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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Surgical Technologist, committed to optimal patient care and support and assisting medical staff with critical needs. Skillful in collecting specimens, cleaning rooms and managing dietary needs. Excellent communication and organizational skills combined with dependable nature..

Skills
  • Aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Surgical counts
  • Electronic medical records management
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Collecting medical specimens
  • Dressing wounds
  • HIPAA proficiency
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Administering medications
  • Time management
  • Patient Observation
  • Team Building
  • Patient Charting
Work History
Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/2021 to Current
Life Care Centers Of AmericaCasper, WY,
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Comforted and counseled patients and families throughout care process.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and input/output measurements from inpatients.
  • Performed functional assessments for admission and discharge.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Made valuable contributions to care-plan development and patient education processes backed by thorough research into client diagnoses.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Surgical Technologist, 05/2019 to 10/2021
Life Care Centers Of AmericaCrawfordsville, IN,
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Prepared instruments for terminal sterilization and reset surgical suites for next procedure.
  • Controlled bleeding during procedures by applying hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/2018 to 05/2019
United Surgical Partners InternationalLos Angeles, CA,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Cared for over 35 patients each day with quality-driven support
Certified Surgical Technologist, 05/2015 to 10/2018
White River Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
Education
Practical Nursing Certificate: Practical Nursing, Expected in 07/2018 to Arkansas State University - Newport - Newport, AR
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Surgical Technology Certificate: Surgical Technology, Expected in 07/2015 to Arkansas State University - Newport - Newport, AR
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2002 to Bradford High School - Bradford, AR
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Affiliations

Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2015

Certifications
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - 2018
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School Attended

  • Arkansas State University - Newport
  • Arkansas State University - Newport
  • Bradford High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

Degrees

  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Surgical Technology Certificate
  • High School Diploma

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