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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Georgia State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over 32 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in surgical and acute care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in surgical care nursing while driving innovation.

Skills
  • Patient monitoring
  • Medical screening
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Unit administration
  • Patient relations
  • OR and ER experience
  • Team supervision
  • Medication and IV administration
  • People skills
  • Flexible
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Time management
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Customer service
  • Multitasking
  • Working collaboratively
  • Supervision
Experience
02/2020 to Current
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department Pacific Medical Centers Quincy, WA,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Sanitized, prepared and assembled medical equipment, readying work environment for physicians and emergency surgeons.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
01/2014 to Current
Registered Nurse, Surgical Services Hca For Meyers, FL,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Accessed patient medical history, current medications and pre-procedure instructions to confirm adherence and respond to questions.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Performed venipuncture to collect blood and submitted to lab for pre-operative testing.
  • Informed patients, family members and caregivers of physician instructions for post-operative at-home care.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Observed surgical procedures to closely monitor patient and quickly assist physician with potential complications or additional needs.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
11/1999 to 02/2014
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Veterans Health Administration Decatur, GA,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Cared for more than [Number] patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of [Number]-bed [Type] unit.
04/2011 to 09/2012
Registered Nurse, Prn Wellpath Portsmouth, VA,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1985
High School Diploma:
Carver High School - Columbus, GA
GPA:
Expected in 05/1989
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Morris Brown College - Atlanta, GA
GPA:
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 9/2019-9/2021
  • Georgia Certified Professional Registered Nurse License - 2022

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School Attended

  • Carver High School
  • Morris Brown College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Registered Nurse, Surgical Services
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Prn

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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