Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated RN with 22+ years experience with MED-SURG, ORTHO, cardiac, pediatric, step-down as well as Hospice. BLS certification. ACLS and PALS certifications in past and willing to renew/re-certify. Experience ensuring high standards of competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs.

  • Extremely organized with strong verbal communication
  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Conflict resolution
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Self-motivated
  • CPR certification
  • Patient-focused care
  • Software competency
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Lab result interpretation
  • Chest pain management
  • Planning and development
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal
  • Information collection
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
  • Patient evaluation
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Intravenous therapy comprehension
  • Specimen collecting
  • Precepting
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Seasoned in medical clinical procedures
  • Culturally-competent care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Clinical judgment
  • IV drug therapy management
Work History
Registered Nurse, 09/2016 to Current
Oak Street HealthHouston, AK,
  • Talked with families about preferred care methods.
  • Educated patients on procedures and facility processes.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and ALS.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Effectively supervised 2 CNA's/med-techs
  • Maintained accountability for controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating their care preferences to practitioners and ensuring interventions met their goals for treatment.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Recognized and understood specific stages of dying process, providing comfort-based care during vulnerable times.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Cared for patients in 8-bed unit, supporting fellow staff (CNA's) in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
Registered Nurse - STEPDOWN Unit, 08/2005 to 09/2016
Culpeper Regional Health SystemCity, STATE,
  • Worked directly with ICU, ER, MED-SURG, Supervisors to achieve best patient care.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Charge nurse on STEPDOWN/pediatric floor. Oversaw average of 24 patients per shift. Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Checked and recorded vital signs of patients and reported changes in patients' behavior or conditions.
  • Assigned employee areas, scheduled staff breaks and authorized overtime.
  • Transported patients to and from different departments.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming.
  • Assessed patients and documented their medical histories.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation pediatric patients.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Registered Nurse - Hospice And Med SURG ORTHO, 05/1999 to 08/2005
Martha Jefferson HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Charge nurse on Hospice and MED-SURG/ORTHO floor. Oversaw average of 6-28 patients per shift.
  • Checked and recorded vital signs of patients and reported changes in patients' behavior or conditions.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for patients.
  • Facilitated an on-going assessment of patient/family needs and implementation of interdisciplinary team care plan.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Evaluated patients suffering from asthma, appendicitis and hernias.
  • Transported patients to and from different departments.
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 1999
Piedmont Virginia Community College - Charlottesville, VA

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