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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

Skills
  • Certification in Adult Critical Care (CCRN) 1993-2015
  • ACLS and PALS Instructor 1990-2015
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Clinical experience in Critical Care for 34 years
  • Care of Critical Ventilator Patientz
  • Treatment of Cardiac Conditions in the Adult Patient
  • Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring and Balloon Pump Therapy
  • Care and Treatment of Post-Op Coronary Bypass Patients
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Treatment patients Pre Intra and Post operatively
  • EKG Class Instructor
  • Development of a Critical Care Course for all ICU Staff
  • Proficient clinical judgement
  • Critical Care Nursing Skill
  • Patient assessment/evaluation/intervention/Patient and Family focused Nursing Support
  • Development of an LPN Clinical Ladder
  • Carotid Artery Stenting, recovery and post-op care
  • EKOS Microsonic Accelerated Thrombolysis, recovery and post-op care
  • Impella Ventricular Assist Device Patient Care
Experience
Split Schedule RN PACU/ICU Staff Nurse, 05/2021 - Current
Prime Healthcare Kansas City, MO,
  • Scheduled as needed Specialty Areas: ICU, SSU, PACU, ED, Covid ICU/ICU Charge Nurse
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to Critical patients in SSU, ICU and PACU department.
  • Evaluated and adjusted life support equipment, tubing and peripheral devices providing critical assistance to fragile patients.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Prepared for Joint Commission reviews required
  • Supervised ancillary staff of 20 on-call nurses, including scheduling shifts, delegating assignments and monitoring quality of care.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Used feedback and clinical data to improve care quality and patient outcomes.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Interim Director of SSU/Charge Nurse/ICU Staff Prn, 01/2017 - Current
Adventist Healthcare Odenton, MD,
  • Direct supervision of the Special Services Department
  • Oversaw the day to day functions of Endo, Infusion/Chemo and Special Therapy Deparment
  • Scheduled unit with the required amount
  • Managed operations in accordance with budget requirements.
  • Patient care in absence of nurses' scheduled shifts.
  • Call rotation of every other week while working in ICU 3-4 days a week during intial Covid-19 response
  • Completed Pre-Admission patient assessments and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Monitored patients before, during and after conscious sedation.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Participated in monitoring, maintaining and improving nursing sensitive indicators, and other identified outcome measures.
  • Administered medications by diverse means and tracked responses.
  • Checked on patients regularly to track progress with treatments, changes in symptoms and need for emergency interventions.
ICU Charge Nurse, 10/2016 - Current
Coffee Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Precepted and mentored new staff, graduate RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Participated in monitoring, maintaining and improving nursing sensitive indicators, core measures and other identified outcome measures.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Monitored patients's acuity to maintain staffing requirements
  • Participated in development, implementation and evaluation of action plans for continuous performance improvement.
  • Identified problems, assisted in data gathering, proposed solutions and participated in evaluation of quality assurance issues.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining steps in rapid response situations.
  • Achieved best possible outcomes for nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, patient satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
RN Heart and Vascular Center, 03/2012 - 08/2014
Tift Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
Charge/Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, 11/2006 - 03/2012
Tift Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques and patient assessments and interventions.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Evaluated and adjusted life support equipment, tubing and peripheral devices providing critical assistance to fragile patients.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and skills workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care with focus on patient safety, comfort and dignity.
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients.
RN-CVICU-MICU-SICU (Contract Nurse), 07/2006 - 03/2007
Preferred Healthcare Staffing-St.Joseph's Savannah City, STATE,
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
  • Specialized in nursing care for patients requiring continuous and comprehensive observation and interventions
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assisted with care and support of the family during the Critical Care Phase and in some case assisting with End of life Care.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Detected emerging problems by monitoring patients' behavior, vital signs and fluid intake and output.
  • Supervised cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms and oxygen delivery devices.
  • Identified abnormal and critical respiratory patterns through direct pulmonary assessments.
  • Kept track of patients' changing pain levels and proactively worked to minimize excess pain or discomfort.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and laboratory data to assess needs and provide emergency interventions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
RN Staff Endoscopy/PRN, 04/2005 - 11/2006
Berrien County Hospital City, STATE,
  • Prepared patients for specific endoscopic procedures.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Administered Conscious Sedation to Adults in the GI Lab
  • Monitored and Interpreted Vital Signs and EKG rhythm in the Pre-op Intra-op and Post-Op Care of the patient
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
Director of Critical Care Services, 11/1987 - 05/2006
Coffee Regional Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Direct supervision of the ICU, Emergency Department and Step-Down Department
  • Recruited, trained and retained intelligent clinical and staff to bolster skills set of already talented team. At one time ICU had 7 CCRN,s and 4 CEN ED staff nurses.
  • Participated in TIMI 1, TIMI 2A and TIMI 2B national study on thrombolytic therapy, Invasive therapy, conservative treatment and thrombolytic treatment adjuncts
  • Liased with Building Project Managers during the building of a completely new facility on the ICU, ED and Step Down Units
  • Oversaw staffing and budgeting of 3 departments
  • Functioned as Patient Care Director as needed
  • Oversaw Critical Care Committee, Emergency Department Committee. I was on the Pharmacy & Therapuetics Committee and Ethics Committee
  • Implemented Quality improvement projects to assist with patient and family satisfaction
  • Headed clinical projects to devise and establish policies, procedures and best practices in alignment with Standard of Care.
  • Insured and enforced medical compliance with HIPAA and OSHA regulations for maximum quality and control
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Led and motivated 100 employees through supervision, training and coaching on duties and daily operational activities.
  • Resolved conflicts promptly among physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees to keep workflows on task.
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, 06/1987 - 02/1989
South Georgia Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Care of the Critical Care Patient Post op Neurological care and patients with trauma related injuries
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, hemodynamic monitoring, complex medical equipment and adjustmented administration of medication as ordered.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing`, Expected in 06/1987
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South Georgia State College - Douglas, GA
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Associate of Arts: Occupational Therapy, Expected in 11/1986
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South Georgia State College - Douglas, GA
GPA:
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Accomplishments

Nominated for Daisy Award 3 times

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School Attended

  • South Georgia State College
  • South Georgia State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Split Schedule RN PACU/ICU Staff Nurse
  • Interim Director of SSU/Charge Nurse/ICU Staff Prn
  • ICU Charge Nurse
  • RN Heart and Vascular Center
  • Charge/Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit
  • RN-CVICU-MICU-SICU (Contract Nurse)
  • RN Staff Endoscopy/PRN
  • Director of Critical Care Services
  • Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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