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Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Attentive Psychiatric Staff Nurse composed and polished even in high-stress situations. Collaborative leader and team player willing to pitch in and assist with any task. Dedicated to coaching and training other health team personnel. Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

Skills
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Diabetes management
  • Intake and discharge
  • Unit administration
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Work ethic
  • PPE use
  • Team building
  • Active listening
  • Computer skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Analytical
  • Staff Development and Precepting
Education and Training
Atlantic Union College South Lancaster, MA Expected in 05/2009 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Piper High School Sunrise, FL, Expected in 05/2005 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Experience
Freeport Health Network - Psychiatric Nurse
Freeport, IL, 01/2021 - Current
  • Handled vital sign monitoring, medication administration and patient behavior assessments.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Documented all medications administered to mental health patients, following instructions from physicians and healthcare providers.
  • Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess medications' effectiveness and side effects.
  • Collaborated with prescribing professionals to get patients necessary medications.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Administered psychotropic drugs and other medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
Beacon Health System - Triage Nurse
South Bend, IN, 09/2018 - Current
  • Answered incoming patient calls, gathering history and symptoms to determine scope of medical complaints.
  • Rendered telephone advice according to established guidelines and protocols.
  • Collected data to represent symptoms, including onset, presenting problem and medical diagnoses.
  • Maintained confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.
  • Analyzed discussed symptoms with established protocols to determine patient acuity.
  • Educated patients relative to health care urgency and community resources available to meet needs.
  • Communicated triage information to primary care team to discuss disposition.
  • Reviewed medical chart and requested appointments, prescriptions and consultations for urgent needs.
  • Documented services discussed and provided details in electronic medical records.
  • Cultivated professional conduct operating under triage nursing care guidelines.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
Westminster Village - Nurse
West Lafayette, IN, 07/2014 - 06/2018
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Measured and monitored patient vital signs.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Delivered compassionate care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and disease prevention.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Identified cognitive functioning, mental status, physiological condition and patient needs.
  • Trained new staff on facility policies, procedures and electronic medical record management systems.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Completed comprehensive assessments to determine needs, document medical information and communicate findings with healthcare team to ensure continuum of care.
  • Managed colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and Foley tubes for nonambulatory patients.
Medical Search International - RN Floor Nurse
Los Angeles, CA, 10/2009 - 05/2014
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Delivered care to 30-35 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Inserting Foley catheter, placing wound vacs, administer TPN and IV fluids/medication, Trach care and suctioning, IV insertion and care.
Languages
French :
Limited
Negotiated :
Haitian Creole :
Native/ Bilingual
Negotiated :

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School Attended

  • Atlantic Union College
  • Piper High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Triage Nurse
  • Nurse
  • RN Floor Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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