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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dynamic RN bringing 18 years treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergency medicine settings.

Accomplishments
  • Clinical Skills - Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Vitals Testing - Measured an average of 30 patients' weight, height, body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure daily.
  • Surgical Preparation - Assisted in patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
  • Patient Advocacy - Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Documentation - Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Supervised team of 5 staff members to include LPNs and techs/CNAs.
Skills
  • Patient Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Medication Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Electronic Charting
  • Adaptability
  • Infection Control
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Procedure preparations
  • Physical assessments
  • BLS, ACLS, CPI certifications
Work History
RN, Emergency Department/Critical Care, 11/2016 - Current
Common Spirit Grand Island, NE,
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Provided high quality care to approximately 22 patients per day on 32-bed unit
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Prepared, administered and documented medications, including pills, injections and intravenous infusions on physician orders.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as ectopic pregnancies and heart catheterizations.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Operated critical care equipment to keep patients stable and promote recovery.
  • Protected critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Personalized bedside care and interactions based on cultural backgrounds of different patients.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Assist physicians with moderate sedation by prepping and recovering patients to discharge by preparation of medications at bedside, accurately assessing and documenting vital signs which includes cardiac monitoring and respiratory status, assessing Aldrete Score toward recovery from conscious sedation methods/procedures, and proper discharge.
RN, Telemetry, 07/2015 - 11/2016
Brightspring Health Services Huntington, WV,
  • Monitored and documented heart rhythms according to physicians' orders.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of telemetry equipment functions.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Changed out tracheostomies, gastrostomy buttons and catheters regularly to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 6-8 patients daily.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Updated patient charts using Cerner with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as feeding tube placements and heart catheterizations.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Observed and evaluated cardiac activity and reported changes to medical staff.
  • Followed all protocols to respond to irregular cardiac activity.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Updated patient charts using Cerner with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including dialysis and Special procedures such as tunnel cath insertions.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as heart catheterizations and colonoscopies.
Director of Nursing, 11/2012 - 02/2015
Hca Irving, TX,
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Recruited and developed over 18-22 quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
  • Evaluated work performance of 18-22 nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Ordered all pharmacy supplies and kept check on inventory levels.
  • Participated in daily management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Motivated and supervised 25 staff members to include 3 RNs, 8 LPNs, and 14 CNAs in delivering quality patient care.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Organized training through quarterly in-services to implement best practice standards to promote high quality standards of care.
RN, Senior Behavioral Unit, 03/2011 - 07/2012
Mayo Clinic Health System - Waycross City, STATE,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Led successful 7-person team comprised of 2 RNs, 2 LPNs and 3 CNAs.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 14-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to 10-14 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Assessed potential patients to determine if clinically appropriate for admission and treatment on unit.
RN, Emergency Department and Swing Bed Unit, 02/2010 - 02/2011
Charlton Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Administered first aid treatment and life support to care for sick or injured individuals.
  • Assisted doctors with examinations of patients by taking vital signs, including blood pressure, height, weight and drawing blood.
  • Utilized hospital beds and wheelchairs to transport patients throughout hospital.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Assessed extent and nature of injury or illness to prioritize and establish medical procedures.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 10 patients daily.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
RN, Emergency Department, 05/2002 - 01/2010
Satilla Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Supervised and managed functions for 21-bed ER unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Cared for patients in 21-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Followed facility policies, OSHA safety rules and HIPAA regulations to maintain legal compliance.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Assist physicians with moderate sedation by prepping and recovering patients to discharge by preparation of medications at bedside, accurately assessing and documenting vital signs which includes cardiac monitoring and respiratory status, assessing Aldrete Score toward recovery from conscious sedation methods/procedures, and proper discharge.
  • Assisted with resuscitation, CPR and emergency airway procedures
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches for admission using Inter-Qual criteria.
  • Maintain strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives .
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Led successful 11-person team comprised of 6 RNs, 2 LPNs and 3 ancillary staff, which included 1 surgical technician, 1 transporter, and 1 unit secretary.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 17-bed emergency care unit, providing direct care to up to 50 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of RNs, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing in-patient stay length 30% on average.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy. Also, performed followups and call backs if addition treatment or care is recommended.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion, and airway management.
