Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated and detail-oriented Infection Preventionist with proven skills in establishing effective policies to minimize risks and avoid outbreaks. Expert in training, mentoring and monitoring healthcare staff to improve knowledge and performance. Hands-on professional with observant and proactive nature.

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct acute patient care and long term care. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

Ambitious Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in telemetry, Direct Observation Unit, medical-surgical and Long Term Care. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures and manage complex diagnosis. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction in Long Term Care Facility.

  • Graduated from CSUDH 2014 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Magna Cum Laude
  • Graduated from Ventura College Nursing School with honors and graduation with Distinction
  • Ventura College: Associate General Liberal Arts and Science degree graduation with High Honors with a GPA 4.0
  • Trilingual: English, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Staff Supervision
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Hemodynamics monitoring
  • Infection Monitoring and surveillance
  • Employee Health
  • Disease trend knowledge
  • Immunizations
  • Scheduling & staff management
  • Staff Development & staff assignments
  • Disease Prevention Education
  • Staff Leadership
  • Training and mentoring
Work History
06/2015 to Current
Registered Nurse, Infection Preventionist Banner Health Sun City, AZ,
  • Establish and administer facility-wide systems for prevention and control of infections and diseases.
  • Identify risks proactively, preparing team for likely infections based on seasonal changes or current epidemiological trends.
  • Surveilled ongoing infections to verify adequate data collection, control procedures and current staff interventions. Performed environment surveillance to prevent infections and implement infection control best practices.
  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor infectious control systems for Residential Care Facility for Elderly home.
  • Evaluated healthcare-acquired infections by conducting root cause analysis.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Kept teams operating in accordance with latest epidemiological research and sound care practices.
  • Investigated outbreaks and revamped control measures to prevent future incidents.
  • Implemented, performed and managed facility-wide COVID-19 testing in Residential Care Facility for Elderly (RCFE) residents and staff.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crJessica intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven and cost-effective care.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking laboratory readings, identifying abnormal lab results and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Reported findings to Supervisor Registered Nurse, Physician, Quality Assurance team and other departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Developed effective training programs to help staff understand and implement critical protections and infection control best practices.
  • Contributed substantially to successful by Department of Social Services (DSS) and Federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) surveys by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Identified and mitigated unnecessary infection risks through regular reviews and procedural assessments.
  • Work with procurement department ensuring supplies necessary to adhere to recommended infection prevention and control practices to include Personal protective Equipment mitigation and implement strategies to optimize current supplies.
  • Administered medications and treatment to residents and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each resident and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Managed care, performed admission, including residents assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care.
  • Worked with Home's team to implement emergency actions for especially virulent or widespread infections.
  • Responsible of management for infection control program of 60 bed RCFE Home.
  • Educated staff about importance of using measures to prevent spread of influenza and gastroenteritis.
  • Performed preventative measures and maintained firm safety levels to avoid spread of infection and disease.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease, coronary artery disease and end-of-life care.
  • Set clear policies to improve success of infection control measures in all departments.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental and health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Gathered and submitted data to regulatory agencies for mandatory report infections such as COVID-19, Influenza and Norovirus outbreaks.
  • Developed and improved infection control procedures.
  • Administered Nasopharyngeal and anterior nares testing and sent results to physician to create focused treatment plans, adjust treatment and outbreak management.
  • Gathered, analyzed and reported on infection data.
  • Oversaw committees, investigations and surveillance focused on preventing COVID-19, Influenza and Norovirus outbreaks.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess residents and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Updated residents' charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Maintained records of procedures, infections and outcomes.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet residents' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Participated in Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, and Risk Management Programs.
  • Responded to nursing/medical emergencies in RCFE Home.
  • Served as Interim Supervising Registered Nursing for 120 days in 2019 and intermittent throughout 5 years.
  • Supervised and managed functions for 60-bed RCFE Home nursing department, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
01/2007 to 12/2015
Registered Nurse Common Spirit Camarillo, CA,
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in 30 bed Telemetry and Direct Observation Unit (DOU) that provided second-highest level of care to include patients on ventilators. Care required specialized training including, arrhythmias/telemetry, ventilator pulmonary and tracheostomy care, cardiac procedures, and Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications.
  • Worked on telemetry stroke unit caring for stroke patients. Received specialized stroke care training and certification.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Administered heart and blood pressure medication to cardiac patients as prescribed by physicians.
  • Observed patient health and side effects from treatments and medications, noting all details in patient chart.
  • Utilized specialized equipment to track and monitor patients' vital signs in Telemetry/DOU/Stroke unit.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Cared for patients in 30-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crJessica prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and stroke care.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Followed all HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Supervised new employees and student nurses to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Trained and coached new employees and nursing students on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Triaged patients and delegated treatment needs to qualified staff and specialized departments.
01/2015 to 05/2015
Registered Nurse Employee Health Geisinger Gratz, PA,
  • Supplied wellness materials and information to employees to prevent sickness, fatigue and mental burnout while fostering positive company culture.
  • Administered medical testing and vision and hearing screening to identify risks to health and improve well-being among staff.
  • Evaluated and administered pharmacological treatment to employee illness and injury by using standard and ethical nursing practices.
  • Vaccinated employees to protect individuals from measles, mumps, rubella, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Performed employees, volunteers and contractors TB skin test .
  • Conduct surveillance and follow up of employee exposure to communicable diseases, including measles outbreak and Tuberculosis exposure.
  • Obtained medical history and conduct pre-employment tests on employees
  • Educated employees in healthy personal behaviors and habits.
  • Educated employees in health and safety habits including preventable work injuries.
01/2005 to 05/2006
Assistant at Central Coast Biotechnology Center Ventura College City, STATE,
  • Maintained reports and help leaders in decision-making processes.
  • Updated tracking spreadsheets with latest information.
  • Delivered top-notch administrative support to office staff, promoting excellence in office operations and organization.
  • Updated tracking system with microbiology information for program.
  • Designed and optimized assays.
  • Extracted DNA and genotype samples using pipettes, Petri dishes (Agar plates) preparation for growing microorganisms and set up students microbiology lab.
  • Interpreted research findings and summarized data.
  • Assisted in manufacturing and testing of assays, organization and inventory.
  • Kept accurate databases of specimens collected and stored in repository.
  • Ordered laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Managed sampling and characterization of microorganisms.
Expected in 08/2014
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
California State University - Dominguez Hills - Carson, CA
Expected in 05/2007
Associate of Science: Registered Nursing
Ventura College - Ventura, CA
Expected in 12/2004
Associate of Arts: General Arts & Science
Ventura College - Ventura, CA
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Licensed RN - 08/31/2020 - Exp: 08/31/22
  • Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 12/2021
Additional Information

2007 - Professional Affiliation Ventura College Student Nurses Association, President

2006-2007 - Member of the National Student Nurses Association

2006-2007 - Red Cross community services

2006 - Ventura College Student Nurses Association, Vice- President

2005 - Alpha Gamma Sigma - the state recognized Honor Society for community colleges - Vice- President

2004-2005 - Associated Student of Ventura College board member (ASVC)- AGS representative

2004 - High honors student at Ventura College - made Dean's list 3 times.

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