clinical ambulatory rn resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

An enthusiastic leader with a focus on providing excellent patient care in collaboration with a diverse multidisciplinary team. Opportunities are recognized for building professional relationships with understanding that this is key to workplace cohesion, productivity, personal and professional growth, and ultimately organizational success.

  • Clinical proficiency in pediatrics skills, training and mentoring, skill and team building, customer service, oral and written communication
Work History
06/2016 to Current Clinical Ambulatory RN Optimal Home Care, Inc. | Fort Collins, CO,
  • Related Skills:
  • Provide advanced, comprehensive professional, patient and family centered nursing care to pediatric and adolescent patients which includes extensive follow up and preventative healthcare for well, chronically ill and medically complex patients
  • Evaluate and assess to provide appropriate planning and intervention for patients/families
  • Screen pediatric and adolescent patients for acute and well-child clinic visits
  • Triage walk-in patients to assess theseverity of patient's condition and need for provider intervention
  • Communicate with patients and their families to understand their expectations of care and determine how to best meet those needs
  • Provide ongoing education to patients and their families regarding health maintenance and promotion to improve overall health and well-being
  • Serve as point of contact in absence of nursing leadership
  • Utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills to assess and provide solutions, using available resources
  • Provide consistent and appropriate documentation of any workplace issues in a timely manner and report to leadership
  • Assist with the development of goals established for the clinic and work with staff to attain these goals
  • Establish and communicate workplace priorities and make LPN assignments as appropriate
  • Assist with staff orientation, continuing education and personnel development
  • Implemented ongoing training program which includes monthly in-services and biannual skills fair
  • Involved with creating and advocating for a healthy work environment appropriate for recruitment and retention of LPN and RN staff
  • Enrolled in DEI certification program to begin FEB 2022 which will allow a foundation to identify, develop and support initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion to assist the culture and success of the pediatric department
  • Serve as RN Team lead performing phone triage to assess the need for provider evaluation or offer home care treatment as appropriate, scheduling appointments, facilitating provider referrals, processing medication refill and paperwork requests from patients, as well as coordinating care via the patient health portal
  • Recognizing and reporting abnormal test results and changes in the patient's symptoms necessitating follow-up care
  • Provide coverage as primary nurse in treatment room when needed performing tracheostomy care, port-a-cath access and management, neonatal screening , lab draws and IV placement, use ultrasound for difficult access, place in and out urine catheterizations, nasogastric tube placement, cryotherapy and various decentralized labs
  • Prepare and administer oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous medications
  • Serve as subject matter expert for vascular access for clinic needs
  • Use ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access
  • Serve in the pediatric subspecialty clinics when needed providing support for challenging vascular access needs and administering and managing chemotherapy/bio therapy and blood products
  • Supported hospital mission for 2 years by serving on the PICC team placing peripherally inserted central catheters and IV lines using ultrasound guidance
  • Provided teaching for the maintenance and proper technique of caring for central as well as peripheral lines to prevent infection and complications
  • Provided education to multidisciplinary staff and made recommendations for appropriate access for patients based on their diagnosis, treatment plan and overall state of health
  • Assisted with classroom instruction of central line care and maintenance for new RN and LPN employees
12/2007 to 06/2016 Registered Nurse Optimal Home Care, Inc. | Loveland, CO,
  • Accomplishments and Related Skills:
  • Provide family centered nursing care implementing the nursing process in accordance to professional standards, on a general medical surgical floor to acute and chronically ill patients from birth through 18 years of age and to those up to age 21 with cognitive and developmental delays
  • Provide medical surgical care to pediatric subspecialty patients as well as medically complex patients
