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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - -
Professional Summary
English speaking professional with over 7 years experience as an effective advocate for patients. Experienced Emergency Department Staff Nurse with strong clinical and people skills. I am able to multi-task using the telephone and computer at the same time. I am sufficient in the Computerized Patient Record System. I can place standing orders. Registered Nurse with 7+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Excel at comprehensive assessment, development and implementation of care plans. I have provided critical evaluation of heart failure patients, and managed complex medication/treatment regimens. Seven plus years of complex screening, diagnostic treatment and referring patients to rehabilitative and supportive services as a member of a emergency health care team.
Skills
  • Qualified lab result elevator
  • Accomplished in radiology diagnostics
  • Laceration repair aptitude
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Successful diagnosis/treatment of childhood illnesses
  • Successful diagnosis/treatment of childhood illnesses
  • Neurology awareness
  • Neurology expert
  • Patient counseling professional
  • Acute care expertise
  • Disease prevention and intervention specialist
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Diabetes and nutrition educator
  • Addiction specialist
  • Preceptor
  • Successfully directs staff meetings
  • High level of autonomy
  • Hospice and palliative care experience
  • Patient/family focused
  • In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Qualified critical care nurse
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Safe NC tube insertion and removal
  • Dedicated hospice care provider
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Patient positioning competency
  • Feeding assistance aptness
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Follow guidelines for infection control 
Work History
2013 to Current
Emergency Department Staff Nurse Chi Memorial Spring City, TN,
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring 12-15 patients per shift.
  • Counseled and educated patients about reproductive health issues and wellness. Expertise in STDs, HIV.
  • Oversaw and managed 8 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Ensured proper care for victims of domestic violence who presented to urgent care clinic.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA\'s) to identify performance areas for improvement.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Trained new staff on quality control procedures.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson\'s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer\'s and Paget\'s disease.
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Routinely retracted patient throat cultures and prepared for lab submission.
  • Scheduled patient admissions and discharges.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.








03/2009 to 2013
Emergency Department Nurse Select Medical Corporation New Britain, CT,
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Chronic patient care in Emergency Department, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care.
  • Counseled and educated patients about  health issues and wellness. 
  • Charge nurse in Emergency Department. Oversaw average of 30-40 patients per shift.
  • Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.



09/2008 to 03/2009
Student Nurse Tech Veteran Affairs City, STATE,
  • Basic patient care as directed from the Doctors and nurses.
  • As I was a student nurse at this time I was learning in real life about the treatments, disease processes, lab values and how they affect the disease.
  • Responsible for bathing patients
  • Responsible for vital signs








Education
Expected in 2011
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Jacksonville University - Jacksonville, Florida
GPA:
  • Top 5% of class
  • Coursework in Hospice, Palliative Nursing and Gerontology with a clinical in a hospice setting
  • Home health coursework with a clinical working with a home health nurse from the VA
  • Critical coursework with a clinical at the University of Florida


Expected in 2009
Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN): Nursing
Lake City Community College - Lake City, Florida
GPA:
  • Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Top 1% of class
  • Student government representative
  • President of the Student Nursing Association
  • Fundraising for homeless and poverty stricken veterans
  • Volunteered over 100 hours at the Lake City Veteran Affairs Medical Center





Expected in 2009
Associate of Arts: Nursing
Lake City Community College - Lake City, Florida
GPA:
  • I was picked by my Earth Science professor to be a judge on Earth day 2008. I was one of three to Judge everything from green running car models to painting done with organic stains.
  • Top 5% of class
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude



Expected in 2010
Certificate of completion of RN Residency: Nursing
Veteran Affairs Nursing Academy - Gainesville Veteran Affairs and University of Florida,
GPA:
I applied for and was excepted into the RN Residency program. The program was a joint venture between the Veteran Affairs and University of Florida at Shands. Their were twenty five selected for the main program and then nine of the twenty five were also put into a acute care regiment. I was one of the nine. This acute care regiment was invaluable for my future in the Emergency Department. Although I was a new graduate I was placed in the Lake city Veteran Affairs Emergency Department. Once or twice a week I would have to report to the Gainesville VA. Depending on what was going on, the class would either go to clinical s in one of the hospitals or we would go to a nursing class at UF. In May of 2010 the graduates were pined by the Dean Of Nursing at UF.
Certifications
  • Board Certification for Emergency Nursing 09/16/2016-09/15/2019
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider

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School Attended
  • Jacksonville University
  • Lake City Community College
  • Lake City Community College
  • Veteran Affairs Nursing Academy
Job Titles Held:
  • Emergency Department Staff Nurse
  • Emergency Department Nurse
  • Student Nurse Tech
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Certificate of completion of RN Residency