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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Patient-focused registered nurse offering fourteen-year background driving quality improvements and coaching nursing staff to reach full potential. Strong organizational, communication and multitasking abilities. Expertise in managing medical records, evaluating staff performance and developing continued care plans. Registered Nurse experienced in providing individualized patient care. Committed to delivering best-in-class patient care through effective education and counseling. Proven leadership focused on increasing and enhancing patient care and satisfaction. Streamline safety protocols for comprehensive patient care.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Accomplishments
  • Coordinate with all team members in providing quality care of residents and family members.
  • Organize and plan continuing education for staff.
  • Delegate tasks needed to ensure quality care.
  • Assess plan of care and clinical necessity.
  • Training - Trained team of staff nurses in medical office procedures to ensure consistent quality of care.
  • Prepared and provided educational materials and verbal instruction for proper care of residents.
  • Managed and organized rounding with physicians and social work in combination with residents and family members.
  • Assess staffing needs and day to day operations.
  • Coordinate and head morning meetings with care team.
  • Supervised team of 80 staff members.


Skills
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Quality Improvement
  • Staff Evaluation
  • Long-term Care
  • Staff Management
Work History
Nursing Unit Manager, 06/2022 to Current
Hendricks Regional Health, , North Ridgeville, OH
  • Enforced nursing practice standards and recommended unit and institution policies and procedures to boost medical care quality.
  • Inventoried medications, supplies and equipment and distributed stock to patients.
  • Evaluated and monitored care and services throughout shift to improve quality levels.
  • Established and maintained effective communication with staff, physicians and community organizations to promote high quality patient care.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Liaised with other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive patient care plans and provide highest quality of care.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Ordered all pharmacy supplies and kept check on inventory levels.
Director of Nursing, 08/2021 to Current
Hendricks Regional Health, ,
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Participated in management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions.
  • Reviewed and evaluated test results to suggest care and treatment options.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Evaluated work performance of 80 nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 09/2011 to 08/2021
Lowell General Hospital, ,
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Cared for patients in 32-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 12/2008 to 10/2011
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  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Cared for patients in 25-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Patient Care Nursing Assistant, 07/2003 to 10/2008
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  • Maximized patient safety, employed interventions and interacted with patient to increase engagement and redirect behavior.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in 20-bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
  • Provided care to patients throughout lifespan with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and culture.
  • Maintained knowledge and skills necessary to meet developmental needs of patients and recognized need for continuing development.
  • Offered direct physical care and basic nursing procedures and treatments for patients in stable condition under general supervision of RN.
  • Worked with Registered nursing and social work to complete Care plans for MRDD patients and Help with preparation of daily treatments.
Education
Associate of Science: Registered Nurse, Expected in 02/2008 to Lorain County Community College - Elyria, OH
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School Attended

  • Lorain County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Nursing Unit Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Patient Care Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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