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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

Skills
  • IV Insertion
  • Admissions and Discharge Processes
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • Pharmacologic Intervention
  • Patient Education
  • Vaccine administration
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Family Education
Education
Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI, Expected in 05/2011 Bachelor Of Science : Nursing - GPA :

Student Nurses’ Association Member, Fall 2008 Dean’s List

Work History
Henry Ford Hospital - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
Detroit, MI, 02/2014 - Current
  • Identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion, and airway management.
  • 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.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures and monitored chest tubes.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV, and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment, and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Managed patient pain relief and sedation by providing non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients, and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and other conditions.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on 24 bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, technicians, and unit clerks.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, and safety protocols.
  • Collected blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens, and pain management techniques.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders, and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking, and administration.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to veteran population while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes, and treatment implementations.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health, and organizational regulations.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Cared for patients' wounds and changed dressings.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications, and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Conducted daily shift briefs to inform staff of changes in patient care assignments.
  • Developed and implemented specific nursing care plans to cater to individual patient needs.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments

Radnet - Registered Nurse
Cranston, NJ, 07/2012 - 02/2014
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Built meaningful relationships with patients and families for optimal care.
  • Planned and implemented patient care to treat conditions or mitigate symptoms.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers about conditions and treatments.
  • Improved patient well-being by offering advice on preventive health measures.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints, and current symptoms.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care
Radnet - Registered Nurse
Downey, CA, 05/2012 - 06/2012
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Hawaii Pacific University

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • Bachelor Of Science

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