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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

A conscientious, integrity-driven, hard-working, and compassionate nursing professional with a strong background in medical/surgical/trauma nursing, physical medicine nursing, looking for a career in case management or nursing administration. Strong clinical skills, communication skills, and people skills. Professionally trained with more than 20 years of experience; ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Experienced in teaching and mentoring nursing students in a clinical setting. Responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable, with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Proven leader, effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals and continuously driving healthcare system quality initiatives. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail and natural interpersonal strengths. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments.

Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • High level of autonomy
  • Patient and family focused
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Patient education
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Family Education
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Wound Care
  • Infection control measures
  • Trauma recovery
Work History
Staff Nurse, 12/2013 to Current
University Of Chicago Medical CenterNew Lenox, IL,
  • 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.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation, by checking vital signs, respiratory status, and food intake.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Quality Committee champion from 2015-2019
  • System level Quality Council from 2017-2019
  • Aromatherapy team 2015-present
  • Reiki team 2019-present
Staff Nurse, 12/2002 to 12/2013
University Of Chicago Medical CenterSouth Holland, IL,
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Assisted in assessing, planning, and implementing the plan of care for physical medicine and rehabilitation patients; including: CVA, TBI, and orthopedic patients
  • Used EMR for charting
  • Coordinate patient care, along with other nurse, patient care technicians, physicians, and other support services
  • Educate patients and family members on a variety of patient issues; ex: stroke, TBI, diabetes, and spinal cord injuries
  • Cross trained in 2013 to be a Clinical Liaison
Staff Nurse, 09/1997 to 12/2002
University Of Chicago Medical CenterHomewood, IL,
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management
  • Cared for patients on the rehab unit, ortho unit, and dementia unit; supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions
Staff Nurse, 09/1995 to 09/1997
University Of Chicago Medical CenterChicago, IL,
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates
  • Evaluated, implemented and designed tailored health care plans specific to patient needs and concerns
  • Coordinated nursing care for patients and participated in patient and family education
  • Helped patients eat and drink when necessary for safe consumption of food consistent with recovery guidelines
  • Assisted patients in performance mobility exercises and activities of daily living; providing support when getting in and out of bed, as well as walking and stretching
  • Analyzed patient responses to medications, therapies and variances in plans of care
  • Supported nursing team in exceeding patient care goals and fostering continuous improvement
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 04/2014
Eastern University - Wayne, PA
GPA:
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2011
Delaware County Community College - Media, PA
GPA:
Diploma/LPN: Nursing, Expected in 12/1994
Delaware County School of Practical Nursing - Folcroft, PA,
GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care RN
  • ELNEC Certified (End of Life Care)
  • BLS/First Aid/CPR Certified
  • IV/Phlebotomy Certified
  • Million Hearts Fellow (millionhearts.hhs.gov)
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Nurse Manager Certification
  • MLH Trauma Certification
  • Level 1 Reiki Practitioner
  • MLH Aromatherapy Certification

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School Attended
  • Eastern University
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Delaware County School of Practical Nursing
Job Titles Held:
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Diploma/LPN