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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Registered Nurse Specialty Leader with CNOR and 8 years operating room experience. Strong desire to become an assistant nurse manager in perioperative services and working towards a Master's in Health Care Administration.

Licenses

Registered Nurse

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Professional Experience
Registered Nurse Specialty Leader , 07/2010 - 06/2015
Rwj Barnabas Elizabeth, NJ,
  • Perform Specialty Leader duties.
  • Including, but not limited to: Facilitating room turnover.
  • Facilitating schedule with operating room schedulers and office scheduler.
  • Working with surgeons to ensure appropriate equipment.
  • Working with team members to ensure appropriate instrumentation available.
  • Working with materials manager to order new instruments/equipment.
  • Coordinate with sales reps for staff in-services and new instrumentation requests.
  • Coordinate with charge nurse for staff placement.
  • Working with new surgeons to integrate them into the Holy Spirit system.
  • Initiated new procedure for cleaning and washing instruments in conjunction with Sterile Processing Leader.
  • Charge Nurse
  • Perform duties, including, but not limited to:
  • Delegate room assignments to staff.
  • Assign lunches and breaks.
  • Collaborate with anesthesia to ensure an efficient schedule.
  • Communicate with Outpatient and Same Day Surgery to ensure an efficient flow of patient's to the OR.
  • Communicating with specific rooms to update them about patient status or schedule change.
  • Room rounding.
  • Assisting the secretary when there is an influx of work to maintain workflow.
  • Motivate and advocate for staff.
  • Listen and empathize with staff members with concern.
  • Communicate with Nurse Manager when problems arise.
  • Think ahead for problems that may arise with the daily schedule.
  • Communicate with floor nurses about patients that are coming for surgery.
  • Assist nurses in room if there are problems or questions.
  • Communicate with surgeons about cases and patients.
  • Collaborate with CVOR for staff assignments.
  • Fill in Orthopedic Specialty Leader as needed.
  • Including, but not limited to: Read and file faxes from offices.
  • Coordinate with Sales Reps for special equipment/trays and cases.
  • Create an efficient flow in OR when the specialties are working.
  • Coordinate with Charge Nurse for lunch assignments.
  • Work with surgeons for special requests.
  • Preceptor/Peri-op 101 Administrator:
  • Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Working with a new Registered Nurse to become acclimated to operating room and Peri-op 101
  • Assisting new nurse with Peri-op 101
  • Working with Clinical Nurse Specialist to fine-tune Peri-op 101 for new nurse
  • Work with charge nurse and fellow teammates to work with new nurse and room assignments
  • Circulating Nurse. Duties include but not limited to:.
  • Circulate for orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, and urological surgery.
  • Check and update pick lists for correct case and initiate plan of care.
  • Obtain drugs and solutions; mix and label them correctly.
  • Check sterile indicators, integrity of packages, and expiration dates.
  • Use basic aseptic technique opening supplies and instruments.
  • Check patient upon arrival to holding area: introduce self, review history and physical, and verify patient ID and surgery site with schedule and patient.
  • Assist anesthesia during intubations, spinal placement, or epidural placement as needed.
  • Create and maintain a sterile field.
  • Initiate time out before procedure begins.
  • Perform sponge, sharp, and instrument count according to policy.
  • Perform proper positioning of patient for surgery according to physician.
  • Provide adequate skin preparation of surgical site, noting allergies.
  • Perform accurate documentation of nursing care.
  • Clean room between cases.
  • Restock rooms.
  • Pick cases for the next day.
  • Aid the circulators in rooms that are running if help is needed.
  • Work with surgeons and other members of the OR team to keep the patient safe.
  • Obtain instruments not on the sterile field that are needed.
  • Perform duties.
  • Including, but not limited to: Checking the OR schedule for the day to see patients that need to be seen.
  • Coordinating with OPS and SDSA to find patients.
  • Speaking with patient and family members in OPS about surgery and updating about schedule.
  • Speaking with family members in waiting area about delays and recovery time.
  • Coordinating with OPS and SDSA about OR delays.
  • Nurse Liaison Initiative Member:
  • Work with Nurse Manager of Operating Room and Outpatient Surgery to begin a Nurse Liaison Trial
  • Work with outpatient and operating room nurses to communicate delays and early starts to patients
  • Communicate with surgeons about where family members are waiting
  • Communicate with family members about surgery updates and changes in patient status.
  • Work with PACU staff to coordinate care between departments
  • Quality and Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee Leader. Duties include:
  • Working with Clinical Nurse Specialist on assignments.
  • Creating agenda for meetings.
  • Leading meetings.
  • Working with committee members on assignments.
  • Typing minutes for meetings.
  • Attending hospital-wide Evidence-Based Practice and Research meetings.
Registered Nurse, 01/2009 - 07/2010
Rwj Barnabas Somerset, NJ,
  • Perform RN duties in the pain clinic. Including, but not limited to: Admitting patients into the pain clinic.
