Jessica Claire
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Motivated Clinical Instructor excited to leverage 30-year background to develop new generation of highly skilled and highly knowledgeable nurses. Expert in incorporating instructional technology to enhance didactic and clinical instruction while providing students opportunities to improve hands-on skills.

  • Patient education and advocacy
  • Staff leadership
  • Patient safety
  • Healthcare delivery
Nurse Manager, 11/2008 - 07/2014
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, CA,
  • Kept close eye on department operations to maintain effective coverage of all needs.
  • Completed weekly floor work to stay up to date on latest clinical practices and procedures.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Educated patients in topics relevant to individual and family member care.
  • Helped floor nurses make care decisions by applying exceptional clinical judgment and knowledge of facility policies.
  • Received and researched complaints from families, patients and clinical staff in order to resolve concerns to full satisfaction.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Coordinated employee schedules and job assignments.
  • Improved patient outcomes through peer groups and client education.
  • Managed performance of nursing staff of 40 employees by reviewing task completion, prioritization and reports.
  • Provided case management, milieu management and emergency intervention.
  • Oversaw nursing operations for Orthopedic unit, delivering leadership, assistance and management for staff of 40 .
  • Managed medication dispensing and control.
  • Kept abreast of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, imaging advances, government regulations, health insurance changes and financing options.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Boosted patient outcomes through delivery of patient education.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Drove process, efficiency and quality improvements, resulting in 60% increase in patient discharge times.
  • Headed clinical oversight to devise and establish policies, procedures and best practices in alignment with regulatory requirements.
  • Recruited and hired intelligent clinical and administrative staff to bolster skills set of already talented team.
  • Trained and qualified staff per board requirements as well as national, state and local regulations.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Led junior level physicians, nurses, and medical students to deliver quality inpatient, outpatient and surgical patient care.
  • Supervised administrative staff of 40 Registered nurses and patient care technicians, delivering consistent coaching and mentoring to improve job efficiency.
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer conflict resolution.
  • Implemented new hire training to further develop skills and initiate discussions on task prioritization.
Clinical Nurse Educator, 07/2002 - 11/2008
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro, VT,
  • Handled probationary and annual education of all nursing staff.
  • Evaluated performance of staff nurses, contributing to professional development.
  • Collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.
  • Oversaw primary care, case management and medication management of new hire/new graduate nurses.
  • Remained current in instructional methods and evidence-based, best practice nursing concepts and impact such concepts place on continuing education.
  • Completed 48 hours per month of direct patient care activities to maximize clinical expertise.
  • Trained medical center staff on BLS, ACLS and PALS techniques and principles.
  • Procured knowledge of national and local trends in nursing practices to successfully integrate into learning activities.
Bedside Registered Nurse, 06/1997 - 07/2002
Campbell University Buies Creek, NC,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on 32-bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on neurology and neurosurgical post-operative patients.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for providers.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Supervised dialysis treatments for patients aging from child to adult in community hospital setting.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with a variety of medical concerns, primarily with major diagnosis of neurologic disorders.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering 3 to 6 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Supervised 32-bed telemetry unit while providing direct patient care to acutely ill patients.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians to relay patient needs.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Cultivated working partnerships with patients and medical staff members, using feedback and clinical data to improve quality care and patient outcomes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
Adjunct Faculty, 08/2014 - Current
Pima Community College City, STATE,
  • Conduct clinical classes for up to 10 nursing students per semester.
  • Distribute and post course syllabus and answer student questions regarding standards, material, grading and progression at beginning of semester.
  • Display exemplary written and oral communication skills to meet learning styles and improve student learning.
  • Deliver instruction in various topics, including application of computer technologies for real-world learning scenarios.
  • Source appropriate course materials to support variety of student learning needs and styles and deliver content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Write and file reports detailing course activities and student progress.
  • Integrate multimedia technology in pre and post-conference instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction.
  • Work in collaborative environment with fellow faculty members to design curriculum for clinical education.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/1997
Pima Community College - Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2010
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ,

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