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

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with a progressive career history in direct patient care, assessment and care coordination in a hospital environment over a 40 + nursing career. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully able to handle various patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developed strong relationships with patients and families through open communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service. Believe that Education is the key to a successful outcome in maintaining good health.

Skills
  • Preventative Health: Education
  • Intravenous Therapy: can start IV sites, draw blood, give fluids and routine medications
  • Chronic Disease Management: education through printed information and demonstration
  • Staff Supervision: was active in charge nurse role after learning skills, routine and policies
  • Precepting: oriented new staff
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures: wound and iv care. infection control involving Airborne, Enteric, Droplet, MRSA and VRE
  • Shared Governance: participated as staff nurse
  • Personal Care Needs: direct patient care
Work History
08/1990 to 06/2019 RN IV Catholic Health Initiative | Las Vegas, NV,
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Reviewed post-procedural orders and continuously monitored patients' post-procedural vitals, and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Led successful 5-15-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff. Worked med-surg, then Surgical Intermediate and finally a Clinical Observation unit aligned with the ED.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Fostered improvement in all operational facets, including staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing that assisted in interpreting results to diagnose patients.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures in relation to cardiac stress test.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Administer ordered testing and provided results to physician to create focused treatment plans, adjust treatment and plan of care.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
05/1988 to 07/1990 RN Staff Nurse American Red Cross | Jefferson City, MO,

Women services. Care of high risk pregnant mothers, mother baby care and well infant care.

  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring, fetal monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing in-patient stay length
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • 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.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data .
  • Provided high quality care to approximately 4-5 patients per day on 24-bed unit
06/1976 to 05/1988 RN Lhc Group | Epping, NH,
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, pain management and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 5-6 patients daily.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
Education
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Nursing North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC GPA:
Expected in High School Diploma | Tarboro High School, Tarboro, NC GPA:
Certifications
  • Medical Surgical Nurse Certification ANCC 10/11/2018 to 10/11/2023

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School Attended
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Tarboro High School
Job Titles Held:
  • RN IV
  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma