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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with one year of practice as an RN but over 30 years of inpatient experience and being able to care for our veteran population. I am looking forward to be able to care for patients in the ICU setting. Offering comprehensive patient care in Medical surgical/ Telemetry environments. As a nurse I work well with this patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. I can efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care and patient assistance during each shift. I am considered hardworking and driven. I am ready for a new opportunity to apply my exceptional nursing skills in an ICU setting.

Skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Critical care
  • Compassion
  • Detail-oriented
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • Good listening skills
  • Responsible
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Triaging
  • Evaluations
  • Sanitation
  • Patient check-ins
  • Organization and Time management
  • Evaluations
  • HIPAA education
Work History
03/2020 to Current
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Hendricks Regional Health Avon, IN,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 6 patients each day in high-volume Med-surge setting.
  • Implemented hands-on therapeutic interventions to achieve prompt recovery and discharge.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care.
  • Managed patient pain relief and sedation by providing non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Utilized CPRS and BCMA to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures, including setting up and monitoring chest tubes.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Updated patient charts using CPRS with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Monitored hemodynamic variances to identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures, including setting up and monitoring chest tubes.
  • Collaborated with multiple health care teams to revise and develop treatment plans for patients simultaneously.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Utilized CPRS and BCMA to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
05/2018 to 03/2020
Licensed Practical Nurse The Palms Of Sebring Sebring, FL,
  • Managed medication cart and dispensed pills, oral therapies and intramuscular injections to patients on Medical Surgical and Telemetry floor.
  • Administered medication such as insulin and monitored patients' responses to detect problems.
  • Modified patient health treatment plans by observing patient conditions and responses.
  • Collaborated with healthcare team members to assess, implement and evaluate nursing care plans.
  • Supported patients in completing activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming and shower assistance.
  • Administered basic patient care and treatments by dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas and performing catheterizations.
  • Coped effectively with mental and emotional challenges of positions by remaining centered on patients' needs and delivering quality care.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and family members to convey important instructions and discuss treatments.
  • Delivered treatments and direct nursing care according to physicians' orders.
  • Worked under registered nurses to care for as many as 6 patients each shift.
  • Maintained accurate records of residents' healthcare treatments and responses.
  • Established compassionate environment by providing psychological, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Examined and treated patients' injuries and pressure wounds to promote healing.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable by adjusting positions and engaging in casual conversation.
  • Reported health status concerns to senior nursing staff and clinicians for review.
  • Collected and documented vital signs every 4 hours to maintain current records of patients' conditions.
  • Utilized CPRS and BCMA to document nursing assessments, treatments, medications and discharge instructions.
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN.
  • Helped patients complete day-to-day tasks, including bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Collaborated with RN's on evaluation of care plan outcomes, implementing or adjusting interventions accordingly.
  • Worked effectively within healthcare teams.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Circulated assigned floor to measure and record patients' fluid and food levels, implementing measures to promote healthy intake and output as necessary.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
  • Helped long-term care residents with bathing, dressing, feeding and other daily living activities.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges through.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Collaborated with multiple departments and services to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and to implement interventions.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Provided diagnosis information, treatment possibilities, disease management tips and wound care advice to patients, loved ones and caregivers.
  • Managed appointment calendar for scans and evaluations each week.
  • Delivered updates in patient status to Providers, recording all changes in medical records.
  • Performed effective evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and triage medical concerns.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in CPRS and BCMA to keep team informed of changing conditions.
12/2009 to 05/2018
Floor Licensed Practical Nurse Life Care Centers Of America Globe, AZ,
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Used aseptic techniques, including to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Performed functional assessments and physical examinations for admission and discharge to report changes in patient condition.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Collaborated with multiple departments and services to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Made valuable contributions to care-plan development and patient education processes backed by thorough research into client diagnoses.
  • Delivered updates in patient status to providers, recording all changes in medical records.
  • Performed regular evaluations of each patient's status, needs and preferences.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Monitored and tracked patient vitals in CPRS and BCMA to keep team informed of changing conditions.
  • Managed medication cart and dispensed pills, oral therapies and intramuscular injections to patients on Medical surgical/ Telemetry floor.
  • Administered medication such as insulin and monitored patients' responses to detect problems.
  • Modified patient health treatment plans by observing patient conditions and responses.
  • Collaborated with healthcare team members to assess, implement and evaluate nursing care plans.
  • Supported patients in completing activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming and shower assistance.
  • Administered basic patient care and treatments by dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas and performing catheterizations.
  • Coped effectively with mental and emotional challenges of positions by remaining centered on patients' needs and delivering quality care.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and family members to convey important instructions and discuss treatments.
  • Delivered treatments and direct nursing care according to physicians' orders inpatient and outpatient environment.
  • Measured and recorded patients' vital signs per orders, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Worked under registered nurses to care for as many as 6-8 patients each shift.
  • Maintained accurate records of residents' healthcare treatments and responses.
  • Established compassionate environment by providing psychological, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Examined and treated patients' injuries and pressure wounds to promote healing.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable by adjusting positions and engaging in casual conversation.
  • Reported health status concerns to senior nursing staff and clinicians for review.
  • Collected and documented vital signs every every 4 hours and as needed to maintain current records of patients' conditions.
  • Utilized CPRS and BCMA to document nursing assessments, treatments, medications and discharge instructions.
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN.
  • Helped patients complete day-to-day tasks, including bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Collaborated with RN's and Providers on evaluation of care plan outcomes, implementing or adjusting interventions accordingly.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Circulated assigned floor to measure and record patients' fluid and food levels, implementing measures to promote healthy intake and output as necessary.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
  • Applied clean dressings, stockings or support bandages under direction of nurse or physician.
  • Report significant information and changes in patient condition to nurse supervisor.
  • Collaborated with nurse preceptors and other medical staff to achieve quality patient outcome goals.
  • Reported hazardous conditions to supervisor or nurse to maximize safety and well-being of residents.
Education
Expected in 06/2019 to to
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing
Excelsior College - Albany, NY
GPA:
Expected in 06/1986 to to
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurs - Westbury, NY,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Excelsior College
  • Licensed Practical Nurs

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

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