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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Skilled Licensed Practical Nurse offering 20+ years of experience in the field. Knowledgeable about assisting with non-invasive procedures and performing respiratory treatments. Strong documentation skills and a firm grasp of compliance requirements.

Skills
  • Patient Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Treatment Planning
  • Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Patient Assessment’s
  • Caregiving skills
  • Documenting intake
  • Written Communication
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Medical office administration
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Transcribing Orders
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Writing reports
  • Maintaining nutrition
  • Breathing treatments
  • Multitasking abilities
Work History
04/2012 to 07/2012 Licensed Practical Nurse Regional Health | Custer, SD,
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Managed appointment calendar for scans, lab tests, and evaluations.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals and report of any changing conditions.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.

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09/2008 to 06/2011 Licensed Practical Nurse/PRN Float Nurse Granite County Medical Center | Philipsburg, MT,
  • Collaborated with other departments and medical staff to support provision of highest standard for total patient care.
  • Evaluated patient during admission, hospital stay and through discharge.
  • Submitted accurate documentation, reporting and in-depth nursing observation to support continuity of total patient care.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Administered medications to 300+ patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Cared for patients in a 30 bed secure unit.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Created and implemented group therapies and programs to help patients improve or regain coping abilities.
  • Determined patient risk by utilizing subjective and objective data obtained through patient interaction.
  • Educated patients and family members about medical conditions and mental health, medications, treatments and preventive measures.
  • Performed frequent ongoing assessments of patients' status to address changes or any abnormal changes.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering Type tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.

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04/2002 to 10/2008 LPN Charge Nurse Crownhills Enterprises Inc | Baltimore, MD,
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Performed routine evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Performed functional assessments for admission and discharge.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Cared for over 300 inmates on my own.
  • Analyzed patient assessments and laboratory data to bring any issues to attention of physicians.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills and explaining conditions and medications.
  • Managed medical supply and equipment inventory through Action and Action.
  • Collaborated with Job title on evaluation of care plan outcomes, implementing or adjusting interventions accordingly.
  • Managed various general office duties such as answering multiple telephone lines, completing insurance forms and mailing monthly invoice statements to patients.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering Type tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Developed individual care plans to meet patient needs and achieve treatment goals.

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  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising Job title.
07/2000 to 03/2002 Correctional Nurse Kentucky State Reformatory | City, STATE,
  • Performed mental health evaluations when warranted and recommended patients to therapists.
  • Complied with all security regulations within prison system and administered care in safest possible environment.
  • Treated variety of illnesses affecting offenders in close quarters.
  • Complied with all security regulations within prison system and administered care in safest possible environment.
  • Stabilized prisoners suffering from falls, stab wounds or other injuries prior to hospital transfer.
  • Created and implemented care plans for prisoners suffering from chronic conditions.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Worked with healthcare team to develop new dialysis treatment flow sheet and other log forms, improving clinical documentation and accountability.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Administered medications to Number patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.

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Education
Expected in 05/1998 LPN | Nursing Spencerian College - Louisville, Louisville, KY GPA:

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School Attended
  • Spencerian College - Louisville
Job Titles Held:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/PRN Float Nurse
  • LPN Charge Nurse
  • Correctional Nurse
Degrees
  • LPN