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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

19 years as a Registered Nurse, with an extensive history in Medical Surgical Nursing. Extensive history in precepting , Leadership, teamwork and values of the organization. Driven and dedicated to improving patient outcomes.

Education and Training
MSN: Specialization Leadership Management, Expected in 2013
Walden University - ,
Associate's degree Nursing: , Expected in 1997
Pitt Community College - Greenville, North Carolina


Skill Highlights
  • Staffing management ability
  • Proven patience and self-discipline
  • Conflict resolution
  • Patient-oriented
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Relationship and team building
  • Sound decision making
  • Effectively influences others
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Critical thinking proficiency
Professional Experience
Staff Nurse ,Observation Staff Nurse, 08/2013 to 2016
Milford Regional Medical CenterHopedale, MA,
  • Responsible for direct patient care primarily for orthopedic, trauma, urology, medical and general surgery patients.
  • Served as a permanent charge nurse for unit.
  • Responsible for leading multiple special quality projects; fall prevention, and medication safety.
  • Accountable for coaching and educating new hires and students.
  • Identified as resource nurse for the unit.
Assistant Nurse Manager , 2011 to 08/2013
Danbury Health SystemsBethel, CT,
  • Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
  • Trained new staff on quality control procedures.
  • Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance, Performed quality measures for unit and entered results in Verge.
  • Oncology Vidant Medical center.
Staff Nurse ,Oncology, 11/2009 to 2011
Vidant Medial CenterCity, STATE,
  • Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.
  • Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Assessed patients and documented patient histories.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment.
Registered Nurse (SLAT) , 08/2006 to 11/2009
Vidant Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
  • Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.
  • Evaluated health education needs of patients and provided necessary training and instruction.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
Registered Nurse CEU, 03/2004 to 08/2006
CEU Vidant Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Served as charge nurse for unit, responsible for delegating tasks to unit secretaries and care partners, served patients with diagnosis of chest pain and R/O MI, help prepare patients for stress tests and assisted with prepping patients for kidney transplants.
  • Monitored patient's intake and output, responsible for quality documentation and assessing need for improvement on the unit.
  • Ensured patient safety and quality of care.
  • Responsible for education of patients prior to discharge.
  • Collaborated with other staff members and physicians to ensure safe patient care.
  • 2East Vidant Medical Center.
Staff Nurse, CEU, 06/2000 to 03/2004
Vidant Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Provided direct patient care with multiple chronic diagnoses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient, developed a plan of care specific for patient diagnosis, served as unit charge nurse, responsible for patient assignments to staff and ensured unit was appropriately covered.
  • Responsible for delegation of assignments, Involved in direct patient care, blood draws, prepping patients for surgery, pre and post-operative care, responsible for orientating new nurses, collaborated with physicians, worked as a team player with other staff members.
  • Utilized resources for patient care prior to discharge.
Registered Nurse, 1 West, 05/1997 to 06/2000
Vidant Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for patients with multiple orthopedic and urological problems.
  • Developed plans of care for existing problems of patients, served as relief charge nurse, oriented new hires, delegated task to the care partners, provided safe quality care, documented changes and response to medications, collaborated with physicians to ensure patients' needs were being met.
  • Worked as a team player to ensure care of the patients.
  • Assisted with care of the pre and post-operative patient.
  • Educated patients on the disease process, utilized resources to ensure education of patients prior to discharge.
North Carolina Board of Nursing 1997 - current
Professional Affiliations

Served on Professional Developmental Council, Research Committee Council, Member of Fanning the Flame COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES November 2011, Participated in Meals on Wheels for Council on Aging November 2013, participates in Stroke Screening Clinics Affiliations Member of American Nurses Association Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Member of Oncology Nursing Society Local Chapter

Additional Information
  • LICENSURE North Carolina Board of Nursing 1997 - current

blood draws, brochures, case management, coaching, CPR, diagnosis, documentation, health education, instruction, medication management, nursing, Oncology Nurse with direct patient care, responsible for patient privacy, patient safety, responsible for primary care.

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Pitt Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse ,Observation Staff Nurse
  • Assistant Nurse Manager
  • Staff Nurse ,Oncology
  • Registered Nurse (SLAT)
  • Registered Nurse CEU
  • Staff Nurse, CEU
  • Registered Nurse, 1 West


  • MSN
  • Associate's degree Nursing

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