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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Knowledgeable Correctional Nurse well-trained in overseeing care for patients in prisons and other offender environments. A strong individual promoting 11 years of expertise in evaluating mental health and providing care for chronic conditions. Ready to join a new company that appreciates problem-solving and well-honed medication administration skills.

Skills
  • Corrections environments
  • Medical terminology
  • Patient charting and reporting
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Diabetes management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Organization
  • Patient detoxification
  • Intake and discharge
  • Laparasopic procedures familiarity
Experience
Correctional Nurse, 04/2011 - Current
Crownhills Enterprises Inc Salisbury, MD,
  • Assessed prisoners suffering injuries through falls, stabbings or other means and stabilized each prior to transport to nearest medical facility.
  • Cared for prisoners suffering from contagious illnesses or conditions, including influenza, lice and gastrointestinal bugs.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and HIV workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 02/2009 - 06/2011
Community Health System Lafollette, TN,
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on 15-30 bed medical-surgical unit.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards and implemented medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Supervised ancillary staff of 5-15 on-call nurses, including scheduling shifts, delegating assignments and monitoring quality of care.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 11/2005 - 03/2011
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Lutherville Timonium, MD,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Worked with registered nurses to deliver comprehensive, high-quality care to 80-100 patients.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored fluid output.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Assisted with patients' nutritional needs by setting up self-feeding assistance or directly feeding individuals with severely limited mobility.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
Education and Training
: Nursing, Expected in
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL
GPA:
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Associate of Arts: LPN, Expected in 07/2005
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Kaskaskia College - Centralia, IL
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Associate of Science: Associates Degree of Nursing , Expected in 12/2008
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Kaskaskia College - Centralia, IL
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Kaskaskia College

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science

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