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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Caring, hardworking and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 19 years of hospital experience. Well-versed in offering evidence-based, therapeutic care for patients dealing with neurological and cardiac disorders. Collaborative and motivational leader with expertise in training new nursing staff while providing top-notch service to [Type] patient populations.

Skills
  • Medical screening
  • Unit administration
  • Patient monitoring
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Intake and discharge
  • Removing stitches and staples
  • Diabetes management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Stroke care plans
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Maintaining feeding pumps
  • Patient discharging
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Medication compliance
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Cerner
  • Laparoscopic procedures familiarity
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Performing bladder scans
  • Catheters
  • Administering medicines
  • Immunization skills
Experience
09/2001 to Current Registered Nurse-Relief Charge/Neuro-Stroke Unit Armor Correctional Health Services | Chesapeake, VA,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Designed strategies to resolve nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and propose plans to enhance quality and safety initiatives hospital-wide.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Guided therapeutic communication, conflict resolutions and interventions by deflecting undesirable behaviors to assist patients with developing and amplifying coping skills.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to 40-bed acute care medical-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and telemetry monitoring.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Conducted restraint audits according to organizational guidelines and generated reports for nursing leadership review and analysis.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
01/2006 to 06/2008 Charge Registered Nurse Lane Regional Medical Center | Zachary, LA,
  • Oversaw delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care with focus on patient safety, comfort and dignity.
  • Monitored delivery of patient care for entire unit, including implementation of care plans.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Collaborated with physicians and nursing staff to deliver quality care.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Led 6 team unit, promoting quality care for up to 12 patients per day.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining all steps in rapid response situations.
  • Provided leadership to telemetry and acute care unit; coordinated, tasked, and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording all cardiac rhythm data.
09/2001 to 01/2006 Registered Nurse BayCare Health System Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2016 Bachelor of Science | Nursing St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 Associate of Science | Nursing Pasco Hernando State College, New Port Richey, FL, GPA:

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School Attended
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Pasco Hernando State College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse-Relief Charge/Neuro-Stroke Unit
  • Charge Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science