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

Dedicated and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse with extensive experience in medical procedures, including sample collection, diagnostic testing and infection control. Meticulous regard for detail and accuracy with strong follow-through and administrative skills. Maintains professionalism and makes accurate decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful environments. History of interfacing seamlessly with surgeons, specialized support services, patients and visiting families.

Experience
08/2019 to Current
Licensed Practical Nurse University Of Central Florida Orlando, FL,
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Obtained consent for in office procedures, collecting appropriate instruments and setting up sterile trays
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations, procedures and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs. COVID triage and screening calls.
  • Performed Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal COVID swabbing
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments and equipment to protect staff and patients from infection risk. Practicing safe donning and doffing of PPE.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatments/post operative care, chronic disease self-management and wound care.
05/2018 to Current
Licensed Practical Nurse University Of Central Florida Orlando, FL,
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • 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.
01/2017 to 05/2019
Licensed Practical Nurse University Of Central Florida Orlando, FL,
  • Took patients vitals, including blood pressure, temperature, and pulse and documented vital signs and the weight of patients.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels to evaluate electrolyte imbalances.
  • Administered medications, monitored edemas and took blood and other body fluid samples for diagnostic purposes.
  • Assessed patients' physical and mental conditions by thoroughly assessing medical histories and communicated to patients to base trust.
  • Protected and promoted patient rights and assisted individuals to achieve maximum independence.
  • Provided support with bathing, toileting, grooming, and washing.
  • Turned or re-positioned bedridden patients to promote blood flow and prevent bedsores.
10/2008 to 04/2017
Clinical Nursing Assistant American Senior Communities Monticello, IN,
  • Prepared examination and patient rooms for Burn care procedures, checking supply availability and laying out instruments.
  • Performed debridement and dressing treatments on up to 8 patients daily.
  • Used mobility devices, wheelchairs and stretchers to carefully and transport patients.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Cleaned and sanitized rooms and equipment using aseptic technique to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Attended to patients, continuously checking on needs and maintaining high standards of patient care.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2016
Licensed Practical Nurse : Nursing
Eastern Suffolk School of Nursing - Brentwood, NY,
GPA:
Expected in 05/2015
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And Sciences
Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY
GPA:
Expected in 06/2006
High School Diploma:
Miller Place High School - Miller Place, NY
GPA:
Skills
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Patient triaging
  • Caring for wounds
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Tracking symptoms
  • Educating families
  • Assisting physicians
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Staff direction and task delegation
  • Microsoft Office and Powerpoint
  • Organization
  • Communications
  • Planning and coordination
  • Partial Fluency in Spanish
Certifications
  • First Aid/CPR with Basic Life Support
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Cerner Powerchart

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School Attended

  • Eastern Suffolk School of Nursing
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Miller Place High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Clinical Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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