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hospice nurse resume example with 17+ years of experience

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

Patient-oriented nursing professional with 17 years of hands-on experience in delivering quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals in long-term care, and school based settings. Skillfully complete pharmacological and non-pharmacological tasks. Fosters relationships with patients, caregivers, and coworkers to drive patient care goals and advance nursing philosophies. Dedicated and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse with extensive experience in medical procedures, including sample collection, blood draw, IV insertion and infection control. Meticulous regard for detail and accuracy with strong follow-through and administrative skills. Triage, telehealth assessments, and support services. Maintains composure and makes accurate decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments. History of interfacing seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, patients and visiting families.

Skills
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • IV and venipuncture
  • Palliative care
  • Patient needs assessment
  • Medication administration
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Diabetes management
  • Intake and discharge
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Colostomy care familiarity
Experience
Hospice Nurse, 08/2009 to Current
Novant HealthLewisville, NC,
  • Created and applied tailored care plans that would meet each patient's individualized needs.
  • Listened to patients and loved ones, offering emotional support and kindness to help with end- of-life transition.
  • Guided patients' loved ones and caregivers in such tasks as pain management, wound care and medication dosing Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
School Nurse, 08/2010 to 06/2016
Coventry Public SchoolsCoventry, CT,
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds.
  • Maintained and managed pumps and catheters.
  • Evaluated students with health concerns or injuries.
  • Developed proposed plan care to or resolve reported or observed.
  • Coordinated with families, school personnel and healthcare professionals on behalf of students to advocate for their healthcare needs, and provide medical information to appropriate parties.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions, and discussed concerns with supervisor and pediatric patient's parents.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and procedures.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise, and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and potential life-saving interventions.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients, and monitored the patients reactions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Stocked clinical workstations with necessary supplies.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations.
  • Imparted medical, operational, and patient care knowledge to junior nurses/medical assistants to maximize efficacy and flow.
Pool LPN, 04/2004 to 08/2010
Maxim Healthcare AgencyCity, STATE,
  • Observed, charted and reported developments in patient health condition in nursing homes, ALF’s, Schools, hospitals, rehab centers, and correctional facilities.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care, diet, psychosocial needs, and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight, drug use, family dynamics, etc.
  • Managed existing wounds, performed wound care, inserted/maintained and discontinued Foley catheters, gave respiratory treatments, changed colostomies, inserted and maintained Peripheral IVs, maintained PEG tubes, Trach care and suctioning, PICC dressing changes, Nephrostomy drainage, Pleural & Jackson Pratt drainage, and assisted staff with procedures.
  • Observed patient for medication reactions and reported health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Communicated patient progress and issues with families, physicians and other agencies.
  • Supervised team of home health aides and certified nursing assistants in delivering patient care.
Education and Training
Practical: , Expected in
Robert Morgan Educational Center And Technical College - Miami, FL
GPA:
Nursing: Computer Science And Programming, Expected in 2003
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
GPA:
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Miami Southridge Senior High School - Miami, FL
GPA:
Well-versed in carrying out health assessments, medication administration: Oral, Transdermal, Intravenous, Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular injections. Recognized for compassionate, helpful demeanor and strong communication skills.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Robert Morgan Educational Center And Technical College
  • University of South Florida
  • Miami Southridge Senior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospice Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Pool LPN

Degrees

  • Practical
  • Nursing
  • High School Diploma

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