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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Hardworking nursing professional bringing 3 years of experience delivering exceptional nursing care to diverse populations focusing on orthopedic, neurological, and trauma care. Knowledgeable about standards of care and requirements to care for Stepdown patients in a clinical setting. Worked closely with the interdisciplinary teams of Surgery, Ortho Trauma, Neurosurgery, and Neurology to provide excellent care in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment. Skilled at maximizing patient comfort and safety while meeting strict cost control standards. Well-organized and forward-thinking in managing patient needs. Excellent interpersonal skills. Offers direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on application of scientific nursing principles. .

Skills
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • EVD / Lumbar Drain Management
  • IV Medication Titration
  • PCA Pumps, Epidural and Nerve Blocks
  • Telemetry
  • ICP Monitoring
  • Feeding Assistance/tube feeds (Core Track, NG, OG)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Wound Care
  • Ostomy Care
  • BLS Certified
  • ACLS Certified
  • PALS Certified
  • Multi-tasking for care of up to 6 patients
  • Electronic Charting
  • Taking Vitals
  • HIPAA Education
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • Patient Discharging
  • Active Listening
  • Family Advocacy
  • Maintaining Patient Safety Standards
  • Policy Adherence
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
  • Standards of Care
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Orthopedic splints, traction, collars, and other DME
  • Vaccine Administration
  • Preceptor and Training
  • Cerner Proficient
Work History
03/2022 to Current
Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Registered Nurse Touched By Angels Home Healthcare Ii Graham, NC,
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments and restore vital functions.
  • Cared for critical patients in 24 bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • Coordinated and assisted physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions, chest tubes, Swanz catheters, and bronchoscopies.
  • Monitored patients including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings, cardiac changes and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Titrated and administered medications to treat patients' symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventive measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Operated critical care equipment to keep patients stable and promote recovery.
  • Documented work in hospital system and updated patients' charts with orders and observations.
  • Observed patient condition and notified physician of patient reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
  • Collaborated with patient, family and healthcare team in open discussion to identify mutual goals based on nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
  • Maintained and upgraded knowledge, skills, nursing practice and competencies affecting quality of nursing care and re-licensure.
  • Assessed and provided primary, secondary and tertiary care to patients in hospital care.
  • Detected, monitored and attempted to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints, and current symptoms.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Documented treatments delivered, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
03/2020 to 02/2023
Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Registered Nurse UPMC Presbyterian Hospital City, STATE,
  • Cared for patients in 45-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Received patients from PACU, monitor post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed and implemented post-op orders.
  • Managed wound care, wound vacs, and all dressing changes.
  • Managed and titrated Insulin drips and Heparin drips.
  • Set up and maintained various components of orthopedic equipment; femoral nerve block, CPM, traction, and overhead frames
  • Provide care for patients with neurological disorders such as TBI, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, subdural hematomas, and other neurological injuries
  • Monitored and provided care for patients with seizure disorders, using VTM technology.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from Covid-19, measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Educated patients and families on managing illness or injury including post-treatment home care needs and medication administration.
  • Precepted nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Observed patient condition and notified physician of patient reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
  • Collaborated with patient, family and healthcare team in open discussion to identify mutual goals based on nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
  • Assessed and provided primary, secondary and tertiary care to patients in hospital care.
  • Maintained and upgraded knowledge, skills, nursing practice and competencies affecting quality of nursing care and re-licensure.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Detected, monitored and attempted to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans.
  • Treated patients requiring stabilization and resuscitation for variety of illnesses and injuries.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints, and current symptoms.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Documented treatments delivered, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
07/2014 to 10/2020
Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Care Solutions Of Pittsburgh City, STATE,
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing, and teeth brushing.
  • Participated in fun group activities with patients to boost mood, improve overall memory, and provide light entertainment.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Helped patients complete range of motion exercises to prevent loss of function during care.
  • Helped patients with self-feeding and assisted feeding, based on individual needs.
  • Upheld infection control and prevention policies across different patient-facing areas.
  • Completed activities of daily living for patients unable to self-care, and assisted those with limited mobility in completing tasks.
  • Changed linens in rooms, keeping spaces fresh and clean for patient health and satisfaction.
Education
Expected in 12/2019
Diploma: Nursing
UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing - Pittsburgh, PA,
GPA:
Accomplishments & Recognition

Honorable Mention during our Nursing Award week by staff and fellow collegues for exceptional patient care, patient advocacy, team work, and caring spirit.

Certifications
  • Pennsylvania State Registered Nursing License
  • NIHSS Certified
  • PALS Certification Expires 10/2023
  • BLS Certification Expires 10/2023
  • ACLS Certification Expires 4/2023
  • ACT 33/34 Expires 1/2027

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Registered Nurse
  • Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Degrees

  • Diploma

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