  • Assessing patients' vital signs.
  • Reviewing patient history and physical.
  • Answering questions about procedure.
  • Documentation.
  • Reviewing paperwork to make sure it is acceptable for procedure.
  • Starting IV if needed for conscious sedation.
  • Assessing patients' vital signs after pain procedure.
  • Review discharge instructions.
  • Discharge patient.
  • Make pre-procedure and post-procedure phone calls.
  • Perform RN duties in the surgical recovery area. Including, but not limited to:
  • Assessment of patients after receiving anesthesia, i.e.
  • vital signs, capillary refill, pulses, heart and lungs, bowel sounds.
  • Administer pain medication.
  • Assess dressings.
  • Documentation.
  • Review discharge instructions.
  • Assessment of patient before discharge.
  • Making pre-procedure and post-procedure phone calls.
  • Working with anesthesia personnel.
  • Reviewing dressing instructions.
  • Perform circulating duties. Including, but not limited to: Circulate for orthopedic surgeries: knee arthroscopies, hand surgery, fractures, shoulder arthroscopies, ACL reconstructions, etc.
  • Preceptor.
  • Pick cases for the next day.
  • Turn rooms over after surgery is finished.
  • Prepare the OR's for surgery the next day.
  • Obtain drugs and solutions; mix and label them correctly.
  • Check sterile indicators, integrity of packages, and expiration dates.
  • Use basic aseptic technique opening supplies and instruments.
  • Check patient upon arrival to holding area: introduce self, review history and physical, and verify patient ID and surgery site with schedule and patient.
  • Position the patient according to the physician's needs and wants.
  • Restock rooms.
  • Provide accurate documentation.
  • Train new circulator to the facility.
  • Work with surgeons and other members of the OR team to keep the patient safe.
Registered Nurse, 2007 - 01/2009
Carlisle Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Perform circulating nurse duties. Including, but not limited to: Circulate for orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, urological surgery, and GI procedures.
  • Check and update pick lists for correct case and initiate plan of care.
  • Obtain drugs and solutions; mix and label them correctly.
  • Check sterile indicators, integrity of packages, and expiration dates.
  • Use basic aseptic technique opening supplies and instruments.
  • Check patient upon arrival to holding area: introduce self, review history and physical, and verify patient ID and surgery site with schedule and patient.
  • Assist anesthesia during intubations, spinal placement, or epidural placement as needed.
  • Create and maintain a sterile field.
  • Initiate time out before procedure begins.
  • Perform sponge, sharp, and instrument count according to policy.
  • Perform proper positioning of patient for surgery according to physician.
  • Provide adequate skin preparation of surgical site, noting allergies.
  • Perform accurate documentation of nursing care.
  • Clean room between cases.
  • Restock rooms.
  • Pick cases for the next day.
  • Aid the circulators in rooms that are running if help is needed.
  • Work with surgeons and other members of the OR team to keep the patient safe.
  • Obtain instruments not on the sterile field that are needed.
  • Scrub in for total knee surgery to act a leg holder.
  • Perform holding room nurse duties. Including, but not limited to: Check in patient upon arrival to Day Procedure Unit or holding area: introduce self, review history and physical; verify patient ID and surgery site with schedule and patient, alert anesthesia for their assessment.
  • Start IV's.
  • Assist anesthesia with regional nerve blocks.
  • Monitor patients who have received medications in holding area.
  • Perform accurate documentation of nursing care.
  • Check the surgeon's orders to assure all orders have been followed.
  • Work with surgeons and anesthesia to make sure patient's needs are met before surgery takes place.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 5/04
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Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA
GPA: GPA: 3.9
Status -

GPA: 3.9

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/06
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York College of Pennsylvania - York, PA
GPA: GPA: 3.8
Status -

GPA: 3.8 Nursing

Master's Degree: Healthcare Administration, Expected in 2017
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Capella University - ,
GPA: GPA: 0
Status -

I currently attend Capella University and am working towards a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration with a current GPA of 4.0.

Interests
BLS-Healthcare Provider CNOR
Additional Information
  • CERTIFICATIONS/AWARDS BLS-Healthcare Provider CNOR
Skills

Being a registered nurse in the operating room for 8 years, along with the other departments that I have worked in, has allowed me to gain skills that are useful as an assistant nurse manager. These include:

1. Priortization

2. Being Flexible with schedule changes

3. Communication

4. Team work

5. Being realistic about expectations

6. Having initiative to help other team members

7. Organizational skills

8. Multi-tasking

9. Remaining positive and focused in stressful situations

10. Collaboration in perioperative services

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School Attended

  • Duquesne University
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • Capella University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse Specialty Leader
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master's Degree

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