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

Compassionate, diligent and dynamic Critical Care Registered Nurse with 46 years of experience. Adept at collaborating with interdisciplinary medical teams dedicated to delivering best-in-class patient care and individualized plans for families and patients. Work well with diverse patient population to foster trusting relationship to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with other health care professionals to advance patient care. Team oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment.

Skills
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Patient Check-Ins
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Care
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Precepting
  • Staff Supervision
  • Coronary/medical/surgical ICU expert
  • Family advocacy
Work History
05/2003 to Current
Registered Nurse Lake Regional Health System Laurie, MO,
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Provided exceptional care to 1-2 high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Changed out tracheostomies, gastrostomy buttons and catheters regularly to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Worked with healthcare team to develop new dialysis treatment flow sheet and other log forms, improving clinical documentation and accountability.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • 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.
  • Administered comprehensive dialysis treatment to wide range of patients, including indigent and low-income patient populations.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as open heart and major cardiovascular surgeries.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in cardiovascular critical care units.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to post-op cardiovascular patients.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to 1-2 patients.
  • Guided patients, caregivers and family members on plans of treatment and helpful resources available locally to support care.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Handled numerous calls per 12 hour shift to address customer inquiries and concerns.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to 1-2 patients.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in surgical cardiovascular critical care units.
06/1995 to 04/2003
Case Management Specialist Cross Country Home Services, Inc. TN, State,
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for [Type] rehabilitation unit.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Recorded details regarding all therapies, including [Type] and [Type] to keep patient charts updated.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
03/1978 to 06/1995
Registered Nurse Lake Regional Health System Camdenton, MO,
  • Documented work in written and updated patients' charts with orders and observations.
  • Delivered top-notch care exceeding department, hospital and Joint Commission standards.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • Operated critical care equipment to keep patients stable and promote recovery.
  • Counseled patients and families on treatments and care options, including discharge and home care instructions.
  • Assisted patients initially and every hourly to maintain current understanding of conditions and presentations.
  • Personalized bedside care and interactions based on cultural backgrounds of different patients.
  • Managed needs of chronically ill and acute patients with well-coordinated treatment strategies.
  • Completed diagnostic tests and patient assessments to evaluate treatment progress.
  • Protected critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments and restore vital functions.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Triaged patients and delegated treatment needs to qualified staff and specialized departments.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in coronary and medical/surgical critical care units.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to 1-3 patients.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventative measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Guided patients, caregivers and family members on plans of treatment and helpful resources available locally to support care.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
Education
Expected in 03/1974
LPN: Practical Nursing
Thompson School For LPN - Brattleboro, VT,
GPA:
Expected in 06/1976
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing
Greenfield Community College - Greenfield, MA
GPA:

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School Attended
  • Thompson School For LPN
  • Greenfield Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Case Management Specialist
  • Registered Nurse
Degrees
  • LPN
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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