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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable of EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with a progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in a fast-paced environment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

Skills
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Shared Governance
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Patient Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Teaching
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Medication Administration
  • Telemetry
  • Critical Care
  • Customer Service
  • Epic, Cerner, and software proficiency
  • Teamwork
Work History
Registered Nurse, 06/2011 to Current
Mediware Information Systems, Inc.Boston, MA,
  • Monitored patient conditions, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings, and updating team members on changes in stability and acuity.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients, and determiningnext course of action.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as Coronary Artery Bypass-Graft.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients in 42-bed medical-surgical units, providing direct care to up to 3-4 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising a team comprised of nurses, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 8, (2-4 at a time) patients each day in a high-volume outpatient setting.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Contribute substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to the highest standards of care.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain a continuum of care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnosis, disease management, preventative measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments and restore vital functions.
  • Protect critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Managed the needs of chronically ill and acute patients with well-coordinated treatment strategies.
  • Personalized bedside care and interactions based on the cultural backgrounds of different patients.
Registered Nurse, 04/2007 to Current
Mediware Information Systems, Inc.Chandler, AZ,
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnosis, disease management, preventative measures, medication use, and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in the acute and critical care units.
  • Provide targeted care and treatment to acute, progressive, and critical patients.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • Documented work in Cerner & Epic and updated patients' charts with orders and observations.
  • Operated critical care equipment to keep patients stable and promote recovery.
  • Delivered top-notch care exceeding department, hospital, and Joint Commission standards.
  • Managed the needs of chronically ill and acute patients with well-coordinated treatment strategies.
  • Personalized bedside care and interactions based on the cultural backgrounds of different patients.
  • Counseled patients and families on treatment and care options, including discharge and home care instructions.
  • Administered medications to treat patients' symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
Registered Nurse, 06/2003 to 03/2007
Mediware Information Systems, Inc.Atlanta, GA,
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring, and specimen collection.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admissions to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development, and educate patients.
  • Provide high-quality care to approximately 15 patients per day (8-9 at a time, before state ratios, then 5-6) at 36-bed units
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, disease process, management, and lifestyle options.
  • Direct patient care by initiating and following through with a plan of care, continuing care, and discharge instructions.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures, and nursing best practices.
  • Observed and reported patient conditions, progress, and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health conditions, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition, and delegating tasks to available personnel to deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Worked within the interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2004 to California State University - Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA
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Certifications
  • PCCN-PROGRESSIVE CARE CERTIFICATION OF NURSING
  • BLS - BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
  • ACLS-ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
  • BURN CERTIFIED
  • NIH-STROKE CERTIFIED
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Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • American Association of Critical Care (AACN)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's (AANP)

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School Attended

  • California State University - Bakersfield

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  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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