Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Patient-focused registered nurse with17 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing competent, compassionate care in cardiac, telemetry, PACU, preop, medical surgical, er overflow, and orthopedic. Seeking a position in a facility with a commitment to safety, compassion and quality care to patients.


California, Hawaii and MinessotaNursingLicense, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified through American HeartNurse SuperUser in Epic Medical Charting

Skill Highlights
  • Skilled cardiac care nurse
  • Skilled preoperative nurse
  • Skilled PACU nurse
  • Skilled Med/Surg nurse
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Wound cleaning/care
  • Infection control standards
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with disease management programs
  • Trained in in- and out-patient care
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Body mechanics knowledge
Professional Experience
10/2007 to Current
RN Float Pool Nurse Bradford Health Services, Inc. Florence, AL,
  • Conducted rounds with medical staff to promote improved understanding between patients, nursing staff and medical staff to support continued quality of communication and care.
  • Submitted accurate documentation, reporting and in-depth nursing observation to support continuity of total patient care.
  • Promoted patient and family teaching to enhance patient understanding of needs and potentially accelerate recovery.
  • Relieved external units such as outpatient IV therapy, pre- and post-operatives, PACU and recovery, GI, overflow units with skilled nursing services.
  • Collaborated with other departments and medical staff to support provision of highest standard for total patient care.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
06/2016 to 07/2018
PACU and Preoperative Charge Nurse/Nurse Manager Adventist Health Castle Medical Center City, STATE,

Charge nurse, manager, and staff nurse in Preoperative and PACU (outpatient and inpatient) unit managing nursing staff of 20 nurses. Supervised ancillary staff of 4 on-call nurses.
Staff nurse in addition to administrative duties and charge nurse.Provided patient care in fast-paced preoperative and postoperative environment.
Implemented preoperative assessments, oriented to unit, history, medication reconciliation, diabetic management preoperative and postoperative, starting IVs, fluid management, maintaining patient safety and preoperative teaching.
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Implemented safety procedures and protocols in the preoperative area to assure correct patient, correct operative site and correct procedure.
Provided post-anesthesia care. Postoperative care given for general surgery (exploratory laparotomy and laparoscopy, appendectomy, ventral hernia, inguinal hernia), joint replacements (total hips and knees, shoulder), urology, ENT, plastic surgery, OB/GYN (hysterectomy, D&C), colonoscopies, cystoscopies, cataract removal and any emergency surgery. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Post op teaching and follow up.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of and safety of patient.
SUPERUSER in EPIC: Electronic charting, teaching personnel to use system and maintaining ongoing education of personnel in new updates and changes to system.
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews.
Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program

  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Fostered improvement in staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Evaluated skills of nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
05/2006 to 06/2008
Staff Nurse Little Company Of Mary Torrance City, STATE,

Provided care as a staff nurse on a Progressive Cardiac Care Unit of 45 patients (telemetry, cardiac surgery, CABG, cardiac catheterization sheath pull)

Expected in 12/2018
Master of Science: Nursing Education
University of Hawaii At Manoa - Honolulu, HI
Expected in 12/2017
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
University of Hawaii At Manoa - Honolulu, HI
Expected in 05/2005
Associate of Science: Nursing
Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles, CA

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