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Jessica
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Summary

Experienced RN working 12 years with the delicate and high intensity environment of transport and 6 years in a level 3 NICU. Able to intervene with skills, knowledge and scope of practice in any and all life threatening emergencies with patients of all ages. Experienced with treating critical ICU, ER, and Trauma patients via ambulance, rotorwing and fixed wing. Detail oriented RN that works well with a respiratory therapist or RN partner to carry out safe care and management of adults and pediatrics from an outside facility or scene back to the

receiving hospital under the guidance of a medical director and/or protocols. Demonstrates communication skills with referring facilities and family members during high stress environments/situations and maintains calmness that creates trust with referral staff and families of patients.

Skills
  • Medication administration and IV titration of vasoactive drips
  • Placement and management of CPAP, BiPAP and anapod
  • Transport of pre ECMO and ECMO patients
  • Transport of critically ill post op patients in need of higher level of care
  • Administration of blood products
  • Ventilator management
  • Arterial blood gas collection and interpretation of iStat
  • Competent in adult, pediatric and neonatal intubation
  • IGel placement
  • Balloon pump management during transport
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Safe transport and management of extremely low birth weight infants
  • ECMO certified
  • Cardiac Transplant post op care certified
  • Assistant to the RT in transport with the management of Nitric oxide and high frequency ventilation
  • Competent in needle decompression
  • Management of critical cooling device for infants
  • IO insertion
  • Trained in emergency airway management skills such as cricothyrotomy
  • Able to escalate care of the critically ill or injured patients during out of hospital time
Education and Training
Loma Linda University Loma Linda, Expected in 2002 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport
EMT , Expected in : - GPA :
Advance Trauma Course , Expected in : - GPA :
Experience
Coxhealth - Pediatric Critical Care Transport RN
Ava, MO, 04/2021 - Current
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and laboratory data to assess needs and provide emergency interventions.
  • Kept track of patients' changing pain levels and proactively worked to minimize excess pain or discomfort.
  • Supervised cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms and oxygen delivery devices.
  • Checked on patients regularly to track progress with treatments, changes in symptoms and need for emergency interventions.
  • Administered medications by diverse means and tracked responses.
Seattle Children's Hospital - Flight Nurse
Kennewick, WA, 02/2020 - 10/2021
  • Provide advanced critical care life support to critically ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care while transporting patients in fixed wing or helicopter
  • Managed patients airway and ventilator settings
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of condition such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate intervention.
  • Diagnose acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life threatening instability.
  • Performed lifesaving procedures in transit, which included BLS, ACLS, needle thoracentesis and endotracheal intubation.
  • Assessed patients immediately to determine the best facility for transport and ensure the prioritization of care steps.
  • Evaluated patients throughout aircraft transports to trauma centers for treatment.
  • Delivered high level of care to each and every patient from initial contact until delivery to receiving hospital.
  • Transported all patients ranging from new born to adult.
  • Recently trained on managing balloon pump to care for cardiac patients during transport
Samaritan Health Services - Clinical Nurse Transport Team
Albany, OR, 09/2008 - 05/2020
  • Liaised between patients and doctors, completing comprehensive assessments and recording medical information to achieve recovery goals
  • Member of one of the busiest Neonatal/Pediatric Transport teams in the country doing 4000 + transports a year via ambulance, rotor wing, and fixed wing
  • Back up charge nurse for the transport team
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations
  • Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a mobile environment and prepare timely documentation and reports. Recognize and respond to critical changes in clinical situation
  • Administer and monitor therapeutic interventions and regimens
  • Report and act on changes in clinical situations
  • Interact professionally with outside staff and facilities while taking over care of highly sensitive patients and families
  • Maintain professionalism with referring facilities to encourage continued relationships and further referrals
  • Provide and document all education or treatment to the patient/family related to transport, hospitalization, clinical situation, and treatment plan
  • Maintaining competency in advance scope of practice skills which include intubation, umbilical line placement, intraosseous insertion, needle thoracentesis, and resuscitation under the direction of the Transport Medical Director
  • Responsible for accurately assessing, attempting to restore and maintain the well being of the ill and/or injured pediatric or neonatal patient during intrafacility or interfacility ALS or CCT transport
  • Performed lifesaving procedures in transit, which included CPR and endotracheal intubation.
  • Assessed patients immediately to determine the best facility for transport and ensure the prioritization of care steps.
  • Evaluated patients throughout aircraft transports to trauma centers for treatment.
  • Delivered high level of care to each and every patient from initial contact until delivery to receiving hospital.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
Childrens Mercy Hospital - Registered Nurse Transport Team
City, STATE, 08/2008 - 08/2009
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care
  • Team member of a dedicated neonatal/pediatric transport team that does 5000 + transports a year via fixed wing, ambulance, and rotor wing
  • Helped bridge the gap between Children's Mercy and other medical facilities by caring for and performing medical interventions to neonates and pediatrics under the guidance of the medical director
  • Childrens Mercy Critical care transport team earned the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence, Fixed Wing Award of Excellence, Critical Care Ground Award of Excellence and Transport Program of the Year, all awarded by the Association of Air Medical Services
  • The transport program is CAMTS accredited in all three modes of transport
  • Team consists of one RN, one RT and a EMT
  • Teams are trained advance therapies such as high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, neonatal whole body cooling, surfactant administration, umbilical line placement, IO placement, needle decompression, helium/oxygen therapy and effective pain management for all patients
  • On going communication with the Director of the PICU and NICU to ensure appropriate care while transporting critical patients
  • Initiates, maintains, and potentially improving the continuity of tertiary or quaternary hospital care during transport
Loma Linda University Medical Center - RN
City, STATE, 09/2002 - 08/2008
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care
  • 84 bed level 3 NICU
  • Certified to care for Cardiac Transplant babies post op from cardiac surgery
  • Certified to care for infants on ECMO and run the ECMO pump
  • Maintain critical thinking and communication skills along with empathy to be the primary RN of transplant infants
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Loma Linda University
  • EMT
  • Advance Trauma Course

Job Titles Held:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Transport RN
  • Flight Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Transport Team
  • Registered Nurse Transport Team
  • RN

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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