private duty home care nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with many years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations.
  • Patient/family focused.
  • CPR certification.
  • Professional bedside manner.
  • Thorough physical assessments.
  • Patient positioning competency.
  • Feeding assistance aptness.
  • Patient and family advocacy.
  • In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy.
  • Problem resolution capability.
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Hospice and palliative care experience.
  • Proper intravenous catheter insertion and removal.
  • Venipuncture / blood draw expert.
  • Tracheotomy care.
  • Safe NG tube insertion and removal.
  • Chest pain management
  • Ventilated Patient support.
  • Spirometer reading accuracy.
  • Trained in pre- and post-surgical care
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal.
Work History
Private Duty - Home Care Nurse, 2012 - 10/2014
The Pediatric Connection Camp Lejeune, NC,
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented effectiveness.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Provided assistance for all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patient with dementia.
  • Assisted resident receiving hospice care with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring, and with pain management
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of pain and discomfort for patient with shattered hip both pre- and post- total hip replacement.
Substitute School Nurse, 07/2012 - 05/2013
Washington County School District Abingdon, VA,
    • Orientation as substitute school nurse at primary and secondary school levels.
    • Administered first aide to primary school children.
    • Documentation via EMR of care given.
    • Telephone notification to parents of care provided to children.
    • Assisted with height, weight and auditory screenings to children.
    CT Scan - Radiology Nurse, 2003 - 2011
    Emerson Hospital Medical Center Radiology Imaging Services City, STATE,
    • Prepare the out-patient population for CT-scan imaging studies through assessment, intravenous access and patient teaching
    • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
    • Monitor patients for IV contrast reactions.
    • Intervene and treat patients experiencing contrast reactions.
    • Prepare patients for emergency transport when necessary.
    • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
    • Document for quality assurance and control management.
    • Performed monthly inventory of supplies and pharmaceutical stock and maintained office and medical supply counts.
    • Create checklists and spread sheets for unit based activities.
    • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO -  Joint Commission Survey -  accreditation through unit and staff preparation and participation.
    • Coordinate in-service presentation of intravenous contrast agents.
    • Create word documents of policies and procedures for Radiology Nursing.
    • Administer PPD test and interpret results.
    • Administer Annual Flu Shots to hospital personnel.
    • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
    • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
    • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
    • Followed infection control procedures.
    Intensive Care Unit - Critical Care Unit Registered Nurse, 1987 - 2005
    Emerson Hospital City, STATE,
    • Provide primary nursing care to critically ill patients and their families, with diagnoses of Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Insufficiency and Ischemia, Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Status-Asthmaticus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cerebral Vascular Accident - Stroke, Trans-Ischemic Attack, Cerebral Aneurysm, Spinal Cord Injury, Post-operative Craniotomy, Assorted Cancers, Cardiogenic Shock, Septic Shock, Anaphylactic Shock, and Diabetic Shock, Pancreatitis, Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcohol Detoxification, Guillain–Barré Syndrome, Seizures, Acute and Chronic Renal Failure, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair and others, in the critical care unit.
    •  Administer conscious sedation to patients requiring bedside procedures, such as - Elective Cardioversion, Temporary Pacemaker Insertion, Trans-Esophogeal Echocardiogram, and emergent endoscopy.
    • Monitor and recover patients receiving conscious sedation.
    •  Provide Post-Anesthesia Care to the post-operative patient through discharge, as needed.
    •  Provide nursing care to the patient requiring critical care interventions and / or monitoring for example- Elective Cardioversion, Pacemaker Insertion, Trans-Esophogeal Echocardiogram, Thoracentesis, and Dobutamine Holiday, ventilation support, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, invasive hemodynamic monitoring. 
    • Developed and implemented patient care plans, including assessments, interventions, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
    •  Mentored and educated staff in the care of the neuroscience patient.
    •  Audit patient charts for quality control assessments and documentation standards.
    •  Precepted nursing students and new graduate nurses to critical care nursing.
    •  Supervised 2-4 nurses on night and evening shift, as needed, for 8-14 bed critical care unit.
    •  Represented unit staff on Documentation Committee.
    •  Designed and implemented critical care flow sheet for  documentation.
    • Assessed need for, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests and communicated results.
    • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
    • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
    • Closely monitored acute conditions and performed electrocardiograms, EKG, as warranted.
    • Participated in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Life Support resuscitation, as needed.
    • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials during the TIMI-II and TIMI-III thrombolysis research trials.
    • Contributed to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
    • Participated in hospital-wide study to identify areas for process improvement regarding wound care and medication errors.
    • Ensured HIPAA compliance.

    • Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA’s) to identify performance areas for improvement.
    • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
    Clinician A Registered Nurse-Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, 06/1983 - 11/1986
    Medical College Of Virginia Hospitals-Virginia Commonwealth University City, STATE,
    • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Apply nursing process to care for critically ill medical and surgical pediatric and adult patients suffering from neurological illnesses and/or injuries
    • Assist in the development of slide presentation for community outreach teaching program to increase adolescent awareness of the potential life altering effects of risky driving behaviors
    •  Gather research data on head injury patients for improvements in medical and nursing care.
    •  Author nursing unit's orientation chapter for Care of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient
    • Assessed need for lab tests and  obtained, interpreted and reported results.
    • Closely monitored acute conditions.
    • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
    • Assisted doctors with invasive bedside procedures
    Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in December, 1986
    Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing - Richmond, VA
    Status - Nursing
    Diploma: Nursing, Expected in May, 1983
    Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing - Framingham, MA
    Status - Nursing
    • 2012-13 Independent contract work - home office duties.
    • 2012-13 - charitable works.
    • Aug 2013 Franklin Place Condominiums- crew director for external building maintenance.
    • Aug 2013-15 Franklin Place Condominium Board of Directors, Secretary
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    School Attended

    • Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing
    • Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing

    Job Titles Held:

    • Private Duty - Home Care Nurse
    • Substitute School Nurse
    • CT Scan - Radiology Nurse
    • Intensive Care Unit - Critical Care Unit Registered Nurse
    • Clinician A Registered Nurse-Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit


    • Bachelor of Science
    • Diploma

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