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

WV and PA State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in Emergency care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in Emergency care while driving innovation. Compassionate Registered Nurse with distinguished understanding of hospital functions. Develop comprehensive post-treatment plans with patients and doctors for quality healthcare. Committed to patient education and advocacy. Efficient Registered Nurse with 20+ years of experience. Successful at providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Collaborate well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices. Accomplished Registered Nurse with 20+ years of expertise in emergency services, patient care and team leadership. Passionate about driving positive outcomes for diverse types of patients. Dedicated to enhancing quality of care, safety and patient outcomes.

Skills
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Experience
03/2014 to Current RN, Emergency Department Altru Health System Clinic | Roseau, MN,
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Treated patients suffering with acute chest pain, respiratory failure and drug overdoses.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Stabilized patients, determined health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Communicated patient progress and issues with families, physicians and other agencies.
  • Provided direct patient care services while utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Rendered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Documented nursing care provided in patients' medical record.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Cared for patients experiencing acute traumas, including cardiac arrests, strokes.
  • Delivered compassionate care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Administered medications and documented adverse reactions to maintain patient safety.
  • Delivered effective quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment and referral for broad range of patients.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Monitored and observed patients' to accurately records changes in condition and reaction to medications and treatment.
04/2012 to 04/2014 RN, Emergency Department Altru Health System Clinic | Thief River Falls, MN,
  • Treated patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure and drug overdoses.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Stabilized patients, determined health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Communicated patient progress and issues with families, physicians and other agencies.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Provided direct patient care services while utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Rendered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Documented nursing care provided in patients' medical record.
  • Measured and monitored patient vital signs.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary team to assess patient goals and establish treatment plans.
  • Cared for patients experiencing acute traumas, including cardiac arrests, strokes and gunshot wounds.
  • Coordinated in-home skilled nursing care to patients with diverse physical needs and conditions.
  • Delivered compassionate care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Delivered effective quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment and referral for broad range of patients.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Administered medications and documented adverse reactions to maintain patient safety.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • 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.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Completed initial and comprehensive evaluations to determine initial care requirements.
  • Performed comprehensive patient exams and assessments to formulate, implement and continuously update individualized plans of care.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Implemented preventive, treatment and rehabilitative nursing procedures based on individual needs.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to formulate individualized treatment plans to deliver high-quality patient care.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Counseled and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease self-management, wound management and medications.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Collaborated with healthcare teams to develop, implement, and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Assessed patients' physical, psychosocial and emotional needs and documented in confidential medical records.
  • Identified cognitive functioning, mental status, physiological condition and patient needs.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Implemented and monitored care plans and evaluated, recorded and communicated individual patients' conditions.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Assisted patients with functional mobility and daily tasks to increase comfort and reduce disability.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Assessed and coordinated patient's discharge planning needs with healthcare team members.
  • Performed assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care for assigned patients, including discharge planning, utilizing interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by preventing unauthorized access or incorrect dosage administration.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Educated and counseled patients and caregivers on diagnoses, treatment and therapy options, disease management and medication.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Responded to on-call emergencies with triage support and direct patient care.
  • Assisted in planning individual treatment programs in consultation with Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, and other staff using established knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
  • Documented nursing encounters using SOAP form of charting.
  • Responded to codes or patient crises as part of rapid-response team.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Monitored patient interactions to medications, therapies and changes in plans of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Liaised between patients and doctors, completing comprehensive assessments and recording medical information to achieve recovery goals.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Delivered care and treatment reflective of appropriate infection control techniques and universal precautions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Attended to patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Monitored patients' conditions, documented findings and recommended care adjustments.
  • Offered patients and families compassionate emotional support during healthcare challenges.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Managed complete processing of patients, including initial admission, preliminary diagnosis, treatment, documentation and discharging.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Monitored and observed patients' to accurately records changes in condition and reaction to medications and treatment.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Instructed patients and caregivers or friends on proper care of injuries after treatment, educating on proper medication use, dressing changes and signs of complications.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and disease prevention.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Cared for patients of all ages, giving special attention to newborn and geriatric patients with age-specific needs and risks.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
