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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Compassionate Registered Nurse with distinguished understanding of hospital functions. Develops comprehensive pretreatment and post-treatment plans with patients and doctors for quality healthcare. Committed to patient education and advocacy.

Efficient Registered Nurse with 30 plus years of experience. Successful at providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Collaborates well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

Skills
  • Medical screening and triage
  • Unit administration/ER charge nurse
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Pediatric Advances Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Code team
  • Rapid Response team
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Resource Allocation
  • Patient Management
  • Ventilator care
  • Nursing Plan Development
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Family and patient support
  • Patient Satisfaction and Process Improvement
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Critical care
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Medical assessment
  • Infectious disease control
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem resolution
  • Microsoft Office
  • Team building
Education and Training
Hinds Community College Raymond, MS Expected in 05/2006 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
Hinds Community College Vicksburg , MI Expected in 05/1989 Associate Degree in Nursing : Practical Nursing - GPA :
Experience
Ascension Health - RN, Emergency Department
Forest, IN, 11/2009 - Current
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through skilled triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records as part of patient intake process.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Conducted restraint audits according to organizational guidelines and generated reports for nursing leadership review and analysis.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
Kids Peace Mesabi Academies - RN Staff Nurse
Lewiston, ME, 06/2006 - Current
  • Day shift charge nurse Pediatric unit
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
South Georgia Medical Center - RN, HCC, TCC
Lakeland, GA, 01/2007 - 11/2009
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Resolved conflicts promptly among physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees to keep workflows on task.
  • Initiated training and education programs for supporting healthcare staff.
  • Participated in weekly meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Reviewed and assessed staff processes, reducing hazards posed for residents and staff while promoting regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborated with Quality Team to develop outcomes statistics.
  • Solicited medical history information from patients to provide best and most effective medical advice.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Planned and spearheaded in-service educational programs focusing on fall safety, skin care and adherence to core measures.
Parkview Hospital - Staff LPN
City, STATE, 08/1991 - 06/2006
  • Nursery/NICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Industrial Medicine Nurse
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Complied with workplace safety policies and procedures to protect patients' well-being.
  • Executed exceptional customer service and polite communication at health screenings.
  • Collected biometric measurements, including height, weight, blood pressure and glucose levels.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Hinds Community College
  • Hinds Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • RN, Emergency Department
  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN, HCC, TCC
  • Staff LPN

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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