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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Ambitious Certified Nursing Assistant with extensive experience in patient care and hospital administrative functions. Strong healthcare skills combined with ability to evaluate and advocate for patient needs. Proven history of cultivating strong patient rapport to provide exceptional care and patient education. Proactive individual focused on delivering high-quality patient-centered care. Skilled in overseeing acute and chronic conditions and certified in Medication Administration.

Certifications
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Licensure obtained through Virginia Board of Nursing)
  • Medication Technician (Licensure Obtained Through Virginia Board of Nursing)
  • CPR
  • First Aide
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Skills
  • Wound care
  • Responding to emergencies
  • EMR / EHR
  • Feeding assistance
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's Experience
  • Patient-focused care
  • Recording Vital Signs
  • Patient Relations
  • Documenting Behaviors
  • Patient Care
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Bathing Assistance
  • Q2H rounding
  • Sanitation
  • Collecting vitals
  • Peri care w/ foley
  • Ostomy (ileostomy, nephrostomy and urostomy) care
  • Care plan assessment
  • Community integration
  • Progress documentation
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Administering Medication
  • Behavioral Management
  • Cleaning
  • Meal Preparation
  • Home Health Care
  • Operational improvement
  • Project organization
  • Relationship development
  • Tube feedings and medications familiarity
  • Infection Control
  • Wound Care
  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy companion
  • Patient education
  • Measuring bodily fluids
  • Inpatient care
  • Supporting personal needs
  • Conducting intakes
  • Infection Control And Aseptic Procedures
  • Observing Responses
  • Patient Management
  • Preparing Meals
Work History
Certified Nursing Assistant, 10/2017 to 10/2020
Spectrum HealthWatervliet, MI,
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep Registered Nurses informed of changes.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep RN's on shift informed of changes.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Cared for average of fifteen patients per twelve hour in on of our acute care facility, delivering high-quality, efficient support to meet all needs.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep RN's informed of changes.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Participated fun activities with patients to boost mood, improve overall memory and provide light entertainment.
Medication Technician, 08/2016 to 10/2017
Providence Health & ServicesNapa, CA,
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medications and diets to inform patient and patient's family of care and progress.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Transported patients to operating and treatment rooms by using wheelchairs and wheeled carts.
  • Turned and repositioned patients to prevent bedsores.
  • Administered psychotropic medications and anxiety education to patients to provide mental health care.
  • Interacted with patients and monitored vital signs during time of admission to report details to registered nurse.
  • Assisted in maintaining conducive environment for residents by adhering to infection control policies.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Employed mobility devices like hoyer lifts equipment to lift patients from chairs to beds, following all safety procedures to avoid injuries.
  • Reduced risks of patient infection and cross-contamination by cleaning and sterilizing equipment.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient transport to reduce instances of infection.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Monitored patient specimen samples and test results to effectively alert supervisors of potentially unhealthy changes.
  • Agreed to take on additional shifts and extra hours during busy periods and holidays to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Collaborated with physicians to design at-home medication guidelines and educated patients and families on correct medication administration.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
Home Health Care Aide, 01/2014 to 08/2017
Always Best CareJamestown, LA,
  • Helped patients safely transition between sleeping surfaces and mobility assistance such as wheelchairs by providing consistent support.
  • Monitored progress and documented any patient health status changes, keeping healthcare team updated.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, grooming and feeding needs, helping to overcome and adapt to mobility restrictions.
  • Offered support for client mental and emotional needs to enhance physical outcomes and overall happiness.
  • Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment.
  • Followed nutritional plans to prepare optimal meals, including purchasing ingredients from local shops.
  • Coordinated daily medicine schedules and administration to help clients address symptoms and enhance quality of life.
  • Encouraged patients to participate in safe physical activity to help boost mood and improve overall wellness.
  • Assisted disabled clients in any way necessary to facilitate independence and well-being.
  • Assisted patients with handling daily chores and errands by transporting to appointments, cleaning personal spaces and purchasing supplies.
  • Interacted kindly with patients and families and displayed positive, outgoing attitude, resulting in establishment of long-term, professional relationships.
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed.
  • Checked vital signs on PRN basis and contacted family and medical provider if needed regarding any patient health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Kept close eye on behavior and emotional responses of clients, consulting with the patients case manager nurse to address concerns and protect each person from any harm.
  • Increased medication knowledge and medical terminology prowess through consistent research and continuing education.
  • Cooked tasty, nourishing meals for patients to promote better nutrition.
  • Worked to improve and enhance patient lives through effective and compassionate care.
Education
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2010 to John Handley High School - Winchester, Va,
GPA:
: CNA, Expected in 12/2011 to Lord Fairfax Community College - Middletown, VA
GPA:

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School Attended

  • John Handley High School
  • Lord Fairfax Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medication Technician
  • Home Health Care Aide

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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