Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Certified Orthopedic Registered Nurse with 20+ years of experience in acute care nursing and 6+ years of experience in Performance Improvement work. Analyze quality and performance measures for outcomes for best practice. Highly skilled in quality data management. Excellent leadership and assessment skills with ability to prioritize tasks and remain calm under stressful situations.

Certifications and Licenses

Registered Nurse Pennsylvania License Number RN232563L

Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC)

BLS American Heart Association

Skill Highlights
  • Chart Review
  • Chart Abstaction
  • Data Management
  • Stroke Core Measures
  • JC DSC Programs
  • Total Joint Patients
  • Telemetry
  • Spine Care
  • Hip Fracture Care
  • Microsoft Office
  • Meaningful Use
  • Quality Metrics
  • Osteoporosis Education
Professional Experience
04/1982 to 2013
Performance Improvement Specialist Amita Health Pendleton, IN,

Developed and maintained quality metrics for the Orthopedic and Stroke Programs. Analyzed data monthly and identified trends. Collaborated with the Program Directors to provide outcomes for best practice. Performed process improvement utilizing Plan Do Study Act and LEAN methodology. Created monthly reports for senior management and communicated results and trends to members of the multidisciplinary teams. Identified patients for Peer Review.

- Wellspan Quality Forum Poster Presentations

  • "Total Joint Quality Report Card"
  • "Stroke Patient Flow"

- Community Outreach: Osteoporosis prevention

Clinical Nurse III , ,

Charge nurse on a 55-bed Ortho/Neuro/Trauma telemetry unit. Synthesized patient data to develop outcome driven care plans. Provided and coordinated direct patient care utilizing the nursing process. Created assignments based on patient acuity, assigned admission beds, and delegated tasks to appropriate personnel. Created patient education materials.

Evaluated staff for competencies and updated nursing policies. Developed VTE education for staff and unit orientation manual for newly hired nurses.

  • Chaired unit based Education committee
  • Co-chaired unit based Performance Improvement committee
  • Surgical Service Line Clinical Practice Advancement Panel
Clinical Nurse II , ,

Charge and staff nurse. Assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated patients using the nursing process. Delivered care to orthopedic, surgical, and gynecologic patients on a telemetry unit.

  • Chaired the Shared Decision Making Design Team for York Hospital.
Staff Nurse , ,

Part-time, prn staff and charge nurse on a variety of patient units. Telemetry, trauma step-down, surgical, medical, oncology. Floated for 6 years. Delivered patient care utilizing team nursing. Earlier years acted as sole RN on unit delivering medications to all patients in addition to charge responsibilities. Supervised LPNs and CNAs.

08/1997 to 2002
Adjunct Faculty Alameda Health System San Diego, CA,

Instructed up to 28 students per class. Prepared students for employment in the Medical Assistant and Medical Secretary Programs by evaluating students' progress. Developed lesson plans, created exams, calculated grades, and monitored attendance Created letters of recommendations. Served on Student Retention Committee.

Education and Training
Expected in
Associate of Science: Nursing
Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, PA
Expected in
: Liberal Arts 1974-1977
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA

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  • Hahnemann University
  • Temple University

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