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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Illinois and California-licensed Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in emergency room environments. Knowledgeable about operating equipment and providing skilled care such as defibrillations, intubations and central lines. Calm, level-headed and analytical in stressful situations.

Skills
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Diabetes management
  • Intake and discharge
Experience
05/2009 to Current
Emergency Room Nurse Trinity Health Corporation Stillwater, NY,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Stabilized patients, determined their health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Oversaw ER department and team of multi-disciplinary professionals in high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Determined patient injury and illness by performing triage on multiple incoming patients daily.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Provided direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Supported criminal inquiries by reporting injuries and completing evidence collection kits.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Ensured quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
01/2004 to 05/2009
Labor and Delivery Nurse Mission Health System, Inc Nebo, NC,
  • Educated mothers on newborn care and post-delivery health to optimize outcomes.
  • Assessed and documented physical condition of mothers and babies and assisted doctors in identifying and treating preeclampsia.
  • Monitored condition of newborns and directed postpartum care with special focus on premature babies and babies with abnormalities.
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Discharged mothers and babies after patiently guiding parents through at-home care and follow-up medical care.
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in hospitals and health clinics.
  • Coordinated overall patient care with specialists, physicians and other departments and supervised ancillary staff.
  • Briefed next-shift nurses thoroughly on condition, status and needs of mother and newborn.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
03/1996 to 03/2002
ICU Staff Nurse Hca Lonetree, CO,
  • Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Completed patient assessments, triaged and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Worked with patients and their families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referral.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Established and implemented nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Took vital signs of newborns while assisting in NICU.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
Education and Training
Expected in 03/1994
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Pines City Colleges - Baguio City, Philippines,
GPA:
Expected in 03/1990
High School Diploma:
St. Louis Girls High School - Baguio City, Philippines,
GPA:
CERTIFICATIONS

TNCC, ACLS, PALS, NRP, CPR, CPI

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Pines City Colleges
  • St. Louis Girls High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • ICU Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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