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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Proficient and caring Nursing team member offering over 10 years of nursing experience. Reliable in meeting patient healthcare and personal needs with care and attention to detail. Diligent about maximizing satisfaction, safety and wellness while serving patients of all backgrounds. Effective at tracking vitals and responses to treatments, administering medications and transcribing orders. Good relationship-building and problem-solving abilities. Licensed in North Dakota and certified as Basic Life Support instructor. Skilled Licensed Practical Nurse offering 10+ years of experience in the field. Knowledgeable about assisting with non-invasive procedures and performing respiratory treatments. Strong documentation skills and a firm grasp of compliance requirements.

Skills
  • Patient assessments
  • Medical records management
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Pulse oximetry tracking
  • Patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Direct patient care
  • Infection control and aseptic procedures
  • Caregiving skills
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medical office administration
  • Notifying family members
  • Certifications - Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Outpatient care
  • Data entry
  • Transcribing orders
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Breathing treatments
  • Maintaining nutrition
  • Specimen collection and analysis
  • Patient management
  • Process improvement
  • EHR/RPMS
  • Documenting intake
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Women's health exams
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Patient consultation
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Collecting vitals
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Relationship building
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Health screening
  • Administering immunizations
  • Medication distribution
  • IV setup
  • Foley catheters
  • Patient evaluation
  • Confidentiality
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Removing sutures
  • Infection control measures
  • Medical recordkeeping
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Vision screenings
  • Feeding assistance
  • Family education
  • Performing EKGs
  • Infant vitals monitoring
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
  • Vaccine administration
  • Patient counseling
  • EMR / EHR
  • Medication Administration
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Preventive health
Work History
Outpatient Registered Nurse, 08/2021 - Current
Fresenius Medical Care Downers Grove, IL,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Managed care before, during, and after office appointments.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients in outpatient clinic, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, and unit clerks.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, and verifying interventions met treatment goals.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
Obstetrics Registered Nurse, 04/2021 - 08/2021
Unitypoint Health Waverly, IA,
  • Assisted with care for expectant mothers from beginning to end of term, including monitoring labs, examining ultrasounds and informing mothers on what to expect in next stages of pregnancy.
  • Coached new mothers with breastfeeding techniques, postpartum self-care and infant care to promote easier transition into motherhood.
  • Assessed infant health directly after birth using APGAR and monitored health for specified amount of time for any changes in status.
  • Worked closely with doctors and midwives in coaching pregnant women through childbirth and post-natal recovery.
  • Scheduled follow-up visits and instructed care for new mothers for weeks immediately following childbirth.
  • Performed vital signs checks and administered vaccinations to infants following birth.
  • Assisted obstetricians and midwives with deliveries and cared for newborns directly after birth.
  • Responded to emergency situations such as pre-eclampsia, early labor and fetal distress.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and AWHONN workshops.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Administered medications to several patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Recorded details regarding all therapies, including respiratory, C-SSRS risk, CIWA, neurological assessment, and pain management to keep patient charts updated.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • 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.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Cared for patients in 18-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Reduced risk of infection by sterilizing tools and overseeing housekeeping standards for treatment rooms, labor and delivery and waiting areas.
  • Monitored labs and informed mothers on what to expect in stages of pregnancy.
Outpatient Registered Nurse, 01/2021 - 04/2021
Fresenius Medical Care Glendale, AZ,
  • Escort patient to examination room and input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process to prepare them for provider examinations.
  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers, including medical doctor, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, and pharmacists to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Monitor and track patient vitals in the EHR/RPMS system to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Support physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Administer medications, insert IVs and perform catheterizations.
  • Minimize staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for transport of biological samples for ordered laboratory tests.
  • Answer incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and screen medical concerns.
  • Manage patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Review patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Performed evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Led successful 16-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Fostered improvement in all operational facets, including staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
  • Developed strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives .
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 09/2012 - 01/2021
American Senior Communities Wabash, IN,
  • Escort patient to examination room and input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process to prepare them for provider examinations.
  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers, including medical doctor, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, and pharmacists to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Monitor and track patient vitals in the EHR/RPMS system to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Support physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Administer medications, insert IVs and perform catheterizations.
  • Minimize staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Collect and transport biological samples for ordered laboratory tests.
  • Answer incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and screen medical concerns.
  • Manage patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Review patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Performed evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 01/2010 - 09/2012
American Senior Communities Connersville, IN,
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout the care process. 
  • Assisted with diagnostics and treatment by ordering timely laboratory tests and specialist consultations.
  • Collected biological samples for laboratory tests.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and screen medical concerns.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. 
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in EHR to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/2009 - 07/2010
American Senior Communities Jasper, IN,
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Administered medications and performed catheterizations.
