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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Hard working and dedicated Registered Nurse who places patient safety at the forefront. Am committed to exceeding quality standards in the care of patients and am always willing to accept new challenges, in inpatient and outpatient environments as well as accept different roles in order to fill staffing and patient needs . Have mentored and precepted Graduate Registered Nurses and and served as Charge Nurse. Am versatile nurse having experience in different areas, in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as pediatric home health.

Skills
  • 8 years ICU experience
  • Open Heart trained
  • 8 years of experience with care of ventilated patients
  • 8 years of experience with care of heart catheterizations
  • 7 years experience with balloon pumps
  • 7 years of experience with Impella
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Infection Control Measures
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Mechanical Ventilators
  • Medical Histories and Vital Statistics
  • Operational Standards
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • IV Administration
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Disease Processes
  • Nursing Process
  • Patient Medical Histories
  • Discharge Planning
  • Patient Diagnosis
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Health Education
  • Status Updates
  • Treatment Monitoring
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Chest Tubes
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Ventilator Care
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
  • Nursing Assignments
  • Daily Audits
  • Nursing Diagnosis
  • Industry Best Practices
  • EMR Systems
  • Patient Ventilation
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Project Implementation
  • PICC Lines
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Standards Administration
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Issue Assessment and Monitoring
  • Employee Guidance
  • Ventilation Management
  • Specimen Results Interpretation
  • Proper Medical Equipment Storage
  • Enforcement of Policies and Procedures
  • Student Mentorship
  • Patient Prioritization
  • Patient Care and Monitoring
  • Sedation Management
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Electronic Charting
  • Protocol and Procedure Improvement
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Record Updating
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Emotional Support
  • Client Service and Engagement
  • Nutrition and Nourishment Issues
  • Specialized Care
  • Conference Coordination
  • Floor Assignments
  • Monitoring Telemetry
Work History
06/2022 to Current
Registered Nurse, ICU Christus Health , , Laredo, TX
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Delivered proper care to victims of domestic violence at urgent care clinic.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
06/2021 to 10/2021
Registered Nurse, ICU Christus Health , ,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families’ cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
01/2022 to 05/2023
Cath Lab Registered Nurse PRN Doctor's Hospital Of Laredo , , Laredo, TX
  • Supported physicians throughout introduction of medical devices and vascular closure with collagen plugs and stitches.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Administered diagnostic angiograms, injecting intravenous dye for x-ray examination and using catheters to introduce tools needed for medical treatments.
  • Performed fractional flow reserve tests to measure blood pressure and diagnose severity of restriction at blocked areas within arteries.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
  • Utilized stethoscopes, thermometers and sphygmomanometers to meet patient needs and prescribed medical therapies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Cared for patients in 8-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
03/2019 to 08/2021
Registered Nurse PRN Company Name , , Laredo, TX
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
08/2016 to 11/2020
Registered Nurse, ICU Company Name , ,
  • Open Heart Trained
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Administered comprehensive dialysis treatment to wide range of patients, including indigent and low-income patient populations.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Developed strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives .
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for [Type] rehabilitation unit.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
11/2020 to 04/2021
Intensive Care Unit Nurse - Krucial travel Company Name , ,
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Supervised new employees and student nurses to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
07/2023 to Current
House Supervisor Company Name , , Laredo

Expedited patient admissions, patient downgrades and upgrades by actively communicating with all hospital departments and ensuring patients receive rooms in a timely manner. Facilitated inter hospital transfers by coordinating with local physicians, hospital transfer centers, air ambulances and ground ambulances for patients requiring higher level of care. Responded to all codes and lead code blue and rapid response teams until physician arrival.

Education
Expected in 05/2016 to to
Associate of Science: Registered Nurse
Laredo Community College - Laredo, TX
GPA:
Expected in 05/1999 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science With Minor in Criminal Justice
Texas A & M International University - Laredo,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Laredo Community College
  • Texas A & M International University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Cath Lab Registered Nurse PRN
  • Registered Nurse PRN
  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Intensive Care Unit Nurse - Krucial travel
  • House Supervisor

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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