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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Patient-focused Assistant Director of Nursing offering an 8-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. Strong clinical skills, and lead facilities through Covid-19 state surveys that resulted in zero infection control tags. Licensed in MI.

Accomplishments
  • Achieved JCHAO certification for my facility through spearheading the development and execution of POC.
  • Initiated and developed an immunization program that was approved through the Oakland County Health Department to provide Covid-19 (pfizer) to staff, residents, and the community.
Skills
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Team Meeting Management
  • Acute Care
  • Risk Management
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Long-Term Care
  • Nursing Protocols
  • Regulatory and Statutory Compliance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Medical and Nursing Coordination
  • Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration
  • Leadership and Guidance
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Disease Control
  • Process Improvement
  • Accreditation Coordination
  • Emergency Response
  • Leadership Development
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Program Development
  • Facility Oversight
  • Seasoned in Medical Clinical Procedures
Work History
08/2022 to Current
Assistant Director of Nursing Hillcrest Health Services Lincoln, NE, Shelby, MI
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Planned and assigned workload to 175-person nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Participated in management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions.
  • Recruited and developed over 50 quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
08/2021 to 08/2022
Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Preventionist Mission Point Of Clarkston City, STATE, Clarkston, MI
  • Developed and Executed the POC that allowed the facility to be granted JCAHO certification.
  • Initiated and developed an immunization program in the facility, and became a Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer) provider to staff, residents, and the community through Oakland County.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Planned and assigned workload to 70 -person nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • 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 management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents.
05/2018 to 08/2021
Clinical Nurse Manager/Infection Preventionist Medilodge Of Rochester Hills City, STATE, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Oversaw admissions and discharges and scheduling of nursing staff.
  • Performed as a Wound Care Nurse for the facility
  • Rounded with MD/NP for wounds, collaborated in wound treatments
  • Identified type and stage of wounds with accurate measuring and documentation
  • Educated staff for prevention of skin breakdown, and worsening of existing wounds
  • Educated patients and families on treatment, expected outcomes and discharge instructions, serving as advisory resource to patients and families to facilitate recovery.
  • Sought opportunities to improve patient care, outcomes and nursing staff performance.
  • Evaluated nursing staff's performance and developed education programs and professional development opportunities to improve individual and team competencies, clinical knowledge and delivery of care.
  • Interacted effectively with department managers to promptly correct problems and improve services.
  • Collaborated with physicians and interdisciplinary teams to devise and manage individualized plans of care.
  • Oversaw training, staffing and education of all nurses and CNA staff.
  • Reviewed charts weekly to complete quality control checks.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Introduced initiatives based on staff education, infection control audits, safe medication administration and proper wound care to achieve unit and facility goals.
  • Supervised team of 20 nurses and 30 clinical nursing assistants.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Coordinated departmental operations according to administrative, legal and medical guidelines.
  • Advocated for patients' physical, psychosocial, developmental, spiritual and emotional needs during planning.
  • Responded to behavioral and medical crises codes.
  • Initiated care plan and actualized appropriate interventions and treatment.
  • Directed day-to-day nursing and operational functions for a 95-bed nursing rehabilitative facility, ensuring exceptional delivery of care when developing well-rounded nursing teams.
  • Documented all aspects of care following facility and Medicare standards, creating accurate patient records of all interactions and interventions to sustain continuity of care.
08/2014 to 05/2018
Registered Nurse, Neuro/Trauma and ICU Ascension St. John Hospital City, STATE, Southfield, MI
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Teamed on trauma and emergency interventions involving serious head injuries, gunshot wounds and thoracic trauma.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care in high-volume trauma center setting.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
Education
Expected in 05/2014
Associate of Science: Nursing
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions - San Antonio, TX
GPA:
Expected in 05/2012
No Degree: Pre-nursing
San Antonio College - San Antonio, TX
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
  • San Antonio College

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Preventionist
  • Clinical Nurse Manager/Infection Preventionist
  • Registered Nurse, Neuro/Trauma and ICU

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • No Degree

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