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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Cardiac ICU Nurse with 31 years of hospital experience supporting patient care excellence. Collaborates with doctors, nurses and administrators to expedite patient care in fast-paced healthcare platforms. High-energy RN with background in emergency centers, applying best practices and complying with complex health and safety regulations. Equipped with RN and CCRN certifications.

Skills
  • Staff Supervision
  • Acute Care Expertise
Work History
06/2012 to Current
Registered Nurse, ICU Christus Health Flint, TX,
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity. Also work with Left ventricular assist devices, ECMO, IABP, Impella and Tandem heart.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
07/2007 to 05/2021
Registered Nurse Stonerise Healthcare Llc Martinsburg, WV,
  • Teamed on trauma and emergency interventions involving serious head injuries, gunshot wounds and thoracic trauma.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Triaged incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Managed various medications and treatments such as peritoneal dialysis, IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and and intramuscular injections.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Directed patient care activities, guided and trained RNs, LPNs and residential advisors during shift.
  • Documented information in patients' electronic medical record, relaying information to clinicians and care providers to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Educated patients and caregivers of various available external resources to support wound management, disease management and medication administration.
07/1988 to 05/2007
Registered Nurse Stonerise Healthcare Llc Wellsburg, WV,
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to evaluate patient data and determine patient care plans.
  • Monitored patients, evaluated results and recommended further courses of treatment to quickly improve patient outcomes.
  • Used epic software to track patient status, treatments and outcomes while maintaining complete data confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Encouraged employee participation in redesigning systems and processes to minimize risk of harmful errors.
  • Coordinated diagnosis, exams and care for caseload of 1 or 2. If in charge oversee 43 level 1 trauma ICU patients per shift.
  • Stayed current with health system initiatives and incorporated evidence-based practice and research into care routine.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Administered medications to [Number] patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
Education
Expected in
No Degree:
Wright State University - Dayton, OH
GPA:
Expected in 12/2024
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
The University of Texas At Arlington - Arlington, TX
GPA:
Expected in 05/1990
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
Sinclair Community College - Dayton, OH
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Wright State University
  • The University of Texas At Arlington
  • Sinclair Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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