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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Critical Care Registered Nurse with three years of direct patient care experience. Adept at doctor communication and patient education with extensive knowledge of acute critical care treatments and planning long-term for patients. Successful at advocating patient needs and quick diagnoses.

Skills
  • Preventative Health
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Family advocacy
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Critical thinking
  • Precepting
Work History
07/2018 to Current
Registered Nurse, ICU Elliot Health System Remote, NH,
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Liaised with patients following cardiothoracic surgical procedures, providing support and education on post-surgical care.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including Endotracheal intubation, Central line, Arterial line, Hemodialysis line, Intravascular temperature management system placement, Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy, Chest tube placement etc.
  • 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.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients
  • Teamed on trauma and emergency interventions involving serious head injuries, gunshot wounds and thoracic trauma
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations
11/2017 to 06/2018
Long-Term Care Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers Chatsworth, CA,
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Led successful three to four person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • 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.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
02/2011 to 07/2013
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department Stcharles Meridian, ID,
  • Assessed vital signs, collected detailed patient history and noted other signs of patient health to make rapid, informed decisions regarding next steps in patient care.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Explained discharge instructions and arranged or confirmed transportation for patients not admitted to hospital.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Supported patients and family members with confident, soothing approach and handled medical crises.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Performed minor procedures such as Nasogastric tube insertion, application of minor sutures, suture removals, starting peripheral IV access and assisted physicians with emergent endotracheal intubation, Chest tube placement, Central line, Arterial line placements.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Education
Expected in 05/2018
BSN: Nursing
University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK,
GPA:
  • Graduated magna cum laude
Expected in 2010
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing
Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Medical Institute - Dhulikhel, Kavre,
GPA:
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
Additional Information
  • U.S. License: Arkansas (will endorse to applying state by end of July)
Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

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School Attended

  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Medical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Long-Term Care Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department

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  • BSN
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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