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

Critical Care RN with over 2 years experience in direct patient centered care. Maintain effective communication with patients and staff, provide strong clinical assessments and skills, while caring for patients with chronic and acute conditions in an Intermediate Medical Care Unit with high patient volume and acuity.


MA Registered Nurse, NCLEX License Number RN2273938

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification through American Heart Association, August 2012-August 2014

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association, January 2012-2014

Skill Highlights
  • Telemetry monitoring, interpretation and reporting.
  • EKG interpretation and reporting.
  • Wound and procedural site assessment and care.
  • Cardiac, antibiotic, TPN/lipids, fluid resuscitation and electrolyte IV drug therapy initiation, monitoring and management.
  • Chest tube, G/J/PEG/NG tube, Ostomy and Catheter assessment and care.
  • Patient education regarding Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Catheterization, Pace Makers, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, nutrition and medication management.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Alcohol withdrawal/detoxification symptom treatment.
  • Hep Lock insertion.
  • Pain and symptom management.
Professional Experience
10/2013 to Current Critical Care RN, Intermediate Medical Care Unit Americare Senior Living | Independence, KS,
  • Provide direct patient focused care on a 30 bed, Telemetry monitored Intermediate Care Unit. Assigned to 4 critical care patients, allowing for close monitoring of the acutely and chronically ill person in order to ensure the best possible clinical outcome.
  • Manage acute illness in the presence of multiple co-morbidities, often complicating treatments and outcomes.
  • Monitor and interpret telemetry and EKG results, reporting any abnormalities and/or changes to appropriate physicians and team members. Assess patients in regards to said abnormalities and/or changes, anticipating treatment or cardiac catheterization activation for any acute cardiac ischemic events.
  • Collaborate with patients/families, the Nursing team, Physicians, specialty services and ancillary services in order to provide a multi modal approach to each patient's care plan, making appropriate adjustments to adequately fit each individual's needs and abilities.
  • Execute standardized safety precaution measures at all times to provide a safe environment for patients, families and staff, contributing to patient and provider overall satisfaction.
  • Implement the Nursing process to facilitate optimal patient care through detailed assessment, planning and execution of nursing skills.
  • Postoperative care for patients following cardiac and vascular surgeries such as pace maker implantation, cardiac ablation/cardioversion, cardiac catheterization, PCI and CEA.
  • Postoperative care for the general surgical patients who have experienced adverse perioperative cardiac events, requiring critical care monitoring.
  • Frequent documentation of patients' physical assessments, abnormalities, wounds, drains, tubes/catheters, vitals, peripheral and central lines, psychosocial concerns, potential psychosocial and/or clinical sequelae.
  • Monitor and report all abnormal assessments, lab values and diagnostics and anticipate adverse responses accordingly.
  • Provide core measure education to the patents and families who are coping with acute or chronic illnesses such as Stroke, Heart Failure and Diabetes, instructing them on everyday life adjustments, nutrition, activity, medications and expectations.
09/2012 to 10/2013 Staff RN/Charge nurse, Medical Surgical Lowell General Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Primary nurse to an average of 5-6 patients on a primarily orthopaedic medical surgical unit.
  • Preoperative and postoperative care and education. Monitoring preoperative status and postoperative systems management, i.e. hemostasis.
  • Inpatient pain and care management, as well as post hospitalization care and pain management education.
  • Charge nurse covering a 26 bed orthopaedic/medical surgical unit, patients and staff.
11/2011 to 09/2012 Charge Nurse RN Golden Living Center | City, STATE,
  • Resident assessment, effectively interviewing residents/responsible party to obtain necessary information for developing and implementing a care plan.
  • Develop plan of care in collaboration with interdisciplinary staff, resident and/or responsible party, documenting problems, statements, goals and interventions.
  • Implement and evaluate plan of care, delivering safe, efficient and skill based nursing making changes as needed in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Deliver resident care demonstrating knowledge and skills of current nursing practice, transcribe physician orders, interpret all lab values and report appropriately, maintain current knowledge in pharmacology administration and documentation, infection control and safety.
  • Work closely and compassionately with family members and/or responsible parties to ensure satisfaction with their loved one's care, providing a safe environment for all concerns to be addressed.
  • Provide emotional support and resources to residents and families during.
Education and Training
Expected in May 2011 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts GPA:

Minor in Spanish

Expected in 2014 | Critical Care Nursing Course Lowell General Department of Nursing Education, , GPA:

Comprehensive 8 week course focusing on Critical Care Nursing topics including and not limited to systemic abnormalities, disease, treatments, diagnostics, medications, presentation and nursing interventions which are seen on critical care units.

Completed February, 2014. Provided by Lowell General Hospital Critical Care Education Department. 46.5 Contact hours.

Additional Information
  • Certified Muscular Therapist with 3 years of experience within a private muscular therapy practice. Graduate of Cortiva Muscular Therapy Institute, Watertown, MA June 2006.

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