Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Compassionate registered nurse accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgement combined with strong documentation, vitals monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency.

  • Diabetes management
  • Medication administration expert
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Talented in minor surgery assistance
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Intake and discharge
  • First Aid/CPR
Surgical Services Registered Nurse, 05/2002 - Current
Community Health System Fayetteville, AR,
  • Informed patients, family members and caregivers of physician instructions for post-operative at-home care.
  • Supported successful administration of care plans by communicating with cross-functional teams.
  • Performed venipuncture to collect blood and submitted to lab for pre-operative testing.
  • Maintained aseptic environment to prevent patient infections or other unwanted outcomes.
  • Recorded patient outcomes, new post-operative prescriptions and other information in patient charts.
  • Assessed patients on admission to evaluate and continually monitor.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Reported issues or unusual occurrences to charge personnel to act as patient advocate.
  • Sterilized and arranged operating equipment and instruments to prepare room for surgery.
  • Observed surgical procedures to closely monitor patient and quickly assist physician with potential complications or additional needs.
  • Monitored unexpected patient events, interactions or outcomes and recorded incident report in certain situations.
  • Accessed patient medical history, current medications and pre-procedure instructions to confirm adherence and respond to questions.
  • Attended to patients with surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes.
  • Transported patients to holding area to prepare for operating procedures.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients through compassionate approach and positive attitude.
  • Assisted with patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 06/1998 - 05/2002
Adventist Health System Phoenix, AZ,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on a 40 bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Specialized in nursing care for patients requiring continuous and comprehensive observation and acute trauma patients with multitudes of injuries.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
Home Health Registered Nurse Case Manager, 04/1989 - 06/1998
American Senior Communities Crawfordsville, IN,
  • Supported patients with activities of daily living and functional mobility to improve comfort and quality of life and reduce pain.
  • Participated in on-call rotations and delivered after-hours care.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Administered compassionate care to patients with debilitating conditions, including back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries and strokes.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Worked with vendors on provision of medical equipment, supplies and services.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living and functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Furnished personal care to clients within private home settings and championed patient independence and well-being.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Supervised administrative staff of 15-20 home health aides delivering consistent coaching and mentoring to improve job efficiency.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/1985 - 04/1989
Lhc Group Nederland, TX,
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Collected biological specimens and packages for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Registered Nursing, Expected in 09/1988
Wallace College - Dothan,
: Licensed Practical Nurse, Expected in 09/1985
Wallace College - Dothan,
  • CNOR certification from the CCI Institute 2005
  • Registered Nurse First Assistant certification from Southwest Florida College 2009

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