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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Registered Nurse (ADN) with charge experience and exceptional people skills. Versed in Med/Surg on a busy cardiac/telemetry/renal unit. Desires a challenging role as a bedside nurse and a pro-active team member. As a previous Licensed Practical Nurse having 12+ years' experience in healthcare, offered the opportunity for growth and encouraged my dream to return to school to pursue my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Excellent relationship-builder and analytical problem-solver. Current ACLS and BLS/CPR certifications with full qualifications to work in Arkansas as a Registered Nurse. Energetic and motivational Registered Nurse and leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes. Attentive team player excited to bring expertise in patient care to a growing hospital. Highly accomplished in quickly building rapport with patients, performing assessments and using clinical knowledge and skills to treat patients. Committed to working as part of a larger team to deliver high-quality care to diverse patient populations. Patient-focused Registered Nurse with a background in geriatric care. Loyal, collaborative Nurse with a steadfast commitment to quality care and preventative care advocacy. Caring Registered Nurse with excellent communication skills and 17 years experience in geriatric care. 12 years as an LPN and 5+ years as an RN with excellent communication and teaching skills. Patient-oriented with a passion for evolving healthcare and working within interdisciplinary teams to help patients achieve and maintain care goals. Seeking to leverage formal education and clinical background to take the next career step with a goal oriented, safety prioritized nursing team. Compassionate Registered Nurse accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgment combined with strong documentation, vitals monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency.

Skills
  • ACLS/BLS/CPR Certified
  • Computer proficient
  • Results-oriented
  • Excellent communication
  • Client-focused
  • Quick learner
  • Time management skills
  • Positive learning process
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Patient triaging
  • Assisting physicians
  • Caring for wounds
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Collecting samples
  • Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurse turned Arkansas
  • Registered Nurse
  • Psychotropic medication knowledge
  • Educating families
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Critical thinking proficiency
  • Patient-oriented
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Talented in minor surgery assistance
  • Wound care proficiency
  • Charting
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Patient and family focused
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Infection control standards
  • Self-discipline
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
  • Conflict resolution
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Speaking clearly
  • Medical instrument sterilization mastery
  • Treatment of conditions
  • Clinical issues understanding
  • Setting appointments
  • Maintaining records
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Ask, CNA, Charts, Clerical, Coaching, Excellent communication, Oral, Conflict resolution, CPR Certified, Critical thinking, Clients, Client, Law, Medical terminology, Mentoring, Office, Multi-tasking, Nursing, Personnel, Policies, Presenting, Progress, Public relations, Speaking, Quality, Quick learner, Safety, Speech, Statistics, Supervision, Supervisor, Telephone, Phone, Time management
  • Patient monitoring
  • Documenting vitals
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Updating computer records
  • Intake and discharge
  • Maintaining feeding pumps
  • Administering medicines
  • Medical assessment
  • Seizure management
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • SBAR communication
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Immunization skills
  • Patient Care
  • Epic EHR Management
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Performing bladder scans
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Family and patient support
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Taking vitals
Experience
12/2018 to Current ADN Registered Nurse Lhc Group | Marshall, TX,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Cultivated working partnerships with patients and medical staff members, using feedback and clinical data to improve quality care and patient outcomes.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Delivered care to 6-7 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
05/2015 to 09/2018 ADN Registered Nurse National Park Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Charge RN on a busy Cardiac/Renal 40 bed Med/Surg unit, caring for high acuity patients.
  • As charge, I oversee the care of 7 of my own patients each 12 hour shift, while assisting my other nurses with any needs they or their patients may have.
  • I am in independent worker, enjoy challenges, but never afraid to ask questions or ask for help when needed.
  • I value each and every team member, who I have grown to love and consider each of them my family.
  • I help my CNA's with their patient care as much as possible and have a firm believe that every patient on the floor is each nurse and CNA's responsibility, therefore, we must all work together for the greater good of the patient and their families.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Took blood, tissue and fluid samples to perform laboratory tests.
  • Educated clients, patients, and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Evaluated patient status and re-assessed clients' nursing needs every hour and as needed.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists, and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Administered medication and IV therapies.
  • Provided training and supervision to staff nurses and new nurses/orientees, as well as charge over 6-7 other LPN's and RN's and 2- 4 CNA's on any given shift on our Cardiac/Renal 40 bed Med/Surg unit.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Contributed to community-focused public relations.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Coordinated allocation of surgical supplies and nursing supplies.
  • Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Supervised and evaluated the activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance and other personnel.
  • Tested glucose and administered injections.
  • Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.
  • Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
  • Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
  • Incorporated evidence-based care into practice environment to ensure high quality care for patients and their families.
  • Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
  • Actively maintained up-to-date knowledge of applicable state and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Kept operations running smoothly and solved diverse problems by coordinating with customers, management and internal departments.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care as part of a nursing team covering 40 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with patient care policies and procedures.
  • Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV- positive patients.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
  • Tested patients' blood glucose levels.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Ensured proper entry and processing of patient prescriptions in company system.
  • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
  • Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
11/2002 to 06/2011 Licensed Practical Nurse Family Medicine Clinic | City, STATE,
  • Personal LPN for Dr.
  • Martin Koehn MD, who is a family medicine general practitioner, who also specializes in hospice care and long term care.
  • Dr.
  • Koehn's practice cared for patients from birth until death.
  • As Dr.
  • Koehn's nurse, I was responsible for greeting each patient, gathering health data, vital signs, preparing patients for in office procedures, assisting Dr.
  • Koehn with procedures, answering 80-100+ phone calls per day for patients needs, and was supervisor over the medication room and vaccinations.
  • I performed ECG's, administered ordered oral and injectable medications per Dr.
  • Koehn's orders, and assisted Dr.
  • Koehn with anything he needed.
  • I would call out and refill prescriptions for patients, make appointments for patients to see specialists, report lab results, and provide a caring, safe, environment for each patient we would see during clinic:.
  • Educated clients, patients, and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non- invasive procedures.
  • Evaluated patient status and re-assessed clients' nursing needs every clinic appointment and via telephone as needed.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists, and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Contributed to community-focused public relations.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Coordinated allocation of surgical supplies and nursing supplies.
  • Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
  • Tested glucose and administered injections.
  • Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.
  • Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
  • Actively maintained up-to-date knowledge of applicable state and Federal laws and regulations.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2015 Associate of Science | ADN Registered Nurse National Park College, Hot Springs, AR, GPA:
Expected in 06/2002 Diploma | Licensed Practical Nurse Quapaw Technical College, Hot Springs, AR, GPA:

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School Attended

  • National Park College
  • Quapaw Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • ADN Registered Nurse
  • ADN Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Diploma

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