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

With almost 21 years of experience in the medical field I've provided care various settings.These include long term care facilities, home care,Dr offices, schools and now hospitals. I consider myself a life long learner as I started out as a nurses aide and have been growing my experience every since. I have good work ethic, Im reliable, a strong team player and patient/family advocate.i carry a good attitude, work well during stressful situations.

Since obtaining my RN almost 3 years ago I've achieved certifications in BLS,ACLS, IU,EKG and basic arrhythmia.My new goal however is to achieve certification as a critical care Registered Nurse.Because i know the MICU has alot to offer in terms of various disease processes in which I currently work with on the med/surge and IU floor,an RN position on the unit would be appreciated.

Skills
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Patient monitoring
  • Patient education
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Patient Management
  • Workflow Optimization
  • Diabetes management
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Ventilator care
  • Community advocate
  • ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care)
  • Changing tracheostomies
  • Team supervision
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Catheter and wound care
  • Direct patient care
  • Family and patient support
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • EKG
  • BLS
  • IU trained
Experience
10/2017 to Current
Registered Nurse Crossover Health Grapevine, TX,

Cared for more than 6 patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of 50-bed med/surge and IU unit.

  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Administered IV therapy and treadmill stress tests and ran nerve conduction tests in cardiac unit.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Designed strategies to resolve nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and propose plans to enhance quality and safety initiatives hospital-wide.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to 50-bed acute care medical-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering [Number] to [Number] high acuity patients per shift.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on [Number]-bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology, and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Guided therapeutic communication, conflict resolutions and interventions by deflecting undesirable behaviors to assist patients with developing and amplifying coping skills.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Coordinated care for up to [Number] patients per shift in busy [Type] setting.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Delivered care to [Number] patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Supervised ancillary staff of [Number] on-call nurses, including scheduling shifts, delegating assignments and monitoring quality of care.
  • Consistently maintained core measures, patient satisfaction and HCAPs above [Number]%.
03/2010 to 08/2017
LPN Inspira Health Network Millville, NJ,
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and free of safety hazards to maximize efficiency.
  • Counted, sorted and stacked finished pieces for easy access.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Scheduled appointments for evaluations and scans
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists, and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Administered patient care to 6-8 patients by initiating preventative and rehabilitative interventions, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADL), positioning, mobilization and personal hygiene support.
03/2010 to 07/2010
Licensed Practical Nurse Stonerise Healthcare Llc Hedgesville, WV,
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Immunizations
  • Set up sterile tables for in office procedures
  • Helped orthopedics, physicians in family practice with in office practices
  • Managed prescriptions
06/2007 to 04/2010
Licensed Practical Nurse Stonerise Healthcare Llc Institute, WV,
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and other physical symptoms in need of further attention.
  • Used sterile techniques, including [Technique] and [Technique] to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Evaluated patient status and re-assessed clients' nursing needs every [Timeframe].
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Scheduled appointments for evaluations and scans for office with [Number]+ active patients.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists, and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files with [Software].
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to up to [Number] patients per day.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Administered patient care to [Type] patients by initiating preventative and rehabilitative interventions, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADL), positioning, mobilization and personal hygiene support.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
06/2002 to 06/2008
State Tested Nurse Aide Cardon & Associates Greenwood, IN,
  • Assisted nurses with cleaning G-tube, J-tube and regular catheter insertion.
  • Watched over patients to identify potential symptoms of medical conditions.
  • Took and charted patient blood pressures, temperatures, blood sugar levels and other vital signs.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Gave patients baths, cleaned bedpans and assisted with transportation to bathroom.
  • Participated in [Type] and [Type] performance improvement activities to improve patient safety and quality of care.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Facilitated games and other activities to engage clients and provide mental stimulation or entertainment.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Used mobility devices and [Type] equipment to carefully and transport patients.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
07/2001 to 04/2002
State Tested Nursing Assistant Capital Health Services - Carriage Inn Of Cadiz Cadiz, OH,
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Provided basic patient care by bathing and grooming patients, changing bedding and assisting in feeding activities.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Used clinical skills to conduct lab draws, assess vital signs, complete glucose evaluations and treat pre-and post-operation patients.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Used mobility devices and [Type] equipment to carefully and transport patients.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
05/2001 to 07/2001
State Tested Nurse Aide Cardon & Associates Carmel, IN,
  • Gave patients baths, cleaned bedpans and assisted with transportation to bathroom.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
06/1999 to 03/2001
State Tested Nurse Aide Cardon & Associates Bloomington, IN,
  • Gave patients baths, cleaned bedpans and assisted with transportation to bathroom.
  • Took and charted patient blood pressures, temperatures, blood sugar levels and other vital signs.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Nursing
Kent State - Ashtabula, OH
GPA:

Worked on prerequisites,basic courses to prepare for their nursing program

Expected in 07/2008 to to
Certificate: Licensed Practicing Nurse
Knoedler School of Practical Nursing - Jefferson, OH
GPA:
Expected in 08/2017 to to
Diploma : Nursing
Ashtabula County Technical And Career Center - Jefferson, OH
GPA:

How my RN degree was obtained

Expected in 07/1999 to to
Certificate:
State Tested Nurses Aide Program - Conneaut, OH
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Kent State
  • Knoedler School of Practical Nursing
  • Ashtabula County Technical And Career Center
  • State Tested Nurses Aide Program

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • LPN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • State Tested Nurse Aide
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant
  • State Tested Nurse Aide
  • State Tested Nurse Aide

Degrees

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

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