Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Compassionate CVICU Nurse, accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgment combined with strong documentation, vitals monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency.

  • Medication Administration
  • Charting and Clinical Documentation
  • Patient Safety
  • Vital Signs Measurement
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Triaging
  • Patient Care
  • Critical Care
  • Ventilation
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
08/2018 to Current RN, CVICU Amita Health | Lebanon, TN,
  • 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.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Provided direct care in critical care units, including CVICU, SICU, and CCU units.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Led patient care team and served as Nurse in Charge of health center.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
08/2014 to 08/2018 Home Health Aide Ascension Health | Mccordsville, IN,
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Observed patient vital signs and medication reactions and reported health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Ran errands for clients and drove to appointments to maintain wellness and support daily living needs.
  • Delivered high level of assistance with cooking, meal preparation and shopping.
  • Assisted with personal care needs of clients in private homes while supporting patient independence and well-being.
  • Greeted patients and families with enthusiastic, compassionate attitude to establish long-term professional relationships.
  • Helped transition patient between bed, wheelchair and automobile to provide safe mobility support.
  • Facilitated best care by developing strong and trusting rapport with patient.
  • Managed various daily job tasks, including patient transportation and appointment scheduling.
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Administered necessary medications as directed by care plan.
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to support basic needs.
  • Conducted games and other activities to engage clients and provide mental stimulation and entertainment.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment to promote client happiness and safety.
  • Assisted elderly clients with personal hygiene and other daily activities, including bathing, dressing and incontinence care.
  • Monitored client's well-being, safety and comfort under direction of physician.
  • Mopped floors, vacuumed, washed dishes and performed other household chores to assist clients.
  • Maintained patient hygiene by administering bedpans, urinals, baths and shaves.
07/2013 to 08/2014 PCA Absolut Care | East Aurora, NY,
  • Coordinated patient care needs with healthcare team and delivered compassionate assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Assisted doctors, nurses and support staff with preparation for and conducting patient procedures.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Improved patient care, safety and compliance by partnering with nurses.
  • Safely transported patients to other areas of hospital in wheelchairs and gurneys for tests, treatments and therapies.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Kept unit well-stocked and efficient with necessary medical supplies.
  • Assisted with patient admission, discharge and transfer to maximize facility efficiency.
  • Kept instruments and equipment clean and effectively sanitized.
  • Administered personal nursing assistance in pre- and post-operative situations.
  • Collected biological specimens and packages for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Assisted elderly patients with essential ambulatory care for transport to and from facility.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician to note changes from prior measurements.
  • Responded promptly to patient call lights to provide physical and emotional support.
11/2008 to 11/2012 Marine Bass Pro Shops | Abilene, TX,

Graduated basic training in January, 2009 at Paris Island, South Carolina. As a Marine I deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from Oct. 2010 to May 2011, where our unit reconstructed and refortified Camp Leatherneck during Operation Enduring Freedom. During my time in the service I managed a warehouse, did inventories, packing and shipping. I solidified my natural attributes of leadership, hard work, dedication, and aspired my career to living up to the USMC motto “Semper Fidelis,” always faithful. Effectively communicating and working alongside fellow marines, we supported the fight in the “War on Terrorism,” aiding in the protection of our country and the future of a new Afghanistan.

Education and Training
Expected in 05/2018 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Ashland University, Ashland, OH GPA:

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