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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Organized and knowledgeable Registered Nurse experienced in treating and caring for patients. Successful in providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Recognized for collaborating well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

Skills
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Medication Administration
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Flow Sheet Charting
  • Taking Vitals
  • Documenting Vitals
  • Patient Care
Experience
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 10/2021 to 06/2022
Medstar HealthPerry Hall, MD,
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 03/2012 to 06/2022
Sunrise CommunityCape Coral, FL,
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with bathing, dressing and exercising.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals when necessary.
  • Assisted with patients' nutritional needs by setting up self-feeding assistance or directly feeding individuals with severely limited mobility.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 06/2016 to 04/2022
Medstar HealthWhite Marsh, MD,
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 08/2011 to 06/2016
Sunrise CommunityKnoxville, TN,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with bathing, dressing and exercising.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Examined and treated patient lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms and referred patients to other medical professionals when necessary.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Assisted with patients' nutritional needs by setting up self-feeding assistance or directly feeding individuals with severely limited mobility.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Registered Nurse, Expected in 12/2015 to Cossatot Community College of The University of Arkansas - De Queen, AR
GPA:
Technical Certificate: Licensed Practical Nurse, Expected in 05/2011 to Cossatot Community College of The University of Arkansas - De Queen, AR
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Cossatot Community College of The University of Arkansas
  • Cossatot Community College of The University of Arkansas

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificate

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