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Jessica Claire
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Summary

I am a Licensed Vocational Nurse for about 4 1/2 years. I live in Arlington, and am seeking the opportunity to work a day shift at a nursing home where I can continue to provide great nursing care to residents. I believe its a privilege to work with the elderly, and I love my job as a nurse and what I do for a living.

I hope to speak with you soon about joining your team!

Skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Conflict/Problem resolution
  • Process implementation
  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Team leadership/management
  • Team player
  • Collaborates well with co workers
  • Full and focused assessments
  • Urinary catheter insertion and removal
  • Intravenous flushing
  • Data collection
  • Lab result evaluation
  • Assisting pts with ADL's
  • Using Hoyer Lifts
  • Giving blood sugars
  • Subcutaneous shots
  • Proper medication administration
  • Bladder scan utilization
  • Setting flow rates and changing IV bags
  • Recognizing abnormal and critical vital signs
  • SBAR
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Supervision
  • Vaccinated
  • Point of ClickCare Literate
  • Matrix Literate
Work History
LVN Charge Nurse, 11/2020 to Current
The Mentor Network, , Abilene, TX
  • Travel to different nursing Homes doing all expected LVN Charge Nurse duties.
  • Adapting to new environments with very minimal training, learning fast. Adapting to new computer systems, e-kit systems, learning protocols the way each facility expects them to be executed.
  • Work experience on day shift, night shift, mid shift.
  • Effectively managing CNA's working under my license to get the maximum quality of work done.
  • Understanding and effectively executing each situation to make sure it is safe and appropriate practice.
LVN Charge Nurse, 03/2021 to 07/2022
Jefferson City Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc, , Keller, TX
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Documented information in patients' electronic medical record, relaying information to clinicians and care providers to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Executed all normal and expected Charge Nurse duties
LVN Charge Nurse, 06/2019 to 03/2021
Central Texas College, , Weatherford, TX
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Documented information in patients' electronic medical record, relaying information to clinicians and care providers to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Implemented all normal and expected Charge Nurse Duties.
Licensed Vocational Nurse, 10/2019 to 06/2020
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  • Worked 10pm - 6am shift as a charge nurse along with 1 other fellow nurse
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers, including hospice personnel and Lab technicians to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Reviewed inventory of incoming pharmacy medicine, charted the receipt in computer, and re ordered medicine from the pharmacy when needed on Pharmcare Rx- Linx website.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures using aseptic and/or sterile techniques when needed.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Used Point of Click Care computer system for charting.
  • Notified the doctor or Nurse Practitioner of Lab results for residents.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Prioritized urgent and non-urgent patient needs calmly and effectively
  • Utilized nursing knowledge to identify patient needs and offer appropriate remedies.
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support.
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 10/2015 to 10/2019
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  • Monitor vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse
  • Respond appropriately to physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients
  • Assist patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination
  • Help patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles
  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment
  • Assist with patient transfer and ambulation
  • Follow safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions
  • Assist patients with ambulation and crutch walking
  • Answer patient calls for care and feeding
  • Care for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and muscular dystrophy
  • Assist nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores, and surgical site wounds
  • Support diagnostic procedures, assisted with technical nursing treatments and entered information in patient records and charts
  • Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care
  • Report any unusual circumstances in the patients’ condition or environment
  • Provide comforting and soothing environment
  • Answer call lights and aided in patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients’ clothing and bedside tables/equipment
  • Perform direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety
  • Member in good standing with Nurse Aide Registry
  • Participated in fun activities, including Bingo with patients each week to boost mood, improve overall memory and provide light entertainment
  • Cared for average of 25 patients per shift in the nursing home facility, delivering high-quality, efficient support to meet all needs
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep nurses informed of changes.
Student vocational nurse, 02/2017 to 05/2018
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  • Performed initial client assessment and analysis to begin research process
  • Evaluated appropriate lab tests to anticipate needs to aid patient in improving their condition
  • Conducted focused and full assessments on patients
  • Accurately obtained and recorded vital signs, specimens, and full body assessments
  • Performed urinary catheter insertion and removal, intravenous flushes, bed baths, Input and out put observation, intravenous bag replacement, charting in patient's medical record, performing bladder scans, setting up IV tubing and flow rate setting, and checking blood sugars for patients
  • Initiated communication to collaborate with facility certified nurse aids to execute optimal patient care
  • Properly executed pulling medications from pixus and administering to patient
  • Evaluated objective and subjective aspect of patient condition and treatment care plans to implement correct nursing interventions
  • Conducted hourly rounds on patients during shifts and updated dry erase boards in patient's rooms on each round to promote good communication for patient and multidisciplary team
  • Reported any abnormalities to charge nurse as required per scope of practice
  • Successfully worked clinical rotations in the medical surgical units at Metroplex hospital in Killeen, and at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center hospital in Temple
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as gathering specimens for culture and sensitivity tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications
Education
: Continuing Education, Expected in 2015
McLennan Community College - Waco, TX
GPA:
  • Continuing education in [CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM]
Associate of Science: Vocational Nursing Program, Expected in 08/2018
Central Texas College - Killeen, TX
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of 3 years of service with Community Hospice of Texas
  • Completion of Vocational nursing program
  • Research Paper completed on The Possibility of Electroconvulsive Therapy for the Treatment of Depression
Certifications
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) card
  • Certificate of Nursing Assistant
  • Certificate of Completion of Vocational Nursing Program w/ the Dept of Nursing and Allied Health at Central Texas College
  • Texas Board of Nursing License

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School Attended

  • McLennan Community College
  • Central Texas College

Job Titles Held:

  • LVN Charge Nurse
  • LVN Charge Nurse
  • LVN Charge Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Student vocational nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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