical Institute - Mitchell, SD

  • Dean's List 
  • Passed Certification as Medical Assistant in 2013
  • Decided to further medical career in 2013

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School Attended

  • Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Mitchell Technical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • 12C- Bridgecrew Engineer
  • Registered Nurse- Med-Surg/ER- Trauma Level IV
  • Registered Nurse ICU- Trauma Level II Center
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse


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  • Associate of Science

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