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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with 28 years  of varied nursing experience in education, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. Additional expertise includes management and staff supervision. Strong desire to focus on preventative care and health education.
Licenses
Registered Nurse in the State of Texas- current with no restrictions
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 
Interests
Sigma Theta Tau
Skill Highlights
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ability to utilize and navigate through various versions of electronic health records used in acute care facilities.
Professional Experience
Staff Nurse, 1999 to 2002
Children's Mercy HospitalIndependence, MO,

Floated in the following areas as a PRN nurse: Medical/Surgical unit, Surgical care unit including outpatient services, ICU and ER. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. 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. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided education to patients on medications, recovery, discharge orders and community resources. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 6-8 high acuity patients per shift.

Director of the Vocational Nursing Program, 1998 to Current
Lifespace CommunitiesMinneapolis, MN,

Duties include: Direct the college LVN program  for the Brenham Campus including recruitment, enrollment, budgeting and instruction. Supervise 4 other practitioners and employees, led recruiting and hiring, develop and maintain quality care systems and standards according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as the Texas Board of Nursing, including but not limited to, creating and improving student nursing protocols/guidelines. Plan and monitor program budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Teach didactic and clinical courses throughout all semesters of the program as well as perform clinical supervision in the acute care/hospital settings. I am a disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients, students and colleagues. 

Director of Nursing Services, 1996 to 1998
Children's Mercy HospitalWichita, KS,
Managed team of medical support personnel. Directed nursing services and rehabilitation services for all residents. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Completed necessary Medicare and Medicaid paperwork and assessment forms as well as private pay insurance records. Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Provided necessary health education training for residents, family members, and direct care staff. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
RN Case Manager for Home Health Services, 1992 to 1996
Trinity Medical CenterCity, STATE,
Managed caseload of 20 home health clients, providing home visits, education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Coordinated with doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nurses aides to develop care plans for patients and scheduling of home visits. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care needs. Completed necessary Medicare/Medicaid and insurance forms as well as maintained direct contact with these agencies to maintain compliance with their standards. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Tested glucose and administered injections. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.  Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Education Nurse, 1991 to 1994
Kruse Memorial Lutheran VillageCity, STATE,
Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Actively participated in Quality Assurance Program. Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Provided necessary health education training for residents. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Staff Nurse, 1989 to 1991
Brenham ClinicCity, STATE,
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Pre-Op, OR and PACU nurse, 1988 to 1989
Columbus Community HospitalCity, STATE,
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided necessary health education training for patients and family members. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Tested glucose and administered injections. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages. Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Languages
Fluent in English, Four years of Spanish Study in high school
Education and Training
Master of Science: Nursing Education, Expected in 2008
University of Texas at Tyler - Tyler , Texas
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2006
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas
GPA:
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 1994
Austin Community College - Austin, Texas
GPA:
Licensed Vocational Nurse: Nursing, Expected in 1988
Blinn College - Brenham, Texas
GPA:
Skills
Case Manager, Fluent in English, Home Health, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word, Nursing, minimal medical Spanish
Additional Information
  • HONORS: Sigma Theta Tau

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School Attended
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Austin Community College
  • Blinn College
Job Titles Held:
  • Staff Nurse
  • Director of the Vocational Nursing Program
  • Director of Nursing Services
  • RN Case Manager for Home Health Services
  • Education Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Pre-Op, OR and PACU nurse
Degrees
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

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