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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Nursing for the past 30 years. First job in the hospital setting, med/surg, and then to an outpatient facility same day surgery clinic. Short term in an MD office and then 22 years in Hospice/ Home Health setting.

Working in the Home Health/Hospice setting with above average skills with all types of IV care including port care, accessing and drawing labs, preparing and administering TPN , and teaching families to do the same. I can change PICC line dressing using sterile procedure and also draw labs via lines. With Hospice patients I have administered pain medications via Cadd pumps through ports, lines, and sub-q administration. Having dealt with pain management at all levels and feel as though I am an expert in this area. This includes dealing with side effects of pain management and any side effects of chemo therapy.

As part of my job in the past 12 years we have used the computer charting program. I am an above average typist , and I feel comfortable using the electronic charting.

We had patients of all ages, I was the pediatric nurse for about 7 years for both IV patients and Hospice.

Skill Highlights
  • Skilled physical assessment of the patient.
  • Care of side effects of treatment.
  • Pain management expertise.
  • IV skills with ports and lines.
  • Served as instructor and preceptor for new nurses.
  • Supervised HH aides.
  • Instructor for home IV therapy to family and other nurses.
  • Skilled at computer based charting and above average typist.
Professional Experience
02/1993 to 09/2015 Staff nurse for Hospice The Brooklyn Hospital Center | Brooklyn, NY,

As described above, home care and hospice care for patient of all ages. Assessment of condition, med instruction, symptom management including pain with emotional support to both patient and family. Worked as part of a team to deal with physical and emotional struggles of the terminally ill patient and their family. IV care and wound care also as part of the over all job duties. We had Palliative patients also as part of the program.

11/2015 to 05/2019 Staff Nurse Erlanger Health | Chattanooga, TN,
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Answered patient questions and explained the provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
10/2019 to Current Staff Registered Nurse Bayada Home Health | City, STATE,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
Education and Training
Expected in 1985 Diploma | Nursing Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing, Sharon, PA GPA:

3 year Diploma program for nursing

Expected in 1979 Bachelor of Arts | Applied Music Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA GPA:

4 years Bachelor of Music degree. Vocal performance.

Expected in 1981 Teaching certificate | Music Education Youngstown State University, Youngstown, VA GPA:

Received a teaching certificate for music grades K-12.

Licenses

Registered nurse license for the state of Florida, License number 9418915.

Registered nurse license for the state of Pennsylvania, License number RN276175L


Basic Life Support and CPR training for medical professional.


Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse for 8 years.


Chemo Therapy certification course completed.


Teaching certificate grades K-12.



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School Attended
  • Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing
  • Virginia Intermont College
  • Youngstown State University
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  • Staff nurse for Hospice
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse
Degrees
  • Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Teaching certificate

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