  • Implemented and managed care for critical care patients with chronic complex conditions to include but not limited to DKA, cardiac/respiratory arrest, STEMI, or stroke patients.
Unit Secretary/Bronchoscopy Tech/Surgical Tech , 03/1993 - 05/2002
Satilla Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Organized paperwork such as charts and reports for office and patient needs.
  • Completed skilled administrative work to support all office staff and operational requirements.
  • Processed lab paperwork and requests according to physicians' orders.
  • Developed training protocols for new unit secretaries.
  • Transcribed doctors' medication orders, lab test requests and care plans.
  • Completed and filed financial documentation for accounting purposes.
  • Executed administrative duties to facilitate unit tasks and meet team goals.
  • Managed over 50 incoming calls and directed to appropriate department.
  • Contacted hospitals to confirm patients medical histories and prevent inaccurate diagnoses and treatments.
  • Located, checked in and pulled medical records for patient audits and incomplete charts.
  • Received, recorded and addressed over 50 incoming and outgoing communication via telephone and email.
  • Assist pulmonologists with collecting tissue samples (biopsies) during bronchoscopy procedures when scheduled.
  • Cleaned and sanitized scopes and equipment after each procedure as per hospital policy and procedures.
  • Prepped patients for procedures while in Bronchoscopy Suite by placing on cardiac monitor, supplemental oxygen and positioning on procedure table.
  • Maintained inventory by checking stock and ordering new supplies as needed for Procedural Suite.
  • Cleaned and sanitized reusable surgical instruments and packaged for sterilization in OR department daily for ER usage.
Receptionist/Fill-Dental Assistant, 04/1991 - 09/1992
Varnedore And Jackson Family Dentistry City, STATE,
  • Kept reception area clean and neat to give visitors positive first impression.
  • Answered 25-30 telephone calls to field inquiries from clients, vendors and various other callers seeking information.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Scheduled over 20 appointments, prepared bills and received payment for dental services by completing insurance forms, verifying insurance information and maintaining records.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Assisted dentist with extractions, deep cleanings and restorations procedures as backup assistant.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up 80 records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
Grill Team Crew Member, 12/1987 - 01/1991
McDonald's Restaurant City, STATE,
  • Maintained clean and organized workspace to prevent cross-contamination of food.
  • Utilized kitchen thermometer to verify properly cooked food to prevent illnesses in customers as per store policy.
  • Trained 10-15 new personnel on safe handling procedures for raw foods.
  • Sanitized hands and surfaces before preparing foods.
  • Stored leftover uncooked and cooked food in airtight containers to prevent rancidity.
  • Arranged food on plates in attractive, neat fashion to enhance visual appeal of each dish.
  • Monitored line efficiency and implemented improvements for increased productivity.
  • Cooked regular menu items and seasonal offerings according to corporate standards and guidelines.
  • Provided support to 8 crew members through all facets of food preparation and delivery.
  • Oversaw care and maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • Cleaned and maintained kitchen equipment regularly.
  • Managed 10 crew members per shift to ensure all products and menu items are available at all times.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Handles customer complaints efficiently, politely. and professionally.
  • Supervises acceptance and recording of deliveries.
Receptionist/Registration Clerk, 03/1983 - 09/1987
Okefenokee Technical College City, STATE,
  • Assisted other Registration Clerks with front desk duties, answering questions and accurately using reservation system.
  • Coordinated with local event and conference managers to distribute available materials and information to conference attendees.
  • Worked with customers to provide advice and assistance on regulations and requirements concerning various registration programs.
  • Welcomed as many as 30-50 students daily, directing to appropriate departments within facility and coordinating assistance with transportation as needed.
  • Recorded costs accurately and explained any additional fees to students/parents.
  • Processed cancellations, changes or special requests promptly.
  • Verified financial aid and obtained pre-certifications before any semester changes were performed.
  • Assisted in bookstore with ordering supplies, literature, textbooks, etc.
Education
Bachelor Of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/2012
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Chamberlain School Of Nursing - St. Louis, MO,
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Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2002
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South Georgia State College - Douglas, GA
GPA:
Diploma: Surgical Technology, Expected in 09/1991
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Okefenokee Technical College - Waycross, GA
GPA:
Diploma: Secretarial - Account Clerk Option, Expected in 03/1983
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Okefenokee Technical College - Waycross, GA
GPA:
Certifications
  • Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPI

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School Attended

  • Chamberlain School Of Nursing
  • South Georgia State College
  • Okefenokee Technical College
  • Okefenokee Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • RN, Emergency Department/Critical Care
  • RN, Telemetry
  • Director of Nursing
  • RN, Senior Behavioral Unit
  • RN, Emergency Department and Swing Bed Unit
  • RN, Emergency Department
  • Unit Secretary/Bronchoscopy Tech/Surgical Tech
  • Receptionist/Fill-Dental Assistant
  • Grill Team Crew Member
  • Receptionist/Registration Clerk

Degrees

  • Bachelor Of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Diploma
  • Diploma

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