  • Provided diagnosis information, treatment possibilities, disease management tips and wound care advice to patients, loved ones and caregivers.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout the care process. 
  • Provided immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in paper chart to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically-relevant symptoms.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. 
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 03/2009 - 12/2009
American Senior Communities Louisville, KY,
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout the care process. 
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. 
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Made valuable contributions to care-plan development and patient education processes backed by thorough research into client diagnoses.
  • Collected biological samples for laboratory tests.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in EHR to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and screen medical concerns.
  • Input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Administered medication and other patient cares.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 05/2007 - 10/2009
Mckendree Village Inc Hermitage, TN,
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Employed mobility devices and mechanical lifting equipment to lift patients from chairs to beds, following all safety procedures to avoid injuries.
  • Cared for an average of 9-12 patients per 8 hour shift in the nursing home facility, delivering high-quality, efficient support to meet all needs.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Readied rooms for patients and prevented infections by using proper aseptic technique.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep nurses informed of changes.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
Medical Records Technician, 07/2004 - 05/2006
Universal Health Services Fall River, MA,
  • Used EHR/RPMS system to input information into computerized patient record system.
  • Applied charges and updated patient records by using the EHR/RPMS system
  • Verified signatures and checked medical charts for accuracy and completion.
  • Reviewed medical records to select appropriate coding sequences.
  • Applied official coding conventions and rules from the American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assign diagnostic codes.
  • Scanned and filed medical records in alphabetical order to maintain organized and up-to-date filing system.
  • Used EHR/RPMS system to assign procedure and diagnostic codes to patient records for billing purposes.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and managed coding of diagnostic and treatment procedures contained in outpatient medical records.
  • Utilized active listening, interpersonal and telephone etiquette skills when communicating with others.
  • Correctly coded and billed medical claims for various hospital and nursing facilities.
  • Reviewed patient charts to better understand health histories, diagnoses and treatments.
  • Accurately selected the proper descriptive code when more than one anatomical location was indicated.
  • Performed billing and coding procedures for ambulance, emergency room, impatient and outpatient services.
  • Guarded against fraud and abuse by verifying all coded data accurately reflected services provided.
  • Entered orders into the EHR/RPMS system efficiently and without errors.
  • Resourcefully used various coding books, procedure manuals and on-line encoders.
  • Reviewed outpatient records and interpreted documentation to identify all diagnoses and procedures.
Data Entry Operator, 08/2003 - 12/2003
The Kemtah Group Fairburn, GA,
  • Sent completed entries to medical coders for evaluation and final approval.
  • Evaluated source documents to locate information needed for each data entry field.
  • Kept optimal quality levels to prevent critical errors and support team performance targets.
  • Completed data entry tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Corrected or reported any data entry error to prevent later issues such as duplication or data degradation.
  • Applied data entry knowledge and reading skills to resolve indecipherable or garbled messages.
  • Recorded and filed employee benefit, salary and annual evaluation information while maintaining strict confidentiality to protect sensitive data.
  • Tracked and maintained records for medical records department.
  • Communicated with associates to ensure cohesive completion of work.
  • Outlined appropriate processes and procedures to fulfill and complete inquiries.
  • Located and corrected data entry errors and reported to management.
  • Executed data verification to detect errors.
  • Reviewed completed work for compliance with regulations.
  • Entered numerical data into databases with speed and accuracy using 10-key pad.
  • Compiled data and ensured accuracy prior to input.
  • Sorted documents and maintained organized filing process.
  • Verified accuracy of data before transcribing.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Registered Nursing, Expected in 08/2020
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University Of Mary - Bismarck, ND
GPA:
Status -
  • Majored in Registered Nursing
  • Minored in Business Administration
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Dean's List
Associate of Applied Science: Practical Nursing, Expected in 07/2008
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Turtle Mountain Community College - Belcourt, ND
GPA:
Status -
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Dean's List
Occupational Certificat: Medical Insurance Billing And Coding, Expected in 05/2004
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Turtle Mountain Community College - Belcourt, ND
GPA:
Status -
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Dean's List
Associate of Arts And Sciences: General Studies, Expected in 05/2002
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Turtle Mountain Community College - Belcourt, ND
GPA:
Status -
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Dean's List
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2000
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Turtle Mountain Community High School - Belcourt, ND
GPA:
Status -
  • Valedictorian
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • FBLA
  • FHA
  • President's List
  • Gifted and Talented
  • A Honor Roll
Accomplishments
  • Collaboration

Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care.

  • Vitals Testing

Measured average of 30 patients' weight, height, body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure daily.

  • Family Support

Provided support to families through education on procedures, regimens, prevention and care.

  • Documentation

Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation. Documented patient information obtained from intake interviews.

  • Patient Care

Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements.
Successfully provided quality care to a vast number of patients in outpatient environment.

  • Patient Advocacy

Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.

  • Clinical Skills

Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.

  • Patient Transfer

Safely lifted up to 80 pounds and pushed 300 pounds on wheels.

  • Charting

Developed and organized charts for new and current patients, routinely updating information for physician reference.

  • Supervision

Supervised team of 16 staff members.

Certifications
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • BLS instructor
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • STABLE Program training
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School Attended

  • University Of Mary
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • Turtle Mountain Community High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Outpatient Registered Nurse
  • Obstetrics Registered Nurse
  • Outpatient Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Data Entry Operator

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Occupational Certificat
  • Associate of Arts And Sciences
  • High School Diploma

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