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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Skilled nursing professional with more than 30 years of experience and passion for providing highest quality of behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families. Skillfully assess health status, develop diagnoses and manage care for patients with acute and chronic concerns. Experienced in structured and unstructured environments, smoothly coordinating multiple activities and competing priorities.

Skills
  • Patient education
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Intake and discharge
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Care
  • Teaching
  • Staff Management
  • Dementia Knowledge
  • Treatment Planning
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Information Collection
  • Bathing
  • Disease Management
  • Vaccine administration
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Family Education
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Wound Care
Work History
03/2012 to Current Staff Nurse Maryland School For The Blind | Baltimore, MD,
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • 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.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Updated patient charts using PCC with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in PCC.
  • 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.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Provided high quality care to 44 patients per day on a long-term-bed unit.
08/2010 to Current Home Health Care Nurse The Pediatric Connection | Tyler, TX,
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Cooked appetizing and satisfying meals and snacks.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Determined and addresses individual home care needs by completing detailed assessments and reviewing documentation.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
  • Introduced changes to patient care plans based on regular evaluations and patient changes.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Supported personal care needs, including shopping for groceries, cleaning house and balancing accounts.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Provided exceptional care to two high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
01/2005 to 03/2012 Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor State Of Arkansas | Hardy, AR,
  • Maintained medication room in full compliance with government and facility requirements.
  • Oversaw medication passes and all direct patient care.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Helped long-term care residents with bathing, dressing, feeding and other daily living activities.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising DON.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatment, such as administering PPD tests, taking temperature and blood pressure and dressing wounds.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
08/2000 to 08/2005 Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse Davita | Tualatin, OR,
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Reviewed patient history to verify conditions and current medications.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Supported diagnoses by taking blood, urine or sputum samples from patients for laboratory testing.
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Clearly and thoroughly explained diagnoses, treatment options and procedures to patients and loved ones, checking in to verify understanding.
  • Collaborated with Physician on evaluation of care plan outcomes, implementing or adjusting interventions accordingly.
  • Helped patients complete day-to-day tasks, including bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders
  • Provided pre- and post-operative nursing care
Education
Expected in 06/1986 to to No Degree | Nursing Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA GPA:
Expected in 06/1975 to to High School Diploma | West Tallahatchie High School, Webb, MS GPA:
  • Coursework in English], Algebra andHistory
Certifications
  • Licensed LPN - 35 years

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School Attended

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • West Tallahatchie High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Home Health Care Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor
  • Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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