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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service. Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care and patient assistance. Considered hardworking and driven. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing skills in home health setting.

Skills
  • Preventative Health
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Triaging
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Setting Up Referrals
  • Indirect Patient Care
Education
Mountain State University Beckley, WV Expected in 05/2006 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Bluefield State College Bluefield, WV Expected in 04/1996 Diploma : Paramedicine - GPA :
Region IV School Of Practical Nursing Fairlea, WV, Expected in 03/1991 Diploma : LPN - GPA :
Union High Union WV, Expected in 06/1987 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Brightspring Health Services - Registered Nurse
La Habra, CA, 07/2009 - Current
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Precepted new dialysis nurses, providing guidance on unit functions and individual roles, hospital policies and procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to 12-bed acute care medical-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration
City Of Rapid City - Paramedic
Rapid City, SD, 08/2006 - 05/2011
  • Restocked ambulance with proper equipment such as vents, ET tubes, medication and IV pump tubing to maintain optimum inventory.
  • Triaged injuries by communicating with patients, bystanders and family members, and identified appropriate medical facility for transport.
  • Administered continuous 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring to record heart rhythms in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  • Conducted equipment and vehicle checks to maintain continuous and safe operation.
  • Identified appropriate medications based on potential interactions with other medicines, accurately calculating correct dosages according to drugs on hand and patient's weight.
  • Assessed patient condition through physical and verbal exams and by collecting information from others at scene.
  • Administered fluid replacement via IV, IO and IM to replace fluid volumes and correct electrolyte imbalances.
  • Executed emergency diagnostic procedures to treat patients, including stomach suction, airway management and heart monitoring.
  • Communicated with treatment center personnel and dispatchers to provide information about situation, arrange reception of victims and receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Performed intubations to secure airway in patients under respiratory and cardiac arrest.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and status to determine care needs using pulse oximeters and electronic vital sign machines.
  • Administered tests and medication to stabilize patients in field or in transit.
  • Communicated with medical professionals in medical terms to relay patient needs and maintain accuracy.
  • Delegated life-saving tasks to provide comprehensive treatment to triaged patients in emergency situations.
  • Developed and maintained rapport with coworkers and local hospital staff to facilitate efficient patient care.
  • Stayed in constant communication with patients to continuously maintain care and comfort during transportation.
Harvard University - Registered Nurse, ICU/ER Registered Nurse
Menlo Park, CA, 03/1992 - 07/2009
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
New River Community And Technical College - Clinical Instructor
City, STATE, 06/2008 - 06/2009
  • Led daily operations by providing laboratory instruction, student advisement and industry best practices.
  • Provided nursing skill demonstrations in lab setting, including medication administration, dressing changes, preparing meals and managing clinical logs.
  • Delivered individualized instruction on observation, assessment, decision-making and patient health teaching.
  • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group.
  • Conducted clinical simulations and provided feedback for each individual student.
  • Implemented instructional presentations to communicate coursework goals.
  • Distributed course syllabus and communicated course standards and learning objectives to students.
  • Instructed students on how to perform head-to-toe assessments on patients and how to intervene in medical emergencies.
  • Supervised students when administering medications to maintain patient safety.
  • Analyzed clinical settings' effectiveness in helping students achieve course and program outcomes.
Affiliations

White Sulphur Springs Fire Department

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Mountain State University
  • Bluefield State College
  • Region IV School Of Practical Nursing
  • Union High

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Registered Nurse, ICU/ER Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Instructor

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma
  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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