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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 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.

Skills
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Critical Thinking
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Examination
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Infection Control Program Advisory
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Infection Control Process Coordination
Work History
Registered Nurse, 08/2001 to Current
Canyon RanchLas Vegas, NV,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
Registered Nurse, 04/1994 to 08/2002
Canyon RanchFort Worth, TX,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 08/1986 to 06/1994
ElwynNorthridge, CA,
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Participated in fun group activities with patients to boost mood, improve overall memory and provide light entertainment.
  • Obtained client medical history, medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Cared for residents in assisted living facility and delivered high-quality support to meet needs.
  • Delivered individualized patient care by recording vital signs, documenting observations, administering treatments and evaluating patient needs.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight and recording intake and outtake information.
  • Facilitated personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in 267-bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
  • Provided care to patients throughout lifespan with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and culture.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
Medical Assistant, 02/1993 to 02/1994
Boson HealthMcallen, TX,
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions and prepared for physician examinations.
  • Assisted with routine checks and diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Documented vital signs and health history for patients in clinic and hospital environments.
  • Promoted office efficiency, coordinating charts, completing insurance forms and helping patients with diverse needs.
  • Obtained client medical history, medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Obtained all prescribed laboratory testing.
  • Obtained pre- and post-treatment vital signs and weight.
  • Tested and recorded blood glucose levels.
  • Collected and documented patient medical information such as blood pressure and weight.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2012 to Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
GPA:
Associate of Arts: Nursing, Expected in 06/1994 to Prince George's Community College - Upper Marlboro, MD
GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified ACLS, BLS, CPR- current
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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Prince George's Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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