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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

Dynamic Registered Nurse bringing 17 years of treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergency medicine settings. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Skills
  • Process evaluation
  • Patient care planning
  • Medical record auditing
  • Employee performance
  • Policy Development
  • Resource Allocation
  • Clinical Training
  • Staff education
  • Patient care standards
  • Indirect Patient Care
  • Case management
  • Staff Management
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Shared governance
  • EMR/EHR
  • Patient Assessments
  • Patient Management
  • Staff education and training
Education
Lynchburg College Lynchburg, VA Expected in 05/2003 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Elected to vice President Student Nursing Organization Junior Year, Chair-senior year
  • Awarded Student Nurse of the year
Brookville Highschool Lynchburg VA, Expected in 05/1997 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Forensic Nurse Certification 2006
Work History
Bayhealth - Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse
Dover, DE, 02/2013 - Current
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Triaged incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Educated patients and caregivers of various available external resources to support wound management, disease management and medication administration.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Managed various medications and treatments such as peritoneal dialysis, IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and and intramuscular injections.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Directed patient care activities, guided and trained RNs, LPNs and residential advisors during shift.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Documented information in patients' electronic medical record, relaying information to clinicians and care providers to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
Beacon Health Management - Registered Nurse
Cochran, GA, 06/2008 - 02/2013
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
Physicians Treatment Center - Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 12/2004 - 06/2008
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
UVA Health - Registered Nurse 3 West
City, STATE, 08/2003 - 07/2004
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • 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.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lynchburg College
  • Brookville Highschool

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse 3 West

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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