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

I began my nursing career at the age of 16. I have been a dedicated pediatric nurse for 30 years, the last 16 years in the specialized field of pediatric endocrinology. As a passionate diabetes nurse educator, active member of PENS and nurse consultant I strive to improve the care and education of children with diabetes and growth disorders.

Certifications and Licenses

Registered Professional Nurse - DE, inactive PA and NJ

Certified DIabetes Educator - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators 2000-present

CITI - Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative - certification for Human Subject Protection Training 3/10

Basic Life Support for HCP

Skill Highlights
  • Committed to pediatric nursing
  • certified diabetes nurse educator
Professional Experience
Endocrine Specialty Nurse/Diabetes Nurse Educator, 05/2008 - Current
Coda San Francisco, CA,
  • Provide DSME for ADA accredited program to children and adolescents with type 1 and 2 diabetes and their families as part of a multidisciplinary team. Encourage family involvement in daily care with a balance between adult supervision and self-care for optimal diabetes management.
  • Evaluate the educational, behavioral, emotional, and psychosocial factors that impact implementation of a treatment plan. Provide anticipatory guidance and counseling to patients and families respectful of individual patient/family preferences, needs, and values.
  • Provide telephone triage for sick calls, guidance to patients/ families with review of blood glucose logs, CGM and insulin pump printouts and insulin dose adjustments; review care for school, travel, sports, exercise.
  • Assess and assist patients in Endocrine outpatient clinic to develop self care capabilities related to daily management in treatment of growth hormone disorders precocious puberty and other chronic endocrine disorders.
  • Growth hormone coordinator for all patients newly prescribed growth hormone therapy and formulary changes
  • DIvision contact for all growth hormone pharmaceutical therapy managers, manufacturer reimbursement center case managers
  • Revised Nemours AIDHC Endocrinology DIvision webpage for Growth and Hormones; updated on-line resources for patients/families: GH stimulation test preparation, GH start process, manufacturer websites and GH disorder related community resources and support.
Nurse Clinician and Diabetes Nurse Educator, 08/1996 - 10/2007
Mission Health System, Inc Lake Toxaway, NC,
  • Assisted patients in developing self-care plans related to daily management and identified problems in treatment of diabetes (Type 1 and 2, Cystic Fibrosis Related, and Steroid Induced), and endocrine disorders.
  • Provided teaching to diabetic patients: out-patient and at the bedside inpatient. Provided telephone triage for sick calls and guidance to patients/ families for insulin dose adjustments and other diabetes management related issues.Collaborated with other health care providers, outside agencies and community services
  • Provided educational in-services to hospital staff nurses and diabetes resource nurses, medical social workers and discharge planning staff.
  • Participated in SCHC postgraduate seminars/annual updates: Endocrine case discussions and presentations 1998-2006
Staff Nurse, 04/1983 - 08/1996
Halifax Health Edgewater, FL,
  • Administered care for children with acute and chronic illnesses Responsible for the physical, psychological, emotional and social care of children and their families as a staff nurse on the school age/adolescent medical/surgical unit Performed continuous assessments, developed, implemented, and evaluated individual plans of care for each patient/family Provided patient and family instruction to aid in maintaining and improving health and preventing illness Participated in multidisciplinary care conferences, communicating information after interpretation Clinical preceptor of nurse staff.
Home Health Specialist, 1995 - 1996
Bayada Nurses City, STATE,
  • Provided home care for pediatric patients; cases have included newborn assessments, asthma education and care of chronic illnesses such as cerebral palsy, gastro-esophageal reflux, pneumonia per diam
Nurse Extern, 1982 - 04/1983
St. Christopher's Hospital For Children City, STATE,
  • Assisted Registered Nurses in the patient care of acute and chronically ill medical/surgical pediatric patients while attending nursing school prior to graduation.
Nurse Assistant, 05/1977 - 1982
Underwood Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Assisted Registered Nurses in the patient care of acute and chronically ill medical/surgical adult and pediatric patients while attending high school and nursing school.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 1983
Villanova University College of Nursing - Villanova, PA
  • Lipman, T.H., Jawad, A.F., Murphy, K., Katz, L., Fuchs-Simon, J., Tuttle, A., Thompson, R. Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Philadelphia Is Higher in Black Than White Children from 1995-2000: Epidemic or Misclassification? MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 32(3):198, May/ June 2007. Also Abstract from the ADA 61st Scientific Sessions June 2001.
  • De Luca, F., Thompson, R. Published Abstracts of the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society meeting, May 4-7, 2005, Nursing Research: Clinical Presentation of Children with Atypical Diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing April 2005; 20:2:129-130.
  • Lipman, T.H., DiFazio, D.A., Meers, R.A., Thompson, R.L. Part 1 A Developmental Approach to Diabetes in Children: Birth through Preschool. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing July/August 1989; 14:4:255-259.
  • Lipman, T.H., DiFazio, D.A., Meers, R.A., Thompson, R.L. Part 2 A Developmental Approach to Diabetes in Children: School Age- Adolescence. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing September/October 1989; 14:5:330-332.
  • PENS Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society: 2000-present Education Committee, Conference Planning Committee
  • AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • ADA American Diabetes Association
  • Administering and monitoring of Endocrine and DIabetes Diagnostic Tests
  • Preparation and submission of IRB documents
  • Acting Assistant Nurse Manager
  • Charge Nurse
  • Clinical Preceptor
  • Diabetes Resource Nurse
  • Chemotherapy Certification
  • Intravenous Certification in peripheral and central catheter
Community Service
  • JDRF walk, SCHC team captain
  • ADA walk
  • Make a Wish walk
  • Girl Scouts of America: girl scout and assistant leader: 1995-2007
  • AIDHC Networking Nights and Summer Jamborie

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School Attended

  • Villanova University College of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Endocrine Specialty Nurse/Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Clinician and Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Staff Nurse
  • Home Health Specialist
  • Nurse Extern
  • Nurse Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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