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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 18 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in high acuity environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

Skills
  • Preventative health
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • EMR / EHR: Epic super user
  • Data collection
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Management of balloon pumps and VADS
Work History
03/2009 to Current
Registered Nurse, CVICU Central Florida Health Centeralized Orlando, FL,
  • CVICU/ICU RN with 18 years experience.
  • Safety award, Daisy Award Nominee
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
01/2006 to 03/2009
Registered Nurse, CVICU Central Florida Health Centeralized Ocala, FL,
  • Charge Nurse and preceptor in CVICU and transplant unit. Management of critically ill patients requiring balloon pumps, dialysis, and hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Served as retention and recruitment chair.
  • Nominated by peers to serve as Staff Nurse Professional Practice Chair.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Implemented effective strategies and care plans to improve patient outcomes and meet recovery objectives.
  • Prioritized and distributed assignments and workload based on individual staff strengths and experience.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Managed JP drains, Tru-close drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Developed and advocated patient care plans.
  • Triage incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
03/2002 to 01/2006
RN, CVICU Amita Health Elk Grove Village, IL,
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Monitored patient condition, including 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.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
Education
Expected in 12/2001
Associate of Science: Nursing
Hinds Community College - Raymond, MS
GPA:
Additional Information

Travel Nurse Locations:

UCHealth CVSS-Colorado Springs, CO New York Pres Cornell CVICU- NY,NY

Vanderbilt CVICU-Nashville, TN New York Pres Columbia CVICU- NY, NY

UCHealth ICU-Colorado Springs, CO Cedars Sinai CVICU- Los Angeles, CA

UC Irvine ICU-Irvine, Ca

UC San Diego CVICU/ICU Float- San Diego, Ca

Banner CVICU/ICU- Greeley, CO

Memorial Hospital CVICU/ICU- Modesto, Ca

Beaumont Hospital CVICU\ICU- Beaumont, TX

CHI Memorial Hospital CVICU\ICU- Lufkin, TX

Banner Good Samaritan CVICU\ICU float- Phoenix, AZ

Providence Hospital CVICU\ICU - Anchorage, AK

Seton CVICU\ICU- Austin, TX

Suny Upstate ICU- Syracuse, NY

Dartmouth ICU- Lebanon, NH

Seton CVICU\ICU- Kyle, TX

San Francisco General ICU- San Francisco, CA

Sierra View Medical Center ICU- Porterville, CA

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School Attended

  • Hinds Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, CVICU
  • Registered Nurse, CVICU
  • RN, CVICU

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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