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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

California -Licensed Vocational Nurse with proven expertise in managing total nursing care and administering prescribed medications and treatments according to approved nursing techniques. Assists in delivery of patient care through nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Demonstrated competency directing and guiding patient teaching and activities to promote individual treatment programs. Well-qualified medical professional with experience triaging patients, capturing information and completing basic procedures such as wound care. Excellent communication, prioritization and multitasking abilities with sound judgment and compassionate nature. Background in clinic and hospital environments. Seasoned [Type] Administrator focused on business and operational improvements. Dedicated and decisive leader with strategic and forward-thinking mindset. Brings [Number] years of progressive business experience in [Industry]. Patient-focused [Job Title] offers strong background in psychiatric care. Excels in recordkeeping, time management and patient observation. Delivers top-notch care to patients with mental or emotional disturbances. Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level [Job Title] position. Ready to help team achieve company goals. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Accomplishments
  • Resolved product issue through consumer testing.
  • Patient Advocacy - Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Training - Trained team of staff nurses in medical office procedures to ensure consistent quality of care.
  • Research - Completed group study focused on patient comfort, costs and test results, which resulted in increased patient satisfaction.
  • Clinical Skills - Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Perinatal Care - Assisted physicians in focus studies in prenatal care.Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
Skills
  • Pulse oximetry tracking
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Medication Administration
  • Dementia Knowledge
  • Medical Records Management
  • Patient Information Collection
  • Indirect Patient Care
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Inpatient care
  • Transcribing orders
  • Hazardous Materials
Work History
03/2010 to Current Licensed Vocational Nurse Mga Homecare | Jarrell, TX,
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Helped long-term care residents with bathing, dressing, feeding and other daily living activities.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
01/2007 to 12/2010 Nurse Manager Charleston Area Medical Center | Cross Lanes, WV,
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Worked with healthcare team to develop new dialysis treatment flow sheet and other log forms, improving clinical documentation and accountability.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered epidural and patient controlled analgesia to block pain from labor contractions and during birth.
  • Coached new mothers with breastfeeding techniques, postpartum self-care and infant care to promote easier transition into motherhood.
  • Assisted with care for expectant mothers from beginning to end of term, including monitoring labs, examining ultrasounds and informing mothers on what to expect in next stages of pregnancy.
  • Completed comprehensive assessment of patient and family needs to identify outcomes, establish care plans, monitor progress and modify care plan as needed.
  • Assisted physician during delivery, examination and surgical procedures by anticipating needs, encouraging patient and attending to baby after birth.
  • Responded to emergency situations such as pre-eclampsia, early labor and fetal distress.
03/2005 to 03/2010 Licensed Vocational Nurse Mga Homecare | Jonas Ridge, NC,
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Managed various general office duties such as answering multiple telephone lines, completing insurance forms and mailing monthly invoice statements to patients.
  • Created children's area in waiting room to create activity area and make practice more family-friendly.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and triage medical concerns.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
Education
Expected in 02/2003 to to LVN | Nursing Casa Loma College, Van Nuys, CA GPA:
Expected in 06/1996 to to High School Diploma | George Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Casa Loma College
  • George Washington Preparatory High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

Degrees

  • LVN
  • High School Diploma

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