Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
As a dedicated Registered Nurse for 30 years, I have acquired experience in all areas of newborn care, including Level III NICU, Delivery Room Care, resuscitation, discharge coordination with transition to home of medically fragile newborns, Well Baby Nursery including transition, Newborn Outpatient Clinic, NICU Developmental Clinic and quality improvement projects. In addition to this, I also have several years of hospital management experience of both Intermediate and Newborn nurseries. I am certified as a Regional Instructor in Neonatal Advanced Life Support through the American Academy of Pediatrics, giving me experience in education as well. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve as an employee at your institution.
  • Quality Improvement Unit Coordinator for NICU Vermont Oxford Network and NICQ Program
  • MS State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Steering Committee for NICU Golden Hour Project
  • Discharge Planner/Case Manager for NICU > 15 years

  • Bedside RN for Level III NICU >10 years
  • Nursing management experience at UMMC
  • Established the NICU Developmental Clinic and Synagis Clinic at River Oaks Hospital
  • RN in Newborn Outpatient Clinic
Work History
09/2002 to Current
RN NICU Discharge Coordinator Ascension (System Office) Grosse Pointe Woods, MI,
Discharge planning of NICU babies, including coordination of follow up appointments, and all home care needed
  • Assisting the neonatologist with procedures and rounds
  • Collect and submit data for research for the Vermont Oxford Network
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans
  • Initiated hospital-wide study to identify areas for process improvement
  • Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas for improvement
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal patients
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance
  • Monthly Neonatal Resuscitation Program classes for nursing staff
  • Daily assessment and discharge planning of well babies

  • 02/2000 to 09/2002
    RN NICU Ascension (System Office) Gulf Breeze, FL,
    Duties included direct patient care of 1 - 4 intensive care neonates with critical conditions associated with extreme prematurity, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, congenital anomalies, infectious illness and various other conditions specific to the newbornResponsibilities included management of respiratory support with ventilation and oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary support, thermoregulation and fluid and electrolyte balanceMaintenance of UAC, UVC, PIC and Central lines
  • Arterial and venipuncture with lab interpretation
  • Medication administration
  • Resuscitation of newborns
  • Attendance of routine and high risk deliveries
  • Charge nurse duties
  • Orientation of new employees and studentsTaught hospital wide classes in neonatal advanced life support

    08/1994 to 02/2000
    RN LDRP Catholic Charities Of The Archidiocese Of Washington Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Worked as newborn outpatient nurse and well baby charge nurse for the LDRP
  • Duties included direct patient care of well babies including immediate post delivery care, Apgar scoring, physical assessment, gestational age assessment, and resuscitation as required
  • Medication administration
  • Arterial and venapuncture with lab interpretation
  • Other duties include assessment and care of newborn outpatients with coordination of home care requiring treatments and monitoring
  • Assist neonatologists with procedures and rounds
  • Taught neonatal life support classes for staff
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Nurse Recruiter from 1994 - 1996

  • 11/1990 to 08/1994
    RN NICU Ascension (System Office) Hartford, IL,
  • Duties included direct patient care of 3 - 6 intensive care neonates in Level III NICU
  • Experience in multiple forms of oxygen therapy, including various forms of ventilatin such as intermittent mandatory ventilation and high frequency jet ventilation, NCPAP, oxyhoods and nasal cannulasManagement of fluid and electrolytes, cardiopulmonary and thermoregulation of neonatesCertified in and performed arterial puncture, intubation and direct tracheal suctioning
  • Attended routine and high risk deliveries
  • Charge nurse duties
  • Orientation of new employees
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans

  • intermittent mandatory ventilationintermittent mandatory ventilation
    08/1987 to 11/1990
    Nurse Manager Children\'s Hospital At University Of MS Medical Center City, STATE,
    Well Baby and Intermediate Care Nursery management included supervision of care to 30 - 60 well babies and 16 - 24 level II step down babies
  • Supervision of approximately 40 employees
  • Scheduling and evaluations of employees
  • Unit budgeting
  • Wrote and implemented first Standards of Care for both units
  • Revised and updated policies and procedures
  • Served on various committees

  • 05/1984 to 02/1987
    RN NICU Children\'s Hospital At UMC City, STATE,
  • Duties included direct patient care of 5 - 8 level III intensive care neonates
  • Care included babies with extreme prematurity, congenital heart disease, multiple congenital anomalies, infectious illnesses, and various other critical conditionsResponsibilities included cardiopulmonary, temperature and fluid and electrolyte management
  • Maintenance of central lines, including umbilical artery and venous catheters, and Broviac catheters
  • Starting and maintaining IV lines and fluids
  • Arterial and venipuncture
  • Resuscitation of newborns
  • Charge nurse duties
  • Orientation of new employees and students
  • January 1984 - May 1984 - Worked as Student Nursing Assistant on surgical transplant floor - 2-South

  • Education
    Expected in 1979
    St Joseph High School - Jackson, MS

    Expected in 1984
    Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
    Hinds Junior College School of Nursing - Raymond, MS
    • Graduated Cum Laude
    • Top 10% of class
    • Registered Nurse in Mississippi, License number R652148, since1984
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor - Regional Trainer since 1992 ID# 6005685
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification
    • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Provider Certification
    Additional Information
    Awards received:
  • 2017 Safety Award - Merit Health River Oaks Hospital
  • 2016 Nurse of the Year - Merit Health River Oaks
  • 1992 NICU Nurse of the Year - Mississippi Baptist Medical Center 1992 Critical Care Nurse of the year - MS Baptist Medical Center License

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