Clinic Nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Compassionate, Licensed Practical Nurse dedicated to providing holistic patient centered care while educating patients and caregivers on disease management and prevention 

Skill Highlights
  • Patient-centered care
  • Strong nursing ethics
  • Crisis intervention and resolution
  • Dedicated patient advocate
  • Experienced preceptor
  • High level of autonomy
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficient work in fast-paced environment
  • Health and wellness education
  • Emphasis on Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Diagnostic tools experienced
  • Qualified in specimen collection/processing
  • Outpatient clinical procedures
  • Patient evaluation/intervention 
  • Accomplished in Wound Care
  • Safe Medication Administration
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Clinic Nurse Archcare Garrison, NY,
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus, while seeking opportunities for improvement of clinic processes and treatments.

Coordinated with PACT provider and registered nurse to identify at risk patients on panel and develop care plans to reduce disease outcome.

Evaluated health education needs of patients and provided necessary training and instruction utilizing the teach-back method to empower patient\\'s self-management of Diabetes and Hypertension.

Contributed to reduction in patient wait time 90% by scrubbing schedule, evaluating patient care needs, prioritizing treatment and maintaining patient flow.

Efficiently, communicated to patients through secure messaging, promptly followed up on PACT alerts and two-day hospital discharge calls.

Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, maintaining privacy of patient health information, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in the clinic and all expired medication was properly disposed.

Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height, assessed need for ordered, obtained, and interpreted appropriate lab tests.

Utilized strong assessment skills to determine pertinent changes in patient condition and alerting PACT RN and Provider.

Assisted physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with set up of instruments, injections, suture removal and wound care.

Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans.

Skillfully performed rapid strep, urinalysis, and venipuncture and sent specimens for laboratory testing in addition to performing EKG\\'s and bladder scans.

Designated Rapid Response team, participated in emergency situations to stabilize and medicate patients under direction of first responder and Provider

10/2013 to 01/2016
Charge Nurse Edgewood Estates Frenchburg, KY,

Lead Wellness Nurse directing outcome-focused care in coordination with 3 Physicians, 2 Nurse Practitioners for new 100 bed Assisted Living Facility.  

Attended daily staff meetings to review potential admissions, discharges, safety issues, patient change in condition and care plans with Wellness Director, and Executive Director

Strong oral and written communication skills enhancing ability to quickly build rapport with staff, patients, families and ancillary team members in the community

Supervisor for E-MAR system responsible for quality assurance of medication/treatment orders, patient profiles, documentation, and user accessibility

Trained all Nurses and Med-Techs on utilization of system including, patient profiles, physician’s orders, med administration, medication inventory, cycle fill and destruction of discontinued meds

Effective Leader, supervised and delegated shift assignments to 6 Caregivers/ 2 Med-Techs based on resident acuity level and facility census, ability to motivate care team to provide patient care in compassionate, professional manner

Provided additional in-service training to staff on colostomy care, Foley catheter care, utilization of Hoyer lift, safe lifting and transfers  

Responsible for assessing patient statuses, vital signs and lab results while communicating abnormalities to physician in a prompt manner  

Completed all required in-service training, staff meetings and continued education programs to instruct patients, families and staff members on disease processes, treatments, medications and methods of positive health maintenance/regulations  

Ensured compliance with established nursing standards of practice and state laws

Responsible for initial admission assessments and developing, implementing, evaluating and revising care plans based on individual diagnosis and priorities  

Commended for being calm under pressure, and the ability to act quickly during emergencies. Provided CPR and First Aid until Paramedics Arrived

Strong knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics enhancing ability to safely administer medications, assess for effectiveness and need for intervention, in addition to educating patients and family members on individual medication management

16 years of personal experience and 5 years of clinical experience with Insulin Injections and  Insulin Pump Therapy,  Sliding Scales, Blood Glucose Trending,  Insulin to Carb ratios, Exercise, Nutrition, Illness and Stress management of Diabetic patients 

Skilled in providing care to patients with; Cardiac, COPD, Emphysema, Asthma, Diabetic, Stroke, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Urinary and Gastroenterology, Dialysis, Renal, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Cancer, Hospice, MS, and Parkinson’s disease

Coordinated with Hospice team, care staff and families to provide comfort and support for terminally ill patients, including postmortem care, in a compassionate professional manner

Collaborated with ancillary Psychologist in plan of care for patients with mental health concerns, Experience with medication and cognitive therapy treatment of the following mental health issues; OCD, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression and PTSD

09/2015 to 2016
Home Health Nurse Onward Healthcare Tulsa, OK,

Skilled with treatment and prevention of Pressure sores and stasis ulcers, treatment and prevention of infection of surgical wounds, applying wound vac, nephrostomy tube care, lacerations, and abrasions  

Collaborated with the Nurse Case manager in the Development and implementation of nursing care plans.

