Hospice Nurse resume example with 12+ 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

Enthusiastic LVN with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic. Demonstrated medical procedure competency. 6+ years experience in clinical settings, Geriatric care in nursing and retirement facilities, Home Health and Hospice/Palliative care.

  • Hospice and palliative care experience
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Dedicated hospice care provider
  • High level of autonomy
  • Patient/family focused
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Qualified critical care nurse
  • Fluent in English
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Patient positioning competency
  • Feeding assistance aptness
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Computer skills
  • Navigational skills for home/facility visits.
Work History
Hospice Nurse, 09/2016 to Current
Department Of Veterans AffairsSmyrna, TN,
  • Perform Continuous Care for hospice patients.
  • Provide Crisis Care for Hospice patients at home or in facility.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Perform Head to Toe assessment and document findings.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain and discomfort for Hospice Patients.
  • Report any change in condition, medication issues, family concerns to Registered Nurse Case Manager and Accucare Agency.
  • Coordinates adequate medical supplies in the home environment.
  • Assist Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures as directed.
  • Prepare clinical and progress notes hourly guided by care plan.
Home Health Nurse, 07/2013 to Current
Providence Life ServicesBolingbrook, IL,
  • Extensive experience working in homes with disabled adults.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Provided assessment, monitoring and education to Patients to help promote self care at home.
  • May notify 911 if patient's health at home is unstable.
  • Teach patients on uses, interactions and possible adverse effects of medications
Licensed Vocational Nurse, 10/2008 to Current
Cvs HealthSouthampton, NY,
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Oversaw and managed multiple clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Effectively managed clinical oversight for 44-bed unit.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Trained new staff on quality control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Review orders carried out by nursing staff for the day, make corrections if applicable and provide inservice if necessary.
  • Provide wound care and assessed effectiveness of wound treatment daily.
: Vocational Nursing, Expected in 2012
American Medical Institute - Houston,
Associate of Science: Sociology and Anthropology, Expected in 2002
Imo State University, Owerri. - Owerri, IM, Nigeria,
  • Documentation
    Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Clinical Skills
    Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Intensive Care
    Responsible for unit of 18+ patients, providing daily functions such as medication administration, wound care, daily nursing assessments, and order implementation.
  • Supervision
    Headed supervision of all nurses on unit of 60+ patients.

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School Attended

  • American Medical Institute
  • Imo State University, Owerri.

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospice Nurse
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse


  • Associate of Science

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