Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Nurse Manager with excellent conflict resolution and problem-solving abilities demonstrated across 44-year career history. Keeps units running at peak efficiency, quality and performance. Excellent communication and coordination skills. Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in emergency 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. Proven clinical manager with 44 years of experience in nursing. Specializing in organizing and leading . Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care, patient assistance during each shift. Considered hardworking and driven. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing skills in new

setting. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

  • Staff leadership
  • Patient education and advocacy
  • Discharge Planning
  • Patient care planning
  • Clinical Training
  • Medical record auditing
  • Staff assignments
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Quality assurance
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Medication Administration
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Collecting vitals
Work History
Head Nurse Inpatient Rehabilitation, 06/2014 to Current
Memorial HealthSpringfield, IL,
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
  • Actively engaged and participated in consults, patient care plan development and patient monitoring.
  • Advised caregivers and family members in providing emotional and psychological care to support patient needs.
  • Evaluated skills of all nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity.
  • Daisy Award Winner for NEA Baptist
Instructor at Black River Technical College, 08/2002 to 06/2014
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of OhioLancaster, OH,
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning, incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Probed, encouraged and facilitated class discussions by building discussions into lessons, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation and actively solicit input.
  • Offered career assistance to students by conducting mock interviews, providing relevant job opportunities and teaching networking skills and strategies.
  • Assisted and identified at-risk students to eliminate student barriers to learning.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations, including visual, aural and social learning modalities.
  • Reviewed program materials and coordinated updates to keep department materials relevant and accurate.
  • Built strong rapport with students through class discussions and academic advisement.
  • Led and prepared lectures for Phlebotomy classes, including Oncology and Medical terminology courses.
  • Created positive and safe learning environment for students by setting and enforcing classroom code of conduct.
  • Guided students in researching, structuring and presenting debate case.
  • Impartially evaluated papers, projects and homework assignments of students, delegating grading to teaching assistants when appropriate.
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new educational opportunities for students
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, 10/1993 to 08/2003
5 Rivers Medical CenteCity, STATE,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Assessed vital signs, collected detailed patient history and noted other signs of patient health to make rapid, informed decisions regarding next steps in patient care.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including Chemotherapy , blood products and immunotherapy.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects
  • 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
Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/1983 to 10/1993
Saint Bernard Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Performed physical functional assessments and physical examinations for admission and discharge to report changes in patient condition.
  • Cared for over 5-6 Oncology and or Psychiatric patients each day with quality-driven support.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures
Bachelor of Science: Health Administration, Expected in 05/2010
Phoneix University - Online,
Associate of Science: Nursing Practice, Expected in 05/1993
Arkansas Sate University - Jonesboro, AR,
Licensed Practical Nursing: Nursing Practice, Expected in 07/1977
Ozarka Vocational Technical College Of PN - Melbourne, AR,
Additional Information

I will be relocating to the Mountain Home , AR area, my very first job as a LPN was at Baxter Regional Medical Center. I was raised at Viola , AR and have strong family and friend relationships in and around Mountain Home. I am a widow of 3 years, have one daughter who is age 26 , I'm ready to return to my home town for a fresh start.

I have served as Chairman of the Randolph County Nursing Home board fro the past 8 years, and served on the board for a total of 17 years. Nursing is my passion, I organized a Cancer Support Group in Pocahontas in 1993 and lead this group until 1997, very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from these two experiences.

It is my belief that in order to increase the life of out patients we must treat their spiritual , physical and mental health needs.

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School Attended

  • Phoneix University
  • Arkansas Sate University
  • Ozarka Vocational Technical College Of PN

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  • Head Nurse Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Instructor at Black River Technical College
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
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