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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage, care coordination, and nursing leadership in fast-paced environment. Proven to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude, and excellent customer service. I am a seasoned nurse offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths, and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration, and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Skills
  • Preventative Health
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Triaging
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Indirect Patient Care
  • Staff Leadership
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • EMR / EHR
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Home care
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Organization and Planning
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Infection Control
  • Treatment Planning
  • Postoperative Care
  • Removing sutures
  • Patient Assessments
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Managing deadlines
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • High level of autonomy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Student Precepting
Work History
01/2022 to Current
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Contract Surgery Partners Homewood, AL,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Monitored hemodynamic variances to identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Utilized EPIC and to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
01/2019 to 01/2022
Director of Nursing Covenant Care Fairfield, CA,
  • Daily care for up to 24 patients Daily Assignment for staff Assisted in writing Valuables Policy Assisted with teaching staff 24 hour daily reporting CHRIS Reports.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Managed nurses and nursing activities in 66-bed hospital by providing comprehensive nursing guidance and maintaining outstanding patient satisfaction and care standards.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
  • Participated in management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve the standard of care for patients.
02/2019 to 07/2019
Registered Nurse Constant Contact, Inc. Waltham, MA,
  • Supported personal care needs, shopping for groceries, and cleaning house.
  • Traveled to patients' homes on daily basis to assess health conditions and provide superior level of nursing care.
  • Assessed patients' health conditions and asked appropriate questions to better understand current feelings.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Cooked appetizing and satisfying meals and snacks.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
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Registered Nurse Company Name City, State,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
06/2006 to 07/2009
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Company Name City, State,
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
Education
Expected in 12/2021 to to
BSN: Nursing
South University - ,
GPA:
  • Member of ANA and ANA
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member of National Nurse's Honor Society
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Expected in 2018 to to
Associate of Arts Degree Pre-BSN:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson, MS
GPA:
Expected in 2006 to to
Associate Degree: Nursing
LGH School of Nursing - Lynchburg, VA
GPA:
Expected in 2000 to to
Advance Diploma:
Altavista High School - Altavista, VA
GPA:
Certifications
  • OSHA Training-Blood Borne Pathogens
  • OSHA Training- Hazardous Communication Program
  • ACLS Certification
  • Handle With Care De-Escalation Training
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers

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School Attended

  • South University
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • LGH School of Nursing
  • Altavista High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Contract
  • Director of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • BSN
  • Associate of Arts Degree Pre-BSN
  • Associate Degree
  • Advance Diploma

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