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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in Palliative Care/ Hospice environment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

At Sanford I worked June of 2007 through July of 2012 as a registered nurse on the oncology unit.

From August 2012 through January 2020 I worked as a registered nurse on Palliative Care.

From February to present I work in the Sanford Hospice House in Fargo, ND.

Skills
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Chronic disease management
  • Patient management
  • Patient privacy
  • Medical evaluation
  • Relationship Building
  • Physical assessments
  • Infection control measures
  • Foley catheters
  • Family Education
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Patient evaluation
  • Medication Administration
  • HIPAA education
  • Patient assessments
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Data Collection
  • Medication distribution
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Epic use
  • Direct patient care
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Companionship
  • Decision Making
  • Communication Skills
Work History
05/2020 to Current
Hospice Registered Nurse Promedica Senior Care Philadelphia, PA,
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment for comfort
06/2007 to Current
Registered Nurse Corecivic Ben Bolt, TX,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 32-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to 6 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, cancer and other conditions.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 4 patients daily.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Updated patient charts using Epic with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift.
  • 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.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Cared for patients in 10-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
10/2005 to 06/2007
Certified Nursing Assistant Camp Recovery Sunset, LA,
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms in bed unit and nurse stations.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to 15 patients under RN supervision.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding cancer patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep RNs informed of changes.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
Education
Expected in 05/2007
Associate of Arts: Registered Nurse
Minnesota State Community And Technical College - Detroit Lakes, MN,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Minnesota State Community And Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospice Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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