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

Caring Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with specialties in family Medicine and Gastroenterology . Talented at performing patient consultations, administering appropriate medication and treatment and maintaining patient records. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be flexible.

Care-driven individual with warm personality comfortable visiting patients at home to provide dedicated care. Multitasking Adult Nurse Practitioner providing patient counseling, education and assistance.

Skills
  • MEDITECH
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Test Result Interpretation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Diagnostic Tests Ordering
  • Physical Examinations
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Education
  • Support Staff Supervision
  • Specialist Referrals
  • PPE Compliance

Meditech and Practice Partner Software

Work History
09/2019 to Current APRN Baptist Health | Fort Smith, AR,
  • Provided counseling to patients and families and referred patients to other treatment facilities.
  • Assessed patient conditions by performing thorough examinations and asking appropriate medical questions.
  • Established and implemented developmental screening initiatives to detect delays in young children.
  • Evaluated patient progress and responses to various treatments.
  • Delivered high level of care and service to patients through email, video chat and online assessments.
  • Formulated plans of care to optimize child's health potential and minimize physical and psychological complications.
  • Explained side effects from medications and provided in-depth education to patients on diabetes, asthma, cancer and other diseases.
  • Ordered lab tests and interpreted test results and maintained patient records.
  • Recommended medications and other treatments such as physical therapy and inhalers for variety of different health conditions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Conducted mandated health screenings, physicals and special education assessments in 3 schools each year.
  • Provided care for critically ill patients with traumatic injuries and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Conducted screenings, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative services on primary health care team.
  • Cared for post-surgical patients after endoscopy procedures.
  • Coordinated diagnosis, exams and care for caseload of multiple patients per shift
11/2018 to 09/2019 APRN Family Medicine Clinic Common Spirit | Centerville, IA,

Diagnose and treat all illness from peds , adolescent and adult patients

  • Assessed patient conditions by performing thorough examinations and asking appropriate medical questions.
  • Provided counseling to patients and families and referred patients to other treatment facilities.
  • Delivered high level of care and service to patients through email, video chat and online assessments.
  • Evaluated patient progress and responses to various treatments.
  • Evaluated child's response to treatment through phone calls and follow up visits.
  • Formulated plans of care to optimize child's health potential and minimize physical and psychological complications.
  • Recommended medications and other treatments such as physical therapy and inhalers for variety of different health conditions.
  • Explained side effects from medications and provided in-depth education to patients on diabetes, asthma, cancer and other diseases.
  • Ordered lab tests and interpreted test results and maintained patient records.
  • Established and implemented developmental screening initiatives to detect delays in young children.
  • Provided anticipatory guidance to pediatric patients and families concerning areas such as vaccine administration, developmental milestones and nutrition and hygiene practices.
  • Applied and removed casts, sutured soft tissue injuries, and changed dressings.
  • Provided care for critically ill patients with traumatic injuries and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
09/2007 to 11/2018 Registered Nurse Ascension Health | Bensenville, IL,
  • Administered IV fluids, medications and blood products through peripherally inserted central venous catheter to support long-term treatment for infections, cancer or heart and kidney problems.
  • Prepared chemotherapy doses and iron infusions for patient treatments as per physicians' orders.
  • Leveraged knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control and safety precaution to initiate appropriate intervention in crisis situations.
  • Initiated patient care meetings with multidisciplinary team to revise plan of care as patient condition warrants.
  • Educated patients on proper nutrition and medication side effects.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers and provided compassionate emotional support.
  • Remained current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs and oriented and educated new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Created warm and inviting atmosphere through use of soft music to help patients feel less stressed while undergoing treatment.
  • Maintained safe and therapeutic medical environment and guided and directed members of health care team to encourage quality patient care.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Worked with healthcare team to develop new dialysis treatment flow sheet and other log forms, improving clinical documentation and accountability.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Collected data and followed research protocols, operations manuals and case report form requirements.
  • Screened patient records, databases and physician referrals to identify prospective candidates for research studies.
  • Participated in initiation visits and investigator meetings, implementing trials in accordance with study timelines and budgets.
  • Maintained compliance with protocols covering patient care and clinical trial operations.
  • Gathered, processed and shipped lab specimens.
  • Collected, evaluated and modeled collected data.
  • Coordinated clinical trials focused on Lung /Breast/Prostate cancer trials
  • Followed informed consent processes and maintained records.
  • Monitored unit budget to meet financial objectives for spend rate and funding.
  • Worked with principal investigator and sponsors to facilitate daily trial activities and comply with research protocols.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Improved operations through consistent hard work and dedication.
  • Received and processed stock into inventory management system.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Monitored company inventory to keep stock levels and databases updated.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
05/1995 to 09/2007 Registered Nurse, ICU ARH | City, STATE,
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Assessed, evaluated and cared for neonate and pediatric patients.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Performed arterial cut-downs, inserted central lines and inserted endotracheal tubes as part of trauma team.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Communicated with family members and loved ones to provide information about patient care, treatments and medical options.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Administered medications and fluids and checked vital signs on critically ill newborns.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care in high-volume trauma center setting.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Established staff schedules and assignments based on facility needs and equipment availability.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Managed elements of patient care from admission to discharge or transfer to other units.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Assisted physicians in minor surgeries by keeping instruments sterilized and maintaining inventory.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Crafted tailored nursing care plan for each patient and evaluated it daily for effectiveness.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre- and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
Education
Expected in 02/2018 to to Master of Science | FNP Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
Expected in 05/1994 to to Associate of Science | Registered Nurse Hazard Community And Technical College, Hazard, KY GPA:
Affiliations
  • International Council of Nurses
  • American Association of Nurses
  • ANCC
Certifications

CPR

BLS

  • Licensed Registered Nurse 17467
  • APRN 3012777


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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Hazard Community And Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • APRN
  • APRN Family Medicine Clinic
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, ICU

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Science

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