Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Accomplished long term care nurse proudly offering over 25 years of experience that ranges from direct care to being the assistant director of the nursing department. Strong knowledge of infection control procedures and substantial experience using the EMR system, Point Click Care, for documentation of patient care. Detail-oriented, outgoing, and organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Infection control report preparation
  • Emergency procedures expertise
  • Grievance resolution
  • Supervision
  • Team building
  • Policy implementation
  • Staff inservicing
  • Customer service
  • Relationship development
  • Process improvement
Work History
05/2019 to 07/2020 Long Term Care Unit Manager Five Star Quality Care, Inc. | Carson City, NV,
  • Assesses residents on admission and a least quarterly, as well as when conditions change. Documents appropriately including Minimum Data Sets.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the resident and family regarding pain management.
  • Assesses the residents condition and nursing needs, sets goals; prescribes appropriate nursing action.
  • Documents changes in residents condition and nursing care on progress notes and plan of care.
  • Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Submits written documentation in a timely, clear, concise, and pertinent manner.
  • Notifies physician of changes in residents condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.
  • Notes and carries out physicians orders in a timely manner.
  • Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift by participating in walking rounds .
  • Follows through , as needed, on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding resident concerns .
  • Implements plan of care for the resident based on assessments and goals as established by the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families.
  • Supervises other remembers of the healthcare team as needed, to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed.
05/2018 to 05/2019 MDS Coordinator/Infection Control Nurse Brightspring Health Services | Kokomo, IN,
  • Gathered and submitted data to regulatory agencies for mandatory report infections such as CDRRS.
  • Presented findings to committees and public interest groups to spearhead necessary changes to policies and procedures.
  • Surveilled ongoing infections to verify adequate data collection, control procedures and current staff interventions.
  • Developed effective training programs to help staff understand and implement critical protections.
  • Coordinated successfully and with full compliance to prevent infections according to facility and Joint Commission standards.
  • Investigated outbreaks and revamped control measures to prevent future incidents.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and [Type] workshops.
10/2010 to 01/2018 Assistant Director of Nursing Ascension (System Office) | Sparta, TN,

Assisted the Director of Nursing in planning and organizing, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility, and may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and/or the Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times throughout the facility.

Specific Duties:

Infection Control:

  • *Plan, develop ,organize, implement evaluate,coordinate and direct the infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in the nursing care facility.
  • Conducts day to day surveillance based on signs or symptoms, antibiotic use and diagnostic tests to prevent and control infections.
  • *Ensure the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA and local regulations concerning infection control/prevention.
  • *Develop, maintain and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct issues identified.
  • Interpret infection control policies and procedures as needed.
  • Maintain a reference library of written infection control material that will assist the facility in meeting the day to day needs of the isolated resident.
  • Assist with ensuring the new regulations related to Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccines are up to date with all residents.

Staff Development:

  • Participate in developing, planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training classes that in-service classes to enhance their jobs. and ensuring a well educated nursing department.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a regular effective orientation program that orients the new employee to the facility, its policies and procedures and to their position and duties.
  • Provide ample programs for mandatory in-service and ensure that all staff meet the DOH regulations regarding mandatory in-service education.
  • Assists with monitoring and educating staff about proper documentation.
  • Trained and supported facility staff on new implementation of EMR system Point Click Care .
  • Provides orientation schedule to all new staff and agency staff.
  • Performs competencies on infection control practices and infusion/feeding pumps.

Employee Health:

  • Maintains up to date employee health files.
  • Ensures all employees are up to date on TB testing and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Oversees the Influenza Vaccine program.
  • Liaison and primary contact for Workers Compensation Program-ensures employees follow proper procedure. Communicates updates on claims with administration and workers compensation insurance company.
  • Ensure employees provide a physician note prior to returning to work after an illness or injury.
  • Follows up on sick calls for contagious illness to advise on return to work.

Oversee the LTC Unit:

  • Oversee the day to day functioning of the LTC unit.
  • Reviewed the daily acuities for the LTC unit.
  • Assist with Care Planning as needed.
  • Assist with Care Conference as needed.

Administrative Functions:

  • Assist the DON with ensuring each unit is adequately staffed and if needed implement appropriate interventions.
  • Assisted the DON with interviewing and hiring nursing staff.
  • Establish with the DON nursing rounds for the facility.
  • Assist the DON with monitoring systems that are in place and ensure that they are carried out/audits.
  • Assist with monitoring of the staff and counseling of staff with disciplinary action as needed.
  • Assist with day to day functions of the facility.
  • Communicate frequently with the DON.
  • Assist with Employee Evaluations as needed.
  • Ensure the restraint reduction meeting takes place monthly if needed.
  • Makes decisions for the facility in the absence of the DON.
  • Attends wound rounds as needed.
  • Assists when needed on units.
02/2009 to 10/2010 Registered Nurse The Elms Of Cranbury | City, STATE,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Cared for patients in [Number]-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Administered [Type] testing and sent results to physician to create focused treatment plans, adjust treatment and [Action].
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
09/2020 to Current Infection Preventionist The Elms Of Cranbury | City, STATE,
  • Surveilled ongoing infections to verify adequate data collection, control procedures and current staff interventions.
  • Identified and mitigated unnecessary infection risks through regular reviews and procedural assessments.
  • Gathered, analyzed and reported on infection data.
  • Maintained records of procedures, infections and outcomes.
  • Presented findings to committees and public interest groups to spearhead necessary changes to policies and procedures.
  • Gathered and submitted data to regulatory agencies for mandatory report infections such as [Type].
Expected in 01/1978 Diploma Program | Registered Nurse Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing, Jamaica, NY, GPA:

Diploma Program

  • First Aid/CPR Certified

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