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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Tennessee Board-Certified Registered Nurse with over 27 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in EICU, ICU and step down units.

Earnest Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student with experience collaborating with other healthcare professionals to plan, manage and assess patient treatments. Friendly and empathetic individual possessing strong work ethic and excellent time management and critical thinking skills. Dedicated to providing quality healthcare to patients.

Skills
  • Team Building
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Care Plan Development
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient evaluation
  • Data Collection
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Staff Supervision
  • Patient Assessments
  • Relationship building
  • Psychiatry and mental health
  • Organization
  • Problem Resolution
Work History
08/2017 to Current Registered Nurse, EICU Osf Healthcare | Princeton, IL,
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy
01/2011 to 08/2017 Registered Nurse, ICU Acute Hematology/Oncology Infusion Registered Nurse Baptist Healthcare Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients, families and significant others to promote informed medical care choices
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families’ cultural and religious traditions and preferences
  • Supervised new employees, student nurses and Nursing Assistants to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including Stem Cell Transplants and Chemotherapy procedures
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up 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
03/2007 to 01/2011 RN Specialty Float Pool Baptist Healthcare System | City, STATE,
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over [Number] patients daily
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions
06/1997 to 03/2007 Charge Nurse, Staff Nurse Baptist Healthcare Corp | City, STATE,
  • Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Implemented effective strategies and care plans to improve patient outcomes and meet recovery objectives
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests
  • Completed clinical tasks in accordance with hospital policy
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies
  • Professionally interacted, updated and advocated care plans to patients and loved ones
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions and communicated concerns to supervising manager
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data
  • Handled telemetry monitoring of patients cardiac rhythms
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education
  • Analyzed and evaluated success of care plans, interventions and treatments
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance
  • Prioritized urgent and non-urgent patient needs calmly and effectively
  • 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
  • Communicated, updated and advocated care plans to patients and family
  • Participated in non-invasive medical procedures as instructed by surgeons
  • Prioritized and distributed assignments and workload based on individual staff strengths and experience
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes
  • Provided wound care and dressing changes routinely
  • Streamlined all steps in rapid response situations by prioritizing and delegating tasks
Education
Expected in 2021 to to Master of Science | Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:

Currently Enrolled

Expected in 1993 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing University of Memphis, Memphis, TN GPA:
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Graduated cum laude
Accomplishments
  • Patient Advocacy - Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Mastery of EPIC electronic documentation
  • Advanced hemodynamic monitoring
  • Mastery of e-care manager in electronic ICU
Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Oncology Nursing Society
Certifications

Basic Life Support

Advanced Life Support

Chemotherapy administration

CCRN - Certification in Critical Care Nursing

ONCC-Certification in Oncology

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Walden University
  • University of Memphis

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, EICU
  • Registered Nurse, ICU Acute Hematology/Oncology Infusion Registered Nurse
  • RN Specialty Float Pool
  • Charge Nurse, Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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