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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Dedicated, compassionate, Registered Nurse with great people skills. Well versed in IVs, Sterile technique, patient triage and assessment.

Familiar with Minor OR procedures including calculating and administering monitored IV sedation and reversal.

Well practiced in Urgent Care situations. Very calm in emergency situations.

Experience in Family practice. Monitoring patients with heart problems,

administering IV cardiac meds, performing phelebotomy respiratory treatments, minor procedures, telephone advice.

Skills
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Decision Making
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Critical Thinking
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Patient Examination
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Infection Control Process Coordination
  • Treatment Plan Modification
  • Diagnostic Test Evaluations
  • Diagnostic Test Ordering
  • Surgical Assistance
  • Routine Examinations
  • Emergency Diagnostics
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Needs Assessment
Education and Training
Front Range Community College Westminster, CO Expected in 05/1982 Associate of Science : Nursing Practice - GPA :
Certifications
  • TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • ACLS, Sweedish Hospital -
Experience
Hendrick Medical Center - Registered Nurse
Brownwood, TX, 09/1990 - 05/2016
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Delivered care to 8-10 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Used feedback and clinical data to improve care quality and patient outcomes.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Completed and maintained personal Performance-Based Development System (PBDS) standards to show consistent clinical competency and sound judgment.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in all clinics.
University Health Care System - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Evans, GA, 06/1984 - 11/1991
  • Obtained information by contacting appropriate personnel or patients.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records as part of patient intake process.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
Community Medical Centers - Phlebotomist
Clovis, CA, 09/1976 - 09/1982
  • Maintained fully-stocked phlebotomy cart, carrier and station.
  • Obtained blood samples for medical testing and transfusion through venipuncture or capillary puncture.
  • Verified collection orders and communicated discrepancies to nurses.
  • Collected specimens for drug screens, paternity tests and alcohol tests.
  • Identified patients using proper procedures prior to specimen collection.
  • Transported specimens following established protocol for temperature and light.
  • Interviewed patients and documented details to update and file paperwork.
  • Conducted bleeding time tests and updated results into paper or electronic charts.
  • Obtained variety of blood samples through venipuncture or capillary puncture using syringes, butterfly needles and straight needles.
  • Labeled blood vials with critical information like time of collection, date and patient name.
  • Prepared blood-collecting equipment to draw blood and safely store and transport samples.
  • Utilized calm and friendly demeanor to increase patient comfort and alleviate anxiety.
  • Labeled patient samples, double-checking all information for accuracy.
  • Counseled patients to ease fears, explain procedures and enhance cooperation during blood draws.
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain specimen integrity.
  • Disposed of used needles in sharps containers to avoid accidental needlesticks.
  • Sanitized work area after every patient to prevent contamination and spread of disease.
  • Interviewed patients to verify test requisitions and patient identity.
  • Properly stored and transported specimens to prevent loss and delays.
  • Coordinated workflow based on stat, schedule, or outpatient needs.
  • Collected blood samples from 30-40 individuals per day, maintaining consistent patient flow.
  • Enforced infection control and sharps disposal procedures to protect patients, co-workers and self.
  • Treated blood-related chronic disorders by performing therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Built trust and minimized patient discomfort during phlebotomy procedures through reassurance and asking patients preferred position for blood draw (supine or sitting.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Front Range Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Phlebotomist

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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