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

Resourceful nursing professional with 25 years caring for patients and working closely with other healthcare staff. Well-rounded with diverse experience in acute, rehab and long term care. Talented at prioritizing tasks in busy ER and Urgent care settings.

Skills
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Electronic charting
  • Patient monitoring
  • Patient education
  • Intake and discharge
  • Family and patient support
  • Administering medicines
  • Medical assessment
  • ER experience
  • Medication and IV administration
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Documenting vitals
  • Setting appointments
  • IV and venipuncture experience
  • Catheter and wound care
  • Performing bladder scans
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Triaging
  • Preparing for procedures
  • Care planning
  • Long-Term Care
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Patient advocacy
  • Patient Care
  • Direct patient care
  • Maintaining feeding pumps
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Mobility assistance
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Patient discharging
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Home visits
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Checking oxygen levels
Experience
07/1992 to 11/2017 Registered Nurse Providence Health & Services | Monroe, WA,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Educated mothers on newborn care and post-delivery health to optimize outcomes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of acute and sub acute patients while caring for ER and Urgent cares patients. Followed post op vital signs and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on [Number]-bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology, and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Guided therapeutic communication, conflict resolutions and interventions by deflecting undesirable behaviors to assist patients with developing and amplifying coping skills.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Supervised [Number]-bed telemetry unit while providing direct patient care to acutely ill patients.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Delivered care to [Number] patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering [Number] to [Number] high acuity patients per shift.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Oversaw nursing operations for staff of [Number] in [Numbed]-bed facility, providing personnel with guidance and patients with high-quality care.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Oversaw efficient nursing operations in [Number]-bed long-term care unit.
  • Coordinated care for up to [Number] patients per shift in busy [Type] setting.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
07/1992 to 05/1993 Public Health Nurse City Of Springfield | Springfield, MO,
  • Gathered, organized, and disseminated information from various sources that included health plans, hospitals, providers, and government entities to the appropriate individuals.
  • Initiated programs to address health needs of families with emphasis on women and children.
  • Gathered, organized and disseminated information from various sources that included health plans, hospitals, providers and government entities to the appropriate individuals.
  • Performed assessments for each individual case to determine which materials and services were the best fit.
  • Maintained up-to-date and comprehensive electronic and paper filing systems.
  • Drafted and revised reports, articles and background papers.
  • Entered client records in centralized database for progress tracking.
  • Promoted healthy habits and practices in outreach materials and presentations.
  • Provided patients with post-discharge follow-up and recommended available counseling programs as needed.
  • Answered phone calls, emails, letters and faxes and efficiently provided accurate information and responses.
06/1992 to 05/1993 Registered Nurse Providence Health & Services | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Oversaw efficient nursing operations in [Number]-bed long-term care unit.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Coordinated care for up to [Number] patients per shift in busy [Type] setting.
  • Conducted restraint audits according to organizational guidelines and generated reports for nursing leadership review and analysis.
  • 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.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1992 to to Bachelor of Arts | Nursing The College of St Scholastica, Duluth, MN, GPA:
Accomplishments
  • OSHA Compliance - Properly disposed of daily biohazard waste in compliance with federal and local regulations.
  • Collaboration - Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care.
  • Assessment - Executed full patient assessments, including NG and G tubes.
  • Living Assistance - Served meals, assisted with feeding ambulating and turning and positioning in bed.
  • Physician Support - Consistently praised by physicians for efficient assistance in minor surgical procedures and patient handling.
  • Supported physicians and nurses in caring for over 6 patients involved in multiple vehicle accidents.
  • Promoted health and wellness in the community through outreach events like Red Cross Smoke detector installations.
  • Patient Care - Ensured quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment, and referral for a broad range of patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure, and drug overdoses.
  • Documentation - Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Clinical Skills - Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Facilitated care in 6 bed rural emergency unit.

Additional Information

American Hometown

Certifications
  • BLS certification
  • BLS Certification - Exp: 03/21
  • Registered Nurse BA PHN

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School Attended

  • The College of St Scholastica

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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