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Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Qualified Charge Nurse offers extensive and positive experience in leadership roles. Expert in diverse aspects of patient care with success in overseeing shift activities. Proven clinical skills and sound judgment.

Skills
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Rapport Building
  • Licensed RN
  • Team Leadership
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Record Auditing
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Staff Supervision
  • Training and Development
  • Decision Making
  • Patient Care Assignment
  • Nursing Care Coordination
  • Plan of Action Implementation
  • Care Quality Evaluation
  • Care Plan Management
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Specialized Healthcare Referrals
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Patient Examination
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Medical Supply Management
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Care Coordination
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Instrument Sterilization
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Procedure Development
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Education and Training
St Petersburg College St. Petersburg, FL, Expected in 05/2009 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Polk State College Winter Haven, FL Expected in 05/2007 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Nicholas County High School Summersville, WV, Expected in 05/1991 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Experience
Dean Health - Charge Nurse, Emergency Department
New Glarus, WI, 08/2010 - Current
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other disciplines.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Oversaw medication administration, monitored distribution and documented responses.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Assessed unit patients from admission to discharge.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Reviewed staffing patterns and census of nursing units, meeting staffing needs and budgetary controls.
  • Met with administrator to discuss patient care status, issues and information.
  • Complied with OSHA programs, maintaining safe and clean working environment.
  • Participated in facility, regulatory and accreditation surveys and action plans to address deficiencies.
  • Conferred with patients to obtain medical history, discuss procedures and answer questions.
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
Geisinger - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Bellwood, PA, 07/2007 - 08/2020
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Obtained information by contacting appropriate personnel or patients.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records as part of patient intake process.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Provided patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
  • Administered medications and treatments, monitoring patients for reactions and side effects.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Conducted intake assessments with patients and relatives to gather case history.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Monitored patients after surgery, answered questions and provided home care strategies.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
Wellstar Health System - Paramedic
Jasper, GA, 10/2001 - 07/2010
  • Adhered to protocols and procedures to maintain safety of patients and paramedic crew.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Administered CPR and other life-saving techniques on patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Treated patients suffering from heart attacks, strokes and motor vehicle accident injuries.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Responded quickly to medical emergencies to promote best possible health outcomes.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Assessed scene on arrival to identify potential safety issues and hazards affecting first responders.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Performed standard testing and administered medication to manage care in field and in transit.
  • Explained each step of treatment to conscious patients to reduce fear and invoke calm.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Obtained details regarding patient by questioning family members and bystanders.
  • Loaded patients into ambulances in preparation for transport to nearest medical center.
  • Cleaned wounds and applied gauze and bandages to prevent infection.
  • Documented care provided to patients into reports for submission to supervisor.
  • Saved lives by administering medications, monitoring cardiac output and performing emergency intubations.
Wellstar Health System - Paramedic
Morrow, GA, 05/1995 - 07/2001
  • Adhered to protocols and procedures to maintain safety of patients and paramedic crew.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Administered CPR and other life-saving techniques on patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Treated patients suffering from heart attacks, strokes and motor vehicle accident injuries.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Responded quickly to medical emergencies to promote best possible health outcomes.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Assessed scene on arrival to identify potential safety issues and hazards affecting first responders.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Performed standard testing and administered medication to manage care in field and in transit.
  • Explained each step of treatment to conscious patients to reduce fear and invoke calm.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Obtained details regarding patient by questioning family members and bystanders.
  • Loaded patients into ambulances in preparation for transport to nearest medical center.
  • Cleaned wounds and applied gauze and bandages to prevent infection.
  • Documented care provided to patients into reports for submission to supervisor.
  • Saved lives by administering medications, monitoring cardiac output and performing emergency intubations.
Mlk Community Hospital - EMT
Compton, CA, 03/1993 - 05/1995
  • Documented calls in reports detailing incident type and course of treatment.
  • Operated emergency vehicles with caution to keep patients, public and first responders safe.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Reviewed inventory levels prior to shift and restocked ambulance to prepare for service.
  • Performed CPR and used cardiac defibrillator to revive patients in cardiac arrest or arrythmia.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Rendered direct patient care by stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Explained to conscious patients steps involved for medical evaluations and need for possible hospital transport.
  • Observed and assessed incident scenes to maintain safety of first responders.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Performed standard testing and administered medication to manage care in field and in transit.
  • Asked patients questions about over-the-counter medications, prescriptions and illicit drug activity to identify side effects or signs of overdose.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Trained new hires by offering insight into job duties and assessing shift performance.
  • Operated and drove ambulances to transfer patients to hospitals or other healthcare facilities.
  • Documented patient condition and treatment to facilitate plan of care.
  • Communicated with dispatchers and hospital personnel to arrange logistics for patient transport.
  • Assessed patient condition to administer first-aid treatment or advanced level life support.
  • Evaluated patients at accident scenes to screen, assess and treat significant injuries.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • St Petersburg College
  • Polk State College
  • Nicholas County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic
  • EMT

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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