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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Massachusetts State Board Certified Registered Nurse delivering high-quality care to patients in several different types of care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving patient satisfaction and supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on providing high quality patient care to patients and their families through collaborative care and evidence based practice.

Skills
  • Patient monitoring
  • Critical Care
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Proficiant in the use of Prismaflex, Nexstage, Liberty and K/T dialysis machines
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Patient care planning
  • Medical assessment
  • SBAR communication
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Coordinating referrals
  • Patient Care
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Care
  • Family and patient support
  • Taking vitals
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Infectious disease control
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Diabetes management
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Epic EHR Management
  • Staff Development and Precepting
Experience
07/2019 to Current Registered Nurse State Of South Dakota | Mitchell, SD,
  • Needle cannulation, central line care
  • Performed Hemodialysis, CRRT and Peritoneal dialysis
  • Cared for and monitored patients on Med-surg, telemetry, ICU and Emergency department
  • Cared for various patient age groups and diagnoses such as chronic renal failure patients as well as Acute Renal Failure patients caused by overdose, car accidents, Sepsis, prolonged medication use such as Lithium and antibiotics and the Covid-19 virus.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction and safety.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Used feedback and clinical data to improve care quality and patient outcomes.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
02/2013 to 07/2019 Dialysis Patient Care Technician Henry Ford Hospital | Farmington Hills, MI,
  • Followed infection control measures when cleaning and attaching hemodialysis machine to access sites like fistulas, catheters, and grafts.
  • Took and documented patients' vital statistics, including temperature, blood pressure and pulse and respiration rates, before and after dialysis treatment.
  • Performed routine sterilization, cleaning, and maintenance of hemodialysis machines and equipment.
  • Initiated and terminated reverse osmosis water system and performed water quality monitoring tests prior to dialysis initiation.
  • Attached dialyzer and tubing to dialysis machines for use in hemodialysis treatment.
  • Eased patients' anxiety by explaining dialysis procedures and dialysis machine operations.
  • Primed dialyzer with saline or heparinized solutions and followed formula directions when preparing dialysate.
  • Sustained hemodialysis workflow by inventorying and restocking needed equipment and supplies.
  • Inspected equipment and conducted safety checks on equipment and instruments to maintain high-quality control standards.
  • Transported patients from rooms and prepared for treatments.
  • Recorded predialysis and post-dialysis weight and vitals signs to input into electronic medical records.
  • Operated hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure.
  • Skilled CCHT positively committed to monitoring data and quality measures in collaboration with providers to continually improve patient care and support services. Dedicated to providing individualized care and promoting health without sacrificing comfort. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.
  • Discussed procedure with patient to explain each step and answer questions.
  • Cleaned access area, including fistula, graft and catheter with antiseptic solution.
  • Mixed dialysate solution according to prescribed formula.
05/2009 to 02/2013 Residential House Manager Merakey | Jackson, TN,
  • Taught life skills, including completing chores and cooking meals and offering positive reinforcement.
  • Maintained utmost confidentiality of residents' information and records in accordance with federal and state requirements
  • Provided gentle assistance in areas of hygiene and feeding to residents.
  • Researched and planned fun activities that would be enjoyable for residents.
  • Responded to crisis situations quickly to maintain calm and immediately determine level of assistance needed.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with residents and fellow staff.
  • Medication administration through MAPS training.
  • PACC trained
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2019 Associate of Science | Nursing North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA GPA:

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School Attended
  • North Shore Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dialysis Patient Care Technician
  • Residential House Manager
Degrees
  • Associate of Science