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certified wound ostomy continence nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Summary

Multi-talented CWOCN with 15 years of experience administering treatment to wound care patients. Highly talented at caring for patients with various stages and types of wounds. Additional expertise in continence nursing providing Bio feedback and Estim therapy. Maintained communication with physicians and other staff to propel continuum of care. Compassionate Wound Care Nurse adept in developing treatment plans according to current wound care protocols. Proficient in applying preventive measures and monitoring results on the care being delivered. Proven skills in comprehensive would care and ostomy care and teaching. Bringing 15 years of excellent healthcare service. Our wound care outpatient clinic had a 94% healing rate compared the national average. Hardworking CWOCN, well-versed in primary care. Treats patients of all ages and specializes in delivering effective quality nursing care. Performs in stressful and crisis situations and interprets and applies policies and procedures with good judgment. Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

Skills
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Patient Examination
  • Decision Making for best plan of care based on evidence based best practice guidelines.
  • Treatment Plan written in pt. chart for the referring MD for the nursing staff to follow through with and followed the patients progress reporting back to MD the patients progress.
  • Medical Procedure Preparation for stoma sight marking pre op for uroscopy, colostomy and ileostomy surgery patient along with patient education.
  • Diet and Nutrition education for the various needs of each three stoma types. For wound care patients this was a vital part of my education plan.
  • Attention to Detail was vital in assessing the physical as well as the emotional and psych/social needs of the patient and their family.
  • Medical Supply Management was essential to keep up with the latest products available and to arrange for the supplies.

  • Compassionate Caring for this special patient population was where I thought I excelled by attending to listening and advocating for my patients in the healthcare system.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Rehabilitative Care
  • Case Management essential to insure patients care continued after discharge which involved collaborating with discharge planners and durable medical for supplies.
  • Pain Management
  • Student Precepting , I precepted 6 different wound ostomy continence nurses over 15 years, all who became certified.
  • Group and Individual Instruction, I started an Ostomy support group based on the UOA guidelines in 2002 and it is still very vital in our community.
  • Medical Device Prescriptions wound VAC
  • Infection Control Program Advisory
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Attention to Detail
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Pain Control
  • Interpersonal and Written Communication
  • Building Trust and Rapport
Experience
07/1993 to 12/2022
Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Pacific Medical Centers Portland, OR,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Cared for patients with various wounds caused by injuries, medical treatments and diseases.
  • Conducted wound assessments for patients and documented information.
  • Educated patients and family members on cleaning and dressing wounds and identifying signs of infection.
  • Measured wound depth to support treatment methods and monitor healing.
  • Classified wounds using staging system based on visual evaluation of affected tissue.
  • Minimized patient skin breakdown by devising and carrying out skin care plan.
  • Treated complex wounds not healed in four weeks, including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and trauma-related wounds.
  • Educated patients, family members and caregivers on condition management.
  • Continually assessed patient pain levels and applied appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Viewed electronic health system records to evaluate patient wound care history, other relevant medical information and prescription medications.
  • Coordinated care with charge nurse and other staff through daily communication.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
  • Managed draining wounds assessing what modality best suited the needs.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies doing a pre op visit with the patient to determine the best stoma site then post op teaching to assist the patient and their family in how to best manage their new ostomy.
  • Administered medications based on clinical condition and patient age.
  • Communicated with attending physician when starting or adjusting treatment then writing a thorough plan of care based on best practice guidelines established through evidence based research.
  • Developed individualized rehabilitative care to facilitate patients returning to productive lifestyle.
06/1988 to 06/1993
Staff Nurse Pacific Medical Centers Seattle, WA,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular, and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Educated nursing students on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
09/1976 to 12/1979
Staff Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers Spokane, WA,
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Observed body language, movement and demeanor to anticipate surgeon's needs and maintain procedure sterility during operation.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients with compassion and positive attitude.
  • Performed comprehensive assessments to identify patient needs, devise care plans, modify care solutions and support patient rights.
  • Discussed surgical patients with healthcare team to address and resolve concerns.
  • Transferred patients from operating room to recovery room on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular, and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Administered surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes to facilitate patient care.
  • Educated patients and families on medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain management.
  • Assisted with nursing duties in short-staffed areas.
  • Supported surgical team during procedures by either performing the duties of the scrub nurse for the full range of surgeries or as the circulating nurse in charge of the unit during the night shift.
  • Verified prescribed medications and checked for contradictions and potential complications before administering to patients.
  • Administered treatments, therapies and medication according to prescribed methods and protocols.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies, and mass casualty incidences.
  • Minimized infections using ChloraPrep, Mueller and Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic instruments and infection prevention products.
  • Consulted medical sources to gain knowledge of emerging and updated procedures and select equipment for procedures or treatments.
  • Collaborated with practitioners to develop and implement patient care plans and evaluate various factors.
  • Supervised processes and verified patient information to support patient care.
09/1973 to 09/1975
Staff Registered Nurse Deaconess Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Observed body language, movement and demeanor to anticipate surgeon's needs and maintain procedure sterility during operation.
  • Supported surgical team during procedures by learning as a new graduate what the surgery involved and what instruments were needed to do the repair then the procedure itself, specializing in total joint replacements and my favorite roll as the first scrub on the open heart surgery team.
  • Supported surgical team during procedures by [Action].
  • Verified prescribed medications and checked for contradictions and potential complications before administering to patients.
  • Collaborated with practitioners to develop and implement patient care plans and evaluate various factors.
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations.
  • Counted surgical instruments and sponges used in procedures upon completion of operations.
  • Observed surgical procedures to closely monitor patient and quickly assist physician with potential complications or additional needs.
  • Maintained aseptic environment to prevent patient infections or other unwanted outcomes.
  • Responded to emergency situations based on nursing standards and patient priority.
  • Delivered exceptional care to patients throughout the entire surgical lifecycle to support positive health outcomes.
  • Prepared operating rooms to uphold strict asepsis standards.
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques and patient assessments and interventions.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining steps in rapid response situations.
  • Delivered tailored nursing care to adult patients suffering from multiple diagnoses.
  • Precepted and mentored new staff, graduate RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Provided high level of assistance during procedures by cutting tissue, clamping and suturing under supervision of head surgeon.
  • Responded to emergency situations such by scrubbing in on emergent case of a ruptured thoracic aneurism by preparing the surgical field for a fast induction to get the patient onto the heart lung bypass machine so we could repair the defect to the aortic arch sustained to a 22 year old male in a MVA. The patient survived and did very well.
  • Reduced potential infections using ChloraPrep, pre-op prep, Mueller and Snowden-Pence Surgical laparoscopic instruments, capital and infection prevention products.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2001 to to
Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Education: D Sat For National Certification Q5yrs.
Emory University - Atlanta, GA
GPA:
Expected in 06/1973 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Emory University
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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