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

Organized and knowledgeable Registered Nurse experienced in treating and caring for patients. Successful in providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Recognized for collaborating well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

Versatile Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in surgical units. Proven leader skillful in uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals and improving satisfaction. Focused on continuously driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.

Hardworking, well-versed in primary care as well as surgical care. Cares for patients of all ages and specializes in delivering effective quality nursing care. Performs in stressful and crisis situations and interprets and applies policies and procedures with good judgment.

Skills
  • Medical screening
  • Patient monitoring
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • IV and venipuncture
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Patient discharging
  • Follow-up calls
  • Documenting vitals
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • OR experience
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Laparasopic procedures familiarity
Experience
05/2015 to 08/2022
Registered Nurse Uchealth Loveland, CO,
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Administered medications and treatments, monitoring patients for reactions and side effects.
  • Monitored patients after surgery, answered questions and provided home care strategies.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
10/2003 to 05/2015
Operating Room Registered Nurse Baylor Scott & White Health Caldwell, TX,
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Observed body language, movement and demeanor to anticipate surgeon's needs and maintain procedure sterility during operation.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients with compassion and positive attitude.
  • Transferred patients from operating room to recovery room on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Educated patients and families on medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain management.
  • Supported surgical team during procedures by [Action].
  • Minimized infections using ChloraPrep, Mueller and Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic instruments and infection prevention products.
  • Consulted medical sources to gain knowledge of emerging and updated procedures and select equipment for procedures or treatments.
  • Assisted in performing surgical procedures consistent with standards of care and practice guidelines.
  • Developed and maintained positive working relationship with patients, physicians and other team members.
  • Provided surgical support to help [Type] surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations to check patients' vitals and health status.
  • Communicated with patients after surgery to assess recovery and mitigate complications.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Helped prepare team by assisting with gowning and gloving of staff.
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
01/2000 to 10/2003
Registered Nurse Acadia Healthcare Center Point, TX,
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Provided patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2003 to to
Associate of Science: Nursing
Indiana University Purdue University of Columbus - Columbus, IN,
GPA:
Expected in 12/1999 to to
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing
Ivy Tech - Columbus, IN,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Indiana University Purdue University of Columbus
  • Ivy Tech

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Operating Room Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

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