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Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic acute dialysis nurse eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of patients care and successful well being with clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Ongoing implementation in evidence-based practices and techniques. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in health care industry.

Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Strong adapting to disaster situations to continue delivering care
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Evidence-based practices
Education
Laredo College Laredo, TX Expected in 06/2020 : Bachelors of Science in Nursing - GPA :
Laredo Community College Laredo, TX Expected in 05/2005 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
CEDIM Monterrey NL, MX, Expected in 06/1993 : Design And Marketing - GPA :
Work History
Davita - Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse
Fontana, CA, 02/2020 - Current
  • Assisted in examination and evaluation of patient candidates to arrange appropriate peritoneal dialysis treatment and other services.
  • Educated patient and support person on performing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and automated peritoneal dialysis in hospital and at home.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
Ochsner Health System - Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse
Slidell, LA, 08/2006 - Current
  • Educated patients and families on dialysis side effects.
  • Recognized changes in each patient's condition and adjusted dialysis treatments on daily basis.
  • Jessicalyzed emergency situations and took prompt action to save lives.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Led successful 8-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Identified acute and chronic conditions by conducting health screenings and reviewing patient histories.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Participated in infection control policy committee to discuss policies, propose revisions and implement changes.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while mJessicaging rapidly changing conditions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Training and orienting new staff to unit's work demand and expectations within scope of practice, and precepting nursing students.
Erlanger Health - Chronic Dialysis Charge Registered Nurse
Chattanooga, TN, 05/2011 - 03/2020
  • Jessicalyzed emergency situations and took prompt action to save lives.
  • Utilized Perla automated healthcare database to perform duties, maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Cared for patients in 108-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while mJessicaging rapidly changing conditions.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from hepatitis B, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of dialysis patients in challenging immunocompromised conditions.
  • 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.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
Laredo Medical Center - Staff Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2005 - 08/2006
  • Administered oral, intramuscular, and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication mJessicagement to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments, and medications.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Instructed patients, families, and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease mJessicagement, and medication self-mJessicagement.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress, and medication side effects.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Imparted medical, operational, and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets, and physician instructions to patients.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise, and high-quality nursing care.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, mJessicaged medical equipment, and administered medications and IVs.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance the continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
Affiliations

Member of the American Diabetes Association and American Nephrology Nurses Association

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School Attended

  • Laredo College
  • Laredo Community College
  • CEDIM

Job Titles Held:

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Registered Nurse
  • Acute Dialysis Registered Nurse
  • Chronic Dialysis Charge Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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