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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 11 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in both inpatient and outpatient environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

Skills
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Teamwork
  • Responsible
  • Organization and Time management
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Spanish language proficiency- speak, read and write
  • Patient Care Planning and management
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Patient discharge
  • High level of autonomy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Preventative Health
Work History
Registered Nurse, 03/2009 to Current
BayhealthEaston, MD,
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • 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.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Cared for patients in 45-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as spine surgeries and GI surgeries.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Updated patient charts using epic with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Relieved external units such as outpatient IV therapy, pre- and post-operatives, PACU and recovery.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 05/2006 to 03/2009
University Of WashingtonSeattle, WA,
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep RN's informed of changes.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
Collections Representative, 11/2004 to 05/2006
Jbs UsaMemphis, TN,
  • Negotiated to collect balance in full.
  • Recorded all information regarding financial status of customers.
  • Reviewed collection reports to determine status of collections and amounts of outstanding balances.
  • Used probing techniques to determine debtors' reasons for delinquency.
  • Counseled debtors on payment options and arranged installment agreements.
  • Used skip tracing resources to locate debtors and updated information in company system.
  • Processed payments and applied to customer balances.
Education
Associate Degree In Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 12/2008
Pima Community College - Tucson, AZ
GPA:
Additional Information

RN license

RN156827

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Pima Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Collections Representative

Degrees

  • Associate Degree In Nursing

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