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

Texas State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in Newborn/Neonatal/Pediatrics & Postpartum units, Skill Nurse Rehabiliation & Long-Term Nursing Home care. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and continuously supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in Nursing while driving innovation. Dedicated nursing professional with clinical practicum experience and passion for delivering quality healthcare. Skilled at establishing care plans and educating patients and families. Offering caring bedside manner, patient-centric focus and expertise in discharge management.

Skills
  • Clinical management
  • Wound care expertise
  • Newborn/Neonatal Care
  • Pediatrics Care
  • Postpartum care
  • Geriatric patient care
  • Skill Nurse & Long-Term Nursing Care
  • Process improvements
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • Customer service
Experience
07/2017 to 12/2019 Registered Nurse Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation | Plymouth, MN,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in all clinics.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering 100 to 123 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Administered palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
  • Oversaw efficient nursing operations in 123-bed long-term care unit.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
08/2015 to 09/2019 Registered Nurse Supervisor, Wound Care Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation | Saint Paul, MN,
  • Conducted wound assessments for patients and documented information.
  • Worked with healthcare teams to assess patients, manage wounds and monitor healing.
  • Coordinated and led nursing education, including in-services, facilitating nurse leadership development and career growth.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies and open wounds and pressure ulcer conditions.
  • Classified wounds using staging system based on visual evaluation of affected tissue.
  • Developed individualized rehabilitative care to facilitate patients returning to a productive lifestyle.
  • Partnered with organizational and unit leaders to devise QA/QI initiatives, continuously improving delivery of care, patient outcomes and overall services.
  • Treated complex wounds not healed in two weeks, including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and trauma-related wounds.
  • Continually assessed patient pain levels and applied appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
  • Monitored infection control and critical incidents and made changes and improvements to processes where necessary.
  • Educated patients and family members on cleaning and dressing wounds and identifying signs of infection.
  • Administered medications based on clinical condition and patient age.
  • Educated patients, family members and caregivers on condition management.
  • Minimized patient skin breakdown by devising and carrying out skin care plan.
  • Cared for patients with various wounds caused by injuries, medical treatments and diseases.
  • Measured wound depth to support treatment methods and monitor healing.
  • Coordinated care with charge nurse and other staff through daily communication.
  • Viewed electronic health system records to evaluate patient wound care history, other relevant medical information and prescription medications.
05/1998 to 08/2014 Registered Nurse UTMB | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in all clinics.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Coordinated review, revision and creation of operational policies within emergency department.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Cared for more than 8 patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of 32-bed Pediatrics & Postpartum unit.
  • Cared for more than 30 Residents each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of 123 residents in a Nursing home.
  • Cared for more than 10 Residents each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of at least 30 residents on skill unit.
  • Guided therapeutic communication, conflict resolutions and interventions by deflecting undesirable behaviors to assist patients with developing and amplifying coping skills.
  • Cultivated working partnerships with patients and medical staff members, using feedback and clinical data to improve quality care and patient outcomes.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Educated mothers on newborn care and post-delivery health to optimize outcomes.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Designed strategies to resolve nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and propose plans to enhance quality and safety initiatives hospital-wide.
  • Planned and spearheaded in-service educational programs focusing on fall safety, skin care and adherence to core measures.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering 4 to 8 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Took vital signs of newborns while assisting in NICU.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Oversaw efficient nursing operations in 123-bed long-term care unit.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2005 Associate of Applied Science | NURSING Galveston College, Galveston, TX GPA:

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  • Galveston College

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  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Supervisor, Wound Care
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