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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Caring Mental Health Counselor with over 14 years of experience providing a wide variety of individual, group and familial counseling techniques and interventions strategies. Proficient in preparing and maintaining detailed treatment records and reports. Strong background in treating clients with mental health disorders and issues.

Skills
  • Clinical interventions
  • Psychotropic medications knowledge
  • Social skills teacher
  • Strong public speaker
  • Public speaking ability
  • Daily living activities educator
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Case documentation
  • Skilled in Intake Interviewing
  • Adult corrections expertise
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
Work History
Mental Health Counselor, 07/2017 to Current
Beth Israel Lahey HealthWakefield, MA,
  • Treated clients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Counseled and mentored clients on substance use and life choices.
  • Recommended continuing care and medications to clients and communicated with family members on treatment and discharge plans.
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Applied interventions when necessary, including clients wanting to leave against medical advice (AMA).
  • Assisted and counseled patients daily.
  • Took and monitored vital signs, administered medications and managed patient behavior.
  • Attended therapeutic educational group meetings and supported patients with guidance from RN medical professional.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Observed patient behaviors and mental status and notified RN of unusual or potentially dangerous occurrences.
  • Engaged with colleagues in treatment team meetings to promote positive patient treatment outcomes.
  • Escorted patients from unit to meals, activities and visitation areas to maintain standard of safety and security.
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Supported patients needing medical care to relieve patient anxiety and promote positive outcomes.
  • Participated in continuous quality improvement and performance improvement activities to enhance effectiveness and increase knowledge.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 01/2001 to 01/2020
Bridge Senior LivingSavannah, GA,
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 07/2007 to 07/2017
Bridge Senior LivingMa, MA,

Certification:

First Aid

CPR

Certified Nursing Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Technician

  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Cleaned and prepared rooms between patients, using aseptic technique to prevent infections and cross-contamination.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep [Job title]s informed of changes.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
Education
GED: , Expected in 05/1998 to Education Adult - VA,
GPA:
  • Majored in General Education
Associate of Arts: Business Administrative, Medical Assistance , Expected in 05/2017 to Bryant And Stratton - VA,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Education Adult
  • Bryant And Stratton

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • GED
  • Associate of Arts

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