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

Well-qualified RN with full NC/PA credentials and extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient settings. Passionate about delivering compassionate patient care with respect to individual patient needs. Open and clear communicator with analytical problem-solving abilities and advanced clinical expertise. Skilled nursing professional with more than 15 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 Care
  • Teaching
  • Treatment Planning
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Information Collection
  • Bathing
  • Telemetry
  • Health Education
  • Emotional Support
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Medication Administration
  • Managed Care
  • Disease Management
  • Patient Bathing
  • Critical Care
  • Medication Management
Work History
Staff RN, 09/2008 to 10/2008
Samaritan Health SystemWatertown, NY,
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Updated patient charts using [Software] with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • 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.
Clinic RN, 01/2004 to 07/2005
Catholic Health InitiativeDunlap, IA,
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Recorded details regarding all therapies, following physician orders and medications to keep patient charts updated.
  • Updated patient charts using no software for charting in use during these dates with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
Telemetry/ICU/IV Team RN, 01/1986 to 01/2000
Grand View HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Administered heart and blood pressure medication to cardiac patients as prescribed by physicians.
  • Performed hourly rounds on 30-bed floor to monitor equipment function and lead placement.
  • Utilized specialized equipment to track and monitor patients' vital signs in telemetry(stepdown), ICU, while transporting patients for various tests, transport to larger hospital systems, etc . unit.
  • Provided patients with information on such subjects as side effects from medications and benefits of proper nutrition to help promote better outcomes.
  • Observed patient health and side effects from treatments and medications, noting all details in patient chart.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided exceptional care to 2-4 high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including cardioversion ,telemetry monitoring, and various other procedures, treatments done on a telemetry unit or ICU and monitoring during GI procedures, bronchoscopies, etc. procedures.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Cared for patients in 30-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 4-10 patients daily.
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for Cardiac rehabilitation unit.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Updated patient charts using software for documentation not available during this time period with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • 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.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of cardiac patients in challenging ICU/Telemetry environment.
  • Recorded details regarding all therapies, including monitoring and patient outcomes to keep patient charts updated.
Education
Diploma of Nursing: Nursing, Expected in
Pittston Hospital School of Nursing - Pittston, PA,
GPA:
RN Refresher Course 2018

Due to a number of years not being in the workforce I enrolled in the Chapel Hill RN Refresher Course and completed the Theory Portion of this course which I received a certificate for. Unfortunately timing and scheduling on the part of myself and the course representative I was unable to complete the clinical portion. My understanding was that the clinical portion was needed to reactivate the RN license. I have kept my license activated in both NC and PA so I had no reason to reactivate them.

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School Attended
  • Pittston Hospital School of Nursing
Job Titles Held:
  • Staff RN
  • Clinic RN
  • Telemetry/ICU/IV Team RN
Degrees
  • Diploma of Nursing

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