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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Compassionate and highly competent Registered Nurse with 2.5 years of clinical nursing experience in a ICU unit, and 14 years of clinical nursing experience as an Licensed Vocational Nurse in a LTAC unit. Dedicated to providing high-quality patient care with a focus on safety and using evidence-based practices to improve treatment outcomes. Skilled in quickly building connections with patients to build trust and rapport in stressful situations.

Skills
  • Charting and documentation,familiar with epic and cerner
  • Building trust and rapport
  • HIPAA and confidentiality
  • Taking vital signs
  • Clinical leadership and supervision
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Maintaining quality assurance standards
  • Relationship and team building
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification 09/20-09/21
  • Colostomy care
  • Infection control standards
  • Critical thinking proficiency
  • Wound care expertise
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Patient-oriented
  • CPR and BLS certified 09/20-09/22
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
  • Hospital equipment including but not limited to: Clinitron Bed to improve wound therapy and healing, Mechanical Ventilation, CPap, and BiPAP
  • Monitoring for changes in patients condition requiring interventions
  • Working with Doctors, Respiratory Therapist, Dietician, Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapist and my colleagues to provide Patient care with best possible outcome as agreed upon by Patient, Family, and Health Care Team
  • Chronic and New onset confusion from psychosis, Electrolyte imbalances, organic brain disease, allowing family members and staff to keep patient safe, avoiding chemical and physical restraint
  • Critical care
  • Medication and IV administration
Experience
Registered Nurse, 11/2020 - Current
Kaweah Health Care District Tulare, CA,
  • Updated medical records with current vitals, behavioral observations and medication details.
  • Monitored patient status during treatment and reported variances and adverse reactions to care teams.
  • Collected and analyzed patient data before, during and after treatments and documented all information in patient medical records.
  • Administered medications to 6-10 patients per day as directed by individual treatment plans.
  • Counseled patients on infusions and possible side effects to promote treatment compliance.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and Dialysis workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
Registered Nurse, 11/2018 - 11/2020
Kaweah Health Care District Dinuba, CA,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering 2 to 3 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
Registered Nurse, 07/2018 - 10/2018
Kaweah Health Care District Visalia, CA,

Advocating and providing care to a wide range of patients transferring from a Short Term  Acute Care  Environment to a Long Term Acute Care environment, requiring more time to heal from infections, wounds and complications post procedures. I currently work in a 31 bed facility with 4 bed High Observation Unit for unstable and new Ventilator patients with a patient load of 4-6 patients per shift.

  • Tested glucose and administered injections.
  • Took vital signs and treated wounds for doctors. 
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
  • Provided patients with information about reasons for using equipment like blood pressure monitors and the proper use of each machine.
  • Responded to life-threatening emergencies.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Controlled narcotics and administered medicines on a set schedule.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Assessed patients' condition and reported changes to the unit coordinator, family, and doctor as appropriate.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Changed bandages, catheters, and tracheostomies on a regular basis.
  • Monitored patient vitals and necessary signs. 
Licensed Vocational Nurse, 02/2000 - 07/2018
Tri County Services Huntsville, TX,

Worked closely with Registered nurses and physicians' to implement care plans, ADL's, and provide effective patient care.

  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
  • closely monitored acute condititons
  • collected blood, tissue, an other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing
  • self-directed with astute judgement skills. High level of personal accountability
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 4-6 patients per shift
  • proficient with foley care insertion, removal and troubleshooting, wound care including wound vac application, maintenance, removal, and troubleshooting, IV antibiotics, IV push meds, IV pumps, Trach care, PICC line and CL maintenance and removal and troubleshooting
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.
  • Tested glucose and administered injections.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Jumped in to fill gaps for on call rotation when necessary.
  • Managed caseload of up to 6 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care.
  • Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.
Director of Wound Care Licensed Vocational Nurse, 08/2008 - 02/2013
Texas Health Specialty Hospital (Promise Hospital) City, STATE,
  • Cared for patients with various wounds caused by injuries, medical treatments and diseases.
  • Treated complex wounds that had not healed , including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and wounds resulting from traumas.
  • Worked with healthcare teams to assess patients, manage wounds and monitor healing.
  • Educated patients and family members on how to clean and dress wounds appropriately and how to identify signs of an infection.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies and skin grafts or post flap closure
  • Evaluated health education needs of patients and provided necessary training and instruction.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance.
  • Oversaw implementation of patient management plans.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Diligently monitored the QA (Quality Assurance) program to improve performance and maintain high standards of care.
  • Monitored patients with acute conditions.
  • Conducted probationary and annual performance evaluations of all nursing staff.
  • Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 2018
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Vernon College - Vernon, TX
GPA:

2.83 GPA

Certificate: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Expected in 1999
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Vernon College - Vernon, TX
GPA:

2.99 GPA

Activities and Honors

Member- Student Nurses Association 2017 to present

Member- Student Nurses

Accomplishments

ALCS certified

BLS certified

WCC certified Jan 2009- Jan 2014

Director of Wound Care Texas Specialty Hospital (Promise Hospital) 2008-2013

LTAC HOU unit nurse at Promise Hospital

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School Attended

  • Vernon College
  • Vernon College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Director of Wound Care Licensed Vocational Nurse

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  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate

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