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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Patient-focused ADON offering 5+ -year background driving quality improvements and coaching nursing staff to reach full potential. Strong organizational, communication and multitasking abilities. Expertise in managing medical records, evaluating staff performance and developing continued care plans. Skilled at improving processes, maximizing team productivity and reducing costs to achieve sustainable nursing home operations. Familiar with employee motivation and retention strategies, resident relations and accreditation requirements.

Accomplishments
  • Supervised team of 30+ staff members.
Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Staff Management
  • Teamwork
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Dementia Knowledge
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Medication Management
  • Home Health Care
  • Quality Improvement Activities
  • Scheduling
  • Infection Control
  • Teaching
  • Medical Records Management
  • Staff Education
  • Medication Administration
  • Long-Term Care
  • New Hire Orientation
  • Disease Prevention
  • Health Education
Work History
06/2018 to Current Assistant Director of Nursing Sava Senior Care | Palisade, CO,
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Participated in daily management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Evaluated work performance of 25 nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
  • Planned and assigned workload to 25 person nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
04/2017 to 06/2018 Long-Term Care Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers | Issaquah, WA,
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
09/2015 to 10/2017 Home Health Registered Nurse Case Manager Adventist Health System | Tarpon Springs, FL,
  • Introduced changes to patient care plans based on regular evaluations and patient changes.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising DON.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
10/2010 to 09/2015 Licensed Vocational Nurse Mednax | Jackson, TN,
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN..
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
06/2009 to 09/2010 Licensed Vocational Nurse Mednax | Kankakee, IL,
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
Education
Expected in 10/2000 High School Diploma | JNV Maseetan , Punjab, India, GPA:
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
Expected in 10/2003 Associate of Science | Nursing Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Nursing , Punjab, India, GPA:
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Nursing Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ GPA:
Certifications
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Registered Nurse
  • Wound care certified
  • Ostomy certified
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
Affiliations

1. Life membership of trained nurses in India (TNAI ) membership number 129140

2. Member of FOMMA

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School Attended

  • JNV Maseetan
  • Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Nursing
  • Grand Canyon University

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Long-Term Care Registered Nurse
  • Home Health Registered Nurse Case Manager
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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