Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Skilled nursing professional with more than 35 years of experience and passion for providing highest quality of nursing care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families. Skillfully assess health status, develop nursing diagnoses and manage care for patients with acute and chronic concerns.

Strong interpersonal strengths, including caring of the human soul with compassion. Interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader

Retired in october of 2016, after almost 40 years of primarily bedside nursing. Volunteered at the ABCCM Medical Community Center in Asheville, NC, providing meals and assisting with grocery distribution to the homeless in that area. Worked in the clinic volunteering with other nurses and doctors to provide basic care and education for the homeless population .

  • Patient Care
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medication Administration
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Information Collection
  • Telemetry
  • Quality Improvement Activities
  • Emotional Support
  • Medication Management
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Ventilator care
  • Diabetes management
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Flexible
Work History
Staff RN, SICU, 05/2007 to 10/2016
American Red CrossTexas City, TX,
  • Provided care to 2-3 post-surgical , critical care patients utilizing critical thinking skill and knowledge with Veterans.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Floated to other units to assist with patient care, including PACU, ED, General medical and surgical units.
  • Monitored critical patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment and on-going assessments.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations
  • Assisted physicians with Swan-Ganz catheter placement and insertion of central IV lines, PICC lines, bronchoscopies and colonoscopies at the bedside
  • Initiated and provided procedures for patients including CRRT(Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy), Maintenance of Hemodynamic Monitoring and Arterial Lines, Placement of dobhoff feeding tubes
  • Participated in Surgical ICU departmental quality improvement initiatives to achieve higher standard of patient care.
  • Meeting with a multidisciplinary group daily to discuss patient status , changes and outcomes.
  • Worked with systems design process (Six Sigma Lean Process)which successfully decreased time and phone calls in order to admit and transfer patients
  • Unit Safe Patient Handling Leader, written 3 short articles for the VISN SPH publication , collaborated with the SPH Coordinator to create a Powerpoint , including staff signatures (Requirement of the Joint Commission Standards)
  • Participated in 3 groups (Root Cause Analysis) with resolution

Collaborated with social workers, discharge planers , palliative care and research nurses

Staff RN Medical Surgical ICU, 07/2000 to 08/2006
American Red CrossTimonium, MD,
  • 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.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Provided all areas of care to critical patients in a multidisciplinary environment, including vascular surgical patients
RN Staff Nurse, 01/1989 to 07/2000
St John's Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • 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. Provided general care to young and geriatric adults, children and infants
  • As the manager of Medical-Surgical Unit,Helped to successfully decrease restraint usage and improved restraint documentation . This enabled the facility to complete successful Joint Commission Review.
  • Assisted in the Performance Improvement Process of Quality Patient Safety
RN Staff Nurse, 05/1977 to 12/1988
Forsyth Medical HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Worked as a graduate RN and primary caregiver of teams up to 15 patients in various units , including nephrology, medical,surgical and hemodialysis units, Providing basic care ,medications, wound care and IV insertion and maintenance
  • Worked in a Rehab unit for 1 year providing care of those with spinal cord injuries.
  • Transferred to Step-down ICU where I provided care for 2-3 high risk patients, managing complicated but stable surgical patients , providing education and support to these patients and families.
  • Hemodialysis Nurse: caring for both stable and critically ill patients, including providing plasmapheresis for patients and early intervention for disease states such as Gillian -Barre. Became the Head Nurse of the Hemodialysis unit. Continued in providing treatments, and coordinating staffing for care delivery. Assisted physicians with placemat of temporary dialysis catheters, Cannulation fo fistulas and grafts,including patient and family education from admission to discharge
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/1977
University Of North Carolina At Greensboro - Greensboro, NC

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School Attended

  • University Of North Carolina At Greensboro

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff RN, SICU
  • Staff RN Medical Surgical ICU
  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN Staff Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science

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