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

  Ambitious Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in medical-surgical care. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures, and direct admissions from the Emergency room for acute care of a variety of illnesses. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction by being part of  Unit Council for my unit. I was awarded UPMC Susquehanna 2018 Nursing Recognition Award which is presented in recognition of outstanding efforts to continue my professional development, in providing quality patient care, and demonstrated collaborative practices as an integral member of the healthcare team. I am seeking a position in a top-notch facility committed to providing superior care for their patients where I can continue to grow in my nursing career.

Skills
  • Patient assessments
  • Precepting
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Collecting vitals
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Physical assessments
  • Patient evaluation
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Specimen collection and analysis
  • Neurology awareness
  • Family education
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Infection control measures
  • Vaccine administration
  • Data entry
  • Medication administration
  • IV setup
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
  • Confidentiality
  • Supply restocking
  • Medication distribution
  • High level of autonomy
  • Personal care needs
  • Data collection
  • Feeding assistance
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Chest pain management
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Direct patient care
  • Lab result interpretation
  • Managing deadlines
  • Infection control and aseptic procedures
  • Performing EKGs
  • Setting up referrals
  • Acute care expertise
  • At-risk patient care
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Care plan development
  • Procedure preparations
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Removing sutures
Education
Excelsior College Albany, NY Expected in 2018 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Central Pennsylvania LPN School Lewisburg, PA Expected in 2008 : Licensed Practical Nurse - GPA :
Williamsport Area Community College Williamsport, PA Expected in 1980 : Associate Degree Medical Secretarial Science - GPA :
Work History
New York State Psychiatry Institute - Registered Nurse
White Plains, NY, 07/2018 - Current
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 20-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to 10 patients when delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Precepted and onboarded new nurses onto the medical surgical unit, educating new hires on policies, procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Developed recognition programs for nursing unit in an effort to boost morale and improve team collaboration. Member of Unit Council.
  • Created, maintained and organized patient records. 
  • Kept ventilator operating at prescribed levels.
  • Documented concerns for physicians to review in advance.
  • Provided complete care to patients, including physical assessments, medication and IV administration and chronic disease management.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Maintained accountability for controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule.
  • Worked closely with patients to coordinate realistic goals and strategies for care.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging to provide comprehensive care to up to 10 patients daily. 
  • Communicated with patients regarding diagnoses, disease management and treatment plans.
  • Provided quality direct patient care and education to advance patient care initiatives and treat chronic conditions.
  • Performed physical assessments, ordered preliminary tests and charted all interactions.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, wound care, ostomy care, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Completed head-to -toe physical assessments and interpreted diagnostic tests, leveraging information to facilitate care planning, implementation and management.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create a safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Provided quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease,  coronary artery disease, Post surgical patients to include orthopedic patients.
  • Set up referrals with specialists to handle patient needs.
  • Educated patients about the use and benefits of equipment such as home blood pressure cuffs and glucose meters.
  • Detected patient reactions, deteriorations and improvements and accurately reported results in patient records. 
  • Participated in education activities, including an evidence-based practice project implementation.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Vitalhire - Licensed Practical Nurse
Philadelphia, PA, 09/2012 - 07/2018
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. 
  • Minimized infection risk for patients and healthcare team members with thorough cleaning and sanitizing of rooms, equipment and devices.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in Sorian to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout the care process. 
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Collected biological samples for laboratory tests.
  • Provided diagnosis information, treatment possibilities, disease management tips and wound care advice to patients, loved ones and caregivers.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Delivered nursing care before and after operations.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
Vitalhire - Licensed Practical Nurse
Louisville, KY, 09/2008 - 09/2012
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Assisted with diagnostics and treatment by ordering timely laboratory tests and specialist consultations.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in hand written charts to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Cared for over 30 patients each day with quality-driven support.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Minimized infection risk for patients and healthcare team members with thorough cleaning and sanitizing of rooms, equipment and devices.
  • Input medical histories, symptoms and vital statistics as part of the intake process.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically-relevant symptoms.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. 
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.

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School Attended
  • Excelsior College
  • Central Pennsylvania LPN School
  • Williamsport Area Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
Degrees
  • Associate of Science

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