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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Compassionate nurse accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgment combined with strong documentation, vitals monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency. Positive and upbeat healthcare team member trained in nursing fundamentals, medical terminology and anatomy. Able to multitask in fast-paced environments and provide emergency response in a level-headed manner. Highly organized and efficient with a service-oriented approach.

Skills
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Collecting specimens
  • Infection control procedures
  • Catheter change and preparation
  • Grooming and bathing assistance
  • Collecting vital signs
  • Documentation procedures expert
  • Performing patient intakes
  • Calm and level-headed under duress
  • Helping with medication
  • Respiratory equipment use
  • Problem resolution
  • Quick problem solver
  • Monitoring fluids
  • PEG-tube management
  • Ostomy management
Experience
02/2021 to Current Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Ardent Health Services | Roswell, NM,
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Provided continuous assessment of patients in the health center from admission to discharge.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining all steps in rapid response situations.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and health maintenance.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Actualized interventions and strategies to manage chest tubes, nasogastric tubes, and G-tubes.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
04/2020 to Current Charge Nurse Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare | Clinton, MO,
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, IV pushes, and oral subcutaneous.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Documented and evaluated effectiveness of care plans and interventions.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to patients and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and health maintenance.
02/2020 to 11/2020 Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Ardent Health Services | Nashville, TN,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
  • Administered palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2019 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC GPA:
  • Cape Fear Valley scholarship Recipient
  • Honor Roll [Chancellors list Fall 2016]
  • Dean's List Honoree [Spring 2020]
  • Cum laude graduate
  • [3.427] GPA
  • Completed coursework in community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics
  • Completed over 600 hours of RN work experience

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School Attended
  • Fayetteville State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science

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