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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Psychiatric Staff Nurse possessing skills needed to help mental health patients make beneficial life changes. Promoting successful 22-year nursing career. Ready to tackle new nursing position In the capacity of PMHNP helping people lead healthy, successful lives. Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. Motivated professional offering Master's Degree in PMHNP. Adds value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal and multitasking abilities. Meets tight deadlines. 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
  • Medication Administration
  • Active Listening
  • Discharge Plan Development
  • Referral Scheduling
  • Chemical Dependency Care
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Care Plan Evaluation
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Decision Making
  • Care Coordination
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
Experience
Psychiatric Registered Nurse, 05/2015 to Current
Camp RecoverySan Jose, CA,
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Developed appropriate policies for identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.
  • 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.
  • Met patient needs by devising and coordinating highly tailored care plans for each individual.
  • Discussed non-medical techniques such as yoga and meditation to help patients alleviate depression and anxiety.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Documented observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Conducted independent risk assessment for self-directed violence, analyzing risk factors, protective factors, mental status and current triggers.
  • Implemented evidence-based and best practice problem-solving interventions to establish protective measures for suicide prevention and self-harm.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment and disease management, equipping them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal psychiatric and mental health.
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Participated in root cause analysis for concerning patient behaviors to prevent acts of furtherance on inpatient unit.
  • Created safe and supportive therapeutic milieu to promote recovery.
  • Administered medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
Director of Nursing, 06/2019 to 08/2022
North Hill Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, LlcTarrant, AL,
  • Reviewed incident reports 24-25 for accuracy and proper notification to family, physicians and other agencies as required by regulations.
  • Implemented changes needed to correct deficiencies found during government inspections.
  • Monitored development, implementation and updates of individualized care plans.
  • Coordinated medical and health services in compliance with government regulations and policies set by board of trustees.2
  • Budgeted, managed and scheduled staff of 21 nurses, fostering environment supportive of both provider and patients.
  • 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.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Developed appropriate policies for identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.
  • Documented observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Conducted independent risk assessment for self-directed violence, analyzing risk factors, protective factors, mental status and current triggers.
  • Implemented evidence-based and best practice problem-solving interventions to establish protective measures for suicide prevention and self-harm.
  • Created safe and supportive therapeutic milieu to promote recovery.
  • Administered medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Met patient needs by devising and coordinating highly tailored care plans for each individual.
  • Coordinated medical and health services in compliance with government regulations and policies set by board of trustees.
  • Reviewed daily documentation of dispensing of controlled substances, immediately noting discrepancies from shift to shift.
Registered Nurse, 03/2013 to 05/2015
Health & Hospital CorporationIndianapolis, IN,
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Educated patients on how to live with and appropriately manage chronic illnesses and injuries.
  • Prepared patients for self-management and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Established long and short-term goals for therapeutic services to encourage patient progress.
  • 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.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Structured comprehensive individual recovery plans to assist patients suffering from chronic illnesses and long-term disabilities
  • Taught patient and family rehabilitation nursing techniques to help patients develop self-care skills necessary to transition to independent living.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
  • Monitored patients after surgery, answered questions and provided home care strategies.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse- Masters, Expected in 08/2022 to Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
GPA:
  • Expected graduation date: August 30, 2022
  • Expected certification completion: October 1, 2022
Associate of Science: , Expected in 05/2000 to Columbus State University - Columbus, GA
GPA:
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1988 to George Washington Carver High School For The Sciences - Columbus, GA,
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Led team to achieve excellence in work performance, earning recognition from upper management and financial reward.
  • Created highly effective new program that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Promoted from staff nurse to charge nurse, in less than 12-months.
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Columbus State University
  • George Washington Carver High School For The Sciences

Job Titles Held:

  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse
  • Director of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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