Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Ambitious Registered Nurse with exceptional background of performance procuring a challenging and fulfilling role as a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting with excellent management staff and team-oriented employees; to continue to develop professionally, strive for career advancement and deliver positive team attributes.

  • Nominated for prestigious Prism Awards in Excellence in Improving Inpatient Preoperative Readiness Nominated by Dr. Kevin Lutz DPM, Chief Operating Officer & Excellence in Improving Preoperative Readiness and Patient Safety Nominated by Paula King MSN RN
  • Program Development - Designed and implemented hospital-wide rounding system to improve preparation and safety of surgical patients; resulting in a 60% increase to inpatient preoperative surgical readiness.
  • First-hand experience as a student nurse volunteer abroad. Provided medical care and education in rural villages in the Dominican Republic while gaining invaluable multi-cultural knowledge through direct care.
  • Patient advocate
  • Staff supervision
  • Teamwork and dependability
  • Precepting and mentoring
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • High level of autonomy
  • Performed polysomnography
  • Chest tube management
  • Obtains and interprets arterial blood gases and lab values
  • Chest pain management
  • Organ procurement protocols
  • Rotoprone therapy
  • Ostomy management
  • Phlebotomy and venipuncture
  • Extensive wound care therapy including vacuum-assisted closure device.
  • Blood transfusion and plasma expanders
  • Assist in use of rapid infuser for massive transfusions
  • Cardioversion
  • Neuromuscular blocking agents; train of four stimulator
  • Mental health and substance abuse disorders; schizophrenia, depression and suicidal ideation
  • Electrolyte replacement
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Registered Nurse, PACU/PREOP Atlantic Health System Warren, NJ,
  • Organizes, implements and appraises perioperative nursing care for up to 2 patients throughout entire surgery experience.
  • Permanent night shift charge nurse.
  • Provides pre and postoperative care for emergent and elective surgeries including gastrointestinal, orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, opthalmology, gynecology, thoracic and urology.
  • Provides exceptional care to high acuity patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, blood transfusions and wound management.
  • Accurately measures postoperative blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, oxygen saturation and end tidal capnography.
  • Reviews postoperative orders and sets up PCA and fluids to assimilate patient to unit.
  • Monitors patients' level of consciousness and airway management during recovery from anesthesia.
  • Closely observes patients for severe reactions to anesthesia such as malignant hyperthermia.
  • Individualizes care for each surgical patient by soothing anxieties, fears and pain with techniques such as music, deep breathing exercises, repositioning, essential oil patches and administration of IV/oral pain medications.
  • Collaborates with surgical team to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Administers medications and treatments to patients via IV, oral, topical, ophthalmic, inhalant, nasogastric tube, intramuscular, and subcutaneous and monitors responses.
  • Closely monitors patients' condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Updates charts and scans documents in patients' electronic medial records.
  • Delivers key information to patients, updates families and caregivers on recovery process.
  • Answers patient questions and provides take-home material for further information.
  • Recognizes and treats COVID-19 patients according to established policies.
  • Leads successful team compromised of RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Participates as chair on surgical shared governance committee to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Mentors nurses in proper techniques, standards of care and safety protocols.
  • Circulates throughout hospital departments to perform presurgical education to nursing staff and patients.
10/2012 to 01/2016
Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth City, STATE,
  • Provided direct patient care to 1-2 high-acuity patients with brain injuries, pulmonary, cardiovascular and multi-system dysfunction; stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Charge nurse
  • Mentored student nurses.
  • Treated patients with anaphylactic, cardiogenic, hypovolemic, neurogenic and septic shock.
  • Participated in daily critical care rounds, evaluated healthcare treatment goals and collaborated with multi-disciplinary team to provide well coordinated optimal care.
  • Managed post cardiac catheterization patients including sheath removal.
  • Assisted with intubation, maintained mechanically ventilated patients, performed vent weaning trails and safely extubated according to protocols.
  • Accurately prepared and administered oral, rectal, nasogastric, topical, ophthalmic, inhalant, transdermal, IV, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications and monitored responses.
  • Titrated life saving IV medications including levophed, amiodarone, cardizem, dobutamine, epinephrine, heparin and nitroglycerin.
  • Delivered care for acute kidney disorders; administered Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and maintained PRISMA treatment.
  • Maintained central lines, arterial lines and CVP lines and assisted physicians with insertions.
  • Followed ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPPA regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient student nurses in achieving training outcomes.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners and verified interventions met treatment goals.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient comfort needs.
  • Provided therapeutic hypothermia care utilizing Bair Hugger for cooling and rewarming process.
05/2012 to 05/2015
Registered Nurse, SNAP Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth City, STATE,
  • Traveled to various OhioHealth hospitals in need of Staff Nurses and Critical Care Nurses.
  • Provided direct patient care to critical care, intermediate and medical/surgical patients in a flexible environment.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
01/2011 to 10/2012
Registered Nurse, Neuro/Stroke Telemetry Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth City, STATE,
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on 50 bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Charge nurse.
  • Trained in prompt recognition and treatment of stroke patients utilizing National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) guidelines.
  • Mentored new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Utilized Epic to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Administered medications accurately and monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Performed indwelling and intermittent catheter insertions; utilized bladder scanner to determine residuals and retention.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Provided wound care management and dressing changes; instructed patients and caregivers on how to clean and dress wounds and how to prevent infections.
  • Managed pain with traditional, alternative and complementary therapies.
06/1994 to 01/2011
Critical Care Technician/Response Team Member Grant Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Primarily assigned to 15 bed Coronary Critical Care Unit in a level one trauma center.
  • Delivered outstanding patient centered care to critically ill patients such as bathing, turning, feeding and weighing while maintaining safe airway and spinal alignment.
  • Operated and sanitized critical care equipment; performed equipment checks to maintain continuous and safe operation.
  • Protected critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Collected venous and arterial blood samples and prepared for laboratory testing.
  • Assisted with CPR and post-mortem care.
  • Trained and mentored new associates in providing direct patient care.
  • Managed daily unit billing logs.
  • Answered unit calls and took messages for healthcare staff to maximize team productivity.
  • Stocked units and ordered supplies as needed.
  • Responsible for transcribing physician orders.
Expected in 08/2012
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Ohio University - Athens, OH
Expected in 11/2010
Associate of Science: Nursing
Ohio University - Chillicothe, OH,
  • BLS Certified
  • ACLS Certified
  • STNA- State Approved Nursing Assistant

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