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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Licensed Practical Nurse with managerial experience, offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader that strives to deliver superior care in high-pressure, fast-paced, chaotic environment with ability to remain composed and organized. Efficient in coordination of admissions and discharge planning as core member of interdisciplinary team; acting as the nursing manager of skilled, short term care, sub-acute rehab unit of 5-star rated CMS facility. Experience in policy development, staff management & educating on procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity. I have proved this through application with previous teams and increased level of skilled patients, reduction of infections by >20%in one quarter, therefore increasing profits, retained nursing staff with less than 5% turnover rate, and increasing patient satisfaction. Proven success in leadership, operational excellence and organizational development. Recognized for inspiring management team members to excel and encouraging creative work environments with staff as proven through high performing team. Found renewed fulfillment and joy for the nursing career since entering into management and leadership role while thriving in the structured chaos in the world of nursing and management.

Skills
  • Managed rehab, sub-acute unit during outbreak of COVID-19 and during it's peak
  • Staff & Clinical leadership, Nurse Retention, Recruitment, and regularly educating
  • Data entry, MDS care planning (including PDPM), admission and discharge planning
  • Admission audits to ensure care is accurate and complete without errors
  • Ensure all recommended follow-up or consults have been booked with transport
  • Collaboration and communication with all members of interdisciplinary team
  • Reporting and collaborating with physician within facility as well as outpatient physicians
  • Patient and family communication with proper education
  • MAR/TAR audits
  • Wound care and management
  • Stroke and Brain injury management
  • Infection control: (infection prevention & reduction) and ensuring compliance with CMS guidelines
  • Discharge Planning with Patient education and advocacy
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Nurse Leadership
  • Care Planning and Management
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Staff Assignments
Work History
Assistant Director of Nursing, 11/2020 - Current
City Of Louisville, Ky Louisville, KY,
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 94-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 90 employees across more than 5 departments.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Evaluated work performance of over 30 nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Participated and directed team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Collaborated with national and international organizations to leverage industry connections, and infection control surveillance techniques.
  • Designed and introduced leadership development, coaching and team management model, resulting in promotion of employees into increased levels of responsibility.
  • Developed policies and procedures for effective pharmacy management.
  • Ordered all pharmacy supplies and kept check on inventory levels.
  • Generated and reviewed incident reports, including employee write-ups, actualizing appropriate corrective action plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Defined testing protocols, quality assurance initiatives and clinic policies and procedures.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
Infection Control Nurse, 11/2020 - Current
Onward Healthcare Grand Forks, ND,
  • Set clear policies to improve success of infection control measures in all departments.
  • Evaluated hospital-onset and healthcare-acquired infections by conducting root cause analysis.
Staff Development Nurse, 11/2020 - Current
Trilogy Health Services Bellbrook, OH,
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and [Type] workshops.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Led successful [Number]-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
Nurse Unit Manager, 02/2020 - 10/2020
Life Care Centers Of America Ocala, FL,
  • Organized and facilitated department head meetings weekly, discussing current census, admissions and discharges and residents' Medicaid applications and determining continuation or discontinuing skilled benefit based on therapy and medical needs.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of 34 patients under skilled benefit in a challenging sub-acute rehabilitation-nursing unit.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 34 patients daily.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Conducted rounds with physicians, advising physicians on patients' conditions and assisting in coordinating diagnostic testing and follow up appointments to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Introduced initiatives based on staff education, infection control audits, safe medication administration and proper wound care to achieve unit and facility goals.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment, expected outcomes and discharge instructions, serving as advisory resource to patients and families to facilitate recovery.
Nursing Unit Manager, 05/2019 - 02/2020
Great River Health Systems Fort Madison, IA,
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Updated patient charts using Point Click Care with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Managed 15 nurses and 20 CNAs in skilled nursing sub-acute unit handling needs of 42 bed floor.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs, certifying >50% more nurses that are under my supervision through AccessRN.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 40 patients daily.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Oversaw and managed 35 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining high level of staff morale and professionalism, turnover rate during my time of management on my unit specifically was
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, safety protocols, and enhanced infection control to optimize performance and safety, thus resulting in a >22% decrease in infection rates during my time managing.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients, thus reducing emergency medical transfers to acute care hospitals by
Charge Licensed Practical Nurse, 12/2016 - 11/2019
Bernice Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc Bernice, LA,
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Cared for patients on high-paced sub-acute post-stroke rehab unit with diagnoses including: quadriplegia, respiratory failure, Diabetes, post-amputation, MRSA, VRE, Parkinson's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hemiplegia.
  • Cared and managed stroke and TBI patients whom have undergone procedures that have included: decompressive craniectomy, cranioplasty, and amputations.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering blood glucose tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions and communicated concerns to supervising nursing unit manager and/or Director of Nursing.
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Helped patients complete day-to-day tasks, including bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to design at-home medication guidelines and educated patients and families on correct medication administration.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills and explaining conditions and medications.
  • Delivered basic patient care and treatments, including taking temperature or blood pressure, dressing wounds, treating bedsores and catheterizations.
  • Oversaw daily rounds to assess patient conditions and distribute medications to patients.
  • Assembled and used equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes or oxygen suppliers to effectively manage patient care.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Implemented effective strategies and care plans to improve patient outcomes and meet recovery objectives.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
Nurse Supervisor, 11/2018 - 02/2019
Covenant Care Mountain View, CA,
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 159-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 30 employees across more than 4 departments during evening shift as the only nursing leader within the facility.
  • Provided sub-acute care for facility that was specialized in post-stroke management.
  • Provided specialized and complex care for patients with: IV therapy (hydration and ABT), TPN administration, wound vacs, J.P. drains, tracheotomies, PICC/Midline management, chole-drains, PEG tube care, enteral nutrition, colostomy/ostomy, indwelling and suprapubic catheter care, illus and intestinal suction pump care for obstruction management.
  • Managing and overseeing up to 3-5 admissions throughout entire building at one time with all other managerial duties for 4 separate units' needs.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Executed local market strategies aligned to overall strategic and marketing plans, creating tactical initiatives to meet operational, budgetary and productivity goals.
  • Trained, evaluated and coached clinical staff to improve performance.
  • Assisted with caring for specific patients by utilizing excellent clinical skills and judgment.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 155 patients daily.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to catch and address new concerns.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Updated patient charts using Point Click Care with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Evaluated employee skills and knowledge regularly, providing hands-on training and mentoring to individuals with lagging skills.
  • Managed daily staff assignments and patient scheduling to guarantee clinic coverage and flow.
  • Analyzed patient assessments and laboratory data to bring any issues to attention of physicians.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Implemented effective strategies and care plans to improve patient outcomes and meet recovery objectives.
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
Education
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing, Expected in 05/2016
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Quincy College - Quincy, MA
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2011
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Saint Clement Parish High School - Medford, MA,
GPA:
Certifications

Licensed Practical Nurse

Massachusetts Board of Nursing

Number- LN94795

EXP DATE- 05/08/2021

Basic Life Support & CPR Certification

Nationwide Health Training

Year- 2018

  • Certified and trained by The Center of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) for:1) Nursing Home Infection Preventionist - November 22, 2020 and 2) COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Supervisor - December 2021
  • Intravenous Therapy and Insertion Certification by Access RN - Year of 2020
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Certification - received by OSHA in February of 2021
  • Dementia (8-hour) Certification - December 2016

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School Attended

  • Quincy College
  • Saint Clement Parish High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Infection Control Nurse
  • Staff Development Nurse
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Nursing Unit Manager
  • Charge Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Supervisor

Degrees

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • High School Diploma

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