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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Registered Nurse with 18 years of experience 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. Patient-focused Oncology Nurse experienced in infusion therapy centers. Calm and smart individual remains polished and gentle even under extreme stress. Promoting exceptional communication, central line administration and mentoring skills. Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven ability 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
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Precepting
  • Triaging
  • Setting Up Referrals
  • Indirect Patient Care
  • BLS Certification
Work History
02/2013 to Current
Registered Nurse, Oncology Nurse Navigator Providence Health & Services Issaquah, WA,
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • 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.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Updated patient charts using SCM with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • 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 .
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
11/2005 to 02/2013
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Avalon Health Care Group Pasco, WA,
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care, including power or system outages, patient or family grievances, security issues and employee issues.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 4 patients daily.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as hysterectomy, mastectomy, colon resection, hipec, whipple and any other indicated procedures for cancer treatment.
  • Updated patient charts using SCM with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Supervised and managed functions for 36-bed oncology unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 36-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to 24 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
06/2003 to 10/2005
Registered Nurse St. Francis City, STATE,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
Education
Expected in 05/2003
Associate of Applied Science: Practical Nursing
Connors State College - Warner, OK,
GPA:
Additional Information

I am a dedicated registered nurse with 18 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas but have been focused on oncology for the last 16 years. I take special consideration to meeting the diverse needs of patients, co-workers and other healthcare professionals in varied situations. Key strengths include:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Extensive oncology knowledge base
  • Triaging patients in the outpatient setting

Medical Surgical for 2.5 years I was the charge nurse, did staff assignments and performed all duties of a registered nurse, including administering therapy, administering medications, maintaining treatment records and consulting with physicians.

Inpatient Oncology Nursing 7.5 years

  • I was ONC Chemotherapy and biotherapy certified
  • Performed all duties of an oncology registered nurse, including administering chemotherapy, assisting in other oncological therapies, monitoring oncology patient's response to therapy,m maintaining treatment records and consulting with physicians.
  • Preceptor for new graduates and newly hired RN's
  • Relief House Supervisor

Outpatient Oncology Nursing 8 years

  • Current Oncology Nurse Navigator for symptom management physician, Infectious disease physician and Endocrinology physician.
  • Relief in the port accessing lab draw station
  • Current triage nurse for symptom management clinic and former triage nurse for pain management.

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School Attended
  • Connors State College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse, Oncology Nurse Navigator
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse
Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science