08/2006 to 08/2012 RN, Emergency Department Altru Health System Clinic | Warroad, MN,
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Communicated patient progress and issues with families, physicians and other agencies.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Provided direct patient care services while utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Documented nursing care provided in patients' medical record.
  • Measured and monitored patient vital signs.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary team to assess patient goals and establish treatment plans.
  • Coordinated in-home skilled nursing care to patients with diverse physical needs and conditions.
  • Delivered compassionate care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Administered medications and documented adverse reactions to maintain patient safety.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • 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.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Monitored and observed patients' to accurately records changes in condition and reaction to medications and treatment.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and disease prevention.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Monitored patients' conditions, documented findings and recommended care adjustments.
  • Offered patients and families compassionate emotional support during healthcare challenges.
  • Attended to patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Delivered care and treatment reflective of appropriate infection control techniques and universal precautions.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Liaised between patients and doctors, completing comprehensive assessments and recording medical information to achieve recovery goals.
  • 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.
  • Supervised team of home health aides and certified nursing assistants in delivering patient care.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Monitored patient interactions to medications, therapies and changes in plans of care.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Responded to codes or patient crises as part of rapid-response team.
  • Assisted in planning individual treatment programs in consultation with Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, and other staff using established knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
  • Documented nursing encounters using SOAP form of charting.
  • Responded to on-call emergencies with triage support and direct patient care.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Educated and counseled patients and caregivers on diagnoses, treatment and therapy options, disease management and medication.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Performed assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care for assigned patients, including discharge planning, utilizing interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Assessed and coordinated patient's discharge planning needs with healthcare team members.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Assisted patients with functional mobility and daily tasks to increase comfort and reduce disability.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Implemented and monitored care plans and evaluated, recorded and communicated individual patients' conditions.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Identified cognitive functioning, mental status, physiological condition and patient needs.
  • Assessed patients' physical, psychosocial and emotional needs and documented in confidential medical records.
  • Collaborated with healthcare teams to develop, implement, and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Counseled and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease self-management, wound management and medications.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to formulate individualized treatment plans to deliver high-quality patient care.
  • Implemented preventive, treatment and rehabilitative nursing procedures based on individual needs.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Performed comprehensive patient exams and assessments to formulate, implement and continuously update individualized plans of care.
  • Completed initial and comprehensive evaluations to determine initial care requirements.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Trained new staff on facility policies, procedures and electronic medical record management systems.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Delivered quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Participated in hospital performance activities to improve safety and patient outcomes.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Utilized expertise to perform catheterization, tracheostomy care and wound management.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Prepared and initialized plans of care based on skilled nursing assessments and diagnostic abilities.
  • Delivered care to Numerous patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Interfaced with patients to complete comprehensive assessments to determine needs, document medical information and communicate findings with healthcare team to ensure continuum of care.
  • Used feedback and clinical data to improve care quality and patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge functions, including patient management and care coordination.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Taught students how to intervene in medical emergencies and how to perform head to toe assessments.
  • Delegated patient assignments to students based on individual learning needs and patient assessments.
02/1996 to 07/1998 LPN Charge Nurse Allenbrooke Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc | Memphis, TN,
  • Assessed prisoners suffering injuries through falls, stabbings or other means and stabilized each prior to transport to nearest medical facility.
  • Maintained staff safety during prisoner treatments by observing all security procedures and regulations.
  • Identified issues related to mental health conditions and recommended specific therapies for patients.
  • Cared for prisoners suffering from contagious illnesses or conditions, including influenza, lice and gastrointestinal bugs.
  • Developed and coordinated patient care plans for prisoners with COPD, diabetes or other chronic conditions.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and HIV workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
Education and Training
Expected in 03/2001 Associate of Science | Nursing Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV GPA:
Expected in 04/1990 Diploma | Licensed Practical Nurse Franklin County Vocational Tech , Chambersburg, GPA:
Certifications
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2001 to present
  • TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification [year to present]
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2001-Present
opened Er psych unit for FMH with 10 beds, opened 23 hrs cardiac observation unit at FMH with 9 beds, ran maintained and liaised with MIEMMES for 3 yrs,
Opened Er psych unit for FMH with 10 beds, Opened 23 hours cardiac observation unit at FMH with 9 beds, Liaised with cardiologists and ER care providers. Monitored all patients for a 23 hr stay in unit. Ran and maintained The Base Station for all incoming ambulances to the ER. :Liaised with MIEMMES for 3 yrs


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School Attended
  • Shepherd University
  • Franklin County Vocational Tech
Job Titles Held:
  • RN, Emergency Department
  • RN, Emergency Department
  • RN, Emergency Department
  • LPN Charge Nurse
Degrees
  • Associate of Science
  • Diploma