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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Registered Nurse with 30+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Having worked in long term care, mental health and alcohol and drug addition setting. Trained Psychiatric Nurse with experience ensuring high standards. Registered Psychiatric Nurse experienced in delivering compassionate care with career spanning 30 years. Friendly professional with exceptional knowledge of medications, medical terminology and holistic coping mechanisms. Well-versed in providing quick intervention, medication and support to patients with acute, chronic and drug induced mental illness. Certified in ANCC Psychiatric Nurse Resourceful Psychiatric Nurse committed to providing excellent care to patients of all ages. Expertise in performing admission assessments and discharges and participating in crisis interventions. Kind and caring professional with 30 plus years of experience monitoring treatment of patients diagnosed with disabilities, illnesses and distress.

Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Fluent in English
  • Preceptor at times for new staff RN, LPN and NA
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Adept at mental health prioritizing/managing care
  • Working with patients with addictions (drug and alcohol)
  • Patient focused

Mental Health -Acute and long term care

  • Patient counseling mental health and alcohol and drug
  • High level of autonomy
  • Medication Administration, oral, IM, Subq, limited IV administration, topical
  • Computer skills
  • PBI skills as per VA Mandatory Education
  • Skills include but not limited to the aforementioned

  • Medication Management
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Mental Disability Management
  • Progress Evaluation
  • Crisis Management
  • Family Education
  • Preventative health
  • Collecting vitals
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Medication Administration
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Chronic disease management
Work History
09/2014 to Current Psychiatric Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers | Quincy, WA,
  • Closely monitored acute mental health related conditions.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews- admissions.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient health and mental care
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Effectively supervised 5 LVNs, NAs and non-clinical staff
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Charge nurse on psychiatric floor. Oversaw average of 25 patients per shift.
  • Counseled and educated patients about mental health i
  • Explained useful coping methods to relieve depression and anxiety, including meditation and yoga.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Cared for patients in 25-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and workshops.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
05/2012 to 09/2014 Registered Nurse State Of North Dakota | Multiple Locations, ND,
  • Chronic patient care in psychiatric unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring patients per shift.
  • Maintained all confidential patient records.
  • Charge nurse on mental health/psychiatric long term/ acute unit, drug /alcohol unit
  • Performed basic physical assessments of new admissions and patients on the unit
  • Treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as, asthma, COPD and pneumonia. Also detox care and treatment (drug and alcohol)
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment .
  • Made appropriate interventions by reading and interpreting patient behaviors on the unit
  • Effectively supervised 6-8 LVNs, NAs and non-clinical staff.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate healthcare team
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Cared for patients in 25-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
03/1996 to 09/2014 Psychiatric Nurse County Of Sacramento | Sacramento, CA,
  • Performed patient assessments to monitor expected response to medications, altering treatment plans as needed.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Monitored all primary care needs for patients to coordinate access to appropriate providers, including immunizations, vision, hearing and dental care.
  • Conducted therapy for mentally ill patients in group and individual settings to assist patients in achieving normalcy.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Administered medication and treatments to patients to observe and record responses.
  • Initiated [Type] and [Type] therapeutic interactions with patients to assist in identifying sources of anxiety.
  • Explained useful coping methods to relieve depression and anxiety, including meditation and yoga.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Determined and addresses individual home care needs by completing detailed assessments and reviewing documentation.
  • Delivered after-hours care to patients based on strict role-call rotations.
  • Educated patients on use and benefits of equipment such as home blood pressure cuffs and glucose meters.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
11/2002 to 05/2012 Registered Nurse State Of North Dakota | New Town, ND,
  • Charge nurse on mental health/psychiatric long term
  • Performed basic physical assessments of all new admissions
  • Chronic patient care in mental health unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for patients
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient treatment
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews/ admissions
  • Oversaw and managed 6 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and P
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Updated patient charts using CPRS with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Education
Expected in 1991 Diploma Nursing | Nursing Algonquin College, Pembroke Ontario Canada, GPA:

Graduated 5/16/91 with a Nursing Diploma (3 year course)

Certifications
  • Registered Nurse in Tennessee, License number RN 90317, 1992, expires 2021.
  • ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certificate Number 0301265 obtained approx date 1998. Expires Feb 2023

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