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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven 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.

Skills
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking
  • Infection Control Process Coordination
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Delegation and Motivation
Education
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS Expected in 05/2014 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau the only International Honor Society for Nursing.
  • Awarded Jerri Laube Morgan Award for academic excellence.

Virginia College - Birmingham Birmingham, AL Expected in 12/2008 Associate of Science : Medical Assisting - GPA :
Certifications

Registered Nurse in the State of Mississippi R897408

TB Certification 8/29/2019-8/29/2024

BLS 8/2020-8/2022

Memorial Hospital Preceptor Certification 5/16/2016.

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification ID 585339 since 2015.

Work History
Advanced Correctional Health - Registered Nurse Manager
Ladysmith, WI, 12/2020 - Current
  • Prioritized and distributed assignments and workload based on individual staff strengths and experience.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Fostered improvement in staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department ACHC accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • 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.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, MSW, CNAs, Chaplain, Patient Care Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Marketing staff.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
Memorial Hospital Gulfport - Registered Nurse Oncology/Medical Surgical Unit
City, STATE, 05/2014 - 12/2020


  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Completed chemotherapy administration as dictated by physician's instructions on each patient's chart.
  • Administered chemotherapy, pain medications and other medicines based on physician orders and patient requirements.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable and supported during treatments for different types of cancer and patiently answered diverse questions.
  • Assessed patients during course of treatment to identify concerning reactions.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Educated patients on such topics as nutrition, medication side effects and proper skin treatments after radiation.
  • Administration of Blood products to patients
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Lead RN on 32-bed unit, supported fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Monitored hemodynamic variances to identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Managed patient pain relief and sedation by providing non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Assessed patient status after any invasive procedure and communicated abnormalities to patient's physician .
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures and monitored chest tubes.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Expert in care of patients with neutropneia, patients with low platelet count, and other hematological problems.
  • Utilized Cerner to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
Southern Care Hospice - Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager, PRN
City, STATE, 02/2015 - 04/2016
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Analyzed and interpreted patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnosis.
  • Cultivated rapport with patients and caregivers, utilizing proactive communication with parents and children.
  • Maintained continuous growth of professional knowledge and competencies through ongoing education opportunities.
  • Provided educational support to patients and families to inform them of procedures.
  • Trained family members in how to care for patients and manage individual conditions.
  • Thrived in high volume atmosphere providing care ranging from wellness visits to illnesses, injuries, and life-threatening conditions.
  • Recognized and understood specific stages of dying process, providing comfort-based care during vulnerable times.
  • Completed school forms and patient charts, using Pointcare and Homecare Home Base..
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Established hospice care services for elderly and disabled patients.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing visit.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Examined patients and documented history of current and previous conditions, illnesses, injuries and current medications.
  • Responded promptly and professionally to patient questions and concerns.
  • Identified care needs of individual patients and coordinated responses based on physician advice, insurance limitations and procedural costs.
  • Developed care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing methods.
  • Educated patients and loved ones about different treatment options and outside care approaches to reduce burden on hospital resources.
  • Prepared clinical notes and updates for review by primary physician.
  • Effectively communicated with physicians regarding patient needs, performance, medications and changes.
  • Created patient assessments and plans for individual home care needs.
  • Participated in on-call rotations to deliver after-hours care.
  • Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provided instructions and addressed question and concerns.

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School Attended

  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Virginia College - Birmingham

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse Manager
  • Registered Nurse Oncology/Medical Surgical Unit
  • Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager, PRN

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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