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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse offering over 10 years of direct patient care and advocacy within dementia units, emergency situations, and long term care. Highly skilled in charting, managing and monitoring patient cares, treatments, medications, and care plans. Well-versed in promoting policies and protocols to achieve core measures. Demonstrated success in cultivating strong patient rapport to drive outcome goals. Flexible in adapting to various changes as necessary to achieve overall well being of individuals and facilities.

Skills
  • Process evaluation
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Medical Record Auditing
  • Employee Performance
  • Staff Management
  • Dementia Knowledge
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Direct Patient Care
Work History
Charge Nurse, 07/2017 to Current
Community Medical CentersFresno, CA,
  • Educated patients and caregivers of various available external resources to support wound management, disease management and medication administration.
  • Defined patient advocacy objectives for patients and caregivers through collaboration with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to various settings, including home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising DON.
  • Directed patient care activities and provided guidance and training to RNs, LPNs and residential advisors during shift while delegating assignments and providing treatment.
  • Professionally interacted, updated and advocated care plans to patients and loved ones.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments and assisting staff.
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Provided wound care and dressing changes routinely.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
RN Case Manager, 07/2016 to 07/2017
Nascentia HealthBuffalo, NY,
  • Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk patients.
  • Actively engaged in on-call rotations to deliver continuous quality care to patients.
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary professionals to develop plans of care, administer tests and monitor patient status.
  • Responded promptly and professionally to patient questions and concerns.
  • Created individualized care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated appropriate nursing methods to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Prepared clinical notes and updates for review by primary physician.
  • Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provided instructions and addressed question and concerns.
  • Performed evaluations on consistent basis to address changes in patient needs, conditions and medications, altering care plans when required.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs. ·
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
LPN, 07/2015 to 07/2016
St. Peters Health PartnersAlbany, NY,
  • Adhered to company policies, safety procedures and performance standards.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Collaborated with other nurses, cnas, and physicians to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Cared for various types of individual each day with quality-driven support of all different backrounds which consistantly changed.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
Advanced Patient Care Technician, 12/2010 to 07/2016
Spectrum HealthSouthfield, MI,
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Organized and replenished unit supplies to maintain team readiness for expected demands.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Documented observations and baseline measurements in medical records.
  • Responded to patient emergencies with immediate care and notified clinicians to provide comprehensive assistance.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Assisted with respiratory, cardiopulmonary and physical therapies through CPR as necessary.
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to Charge Nurses an Physicians.
  • Furthered skills by actively taking part in employee trainings and taking classes in subjects to improve overall knowledge of human needs as necessary.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
Education
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 05/2016
Western Iowa Tech Community College - Sioux City, IA,
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LPN: Nursing, Expected in 05/2015
Western Iowa Tech Community College - Sioux City, IA,
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: CNA/Advanced Care Technician, Expected in 12/2010
Western Iowa Tech Community College - Sioux City, IA
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2008
East High School - Sioux City, IA
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Certifications
  • Dementia/Alzheimers Training - Yearly review
  • Basic Life Support- 3 year certificate
  • Aggression Training- yearly review
  • Mandatory Reporter - 5 year review

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School Attended

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • East High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • RN Case Manager
  • LPN
  • Advanced Patient Care Technician

Degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • LPN
  • High School Diploma

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