Private Duty Nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

I am a compassionate, skilled , and focused Nurse with over 22 years of experience. I am enthusiastic and interested in a nursing opportunity within your company. I possess a long history of service working in the medical field as a License Vocational Nurse . With success as a nursing leader, operational problem-solver and conflict manager. Well-versed in working with diverse patient's conditions. Expertise in medication administration, accurate charting and diagnosis for both acute and chronic conditions. High quality patient care. Well-qualified LVN with good leadership, planning and administrative skills. Highly organized and proactive with a solid grasp of nursing standards and the needs of all patients. Home Visiting nurse Licensed in the State of California. Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in emergency patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Medication administration without any errors. EKG knowledge. Extended employment in the Emergency Department, Telemetry, Neurosurgery, DOU, Psychiatry, Medical Surgical and the Flu Clinic. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Open to work late hours and non-popular days during the week. Able and to deliver outstanding patient care as part of the Crisis Response Health Care Team.

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Outstanding Documentation
  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • Excellent Verbal Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Acute Care
  • Nursing Supervisor/Lead
  • Mental Health Nurse Advocate
  • Nasal Tubes, Tracheotomy, Suctioning
  • Catheter Care/Ventilator Monitoring
  • LTC Charge Nurse
  • Excellent Wound Care
  • Substance Abuse Nursing
  • Patient Case Management
  • Gastrostomy Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Physical Assessment
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Seizure Management
  • Home Health Nursing
Work History
Private Duty Nurse, 10/2017 - Current
Addus Homecare Corporation Hingham, MT,
  • Administered medications and oversaw activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene and ambulation.
  • Updated and developed care plans to establish goals based on patient's nursing diagnosis.
  • Took vital signs to assess patient health progress and needs, including blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
  • Educated and supervised patients and family members regarding prevention strategies, self-care techniques and nursing care needs.
  • Observed patient to chart and report changes in patient condition, including adverse reactions to medications and treatments.
  • Coordinated and collaborated with various multidisciplinary teams to coordinate care and promote patient safety and health.
  • Maintained records of patient care, condition, progress or problems to report, and discussed observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, grooming and feeding needs, helping to overcome and adapt to mobility restrictions.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of each patient in alignment with care plan.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient transport to reduce instances of infection.
  • Administered prescribed medications under direction of physician. IV fluids administered daily. Blood transfusions and IM injections as ordered by MD.
Licensed Practical Nurse - Case Manager, 02/2016 - 01/2020
Brookdale Senior Living Wayne, NJ,
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions and communicated concerns to supervising medical staff.
  • Gathered patient data, cleaned wounds and changed catheters as part of comprehensive support.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers, including doctor, social workers and family members to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Supported personal care needs, including shopping for groceries, cleaning house and balancing accounts.
  • Assessed patients' health conditions and asked appropriate questions to better understand current feelings.
  • Educated patients on use and benefits of equipment such as home blood pressure cuffs and glucose meters.
  • Cleaned wounds and checked vital signs, carefully recording all details in patient records.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
Senior License Vocational Nurse, Registry Staff, 02/2005 - 08/2016
Associated Health Professional Inc City, STATE,
  • Charge Nurse in a 95-bed LTC facility.
  • Emergency Room Staff relief.
  • Home Health Visiting Nurse, Intermittent Visits and Shift relief Nurse.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assisted devices.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding CNA patients with shaving, bathing and oral care.
  • Obtained biological and blood specimens for ordered tests and prepared them for laboratory transport.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and Cancer.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Led a successful [24) person team comprised of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and ancillary staff.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
Senior License Vocational Nurse, 12/1997 - 01/2014
UCLA Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 7 patients daily.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
Associate of Arts: Communication, Social Sciences, Expected in 06/2020
Rancho Santiago Canyon College - Orange, CA,
  • Majored in Communication
  • Graduated with 3.78 GPA
  • Member of American Sign Language Society
  • Minored in Human Social Science
Diploma: Master Aesthetician, Expected in 10/2005
Bridges Academy of Beauty - Barstow, CA,
  • Graduated with 3.92 GPA
  • Dean's List All 3 Semesters
  • Professional development completed in Esthetics
Diploma: Nursing Education, Expected in 09/1997
Lynwood Nursing School - Lynwood, CA,

Awarded The President Academic Award

  • Graduated in Top 3% of Class
  • Graduated with 3.88 GPA
  • Awarded The Presidential Education Aware
  • Intravenous/Phlebotomy Certification
  • BLS certified through American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • President of Hear My Hands American Sign language Club
  • Forensic Debate Team Member
  • Board Of Vocational Nurses State Of California
  • 19 years of service as a Girl Scouts Of America Troop Leader.
  • American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners.
  • American Public Health Association
  • Member of Message from Above Ministries (Ordained Minister)
  • International Council of Nurses
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of 24 staff members.
  • Curriculum Design - Designed, developed and implemented daily lessons for 17 CNA staff assistants.

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School Attended

  • Rancho Santiago Canyon College
  • Bridges Academy of Beauty
  • Lynwood Nursing School

Job Titles Held:

  • Private Duty Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Case Manager
  • Senior License Vocational Nurse, Registry Staff
  • Senior License Vocational Nurse


  • Associate of Arts
  • Diploma
  • Diploma

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