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

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 19 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in med/surge & behavioral health environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. I am a strong patient advocate who wants to make a difference for patients and their families.

Skills
  • Preventative Health
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Shared Governance
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Patient Check-Ins
  • Patient Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Patient Assistance
  • Behavioral Health
  • Treatment Planning
  • ADLs Assistance
  • Infection Control Understanding
Education
Jennings Senior High School St. Louis, Missouri, Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Jewish Hospital College Of Nursing & Allied Health St. Louis, Missouri, Expected in Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Jewish Hospital College Of Nursing & Allied Health St. Louis, Missouri, Expected in Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Accomplishments

I have been a member of the Nurse Practice Council for approximately two years and a member the Unit Practice Council at Hyland Behavioral for approximately three years. I have used my position to advocate for patient safety along with increased compassion and empathy for both the patient and their family.

Work History
Upper Chesapeake Health - Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
Bel Air, MD, 06/2008 - Current
  • Performed client intake procedures according to internal standards for all new admissions.
  • Searched resident belongings prior to and during stays.
  • Recognized individuals under influence of drugs or alcohol and typical behaviors associated with each.
  • Completed documentation for every incident and forwarded to correct personnel for review.
  • Conducted client rounds every 2 hours to check on residents.
  • Built and maintained positive staff relationships to promote teamwork and better serve clients.
  • Assisted and counseled 10 patients daily.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Applied interventions when necessary, including clients wanting to leave against medical advice (AMA).
  • Took and monitored vital signs, administered medications and managed patient behavior.
  • Treated clients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Assessed clients upon admission and discharge to detox; took blood draws for labs.
  • Recommended continuing care and medications to clients and communicated with family members on treatment and discharge plans.
  • Counseled and mentored clients on substance use and life choices.
Upper Chesapeake Health - Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
Havre De Grace, MD, 07/2006 - 05/2008
  • Administered medications and assessed side effects, successes and failures of new medications.
  • Performed standard nursing duties such as drawing blood and physical well check examinations.
  • Conducted surveillance of patients to note behavioral changes and relayed information to charting systems.
  • Completed pre-admission screenings and physical and mental health assessments for psychiatric patients.
  • Assisted in calming patients using recognized best practice techniques with help from assistants and guards.
  • Partnered with social workers, counselors and doctors to develop plans of care.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Updated patient charts using paper charting with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
Upper Chesapeake Health - Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
Forest Hill, MD, 01/2004 - 05/2006
  • Administered medications and assessed side effects, successes and failures of new medications.
  • Performed standard nursing duties such as drawing blood and physical well check examinations.
  • Conducted surveillance of patients to note behavioral changes and relayed information to charting systems.
  • Completed pre-admission screenings and physical and mental health assessments for psychiatric patients.
  • Assisted in calming patients using recognized best practice techniques with help from assistants and guards.
  • Partnered with social workers, counselors and doctors to develop plans of care.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Updated patient charts using paper charting with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Cared for patients in 20-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 10 patients daily.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
Barnes Jewish Hospital - Registered Nurse, Vascular-Surgical Unit
City, STATE, 06/2001 - 09/2003
  • Provided compassionate and caring nursing services while implementing plan of care for each patient and collaborated with healthcare providers to document outcomes.
  • Assessed patients for best vascular access options and developed best plan of care for patients.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of vascular patients in challenging post-op environment.
  • 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.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • 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.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 6 patients daily.
  • 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.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Cared for patients in 20-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Updated patient charts using EPIC with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.

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School Attended

  • Jennings Senior High School
  • Jewish Hospital College Of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Jewish Hospital College Of Nursing & Allied Health

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Vascular-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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