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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Adaptable medical professional demonstrating expertise and knowledge through 42 years in healthcare roles. Committed to leading highly effective teams to delivering exceptional patient care.

Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Care Coordination
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
Work History
Charge Nurse , 7a CVICU, 10/2019 - Current
Geisinger Trevorton, PA,
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Triaged incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Cared for culturally-diverse patients, liaising with family members and specialists to address changing needs and enhance individual experience.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
Administrative Nurse Supervisor, 04/2019 - 10/2019
THR Harris Methodist Fort Worth City, STATE,
  • Kept facility in compliance with HIPAA, OSHA and other applicable guidelines.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Developed strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives .
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Assessed patient care requirements on each unit by making rounds in multiple departments and all other areas of the hospital
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed response to critically ill patients
Cardiovascular Clinician, 02/2011 - 04/2019
THR Harris Methodist Fort Worth City, STATE,
  • Provided patients with detailed information about symptoms, causes and treatment expectations.
  • Established appropriate course of treatment and implemented interventions.
  • Teamed with other physicians, specialists and health care providers to provide well-rounded care for complex cases.
  • Developed, implemented, revised and evaluated policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and facilitate care of STEMI, non-STEMI and ACS patients from the THFW emergency room, transferring facilities, field and in-house.
  • Member of Rapid Response and Code Blue Team.
  • Chairman of Code Blue Committee
Staff RN/ Charge Nurse Cardiovascular ICU, 09/2006 - 02/2011
THR Harris Methodist Fort Worth City, STATE,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • 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.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Day shift charge nurse of 25 bed unit. Assignment of patient care based on patient acuity and level of staff expertise.
  • Assessed and provided care for critically care patient's including ( but not limited to) past operative open heart surgery, thoracic and abdominal aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, esophagogastrectomy and thoracotomy patients.
Staff R.N., 02/2002 - 08/2008
Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons PC City, STATE,
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Round on and assess in- hospital patients. Documentation of assessment in physician progress notes.
  • Assisted surgeon with bedside procedures in hospital and clinic.
  • Returned patient phone calls in office.
Staff R.N. Open Heart ICU and Cardiac Rehab, 08/1987 - 02/2002
Baptist Montclair Hospital City, STATE,
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Assessed and cared for critically ill patients.
  • Admitted and care for Post open heart surgery patients.
  • Communicated regularly with family members.
  • Day shift charge nurse of 16 bed unit
  • Monitor and document on cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients in gym.
  • Provide education on CHF and COPD to rehab patients.
Staff R.N. Open Heart Unit / Staff L.P.N. - ICU, 12/1978 - 08/1988
DCH Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Assessed and provided care for critically ill patients including post open heart surgery .
  • Document in nurses notes, flow sheets and written plan of care.
  • Communicate with surgeon and any consulting physician.
  • Member of hospital team that established care plans for post open heart surgery patients.

Education
: Licensed Practical Nurse, Expected in
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Shelton State Technical College - Tuscaloosa, Al,
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Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in
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Shelton State Community College - Tuscaloosa, AL
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Certifications
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association ( ACLS and BLS ).
  • CCRN

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School Attended

  • Shelton State Technical College
  • Shelton State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse , 7a CVICU
  • Administrative Nurse Supervisor
  • Cardiovascular Clinician
  • Staff RN/ Charge Nurse Cardiovascular ICU
  • Staff R.N.
  • Staff R.N. Open Heart ICU and Cardiac Rehab
  • Staff R.N. Open Heart Unit / Staff L.P.N. - ICU

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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