Proficient in assessing, staging, documenting, and treating wounds as ordered by physician.  

Knowledgeable in types of wound treatments, dressings and justification for utilization for each in the healing process    

Responsible for providing notification to physicians regarding changes in wound, physical condition and need for reassessing plan of care   

Participated in wound/ostomy seminars and continued education to enhance nursing knowledge

Experienced in venipucture and obtaining specimens for lab evaluation following medical protocols

Obtained Vital Signs, to maintain an accurate baseline for patient and assess for changes in condition.

Maintained Infection Control Standards, while providing treatment

Provided emotional support to patients and family members

Strong assessment skills, with ability to recognize emergent needs and notify physician, case manager and emergency contact

Educated patients, families and nursing staff on proper wound care technique

Accurate documentation of patient care,vital signs, medications, and head to toe assessments.

Reconciled current medications and notified physicians of any contraindications

High level of Autonomy required to manage schedule of multiple patients homes, group homes and assisted living communities. 

Recruited and Mentored by owner/operator of company who specialized in wound/ostomy nursing.  

Covered on-call shifts several times a month, including urgent assessments

Commended for excellent communication, reliability and patient care

10/2012 to 07/2013
Shift Nurse Brookdale Senior Living City, STATE,

Direct Supervisor of 5 staff members for a 50-bed memory care facility. Delegated shift assignments by patient acuity level and facility census 

Worked with Adults and Geriatrics with emphasis on behavioral management utilizing redirection, behavioral modification, non-violent crisis intervention, non-verbal communication, therapeutic touch utilizing hand on hand technique, skill building, and retention to assist with maintaining or improving quality of life.

Experienced with dementia; Alzheimer\'s, Pick\'s disease Lewey body syndrome, Huntington\'s, Parkinson\'s, Multiple Sclerosis, Vascular, Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Collaborated closely with doctors, care staff, health resources and patient families to ensure continuation of care and positive goal oriented outcomes.

Efficient communication to HSD, physicians, and families regarding mental/physical changes and need for intervention or change in plan of care.

Accuracy in reviewing and maintaining all medications and medical records, completed weekly inventory and audits.

Assisted with admissions by obtaining vital signs and weight, assessed patients and documented patient medical histories obtained from interviews with patient and family members.

Skilled with preparing and administering the following medications; Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Intradermal, injections, Transdermal patches, Oral, Sublingual, Rectal, Topical,eye, ear and nasal medications, Nebulizer Treatments

Provided wound care, medication and diabetic management, and Foley cath care.

Consistently commended by residents families and staff for providing superior care.

Recognized for having perfect attendance and excellent work ethics.


Venipuncture, EKG, Bladder Scan, Venous Doppler, Glucometer, Calibration and Utilization of Clinitech, Urinalysis, Rapid Strep, Foley Catherization, Straight Catherization, Bladder Irrigation, Bowel Care, Ostomy Care, Suture Removal, Staple Removal, Wound Care , Wound Vacs, Intramuscular,Subcutaneous, Intradermal injections, Oral, Sublingual, Rectal, Eye, Ear, Nasal and Transdermal Patch medication administration, Nebulizer Treatments, Oxygen Therapy, Ear lavage, Ordering and Assessing Labs, Secure Messaging, CPRS, Vista, EMAR, Primary Care Almanac, Ordering of Supplies and Medications, Medication Audits and Reconciliation, Hover Mat, Hoyer lift, CPR, First Aid, Hospice Care, Diabetic Care, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Expected in 2012
Licensed Practical Nurse:
Gateway Community College - Phoenix, Arizona

Nurse Block I-III Clinical Rotations Med-Surg, Thunderbird Hospital, Glendale, AZ, Maricopa County Hospital, Phoenix, AZ Peds, Cardon Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ, Roosevelt Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ OB,Thunderbird Hospital, Glendale, AZ, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ  

CPR/AED BLS for Healthcare Professionals AHA, April,2016- April, 2018


Volunteer Work and Organizations

Retention & Recruitment Committee, Nurse Week 2017 Committee

Donate Life AZ Organization, Phoenix Philanthropist 

Project C.U.R.E,  Saint Mary\'s Food Bank Volunteer

Juvenile Diabetes Association Volunteer-Walk for a Cure

Awards and Recognition

MSTC Continuing Education Scholarship, 3.8 GPA Wisconsin Rapids, WI 2006

Banner Health Nurse Fellows Scholarship, Banner Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 2010

You Make A Difference Award, recognized for exceptional patient care Brookdale, Sun City, AZ 2013

Employee of the Month, recognized for positive leadership Parkwood Assisted Living, Surprise, AZ 2015

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School Attended

  • Gateway Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinic Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Shift Nurse


  • Licensed Practical Nurse

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