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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Seasoned, reliable nursing professional offering clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Considered hardworking and driven by peers. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing skills and empathy to the school setting. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

Skills
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Care Coordination
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Attention to Detail
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Medication Administration
  • Decision Making
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Patient Examination
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • First Aid
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Convalescent Care
  • Rehabilitation Assistance
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Direct Patient Care
Education
California State University San Marcos, Expected in 03/2019 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY, Expected in 05/1995 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Work History
Mission Regional Medical Center - Medical Surgical Registered Nurse
Boonton, NJ, 4/20/98 - Current
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Monitored patients before, during and after surgical operations to evaluate patient care and maintained aseptic techniques throughout my shift
  • Assessed patient status during hospital stay and needed procedures. Assessed and communicated abnormalities to MD and charge nurse
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions, including ice, relaxation and redirection.
  • Documented patient plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis and expected patient outcomes.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Recorded and measured patients' vital signs per protocol, including weight, temperature, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Collaborated daily with Lead and health care team to achieve optimum patient care, boosting patient satisfaction scores.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
Onward Healthcare - Rehabilitation Nurse
Oakland, CA, 12/1997 - 04/1998
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary professionals to develop plans of care, administer tests and monitor patient status.
  • Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
  • Identified care needs of individual patients and coordinated responses based on physician advice, insurance limitations and procedural costs.
  • Directed appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing processes and protocols.
  • Worked with suppliers and vendors on provision of medical equipment, items and services.
  • Effectively communicated with physicians regarding patient needs, performance, medications and changes.
  • Performed evaluations on consistent basis to address changes in patient needs, conditions and medications, altering care plans when required.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Initiated appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Coordinated rehabilitative and preventive nursing processes and procedures.
  • Managed and streamlined referral queues by efficiently prioritizing patients and clearing insurance obstacles.
  • Developed care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing methods.
  • Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provided instructions and addressed question and concerns.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Assessed and examined patients and documented history of current and previous conditions, diseases and injuries along with medications currently being taken.
  • Created patient assessments and plans for individual home care needs.
Valor Healthcare - Registered Nurse
Bloomington, IN, 09/1997 - 12/1997
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • 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.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
Dignity Health - Charge Nurse
Long Beach, CA, 06/1995 - 08/1997
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Educated patients and caregivers of various available external resources to support wound management, disease management and medication administration.
  • 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.
  • Supervised and managed functions for unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Directed patient care activities, guided and trained RNs, LPNs and residential advisors during shift.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.

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School Attended

  • California State University
  • Mohawk Valley Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Charge Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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