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

Seasoned nursing professional 8+years offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Ambitious Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in telemetry, medical-surgical and behavioral health care. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures and manage complex mental disorders. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction.

Skills
  • Chest pain management
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Preventative health
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Feeding pumps understanding
  • Foley catheters
  • Infant vitals monitoring
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Precepting
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
  • Infection control measures
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
Education
University of South Florida Tampa, FL Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Graduated with 3.65 GPA
  • Dean's List Spring 2010
  • Minored in Public Health
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society 2012-2014
  • Member of Maternal and Child Health Student Organization 2012
  • Member of Florida Nursing Student Association 2010-2012
  • Member of Student Nurse's Organization 2010-2012
Florida Southwestern State College Punta Gorda, FL, Expected in 05/2009 Associate of Arts : Nursing - GPA :
  • Dean's List Spring 2009
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Graduated with 3.84 GPA
Certifications
  • Registered Nurse License-
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • BLS- Basic Life Support
  • CPN- Certified Pediatric Nurse
Work History
Hca - Registered Nurse, Pediatric MedSurg Obs Unit
Maitland, FL, 05/2015 - Current
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Changed out tracheostomies, gastrostomy buttons and catheters regularly to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 5 patients each day in high-volume patient care setting.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
St. Joseph's Hospital - Registered Nurse, Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
City, STATE, 06/2014 - 05/2015
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Changed dressings, cleaned wounds and monitored vital signs of up to 7 patients concurrently with focus on quality care.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Administered medication, pain management and analysis of patient responses to interventions to improve individual performance.
  • 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.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center - Registered Nurse, Cardiac Surgical Thoracic Unit
City, STATE, 10/2012 - 06/2014
  • Liaised with patients following cardiothoracic surgical procedures, providing support and education on post-surgical care.
  • Developed and executed daily goals and care plans for up to 5 surgical patients per day.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
  • Prioritized and revised patient care activities based on acuity of symptoms and patient preferences.
  • Changed dressings, cleaned wounds and monitored vital signs of up to 5 patients concurrently with focus on quality care.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Administered medication, pain management and analysis of patient responses to interventions to improve individual performance.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • 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.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg - Patient Care Technician, Trauma ICU
City, STATE, 06/2011 - 10/2012
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Maintained, sanitized and cleaned equipment and instruments to meet patient needs.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to the RN or Charge nurse
  • Organized and replenished unit supplies to maintain team readiness for expected demands.
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Employed mobility devices and hoyer lift equipment to lift patients from chairs to beds, following all safety procedures to avoid injuries.

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School Attended

  • University of South Florida
  • Florida Southwestern State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Pediatric MedSurg Obs Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Cardiac Surgical Thoracic Unit
  • Patient Care Technician, Trauma ICU

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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