geriatric private duty nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

I am a successful Medical Health Care Professional, seeking a rewarding Nursing position within your organization where I can utilize my education, experiences and expertise within my scope of practice as an active Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Psychiatric Care Licensed Vocational Nurse. I am a passionate Nurse with over 22 years of service in the medical field. I possess strong effective, professional expertise in ventilator and tracheostomy care, while delivering outstanding focus driven patient monitoring. With success as a nursing leader, operational problem-solver and conflict manager. Well-versed in working with diverse patients and conditions. Well orientated and knowledgeable with the disease process of Diabetes and insulin dependent patients. Expertise in medication administration, accurate charting and diagnosis for both acute and chronic conditions. High quality patient care. Well-qualified LVN with good leadership, planning and administrative skills. Highly organized and a positive team leader. I am proactive with a solid grasp of nursing standards and the needs of all patients. Home Visiting Nurse. Able to perform efficiently during stressful dangerous situations. Ventilator trained, able to offer a empathetic response to family members and friends upon the passing of a loved one. Licensed in the State of California. Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in Emergency crisis patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge. Clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Open to travel, work late hours, and work non-popular days during the week. Perfect support staff Nurse or Nursing Supervisor in the hospital, clinic, remote area nontraditional health care settings. IV Certified and able to perform blood transfusions without hesitation. Gifted LVN with proven skills in working with all nursing staff to offer top-notch patient care and support. Vigilant, systematic and focused on delivering cost-effective, high-quality medical care to EVERY Patient. Ready to deploy as a Crisis Response Nurse within 24-36 hours of the need and call.



* Emergency Medicine/Medical Surgical

*Sign Language Interpreter

* Outstanding Documentation Skills

*Excellent Organization Skills

* Excellent Communication Skills

* Mental Health Nurse Advocate

* Nasal Tubes/Tracheostomy, Suctioning

*Catheter Care/Ventilator Monitoring

*Long Term Care/Charge Nurse

*Excellent Wound Care/IV CERT

*Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing Facility LVN

*Oxygen saturation standards/Intravenous therapy

*Chronic disease management/EMR/EHR/Charting

*Insulin Medication Administration

* patient care

*Strong clinical judgment

*Infection Control

Work History
Geriatric Private Duty Nurse, 01/2019 to 04/2020
Private Patient PayCity, STATE,

1:1 Acuity nursing for Geriatric Female patient returning home after several years residing in Long Term Care Facility. Worked well together and with patients team of health care workers. Educated patient families members, caregivers on diagnosis prognosis, treatment options, disease process management lifestyle options. Delivered medications via oral, IV, intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new patient concerns, changed out tracheostomy tubes apparatus, gastronomy buttons and catheters regularly to prevent infections. Monitored patients condition, identifying irregular telemetry readings updating team members on changes in stability or acuity. Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability. Provided one on one direct patient care, stabilized patient determined next course of action. Fostered strong relationships with clients families to support comprehensive social, mental physical care. Supported personal care needs. Administration of Medications, documentation skills noted Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule. Catheter placement and monitoring. Demonstrated clinical competence in administering care to support physician orders, Nutrition care, weight and nursing care plans, policies were followed daily. Facilitated activities of daily living, including patients personal hygiene management, feeding ability along with ambulation.

Senior Licensed Vocational Nurse /Charge, 09/2016 to 03/2019
Private Capital Northwest Family Estate LVNCity, STATE,

Private Duty Nurse for Female Geriatric Patient, in home setting. Acuity 1:1 Nursing, Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patient and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions, Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway care management, reported patients' status and worked hard to achieve optimal outcomes, delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns, educated patients families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options, managed patient recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, colostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management. Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to patients home. Actualizing crisis prevention, interventions to control and deescalate situations. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications, discharge instructions with follow-up care, updated patient charts using EMS with data such as gate, Nutrition, and sleep patterns to keep records current and support accurate treatments. Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute chronic conditions. Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Registry Relief, 02/2005 to 09/2016
Associated Health Professional Inc.City, STATE,

Charge Nurse in rendering medical care to patients within 195-bed Long Term Care-Facility. Emergency Room Staff relief. Home Health Visiting Nurse, Intermittent Visits Shift relief Nursing, IV infusions with hep-lock placement. Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving from bed to chair, organizing wheelchairs preparing assisted devices, Foley Catheter placement with input output monitoring. Promoted good oral personal hygiene by aiding CNAs with patients shaving, bathing, Oral Care, obtained biological blood specimens for ordered tests prepared for laboratory transport. Cared for clients with diagnoses of respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Cancers. Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution, crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors with helping patients regain improve coping abilities to prevent further disability. Led successful health care team of [24) people whose work ethics was unsurpassed by nursing staff ancillary staff in offering best professional heroic excellence in patient care. Promoted patient family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing eliminate non-compliance problems. Wound care with monitoring skin for possible break down while bedridden. Registry Staff-LVN Assigned to Medical Surgical Floor, Eating Disorder Unit, Step Down Unit, Psychiatric Unit, along with working knowledge of several specialties. Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately. Excellent communications and verbal skills. Able to perform in fast paced environment.

Senior License Vocational Nurse Neurosurgery , 12/1997 to 07/2015
UCLA Medical CenterCity, STATE,

Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations with discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 7 patients daily. Delivered outstanding care to patient with various diagnoses had managed care from treatment initiation through to completion. Used first-hand knowledge with clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care enacted prescribed treatment strategies. Delivered medications via oral, IV, intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns. Offered exceptional care support to individuals recovering from acute incidents dealing with chronic conditions. Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, safety protocols to optimize performance and safety. Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds, managed catheters, charted changes in patient conditions discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider. Provided behavioral along with emotional support closely supervised patient suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's. Inspected bodily fluids and tissues to detect infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi parasites. Measured blood work to notice assessed antibodies in blood to indicate conditions such as HIV. Developed team communications along with information for Unit meetings. Trained mentored new staff to achieve efficiency and maintain daily operational consistency.

Associate of Arts Degree: Communication/Social Services, Expected in 06/2020 to Rancho Santiago Canyon College - Orange, CA
  • Maintained a 3.82 GPA
  • Majored in Communication
  • Dean's List January 2018 - June 2020
  • Minored in Social Science
Diploma: Esthetician, Expected in 10/2005 to Bridges Academy of Beauty - Barstow, CA
  • Graduated in Top 12% of Class
  • Graduated with 3.73 GPA
  • Dean's List March 2005 September 2005
  • Professional development completed in Esthetics
Diploma: Nursing Education , Expected in 09/1997 to Lynwood Nursing School - Lynwood, CA
  • Honor Roll September 1997
  • Awarded The Presidential Award for Outstanding Course Work
  • Graduated with 3.88 GPA
  • Graduated in Top 3% of Class
  • Intravenous/Phlebotomy Certification
  • BLS American Heart Association 01/22/2020 X 2 yrs
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Certified Sign Language Interpreter
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • President of Hear My Hands American Sign language Club
  • Forensic Debate Team Member
  • Board Of Vocational Nurses State Of California
  • 19 years of service as a Girl Scouts Of America Troop Leader
  • American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
  • American Public Health Association
  • Member of Message from Above Ministries (Ordained Minister)
  • American Society of Safety Professionals

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School Attended

  • Rancho Santiago Canyon College
  • Bridges Academy of Beauty
  • Lynwood Nursing School

Job Titles Held:

  • Geriatric Private Duty Nurse
  • Senior Licensed Vocational Nurse /Charge
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Registry Relief
  • Senior License Vocational Nurse Neurosurgery


  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Diploma
  • Diploma

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