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hospice nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Well-rounded and personable Hospice Nurse determined to give patients superior level of care while ensuring dignity. Proudly offering more than 21 years' expertise in nursing field.

Skills
  • Pain control
  • Hospice of Ky and Illinois guidelines
  • Physician communication
  • Hospice Care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • EMR / EHR
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Collecting vitals
  • Medication Administration
  • Oxygen saturation standards
Work History
11/2015 to Current Hospice nurse Chi Health | Auburn, WA,
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Recognized and understood specific stages of dying process, providing comfort-based care during vulnerable times.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
12/2014 to 11/2015 Staff Nurse Common Spirit | Centerville, IA,
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in [Software].
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
12/2009 to 12/2014 Staff Nurse Common Spirit | Pasadena, TX,
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in [Software].
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Updated patient charts using McKesson with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
Education
Expected in 05/2000 Diploma | Nursing West Kentucky Community And Technical College, Paducah, KY GPA:
Expected in 05/1980 High School Diploma | Whitehouse High School, Whitehouse, TX GPA:

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School Attended

  • West Kentucky Community And Technical College
  • Whitehouse High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospice nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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