Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Compassionate, experienced Director of Nursing dedicated to maintaining highest standards of nursing practices and policies. Visionary leader, mentor and recruiter, supporting staff and local community. Demonstrates strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance along with proven results in managerial role. Reputation for positive attitude, agility in changing environment, and determined to demonstrate goal development and accomplishment. A supportive leader dedicated to team development and success.

  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Accreditation coordination
  • Profitability strategies
  • Performance metrics
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Employee retention strategies
  • Patient safety
  • Policies and procedures
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Mentoring staff and leaders
  • Reflective Practice and self-care strategies
  • Resilience practices and support
Director of Nursing, Clinical Excellence, 07/2017 - 06/2020
Swope Health Kansas City, KS,
  • Develop structure and process for Journey to Magnet Excellence, including leading gap analysis to identify opportunities for improvement, organization of document development and leader development for collaborative document completion.
  • Development and support of Shared Governance Structure, including development of frontline leader participation in unit, facility, and regional shared decision making activities.
  • Facilitate growth of Peer Review process to align with Texas Board of Nursing Requirements, including support and mentoring of front-line leader development.
  • Support frontline leader growth in developing competency in assessing and developing quality and safety improvement action plans based on unit metrics analysis.
  • Regional leader in collaborative program development of shared decision making and self-care practices.
Clinical Nurse Manager, Acute Care Unit, 10/2011 - 07/2017
Phoenix Home Care Saint Louis, MO,
  • Collaborative development of unit Scope of Service and nursing competencies.
  • Oversaw daily unit operations including staffing, patient care activities, nursing business and budget metrics, staff development and unit quality metric assessment with analysis and development of improvement action plans.
  • Clinical staff assessment to promote quality, safety, and excellence in patient care activities.
  • Development of staff leadership through mentoring and opportunities of professional growth and development.
  • Analysis of patient/family care survey results, with development of action plans to correct any gaps in service.
  • Support and encouragement of staff professional development through participation in clinical ladder project development.
  • Collaborative participation in organizational goals of improvement in patient/family care, including quality and safety goals.
  • Mentoring of new leaders and nurses.
Nursing Leader/Pediatrics, 04/2007 - 07/2017
Dell Children's Medical Center Of Central Texas City, STATE,
  • Acute care RN/Critical Care RN responsible for patient and family care including asssessment, care management and care transition, charge nurse leadership and management.
  • Developed patient education program for parents with tracheostomy.
  • Collaborator of unit-based Safety Zone process.
  • Manager in-patient palliative care program (Sept. 2010-2011)
  • Progressive leadership in pediatrics
Nursing Faculty, Various, 01/2002 - 06/2014
Undergraduate And Graduate Nursing Studies City, STATE,
  • Concordia Faculty, School of Nursing: Healthcare Ethics. (Jan 2014-June 2014)
  • Adjunct Faculty: UT Austin, Pediatric Clinical Study (Sept 2010-Dec 2010)
  • Faculty assignment: University of Phoenix, BSN/MSN and General Studies (January 2002-June 2006). Courses: Nursing ethics, Religious studies, General Science, MSN Leadership/Management, Nursing Theory
  • Contributed subject matter expertise toward improving overall training program and skills displayed by student nurses.
  • Syllabus Development
  • Supervised student laboratory and clinical work, offering knowledgeable advice to advance learning and abilities.
Family Nurse Practitioner, 01/1999 - 06/2006
Dr. Russell Carter City, STATE,
  • Offered preventive services such as well-child, adult and gynecological examinations.
  • Educated patients about reproductive health issues and dispensed contraceptives.
  • Assisted with the management of pain due to acute and chronic concerns.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems, including MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia.
  • Delivered primary care for patients, including diagnosis, treatment, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening urgent care call and on-call emergency consultation.
  • Performed physical exams, ordering and evaluating lab test as well as medications.
  • Developed tailored care plans for each patient in collaboration with physicians and healthcare team.
  • Managed pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Pediatric Nurse, -
Dameron Hospital Association City, STATE,

Community hospital nursing care

Education and Training
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Executive Nursing Leadership, Expected in 05/2013
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX
Master of Science: Nursing Leadership And Administration, Expected in 07/2001
University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
MDiv: Theology, Expected in 05/2002
San Francisco Theological Seminary - San Anselmo, CA
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/1998
University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Expected in 03/1988
University of California, Davis - Davis, California,
Diploma, Registered Nurse: Nursing, Expected in 06/1977
Samuel Merritt School of Nursing - Oakland, California,
Activities and Honors
  • Presentations:

"Shared Governance for Leaders"

"Shared Governance for Front-line Leaders"

"Self-care for Resilient Leader Health"

"Managing the Journey for Excellence"

"Analysis of Tracheostomy Education on Family Health"

"Use of Social Media in Healthcare," Podium Presentation/NTI

  • Poster Presentations

"Effect of a Nurse Fellowship Program on Nurse Retention"

"Analysis of a Hospital Tracheostomy Education Program"

"Development and Evaluation of a Safety Zone for RN Practice"

  • Professional Organization Membership


Sigma Theta Tau/Omicrom Delta and Iota Mu Chapters

American Holistic Nurse Association

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Mission Presbytery/PCUSA

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School Attended

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • University of Phoenix
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of California, Davis
  • Samuel Merritt School of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing, Clinical Excellence
  • Clinical Nurse Manager, Acute Care Unit
  • Nursing Leader/Pediatrics
  • Nursing Faculty, Various
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science
  • MDiv
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Diploma, Registered Nurse

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