Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Psychiatric charge nurse with over 17 years of successful experience in assessing the mental and physical status of patients. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success as a charge nurse. Strengths in providing critical thinking, empathy and reliability for patients and staff. I am applying for registered nurse on at Selah House.

  • Current Indiana license with State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Psychiatry and mental health assessment
  • Nurse Leadership
  • Floor assignments
  • Character performances
  • Basic Life Support certification through the AHA
Work History
06/2005 to Current Charge Nurse Psychiatry Floor New Jersey Institute | Manahawkin, NJ,
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
  • As charge nurse I make staff assignments
  • I complete the following for patients: admission paperwork and orders, pass medications, complete full physical assessment, complete psychiatric assessment, create care plans and lead group activities
  • Provide communication between physician and patient
  • Develop working relationship with patient providing empathy and great listener skills
  • I provide reliability to patients and co-workers so they can rely on me for support
08/1994 to Current School Nurse Madison-Grant United School Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Served as liaison between families, school personnel and other healthcare providers on behalf of students
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance
  • Participated in development of school safety plans that addressed areas of concern, including Universal Precautions and Covid 19
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions
  • Oversaw health services for school of 1400 students and faculty
  • Provided medical consultations to other school personnel to promote well-coordinated school health and safety efforts
  • Developed care plans and made referrals as necessary for students with health concerns or injuries
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches
  • Implemented care plans for students treatment after assessing physician medical regimens
  • Identified hearing and vision conditions by conducting health screenings and reviewing patient histories
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and diabetic workshops
07/2002 to 05/2005 Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Ball Memorial Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
04/1987 to 07/1994 Assistant Director of Nursing/In-service University Nursing Center | City, STATE,
  • Planned and assigned workload to nursing staff to direct patient care
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients
  • Participated in nursing management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents
Expected in 05/1982 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Indiana University, Indianapolis, iN, GPA:

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