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

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in Home Care and in-patient hospital environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

Skills
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventative health
  • Confidentiality
  • Feeding pumps understanding
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Removing sutures
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient discharge
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Medication administration
  • High level of autonomy
  • Setting up referrals
  • Patient assessments
  • Infection control and aseptic procedures
  • Care plan development
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Home care
  • Direct patient care
  • Procedure preparations
  • Well visit procedures
  • IV setup
  • Foley catheters
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Family education
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
Work History
Registered Nurse, 11/2001 to Current
State Of South DakotaMiller, SD,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • 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.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Changed out tracheostomies, gastrostomy buttons and catheters regularly to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
Registered Nurse Case Manager, 10/1997 to 10/2001
Avalon Health Care GroupUT, State,
  • Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk patients.
  • Educated patients and loved ones about different treatment options and outside care approaches, reducing burden on hospital resources.
  • Reduced care costs without sacrificing quality through effective service coordination and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Identified care needs of individual patients and coordinated responses based on physician advice, insurance limitations and procedural costs.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provided instructions and addressed question and concerns.
  • Authored clinical notes and updates to be reviewed by patient's primary physician.
  • Created patient assessments and plans for individual home care needs.
  • Provided home healthcare providers with training, guidance, support and supervision to achieve objectives.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs. ·
  • Responded promptly and professionally to patient questions and concerns.
Registered Nurse Manager, 11/1981 to 09/1996
Advanced Correctional HealthL'anse, MI,
  • Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk patients.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • 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 patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Directed nursing activities for 3 Units ICU, Stepdown, Spinal Cord Injury departments at Level 1 Trauma Center hospital, providing guidance to nurses to deliver outstanding care and optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on SCI ICU and step-down unit, as well as medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
Education
CWOCN: Wound Care And Ostomy Management, Expected in
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation - Cleveland, OH,
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in
Oakland University - Rochester, MI
GPA:
: Nursing, Expected in
Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit - Detroit, MI,
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School Attended

  • The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation
  • Oakland University
  • Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Case Manager
  • Registered Nurse Manager

Degrees

  • CWOCN
  • Bachelor of Science

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