  • Provide care for neonates in the mother/baby unit and NICU as a float staff supporting those areas in the maternal child health section
  • Collaborate with physicians, families and ancillary staff to implement a plan of care that is suitable for the patient’s needs
  • Function as charge nurse for at least 80% of scheduled shifts
  • Oversee care provided by LPN team members
  • Assist with and perform invasive procedures such as lumbar punctures, placing foley catheters, nasogastric and orogastric tubes and peripherally inserted venous lines
  • Administer chemotherapy and biotherapy perform blood transfusions and phlebotomy procedures
  • Access and manage port-a-caths, PICC lines and other central venous access devices
  • Serve on hospital PICC team placing lines under ultrasound guidance, provide training and education to staff on proper PICC line care and maintenance
  • Perform heel sticks for neonatal bilirubin levels for inpatients as well as outpatient clinic
  • Provide newborn patient education and basic breastfeeding support
  • Prepare and administer oral, subcutaneous, intra-muscular and intravenous medications
  • Provide ambulatory nursing care (such as triage, medical screenings, and pain management), complete patient assessments and develop and update care plans
  • Participate in care coordination with case management and other members of the patient's multi-disciplinary healthcare team
  • Orient and mentor new staff and precept RN and LPN students
  • Provide instruction for these students including direct observation, guidance and teaching while providing aspects of clinical nursing care to pediatric medical/surgical patients
  • Serve as skill builder on Unit Practice Council including coordination of skills fairs providing staff education and training to maintain competency in skills needed on the pediatric floor.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
04/2000 to 12/2007 Registered Nurse Optimal Home Care, Inc. | Arvada, CO,
  • Accomplishments and Related Skills:
  • Provided telephone triage for 3 pediatric and 2 pediatric/adult urgent care clinics
  • Coordinated care for primary pediatric patients in all 3 pediatric clinics
  • Trained RN's and LPN's in telephone triage protocols and electronic medical records systems
  • Assisted in implementing a network nursing position which was responsible for overseeing nursing operations for all clinics
  • Provided direct patient care for well and urgent care visits for pediatric and adult patents
  • Performed a variety of diagnostic testing and procedures including phlebotomy, lab testing, urine catheterizations, allergy/immunotherapy injections and immunizations
  • Triage and screen walk-in patients to assess the severity of the patient's condition and the need for provider intervention
  • Made psychosocial assessments of patients to identify their cultural practices, ability to understand and cooperate, as well as their expectations of care and coping mechanisms
  • Recognized and reported abnormal test results, changes in symptoms and the need for follow-up care
  • Assisted health care providers with examinations and procedures.
09/1997 to 04/2000 Registered Nurse Pediatrics Northwest | City, STATE,
  • Accomplishments and Related Skills:
  • Performed telephone triage for a large pediatric primary and subspecialty care facility
  • Provided direct patient care for acute and well care visit
  • Administered allergy shots and immunizations, performed radiology testing as well as phlebotomy procedures
  • Provided care management for chronically and medically complex pediatric patients
  • Scheduled office appointments, facilitated appointments with specialty care clinics and coordinated referrals
  • Provided teaching to patients and families during nurse visits such as anticipatory guidance, disease prevention and management and general growth and development concerns for the pediatric population.
Expected in 04/2018 to to Master's degree | Nursing Education Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT, GPA:
Expected in 06/1997 to to Bachelor's degree | Nursing University of Washington, Seattle, WA, GPA:

GPA: 3.7 of a maximum 4.0 Earned: 180 Quarter Hours

Expected in 6 /1995 to to Associate's degree | Tacoma Community College, Fircrest, WA GPA:
GPA: 3.9, GPA: 4.0, Credits Earned: 80 Quarter Hours
Certified Pediatric Nurse- CPN BLS PICC certification ENPC (Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course) Vascular Access Board Certified VA-BC EBP Coaching and Leadership Workshop (May2021) APHON (Pediatric Hematology Oncology Certification
PCTS – Co-chair and skill builder Nurses on Boards Coalition - Member Sigma Theta Tau International - Member
Additional Information
  • Additional Information: , Daisy Award Nominee 2015, 2016

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  • University of Washington
  • Tacoma Community College

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