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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care, patient assistance and monitoring during each shift. Considered hardworking and driven. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing skills in hospital or clinic type setting. Patient-oriented Nurse with 10 years of diverse experience in direct patient care and medical and surgical floors. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and caring for up to six patients on busy medical surgical unit as an RN.

Enthusiastic RN eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding and willingness to learn new tasks to care for patients. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the Health care industry. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Delegation and Motivation
Education
Chadron State College Chadron, NE Expected in No Degree : General Studies - GPA :
Oglala Lakota College Nursing Program Pine Ridge, SD, Expected in 06/1996 Associate of Arts : Nursing - GPA :
  • Graduated with 3.60 GPA
Work History
Memorial Healthcare - Registered Nurse
Okemos, MI, 05/1998 - 01/2004
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 5 patients daily.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as gastric bypass and hysterectomies.
  • Floated to other units in hospital as needed such as, post-intensive, oncology, and orthopedics.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 6 patients each day in high-volume medical-surgical setting.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Changed out tracheostomies, NG, Foley, and IV catheters regularly to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Supervised paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Provided care for pediatric patients.
  • Provided care for pediatric patients undergoing brain surgery for seizure activity, many of which had autism.
Memorial Healthcare - Registered Nurse
Saginaw, MI, 1997 - 1998
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 5 patients daily.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 5 patients each day in high-volume transitional care setting.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collected blood and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
Memorial Healthcare - Registered Nurse
Owosso, MI, 1996 - 1997
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Provided direct patient care , stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet resident needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Monitored resident reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for residents with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Collected specimens for lab
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Advised residents and caregivers of proper wound management, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Provided care to up to 10 residents.
  • Charge nurse on day and night shifts.

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School Attended

  • Chadron State College
  • Oglala Lakota College Nursing Program

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • Associate of Arts

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