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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking, Dynamic and compassionate Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience in providing individualized patient care with excellent communication skills. Committed to delivering best-in-class patient care through effective education and counseling. Proven leadership focused on increasing and enhancing patient care and satisfaction. Streamline safety protocols for comprehensive patient care. Well-qualified RN with Texas credentials and extensive experience in Med-Psych and Psych settings. Passionate about delivering compassionate patient care with respect to individual patient needs. Open and clear communicator with analytical problem-solving abilities and advanced clinical expertise.

Skills
  • Intravenous therapy

  • Patient and family advocacy

  • Preventative health

  • Medical recordkeeping

  • English proficiency

  • Proper catheter insertion/removal

  • Patient Management

  • Feeding assistance

  • Collecting vitals

  • Diabetes and nutrition education

  • Infection control measures

  • Lab result interpretation

  • Family Education

  • Direct Patient Care

  • Patient Assessments

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Professional bedside manner

  • Medication Administration

  • Personal care needs

  • Medication distribution

  • Removing sutures

  • Acute care expertise

  • Strong clinical judgment

  • Staff supervision

  • Nursing care planning

  • IV setup

  • Care Plan Development

  • EPIC software use

Skills

Intravenous therapy

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Patient and family advocacy

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Preventative health

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Medical recordkeeping

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English proficiency

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Proper catheter insertion/removal

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Patient Management

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Feeding assistance

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Collecting vitals

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Diabetes and nutrition education

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Infection control measures

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Lab result interpretation

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Family Education

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Direct Patient Care

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Patient Assessments

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Emotional intelligence

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Professional bedside manner

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Medication Administration

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Personal care needs

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Medication distribution

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Removing sutures

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Acute care expertise

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Strong clinical judgment

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Staff supervision

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Nursing care planning

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IV setup

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Care Plan Development

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EPIC software use

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Work History
03/2019 to Current
Registered Nurse, Med-Psych Unit Cape Fear Valley Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Managed 3 nurses and nursing activities in 18 bed unit by providing comprehensive nursing guidance and maintaining outstanding patient satisfaction and care standards.
  • Led successful 6 person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Precepted new nurses, providing guidance on unit functions and individual roles, hospital policies and procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Fostered improvement in all operational facets, including staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 18 bed Med-Psych unit, providing direct care to up to 6 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Updated patient charts using Epic software with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of sympJessica reoccurrence.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to 6 patients daily.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
10/2008 to 02/2019
Assistant Ward Manager Northern Health And Social Care Trust, UK City, STATE,
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 24-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 8 employees daily
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Generated and reviewed incident reports, including employee write-ups, actualizing appropriate corrective action plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations.
  • Created cusJessicaized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Spearheaded and implemented new projects to expand scope of engagement.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Motivated and supervised RMN in delivering quality patient care.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Oversaw all financial transactions and management functions, strategically managing operating budget.
  • Organized and facilitated department head meetings regularly, discussing current census, admissions and discharges
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to laws similar to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Developed policies and procedures for effective pharmacy management.
09/2003 to 10/2008
Staff Nurse ( Registered Mental Health Nurse) Northern Health And Social Care Trust City, STATE,
  • Educated patients and family members about medical conditions and mental health, medications, treatments and preventive measures.
  • Evaluated, ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests to assess and identify patients' conditions, including psychological evaluations, cognitive evaluations and basic lab tests such as urine tests and brain scans.
  • Created and implemented group therapies and programs to help patients improve or regain coping abilities, including depression and anxiety programs.
  • Determined patient risk by utilizing subjective and objective data obtained through patient interaction.
  • Assessed patients' physical and mental status by analyzing complaints and sympJessicas.
  • Performed frequent ongoing assessments of patients' status to address changes or any abnormal changes.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and workshops.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Provided exceptional care to patients with organic and functional mental health issues with needing complex care.
Education
Expected in 01/2000 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Midwifery
Bangalore University - Karnataka , India,
GPA:

BSN

Expected in 07/1995 to to
Associate of Science: Pharmacy
JSS College Of Pharmacy - Mysore, Karnataka, India,
GPA:

Diploma in Pharmacy

Expected in 03/1993 to to
High School Diploma:
CMS College - Kottayam, Kerala, India,
GPA:

Pre-Degree Certificate

Expected in 03/1991 to to
High School Diploma:
M T Seminary High School - Kottayam, Kerala, India,
GPA:

Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Certifications

AHA BLS Certification

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School Attended

  • Bangalore University
  • JSS College Of Pharmacy
  • CMS College
  • M T Seminary High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Med-Psych Unit
  • Assistant Ward Manager
  • Staff Nurse ( Registered Mental Health Nurse)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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