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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Patient-oriented Nurse with 35 years of diverse experience in direct patient care, staff supervision and department operations. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and daily assignments. Offering expertise with Special Needs, substance abuse and elderly populations.

Skills
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Budget Management
  • Patient Examination
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Emergency Response
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Great work ethics
Work History
Head Nurse, 11/2010 - 05/2017
Westchester Medical Center Hawthorne, NY,
  • Monitored nursing and patient assessment.
  • Built rapport with patients, family members, other medical and professional staff to deliver exceptional care.
  • Strengthened facility standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.,
  • Monitor staff, nursing staff and facility for safety.
  • Monitor supplies for dosing patients.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Administered Methadone to patients and monitored responses.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Established and continuously optimized nursing schedules and individual work assignments.
Head Nurse, 04/2008 - 07/2014
Westchester Medical Center Margaretville, NY,
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members and facility to deliver exceptional care.
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted medication plans accordingly.
  • Strengthened facility care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Strengthened facility care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Identified facility areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Guided and led support staff in acute care through coordinated, delegated tasks and management ancillary staff members.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from support staff.
Floor Nurse, 08/1996 - 12/2011
Grand Living At Lake Lorraine Valley Junction, IA,
  • Administered basic patient care and treatments by dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas and performing catheterizations.
  • Collaborated with healthcare team members to assess, implement and evaluate nursing care plans.
  • Maintained accurate records of residents' healthcare treatments and responses.
  • Supported patients in completing activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming and shower assistance.
  • Delivered treatments and direct nursing care according to physicians' orders in special needs population.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable by adjusting positions and engaging in casual conversation via American Sign Language and verbally.
  • Examined and treated patients' injuries and pressure wounds to promote healing.
  • Modified patient health treatment plans by observing patient conditions and responses.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and family members to convey important instructions and discuss treatments.
  • Collected and documented vital signs as needed to maintain current records of patients' conditions.
  • Administered medication such as insulin and monitored patients' responses to detect problems.
  • Coped effectively with mental and emotional challenges on patients' needs and delivering quality care.
  • Established compassionate environment by providing psychological, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Reported health status concerns to senior nursing staff and clinicians for review.
  • Worked under registered nurses to care for patients and manage basic care.
  • Managed medication cart and dispensed pills, oral therapies and intramuscular injections to patients in a Special Needs facility.
  • Utilized facilityś software to document nursing assessment, treatments, medications and doctorś instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Cared for patients in unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
Dosing Nurse, 10/1999 - 12/2006
New Season Swanzey, NH,
  • Examined and observed patients to detect symptoms requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Aassist physician with various procedures and treatments.
  • Administered prescribed medications and charted with facilityś software the times, and amounts of medications for e ach patient.
  • Measured and recorded patients' weight, height, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Accurately documented medications administered, and follow-up care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to facility, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Cared for patients in supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Administered medications to [Number] patients and monitored response to medications.
Education
MBA: Health Care Administration, Expected in 04/2016
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South University - Savannah, GA
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Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 07/2013
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Argosy University - Draper, Utah,
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Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in 04/2009
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Mountain West College - West Valley City, UT,
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Associate of Science: Registered Nurse, Expected in 02/2007
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Amertech - Draper, UT,
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Languages
American Sign Language :
Limited Working:
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School Attended

  • South University
  • Argosy University
  • Mountain West College
  • Amertech

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Nurse
  • Head Nurse
  • Floor Nurse
  • Dosing Nurse

Degrees

  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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