Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Board certified adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner with extensive background in advanced heart failure/LVAD, cardiology, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology. I am a passionate and flexible quick learner who enjoys a challenge. Self-motivated professional with a commitment to provide the highest level of care to our patient population.

  • Identification and management of advanced heart failure/cardiogenic shock
  • Hemodynamic monitoring, interpretation, and management
  • Ability to develop excellent professional relationships; good communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge/skills in current APP practice with the ability to work with a high level of autonomy and independence
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize workload with strong attention to detail
04/2016 to Current
Advanced HF/LVAD Nurse Practitioner Veterans Health Administration Show Low, AZ,
  • Heavy focus on LVAD program start up/maintenance (extensive institution/ancillary dept LVAD education, creation of nursing policies and procedures, LVAD equipment management, INTERMACS)
  • Heavily involved in preparation and participation in LVAD Joint Commission certifications (initial and recertification)
  • Sole VAD coordinator with 24/7 call requirements for over 2 years. Ongoing call requirements covering both inpatient responsibilities as well as outpatient VAD coordinator responsibilities
  • Provided various levels of LVAD education (Cardiac Grand Rounds, APP/RN/cardiac rehab/EMS/ED/procedural area/child life specialists, etc)
  • Involvement with several process/program improvement projects (AKI post VAD, antibiotic prophylaxis strategy, extensive morbidity/mortality multidisciplinary case reviews)
  • Patient management in both the inpatient (CCU/CVICU, CT Surgery, stepdown) and outpatient settings
  • Monitoring of invasive procedures on LVAD patients
  • New hire and student preceptor for the advanced heart failure / LVAD service line
06/2010 to 04/2015
Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath and EP Lab Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital City, STATE,
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring and interpretation during left and right heart catheterizations.
  • Experience with heart failure monitoring/intervention including CardioMEMs implant, post transplant myocardial biopsies, IABP and impella placement, vasodilator challenge.
  • Dosage calculations and mixing/administrating drugs with appropriate monitoring
  • Experience in care of patient with acute myocardial infarction, cardiac tamponade, cardiogenic shock, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy.
  • Proficient in monitoring, circulating, and scrubbing various cath lab and electrophysiology procedures.
08/2008 to 03/2010
Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Registered Nurse Adventist Hinsdale Hospital City, STATE,
  • Patient assessment and prompt implementation of patient care plans
  • Advanced life support
  • Providing education and support to patients and their families
  • Hemodynamic monitoring (PA catheters)
  • Collaboration with fellow members of the multidisciplinary critical care team
  • Medication administration and evaluation.
  • Served as charge RN and new RN preceptor
05/2007 to 08/2008
Medical-Surgical Telemetry Registered Nurse Northwestern Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment
  • Monitoring patients before, during, and after invasive procedures
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary and respiratory emergencies and knowing how to start standard interventions to stabilize the patient
  • Medication administration and evaluation
  • Cared for LVAD patients (Heartmate XVE) awaiting heart transplantation
Education and Training
Expected in 2015
Master of Science: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Loyola University Chicago - Maywood, Illinois,
Expected in 01/2007
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Illinois State University - Bloomington-Normal, Illinois,
Expected in 01/2005
Associate of Arts: General Studies
College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn - Glenwood, Illinois,
  • Assisted in implementation of new hospital program focusing on women and heart disease.
  • Formulated education, assessment, and evaluation tools and presented the program to numerous OB/Gyn offices.
  • Goal of program was to categorize low, moderate, and high risk women and providing prompt early intervention based on cardiovascular risk.
Additional Information
  • Board certified adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. Extensive background in critical care nursing, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology. Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations and enjoys a challenge. Self-motivated professional with a commitment to providing quality care consistent with evidence-based practice. Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Nurse License: CNP, State: GA, Expires January 2022
  • Nurse License: RN, State: GA, Expires January 2022
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Pracitioner - ANCC
  • BLS
  • ACLS

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School Attended

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Illinois State University
  • College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn

Job Titles Held:

  • Advanced HF/LVAD Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath and EP Lab
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Registered Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Telemetry Registered Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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