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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Hardworking nursing professional bringing 19+ years of experience delivering exceptional care to OB,Neonatal,Med/Surg,ER, Outpatients, Ambulance Transfers and Chemotherapy patients. Knowledgeable about ACLS,PALS, CPR, Stroke, Trauma, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum requirements and skilled at maximizing patient comfort and safety while meeting strict cost control standards. Well-organized and forward-thinking in managing patient needs.

Accomplishments
  • Clinical Skills - Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Patient Advocacy - Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Perinatal Care - Assisted physicians in focus studies in prenatal care. Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
  • Research - Completed group study focused on patient comfort, costs and test results, which resulted in increased patient satisfaction.
  • Patient Transfer - Safely lifted up to 80 pounds and pushed 300 pounds on wheels.
  • Supervised team of 3-6 staff members.
Skills
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Staff Supervision
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Triaging
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Patient Check-Ins
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Setting Up Referrals
Work History
Registered Nurse, 08/2001 to Current
University Of Miami Miller School Of MedicineCoral Springs, FL,

Charge nurse for 17 years.

Worked in OB, Med/Surg, ER, Outpatient, Chemotherapy, Ambulance transfer.

  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • 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.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 3-14 patients each day in high-volume OB, Med/Surg, ER, Outpatient setting.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Provided exceptional care to 3 high-acute patients needing complex care such as extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Updated patient charts using Epic with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Led successful 3-5-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on [Number]-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to [Number] patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as Total Knee and Hip Replacement and C-Sections.
  • Relieved external units such as outpatient IV therapy, pre- and post-operatives, recovery, labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum with skilled nursing services.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 3-8 patients daily.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 08/1995 to 08/2001
Regional HealthNewcastle, WY,
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Worked in OB, ER, Med/Surg, Outpatient, Chemotherapy
Licensed Practical Nurse, 11/1994 to 08/1995
Regional HealthRapid City, SD,
  • Cared for over 3-5 and Med/Surg patients each day with quality-driven support.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in Paper charts to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Used Manual and Automatic medical tools to obtain patient vital signs under supervision of RN.
  • Inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 08/1991 to 11/1994
Regional HealthSpearfish, SD,
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Cared for over 2-5 Med/Surg, ER, OB and ICU patients each day with quality-driven support.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in Paper charts to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Used Manual medical tools to obtain patient vital signs under supervision of RN.
  • Delivered updates in patient status to RN, recording all changes in medical records.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Performed 2-3 functional assessments and physical examinations for admission and discharge to report changes in patient condition.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
Education
Associate of Arts: Registered Nurse, Expected in 06/2001
Worthington Community College - Worthington, MN,
GPA:
: Licensed Practical Nurse, Expected in 05/1991
Worthington Community College - Worthington, MN,
GPA:
Certifications
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • NALS - Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • Chemotherapy, which I gave up after doing it for 15 years
  • CPR/Choking Certified, Did teach American Heart CPR/Choking for 18 years to our local hospital, Nursing Homes, Law Enforcement, EMT's, Firefighter's, and many local organization that required it.
  • Stroke Certification
References

Kelly Brown

44970 County Rd 3

Windom MN, 56101

#507-830-0110

Tim Hacker

608 Lakeview Ave

Windom, MN 56101

#507-830-0530

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School Attended
  • Worthington Community College
  • Worthington Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
Degrees
  • Associate of Arts