Human Resources, I am current graduate of Joliet Junior College as of December 16, 2013. I have experienced a variety of clinical settings during my schooling, and would love the opportunity to become part of your team where I can explore, utilize, and enhance my knowledge and skills to provide quality patient care and grow as a professional nurse. I am a motivated individual who takes the initiative in getting the job done. I enjoy working in a busy environment where I am able to utilize my organizational skills. I am a self-starter, and look forward to challenges. I am very compassionate about my chosen profession, as patient care and safety is important to me. Through my clinical practice and academic background I have learned to think quickly and critically, manage patients, and recognize the importance of teamwork. I am therefore able to perform such functions as: developing, implementing and modifying nursing care plans, assessing patients and their needs, and interacting with patients and their families to provide them with necessary information. I am also trained in assisting patients in their daily activities. I am confident and hopeful that I can be an asset to your organization. I am looking forward to meeting with you soon to discuss the goals within your facility and how I can help to achieve them as a nurse.
Calandra Jach Seeking a part-time or full time position as a Registered Nurse where I can provide top nursing care, utilizing advance nursing practices, medical methods and techniques learned and applied in a clinical setting.
Registered Nurse, 02/2014
to Current St James Hospital – Chicago Heights,
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 7 patients per shift.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Followed infection control procedures.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 03/2013 Illinois
CPR for health care providers CLINICAL SKILLS Made daily rounds to assigned patients.
Care included but not limited to personal hygiene, administration of oral medications, IV starts, and administration of IV medications, IM and subcutaneous injections.
Performed a full assessment of each patient.
Inserted catheters and provided wound care as needed.
Supervised and assessed vital changes in patient's condition by monitoring vital signs, symptoms, and test results.
Documented and recorded patients' health status and nursing care.
Able to watch over and assess patient's condition.
Collaborated with nursing staff, instructor and physicians in planning care for patients.
First-hand experience in monitoring and recording clinical information.
Reported patient's status to registered nurses and instructors in a timely manner.
CNA - Registry, 01/2009
to 01/2010 St. James Hospital – Chicago Heights,
Worked as a member on a multidisciplinary team to provide total quality care to patients.
Performed all duties in an efficient productive manner.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills in working with medical staff, patients, and family.
to 01/1997 Dovenmuehle Mortgage – Schaumburg,
Worked in investor accounting.
Balanced and reconciled investor clearing accounts.
Balanced high volume escrow and payment clearing accounts.
Answered telephone inquiries in regards to the clearing accounts.
Balanced and reconciled all check processing production for both clearing and transit accounts.
Researched out-of-balance checks daily to determine correct ownership and routing to customers or branch locations.
Analyze and reconcile assigned clearing accounts, journal entries.
Resolved problems or out-of-balance conditions fast and efficiently.
Interacted with customers by telephone to account discrepancies.