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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

A registered nurse with ten years of experience in the healthcare industry providing quality care to a wide variety of patients in an acute setting.  Aiming to leverage my experience and knowledge in the nursing field to effectively fill your available position.

Licenses
Registered nurse in the State of Illinois, License Number 041354814
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Skill Highlights
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to assess conditions, demonstrate effective decision making, implement appropriate interventions, anticipate complications, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Calculate and administer medications
  • Educate patients and families on health care needs, conditions, and options.
  • Work together with other members of the team, complementing each other, to provide the highest quality of care in a time sensitive situation
  • Work efficiently in very complex, high risk, high stress cases administering medications, evaluation cardiac rhythms, and informing the physician of any changes.
  • Interact with departments regarding patient care.
  • Remain calm and professional during times of critical need.
  • Comfort the dying and support the families of those who are ill.
  • Effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals regarding STEMI patients, both inside and outside the hospital.
Education and Training
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois Expected in 2006 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Professional Experience
Community Health System - Registered Nurse/STEMI Coordinator Cardiac Cath Lab
Enterprise, AL, 09/2015 - Current
Work to assist physicians with patient assessments and prepare patients or catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker implantation, peripheral catheterizations, and other vascular procedures.  The patients vital signs, oxygen levels, and heart rhythms are monitored closely prior to, during, and after the procedure with any changes being reported immediately to the physician.  Keeping the patients calm and reassured during the procedure is a priority as well as administering medications, assisting during emergencies, and performing lifesaving procedures if necessary.  Being on call and responding in high stress situations, whether it be a STEMI, an unstable patient, or loss of blood flow to a peripheral extremity.  Following all STEMI patients the chart is reviewed and discussed within the department and contact is made with each outreach facility in regards to what went well and what could have been improved upon.   This information is then compiled and reviewed with a variety of team members including directors, a cardiologist, and some members of administration. 
St. Dominic Hospital - Registered Nurse/Fill-in Charge Nurse
Jackson, MS, 08/2012 - 08/2015
Assess and care for patients with a range of cardiac problems that range from arrhythmias to coronary angioplasty to recent coronary artery bypass grafting along with renal failure, COPD, and advanced cancer.  Patients were monitored at their bedside and provided with medications and other support as needed.  These patients may have been those who were progressing to a more critical state to a less critical state to a more critical one.  Knowledge of cardiac rhythms, medications, and the disease process is a must.  Educating patients is a top priority throughout their stay and at discharge as many require encouragement and lifestyle changes.  Actively participated and led Shared Governance for the unit and participated in the home medication reconciliation process improvement. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Attended the floor "huddle" to ensure patients were prepared for discharge by evaluating patient care needs and coordinating care plans with ancillary staff memeber.
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Registered Nurse-Circulator
City, STATE, 09/2011 - 08/2012
To ensure the surgical suite is sterile and safe throughout the period of the operation, collaborating with scrub nurses, surgeons, and CRNA's.  Positioning and safety of the patient is a priority, as well as being a patient advocate when they have no voice. 
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Registered Nurse Cardiac Step-Down Unit
City, STATE, 10/2006 - 09/2011
Assess and care for patients with a range of cardiac problems that range from arrhythmias to coronary angioplasty to recent coronary artery bypass grafting along with renal failure, COPD, and advanced cancer.  Patients were monitored at their bedside and provided with medications and other support as needed.  These patients may have been those who were progressing to a more critical state to a less critical state to a more critical one.  Knowledge of cardiac rhythms, medications, and the disease process is a must.  Educating patients is a top priority throughout their stay and at discharge as many require encouragement and lifestyle changes.
SSM Health DePaul Hospital - Registered Nurse Step-Down ICU
City, STATE, 04/2006 - 10/2006

Cared for patients who needed close monitoring and frequent assessments who weren't stable enough for a telemetry floor, but who weren't unstable enough to require ICU care.  Computer equipment was used to monitor cardiac and other vital information and to detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations.  Close observation was necessary as medications may need titrated or adjusted or patients may need to be transferred to a higher level of care.

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School Attended

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse/STEMI Coordinator Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Registered Nurse/Fill-in Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse-Circulator
  • Registered Nurse Cardiac Step-Down Unit
  • Registered Nurse Step-Down ICU

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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