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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Licensed Registered Nurse with over eight years of dedicated experience across a wide range of duties associated within a hospital setting. Professional and valued Team Player, positive attitude, self-motivated. Efficient and compassionate caregiver who can manage multiple patients without sacrificing attention to detail or delivering the highest level of patient care.

Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Education and Training
St. Catherine University, 2002 Minneapolis, MN Expected in Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
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PALMETTO HEALTH

  • Obtained training and credentialing for the Nuclear Stress Tests at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital.

MUSC

  • Selected as a Preceptor for new nurses and for the role of Charge Nurse (night shift) on a 19-bed unit, overseeing 4 RNs, 2 CAs, and 1 unit secretary (at times). As Charge Nurse, collaborated with bed management to facilitate patient admissions and discharges; evaluated staffing requirements based on patient acuity; and prepared RN and CA schedules.
  • Provided leadership and participation towards the MUSC behavioral-based interview team and process and actively participated as a powerful role model as a guidance-based preceptor/charge nurse.
  • Managed and educated the nursing team and other healthcare disciplines (on night shift) while implementing the new hospital-wide software changes and COPE (computer order physician entry).

Prior to my change in careers, I completed the following: Total Quality Management; Covey First Things First and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; How to Handle Difficult Clients; Interviewing and Hiring Process; Managing Multiple Priorities; Work Relationships and Teams

Professional Experience
Bryanlgh Medical Center - Radiology RN
Crete, NE, 08/2011 - 05/2014
  • Responsible for patient reception/identification, collection of medical history, preop assessment, INT placement or port access, and blood draws.
  • Provided thorough procedure and discharge teachings/instructions to help patients and their families feel prepared and at ease.
  • Precise collaboration and delegation of nursing care to all other disciplines or personnel.
  • Advocated, coordinated, and closely monitored patients throughout the entire procedure process especially those patients receiving IV conscious sedation.
  • Assisted the Radiologist during Special Procedures, CT or U/S-guided biopsies, and independently identify "change in patient status" situation and initiate advanced care.
Chi Health - PACU RN
Spring City, TN, 08/2010 - 02/2011
  • Valued rapport with PACU team (patients, family, managers, co-workers, surgical team). Advocate and coordinator of patient post-anesthesia/post-op patients (i.e., non-critical and critical care/ICU).
  • Proficient and comprehensive post-op assessment of the patient.
  • Thorough monitoring of patient awareness following the surgical procedure (i.e., monitor vital signs, respiratory rate, alertness).
  • Treated symptoms of postop nausea and vomiting along with thorough knowledge and titration of IV medication and pain management.
  • Thoroughly monitored surgical site(s) for excessive bleeding, discharge, swelling, hematoma, redness, and appropriate dressing changes.
  • Prepare patient for outpatient discharge or inpatient transfer.
Fairfield Medical Center - Surgical Staff RN
Lancaster, OH, 01/2007 - 03/2010
  • Thorough nursing care of patients on a monitored cardiac telemetry unit including: Cardiothoracic, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Transplant, as well as Oncology and GI patient overflow.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and assessment of cardiac patients during their hospital admission of: CHF exacerbations, EKG arrhythmias, hypertensive/hyperglycemic crises, post-op care of femoral bypass and other vascular surgeries, pre/post-op care of heart transplants and heart ablations, and 23-hour observation of carotid endarterectomies/heart caths.
  • Performed excellent wound care and dressing changes.
  • Titrated and administered high alert IV medications/fluids (i.e., Heparin, Insulin) and PCAs.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Staff RN
City, STATE, 03/2006 - 10/2006
  • Appropriately assisted physician during examinations and procedures and efficiently carried out physician orders.
  • Performed outstanding patient assessments.
  • Proficiently administered IV medications/fluids, titrated PCAs, monitored Epidurals.
  • Excellent evaluation of incisions and wounds for proper care/dressing changes.
  • Encouraged and educated patient during post-op goals with the use of CPM device and/or log rolling.
  • Advocated patient's independence by initiating patient care goals and teaching the patient and their family to understand patient's condition, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Thorough assessment and coordination of patient's discharge planning needs with other members of the healthcare team and patient's family.
Core Strengths and Skills

Professionalism, Compassion, Leader, Team Player, Outstanding Bedside Manner, Excellent Patient Rapport and Assessment Skills, Exceptional Wound Care, Telemetry, Excellent and Effective Communication

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School Attended

  • St. Catherine University, 2002

Job Titles Held:

  • Radiology RN
  • PACU RN
  • Surgical Staff RN
  • Staff RN

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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