Cwca Certified Wound Care Associate Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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  • 5 years experience working as a Certified Wound Care Nurse
  • 1 year experience as circulator in Operating Room
  • 1 year experience working on Ambulatory Surgery Unit
  • 2 years experience as staff nurse on Acute Care Unit

Diligent Wound Care Nurse with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Hardworking with excellent communication skills. Adept in demonstrating dressing techniques to educate in-service nurses and give firsthand instruction on aseptic techniques. Highly talented at caring for patients with various stages and types of wounds. Additional expertise in wound debridement, ostomy care and negative pressure wound therapy. Maintained communication with physicians and other staff to propel continuum of care.

  • Documentation
  • Managing
  • Nursing
  • Policies
  • QA
  • Safety
  • Teaching
  • Complex wound care
  • Post-surgery treatment
  • Pain management
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Diabetes management
  • Laparasopic procedures familiarity
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Intake and discharge
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Chemotherapy and infusion
  • Support and education
  • Wound debridement
  • Compression dressing application
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Pressure Injury Staging and Care
CWCA (Certified Wound Care Associate), 10/2016 to Current
Brightspring Health Services Front Royal, VA,
  • HRH Wound Specialty Clinic: Specialized nursing that focuses on chronic and acute wounds.
  • Responsible for maintaining schedule, creating wound treatment plans, collaboration with Doctors and Surgeons, training of new staff, writing and revising policies and procedures.
  • Continually assessed patient pain levels and applied appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Developed individualized rehabilitative care to facilitate patients returning to productive lifestyle.
  • Educated patients and family members on cleaning and dressing wounds and identifying signs of infection.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies and other conditions.
  • Treated complex wounds not healed in 1 week, including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and trauma-related wounds.
  • Worked with healthcare teams to assess patients, manage wounds and monitor healing.
  • Measured wound depth to support treatment methods and monitor healing.
  • Conducted wound assessments for patients and documented information.
  • Managed draining wounds.
  • Educated patients, family members and caregivers on condition management.
Circulating Nurse, Operating Room, 10/2015 to 10/2016
Baylor Scott & White Health Waco, TX,
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Discussed postoperative care along with wound management with patients and family members or caregivers.
  • Carried out nursing tasks safely to maintain high level of care that complied with organization's procedures and regulations.
  • Transferred patients from operating rooms to recovery rooms using stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Counted all surgical instruments and sponges used in procedures upon completion of operations.
  • Observed, checked and monitored equipment used during surgery to confirm proper operation.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients through compassionate approach and positive attitude.
  • Participated in discussions with healthcare team members regarding surgical patients to address and resolve concerns.
  • Assessed patients prior to surgical procedures by asking questions and detailing medical histories.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
Infusion Nurse, 04/2014 to 10/2015
Covenant Healthcare Alma, MI,
  • Spoke with patients to better understand experienced side effects, noting details in charts for physician follow-up.
  • Discussed importance of good nutrition during chemotherapy treatments and explained what side effects to expect.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Emotionally supported patients during treatments and gave information on support groups and therapy services.
  • Administered medications for chemotherapy and iron infusions, carefully following physician specifications.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Informed patients, family members and caregivers of physician instructions for post-operative at-home care.
Acute Care Registered Nurse, 06/2012 to 04/2014
Bayada Home Health Care Jim Thorpe, PA,
  • HRH Acute Care Unit: Functioned as staff nurse primarily on the night shift.
  • Cared for patients of all ages, telemetry, IC patients.
  • Functioned as a charge nurse.
  • Maintained Pressure Injury QA monitor.
  • Served as a preceptor for nursing student and staff.
  • Directed care for patients in IC, including implementation of treatment plan, monitoring vitals and administering medications.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Delivered quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Phlebotomist, 09/2003 to 06/2012
Houlton Regional Hospital City, STATE,
  • Obtained variety of blood samples through venipuncture or capillary puncture using syringes, butterfly needles and straight needles.
  • Verified quality of specimens by centrifuging specimens for logistics courier to pickup.
  • Maintained fully-stocked phlebotomy cart, carrier and station.
  • Counseled patients to ease fears, explain procedures and enhance cooperation during blood draws.
  • Enforced infection control and sharps disposal procedures to protect patients, co-workers and self.
  • Verified collection orders and communicated discrepancies to nurses.
  • Labeled blood vials with critical information like time of collection, date and patient name.
  • Conducted bleeding time tests and updated results into paper or electronic charts.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 09/2002 to 09/2003
Houlton Regional Hospital City, STATE,
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Expected in 11/2021
Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, MI,

Currently studying for Family Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2015
University Of Maine At Fort Kent - Fort Kent, ME,
  • Dean's List Honoree
  • Magna cum laude graduate
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2012
ADN, Northern Maine Community College - Presque Isle, ME,
  • Magna cum laude graduate
  • Dean's List Honoree 2011 and 2012
  • Phi Theta Kappa Member
Activities and Honors

2021: Student Member American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

2021: Student Member of Maine Nurse Practitioner Association (MNPA)

2018-present: Allied Member of WOCN

2018-present: Organization of Wound Care Nurses member

2019-present: Chair of Skin Champion Committee

2016-2019: Safe patient handling committee member

2016-present: ADEF committee member (Ambulatory Diabetes Education/Followup)

2018: Staging of Pressure Injuries Inservices

2016-2018: Pressure Injury training for new RN and CNA staff

2019: Basic Life Support instructor

2019: Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor

2019: Wound Dressings Inservice

Former Board of Directors member, Haynesville ATV Club

2021: Secretary of Haynesville ATV Club

  • Wound Care Certified
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
  • Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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School Attended
  • Spring Arbor University
  • University Of Maine At Fort Kent
  • ADN, Northern Maine Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • CWCA (Certified Wound Care Associate)
  • Circulating Nurse, Operating Room
  • Infusion Nurse
  • Acute Care Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomist
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science