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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Skilled Licensed Vocational Nurse implements nursing care, following physician orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques, standards and administrative policies. Superb technical knowledge and high-level communications skills standardizing nursing practice towards quality care optimization. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergent settings.

Skills
  • Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification
  • Healthcare platforms
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Patient triaging
  • Samples collection
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Staff direction and task delegation
  • Counting narcotics
  • Caring for wounds
  • Psychotropic medication knowledge
  • Texas Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Educating families
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Documenting incidents
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Assisting physicians
  • Tracking symptoms
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Conflict resolution
  • MS Office
Experience
10/2018 to Current Licensed Vocational Nurse Vista Del Mar Hospital | Ventura, CA,
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Kept EHR updated with patients' vital statistics, tracking metrics and observations about behaviors or responses.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored urine output.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Assisted with patients' nutritional needs by setting up self-feeding assistance or directly feeding individuals with severely limited mobility.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Sterilized equipment and supplies using germicides and autoclaves to protect patients and staff from infection.
  • Worked with registered nurses to deliver comprehensive, high-quality care to patients.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to up to 35 patients per day.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Used sterile techniques, including wound care and trachea care to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Collected biological specimens and packages for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files with matrix software.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Scheduled appointments for evaluations and scans for office with 35+ active patients.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Observed, charted and reported developments in patient health condition in 110 bed facility
06/2005 to 10/2018 LVN Charge Nurse Acadia Healthcare Inc. | Boston, MA,
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Precepted and mentored new staff, graduate RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, peritoneal dialysis, IV pushes and oral subcutaneous.
  • Provided leadership to telemetry and acute care unit; coordinated, tasked, and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Skilled in central line and catheter management for triple lumen catheter (TLC), peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), tunneled intravascular central catheter (TICC), Quinton lines, and implanted vascular access device (IVAD).
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Created and implemented care plans after reviewing patients' imaging and test results, working closely with other members of interdisciplinary team.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Liaised with various stakeholders, including physicians and ER staff, to reduce critical minutes between admission and treatment, effectively boosting positive patient outcomes.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to patients and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Provided continuous assessment of patients in [Type] unit from admission to discharge.
  • Actualized interventions and strategies to manage chest tubes, nasogastric tubes, G-tubes and [Type].
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and health maintenance.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Led [Number] team unit, promoting quality care for up to [Number] patients per day.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques and patient assessments and interventions.
  • Documented and evaluated effectiveness of care plans and interventions.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining all steps in rapid response situations.
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through effective triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording all cardiac rhythm data.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Led patient care team and served as Nurse in Charge of health center.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Oversaw medication administration to [Number] patients daily, monitoring and documenting responses.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
08/2002 to 06/2005 LVN Charge Nurse Acadia Healthcare Inc. | Bothell, WA,
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Precepted and mentored new staff, graduate RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, peritoneal dialysis, IV pushes and oral subcutaneous.
  • Provided leadership to telemetry and acute care unit; coordinated, tasked, and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Skilled in central line and catheter management for triple lumen catheter (TLC), peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), tunneled intravascular central catheter (TICC), Quinton lines, and implanted vascular access device (IVAD).
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Created and implemented care plans after reviewing patients' imaging and test results, working closely with other members of interdisciplinary team.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Liaised with various stakeholders, including physicians and ER staff, to reduce critical minutes between admission and treatment, effectively boosting positive patient outcomes.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to patients and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Provided continuous assessment of patients in [Type] unit from admission to discharge.
  • Actualized interventions and strategies to manage chest tubes, nasogastric tubes, G-tubes and [Type].
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and health maintenance.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Led [Number] team unit, promoting quality care for up to [Number] patients per day.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques and patient assessments and interventions.
  • Documented and evaluated effectiveness of care plans and interventions.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining all steps in rapid response situations.
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through effective triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording all cardiac rhythm data.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Led patient care team and served as Nurse in Charge of health center.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Oversaw medication administration to [Number] patients daily, monitoring and documenting responses.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2002 Certificate of Nursing Degree | Healthcare Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, TX GPA:

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School Attended
  • Wharton County Junior College
Job Titles Held:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • LVN Charge Nurse
  • LVN Charge Nurse
Degrees
  • Certificate of Nursing Degree

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