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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 9 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in hospital environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

Skills
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Personal Care Needs
Education
Brawley Union High School Brawley, CA Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA Expected in 12/2020 Associate of Science : Registered Nurse - GPA :
Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA Expected in 05/2012 Associate of Science : LVN - GPA :
Work History
Northwestern Medicine - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Genoa, IL, 12/2016 - Current
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as knee surgery and general surgery.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
San Ysidro Health Center - LVN
Campo, CA, 02/2012 - 11/2016
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Managed various general office duties such as answering multiple telephone lines, completing insurance forms and mailing monthly invoice statements to patients.
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
Community Health System - Certified Nursing Assistant
Milton, FL, 12/2005 - 01/2014
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep RNs informed of changes.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.

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School Attended

  • Brawley Union High School
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Imperial Valley College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • LVN
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Degrees

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

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