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

Patient-oriented Licensed Practical Nurse with 19 years of hands-on experience in delivering quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals in nursing facility and doctor’s office settings. Builds relationships with patients, caregivers and coworkers to drive patient care goals and advance nursing philosophies.

Skills
  • Medication Administration
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Activities of Daily Living ADLs
  • Counting Narcotics
  • Patient Charting
  • Patient Positioning and Transporting
  • Staff Direction and Task Delegation
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System HCPCS
  • Vital Signs Recording
  • Psychotropic Medication Knowledge
  • Documenting Incidents
  • Physical Stamina
  • Needs Assessment
  • Educating Families
  • Wound Dressing
  • Patient Triaging
  • WV Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Work Planning and Coordination
  • Samples Collection
  • Patient Observation
  • Team Building
  • Empathetic and Compassionate
  • Care Planning and Modifications
  • Assisting Physicians
  • Nursing Intervention Evaluations
  • Staff Supervision
  • Multi-Tasking and Prioritization
  • Call Answering and Assistance
Experience
11/2017 to Current LPN Veterans Administration | Reno, NV,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical history.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to up to 70 patients per day.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Worked with 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.
  • Took blood, tissue and fluid samples to perform laboratory tests.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Documented patient medical histories, current symptoms and vitals.
  • Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider
  • Complete Prior Authorizations
  • Team work
09/2016 to 10/2017 LPN Veterans Administration | Salisbury, NC,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical history.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with bathing, dressing and exercising.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Scheduled appointments for evaluations and scans for office for active patients.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Worked with 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.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Documented patient medical histories, current symptoms and vitals.
  • Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Checked in on patients at regular intervals to record food and fluid intake and output, taking measures to promote healthy levels.
  • Assisted patients with daily tasks, such as dressing, hygiene upkeep and movement throughout facility,
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Worked with RN case manager to evaluate intervention outcomes and make needed adjustments to care plans.
09/2003 to 07/2016 CNA/LPN Princeton HealthCare Center | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Distributed drinking water and nourishment to residents.
  • Observed and reported unusual symptoms and changes to charge nurse.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals.
  • Conducted routine checks on patient vitals, blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Assisted residents in preparing for activities and social programs.
  • Supported non-ambulatory residents in range of motion exercises.
  • Helped residents walk with or without self-help devices.
  • Used mobility devices to transport patients.
  • Administered medications to patients and performed follow-ups regarding prescriptions and supplements.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Administered medications and educated patients and families on correct at-home administration.
  • Attended to patients in 120 bed unit, continuously checking on needs and maintaining high standards of patient care.
  • Provided basic care to over 30 patients per shift, assisting with bathing, changing linens and preparing meals.
  • Supported daily living activities by serving meals, feeding, ambulating and turning over and positioning patients.
  • Safeguarded patient privacy with strict adherence to HIPAA protocols.
  • Performed care and treatments on 30 patients daily.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2014 to to Associate of Science | Lpn Mercer County Technical Education Center, Princeton, WV GPA:
Expected in 12/2002 to to Certified Nursing Assessment | Mercer County Technical Education Center, Princeton, WV GPA:

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School Attended

  • Mercer County Technical Education Center
  • Mercer County Technical Education Center

Job Titles Held:

  • LPN
  • LPN
  • CNA/LPN

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Certified Nursing Assessment

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