Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

  • Geriatric care experience
  • Healthcare administration
  • Patient care expertise
  • Professional caregiver
  • Focused on consistent, quality care
  • Compassionate care
  • Acute and chronic conditions
  • Organized managerial style
  • Pain assessment
  • Care Planning and Management
  • Wound care maintenance
  • Patient care quality
  • Long-term Care
Work History
Acute Pain Nurse/Peri-operative Care Manager, 01/2019 - 02/2020
Carepoint Health Bayonne, NJ,
  • Worked with suppliers and vendors on provision of medical equipment, items and services
  • Effectively communicated with physicians regarding patient needs, performance, medications and changes
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up epidurals and oriented patients to epidurals and side effects to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Communicated and effectively managed care with multiple surgical services recommendations regarding medication management-or medical changes on Veterans on Acute pain service
  • Performed pain assessments post-operatively as well as any ambu-action pump
  • Assessed site of catheter-reported any changed to Anesthesiologists on Acute pain service
  • Completed daily rounding sheet with the day before's surgery list, often by completing chart reviews looking for anesthesia procedure notes and pain medications prescribed
  • Assisted with ultrasound guided regional anesthesia procedures in monitored areas-ICU-or peri-operatively
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties
  • Handled multiple calls per day to address customer inquiries and concerns
  • Developed team communications and information for pre-operative team meetings
Assistant Nurse Manager, 04/2014 - 01/2019
Freedom Senior Management Sarasota, FL,
  • Integrated evidence-based nursing into practice environment for 60+ nurses
  • Decreased falls in one quarter by instituting nurse rounding by 8% on rehabilitation floor
  • Received citation free survey in 2017 from Long term Institute
  • Developed departmental goals and objectives to improve satisfactory rating with patients by sending out surveys
  • Communicated with members of medical staff and department heads during daily morning meetings
  • Ensured facility remained up-to-date and compliant with laws and regulations
  • Created work schedules for multiple shifts to confirm complete floor coverage and staff preferences. Also, shifted staff from 8 to 12 hours shifts to improve morale and decrease call offs
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations. Safety trained- SAT trained and self defense training
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging situation such as hospice, and allowed myself to available for extra support
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions when needed
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment
  • Recorded details regarding all therapies, including physical and occupational to keep multiple data set (MDS) up to date
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 40-bed rehabilitation unit, providing direct care to up to 10 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy daily, including admissions for complete care plans and alternatives to pain
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient and staff satisfaction
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action as assistant nurse manager writer was in charge of who patient needed another level of care
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing
  • Led successful-person 60+ team comprised of RN's, LPNs and ancillary staff
  • Updated patient charts using CPRS with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments. Also performing audits on narcotics daily and in between shifts
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms when necessary
  • Completed daily assessments and delegated assignments to proper professionals to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches
  • Performed quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for rehabilitation unit
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications and verified with nurses on floor
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems
  • Vaccinated patients and staff to protect individuals from pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern
  • Oversaw and managed clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining high level of staff morale and professionalism
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and Relationship Based Care workshops
Charge Nurse, 02/2010 - 04/2014
Rivergate Health Care Center City, STATE,
  • Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention
  • Achieved successful unit leadership by providing quality nursing care to 31 patients per day in 61 bed unit
  • Implemented effective strategies and care plans to improve patient outcomes and meet recovery objectives as residents condition changed
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift
  • Delegated and prioritized assignments and nursing tasks based on individual staff strengths and expertise
  • Professionally interacted, updated and advocated care plans to patients and loved as residents condition changed
  • Provided quality patient care and maintenance of rooms to properly comply safety, health and organizational regulations and federal, state and local rules
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care
  • Directed patient care activities and provided guidance and training to RNs, LPNs and residential advisers during shift while delegating assignments and providing treatment
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support
  • Administered medications to 31+ patients and monitored response to medications
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions and communicated concerns to supervising Assistant director of nursing or psychiatrist
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to various settings, including home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care
  • Managed JP drains, nasogastric, and G/J tubes
  • Oversaw activity and development of 60+ nursing professionals
  • Evaluated patients' progress in treatment, communicating observations to physician on duty to maintain or adjust prescribed care
  • Prioritized urgent and non-urgent patient needs calmly and effectively
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms
  • Executed patient satisfaction and independence by promoting self/and staff nursing skills and knowledge of medications
  • Completed clinical tasks in accordance with hospital policy
  • Ensured routine wound care and dressing changes were performed on schedule
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly to changes in residents condition
  • Communicated, updated and advocated care plans to patients and family and providers
  • Maintained in-depth understanding of individual patient care plans and ensured nursing assistants were familiar with care plans
  • Educated patients on health maintenance and disease prevention
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity. Including no passing medications during meals, no medications or injections in hallways, or glucose checks in non private areas
  • Collaborated in consults/providers, patient care plan development and patient monitoring
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2012
Kaplan University - Chicago, IL,
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 2009
Henry Ford Community College - Dearborn, MI,

ACLS (4/2021)

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  • Kaplan University
  • Henry Ford Community College

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  • Acute Pain Nurse/Peri-operative Care Manager
  • Assistant Nurse Manager
  • Charge Nurse


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