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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Observant Medical Surgical Registered Nurse offering 5-year background preparing and administering medications, providing bedside care and monitoring patient condition. Certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS and NIH Stroke Scale. Kind and compassionate professional with expertise in performing diagnostic procedures, including collection of specimen and non invasive bedside nursing procedures.

Skills
  • Preventative Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Triaging
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Infection Control Measures
Work History
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 07/2019 to Current
Veterans Health AdministrationMcclellan, CA,
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Utilized Meditech and Medihost to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as hip replacement and spinal surgery.
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures, including setting up and monitoring chest tubes, hemovacs and Jackson-Pratt drains.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Decreased and prevented lapses in licensure by closely tracking nursing qualifications and credentials and sending out reminders to nursing staff.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
Registered Nurse, 07/2017 to 07/2019
Veterans AdministrationNorth Little Rock, AR,
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Developed strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives .
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 12/2015 to 07/2017
Veterans Health AdministrationMenlo Park, CA,
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 03/2022
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
GPA:
Diploma: Nursing, Expected in
Kenya Medical Training College - Kenya,
GPA:

Equivalent to an Associates Diploma in the U.S.A

High School Diploma: , Expected in 10/2008
Kyeni Girls High School - Kenya,
GPA:
Affiliations

Nursing Council of Kenya

Certifications
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • BLS-Basic Life Support
  • ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • NIH Stroke Scale

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Kenya Medical Training College
  • Kyeni Girls High School

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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