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Jessica Claire
Registered Nurse
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven 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
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Nursing Assignments
  • Student Precepting
  • Chest Tubes, Ventilators, Bipap, Pulmonary Conditions, Tracheotomies, ETT tubes, Airways, Assist with intubations and can perform extubation.
  • Swan-Ganz Catheter, Pacemakers, Central lines, IABP, PICC lines, Arterial lines, ABG Interpretation
  • Interpreting EKGs, treating arrhythmias, cardiac medications and side effects.
  • Scrub Nurse during emergent open chest procedure
  • CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)
  • PD (Peritoneal Dialysis)
  • ECMO ( Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Rapid Response Team
Work History
Registered Nurse, 03/1998 to Current
Charles RiverHamilton, MT,
  • 2020 to present PACU
  • Monitor patient vitals, alertness, breathing and pain levels to notify assigned physician of observed complications.
  • Administered medications or intravenous solutions to patients to decrease pain levels and replace lost fluids.
  • Educated patients about post-operative instructions for medication administration, infection complications and preventive health measures.
  • Conducted thorough post-operative patient assessments to determine patient condition and readiness for discharge.

2019 to 2020 Cardiovascular ICU

  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes, managed Intra aortic balloon pumps, assisted in emergent re-exploration of patients chest for cardiac tamponade.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventive measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.

2018 to 2019 GI Lab

  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.

2011 to 2018 Cardiothoracic ICU. See above description.

2010 to 2011 Interventional Radiology

  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Performed effective and efficient patient assessments, anticipating and preparing for potential issues.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, including conscious sedation discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.

1998 to 2010 Cardiothoracic ICU. See above description.

Registered Nurse, ICU, 01/1996 to 02/1998
Memorial HealthPetersburg, IL,
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Worked in Surgical, Medical, Neurology and Cardiovascular ICU.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management
Registered Nurse Supervisor, 03/1995 to 01/1996
Medical College Of WisconsinBrookfield, WI,
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on 32 bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 07/1993 to 03/1995
Hendricks Regional HealthGreencastle, IN,
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Cared for AIDS patients and Opthalmology patients on this unit
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
Education
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 1993 to St. Vincents School of Nursing - New York City, NY,
GPA:
Associate of Science: Nursing. , Expected in 1993 to The College Mount Saint Vincent - New York City, NY,
GPA:

This college was affiliated with St. Vincent's School of Nursing.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • St. Vincents School of Nursing
  • The College Mount Saint Vincent

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Registered Nurse Supervisor
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science

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