Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Critical Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Chronic Disease Management and education
  • Treatment Planning; care plan development, management, and evaluation
  • Patient /family education; Staff education and training
  • Evaluation of level of comprehension, retention, and compliance of instructions/education
  • Proficient in various computer skills including Epic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Work History
03/2001 to Current RN PACU Common Spirit | Missouri Valley, IA,
  • Serve as staff nurse admitting and caring for pre- op and post-operative patients including but not limited to ENT neck dissections from thyroid or other types of throat cancers, mastectomies, total/partial hysterectomies, other various gynecological surgeries and procedures, various simple and complex orthopedic cases including reattachment of fingers, various joint surgeries, ophthalmic surgeries such as corneal transplants, cataracts, and retinal surgeries.
  • Wide experience in assessment, treatment, and education of both patients and families
  • Consistently evaluate each patients' retention, comprehension and compliance of educational content given both prior to discharge home and with follow up post op phone call within 24-48 hours of discharge.
  • Utilize critical thinking using both objective, subjective and diagnostic means in order to keep physicians updated and informed of pre-op and post op patient’s significant history and condition and document appropriately in EMR.
  • Work within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and evaluate individualized plan of care to improve health and meet recovery and education goals with an emphasis on a patient centered approach and quality care.
  • Work with patients with various diagnosis/surgeries and chronic health conditions.
  • Update patient charts using EMR with data such as medications, new treatment plans, new diagnosis to keep records current and support accurate treatments and plan of care.
  • Observe and report patient condition, progress, and medication side effects to physicians and other healthcare team members in a timely manner; accurately document updates in EMR.
  • Document medications administered and treatments and procedures performed in EMR to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the patient's information, enhance the coordination of care, and improve patient satisfaction.
  • Served as committee member of program to facilitate improvement in quality of care, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
  • Served as educator role in hospital-wide annual nursing proficiency skills lab.
  • Promoted available resources and connected individuals with services.
02/1985 to 06/1995 RN Davita | Lakewood, WA,
  • Managed patients recovering from surgical procedures and/or trauma, including CABG, MVR, aneurysm repair, lobectomy, other major surgical procedures and administered and managed care to patients with ongoing disease processes including but not limited to infected wounds, kidney failure, complicated diabetic patients, acute and chronic pain management, vent care, and post MI care
  • Educated patients and family on pertinent health care issues and followed up to re-evaluate comprehension and compliance of education and instructions
  • Conferred with multiple types of physicians including cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, internal medicine physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
03/1984 to 01/1985 RN Davita | Lansdale, PA,
  • Performed as home healthcare RN specializing in assessment, care, and education of cardiovascular and diabetic patients
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results and recorded and reported results to physician
  • Administered injections and IV medications as ordered by physician
  • Established rapport with patient and family to facilitate adherence to POC
  • Informed physicians of any changes to patients' health or concerns observed during home visits
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results
  • Coordinated care with various physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services
01/1982 to 11/1983 RN Cardiovascular Step Down Unit St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Performed as staff and charge nurse on cardiac step-down unit
  • Provided direct nursing care and pertinent education to post CCU, CVICU, ICU, and to various types of med-surg and oncology patients
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on 28 bed cardiac step-down unit, providing direct care to up to 7 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks
Expected in 12/1981 Diploma of Nursing | RN Baptist Health Schools Little Rock, Little Rock, AR GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.75 GPA
Expected in 06/1979 Bachelor of Arts | Biology; Humanities/Spanish Hendrix College, Conway, AR GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.25 GPA
  • Majored in Biology with emphasis on Humanities/Spanish


Arkansas Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS

A highly motivated and progress-focused RN, with over 30 years of clinical experience based in the critical care and perioperative areas. With experiences that will contribute greatly to the team. Consistently utilize critical and analytical thinking and am well-organized. Have exceptional communication and listening skills which are crucial when dealing with any healthcare scenario whether it be patient/family care and education or the evaluation of that care and education. Am easily able to discern the best methods to educate others utilizing knowledge of various learning and training methods. Strong belief in the importance of speaking with and educating both patients and their families about their disease process and post operative instructions. Believe education and timely follow ups play a key role in maximizing a positive outcome/ prognosis for patients while also minimizing costs by decreasing unnecessary returns to the physicians clinic or the ER. This includes education about medications, wound care, possible complications, activity restrictions, etc. Able to work independently and, as required, as part of a team.

These skills and qualifications plus the extensive background in a variety of surgical and critical areas makes me an excellent asset to a team striving or a patient - centered approach.

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  • Hendrix College

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