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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Dedicated Registered Nurse with 17 years of experience caring for patients. Well-versed in Joint Commission standards and typical hospital procedures focused on maximizing patient safety, and hard working. Highly organized and proactive in managing patient needs with a great attitude.

Skills
  • Medical screening
  • Unit Charge Nurse
  • Patient monitoring
  • Patient discharging
  • Patient Teaching
  • Great Team Work Skills
  • BLS
  • NRP
  • Fast Learner
  • Good time management skills
Experience
09/2010 to Current
Registered Nurse Merakey Elizabeth, PA,
  • Managed day-to-day routines for newborn babies by administering medication and fluids and checking vital signs regularly.
  • Utilized valuable communication skills to deliver information to family members regarding patient treatment, care and medical options.
  • Delivered exceptional care to average of 3 neonatal ICU patients.
  • Formulated care plans for every individual neonatal intensive care patient, reviewing on daily basis to determine effectiveness.
  • Supervised cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms and oxygen delivery devices.
  • Checked on patients regularly to track progress with treatments, changes in symptoms and need for emergency interventions.
  • Detected emerging problems by monitoring patients' behavior, vital signs and fluid intake and output.
  • Identified abnormal and critical respiratory patterns through direct pulmonary assessments.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and laboratory data to assess needs and provide emergency interventions.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered medications.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Counseled patients by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for bedside procedures.
  • Managed UVC’s, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Attended deliveries and performed assessments on baby to determine if baby is stable to stay with mom after delivery or needed further monitoring.
  • Made patient assignments appropriately based on patient acuity and staffing.
  • Delegated appropriately according to patient acuity and staffing.
  • Permanent charge nurse position, worked with and communicated with sister units to plan day accordingly for any potential admissions or problems with baby that may arise.
  • Served on our NICQ and helped with unit projects and implemented new practices for our NICQ project.
06/2009 to 09/2010
Pediatric/Med Surg Overflow Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers Clarkston, WA,
  • Implemented accurate and timely documentation in electronic client medical records.
  • Facilitated medication management, including educating family members and monitoring for side effects.
  • Administered medications and therapies as prescribed by physicians.
  • Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, disease management, wound management and equipment management.
  • Completed initial and comprehensive ongoing patient and family assessments to determine healthcare needs.
  • Counseled patients and families to provide psychological, emotional and spiritual support.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.
  • Treated pediatric patients with minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems and growth and development concerns.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Worked closely with physicians and charge nurses to manage and update patient care plans.
  • Delivered physician-ordered treatments and monitored responses to quickly spot complications and side effects.
  • Assessed patients using comprehensive evaluation techniques and sound clinical judgment.
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Discussed surgical patients with healthcare team to address and resolve concerns.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to administer therapies and maintain continuum of care.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Educated patients and families on medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain management.
  • Assisted with nursing duties in short-staffed areas.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
06/2006 to 06/2009
Clinical Nurse Merakey Elizabethville, PA,
  • Collaborated with physicians and staff in other disciplines.
  • Prepared charts for clinic patients, including gathering all hospital records and test results.
  • Carried out comprehensive care focused on patient needs and meeting care goals.
  • Triaged patients' issues based on stated symptoms, basic assessments and documented vitals.
  • Analyzed, collected and recorded patient health data.
  • Coordinated timely refills for patients' prescriptions by obtaining authorizations and transmitting paperwork.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
  • Educated patients on disease management, fitness and healthy eating.
  • Performed examinations on patients and asked thorough questions to best determine medical conditions and illnesses.
  • Maintained patient records and verified patient privacy and clinical compliance to minimize data breaches.
  • Ordered lab tests and interpreted test results and maintained patient records.
05/2004 to 06/2007
Registered Nurse Mississippi Baptist Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in hospitals and health clinics.
  • Assessed and documented physical condition of mothers and babies and assisted doctors in identifying and treating preeclampsia.
  • Briefed next-shift nurses thoroughly on condition, status and needs of mother and newborn.
  • Guided expectant mothers through stages of pregnancy via prenatal nursing care at health clinic in coordination with obstetrician.
  • Recorded patients' vital signs and observed fetal monitor to track babies’ heart rates.
  • Administered fluids and labor-stimulating drugs such as Pitocin through IV or central line.
  • Explained and demonstrated after-birth care to parents of newborns, answered questions and addressed concerns.
  • Anticipated deviations of normal infant deliveries to safeguard patients and newborns.
  • Circulated in the OR during CesareanSections and recovered patients in PACU.
  • Monitor vital signs, bleeding, and managed pain after delivery.
  • Worked as a team during deliveries and emergent situations.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1999
High School Diploma:
Terry High School - Terry, MS
GPA:
Expected in 05/2004
Associate of Applied Science: Registered Nurse
Hinds Community College Allied Heath - Jackson , MS
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Terry High School
  • Hinds Community College Allied Heath

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Pediatric/Med Surg Overflow Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

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  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science

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