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Jessica Claire
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Summary


Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

Skills
  • Post-surgery treatment
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Complex wound care
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Diabetes management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Staff Development and Precepting
Experience
Wound Care Nurse, 10/2018 to Current
Advantage LivingSouthwest Detroit, MI,
  • Cared for patients with various wounds caused by injuries, medical treatments and diseases.
  • Conducted wound assessments for patients and documented information.
  • Worked with healthcare teams to assess patients, manage wounds and monitor healing.
  • Educated patients and family members on cleaning and dressing wounds and identifying signs of infection.
  • Measured wound depth to support treatment methods and monitor healing.
  • Classified wounds using staging system based on visual evaluation of affected tissue.
  • Minimized patient skin breakdown by devising and carrying out skin care plan.
  • Educated patients, family members and caregivers on condition management.
  • Continually assessed patient pain levels and applied appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Viewed electronic health system records to evaluate patient wound care history, other relevant medical information and prescription medications.
  • Coordinated care with charge nurse and other staff through daily communication.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
Charge Licensed Practical Nurse, 10/2016 to 10/2018
Brookdale Senior LivingBranding Iron Addition, MT,
  • Administered high consequence medications with exacting accuracy, monitoring patients for side effects and supporting patient comfort and comprehensive recovery.
  • Established direct lines of communication between nursing staff and other interested departments, supporting patient care with collaboration between personnel with complementary specialties.
  • Analyzed charts and utilized data to recommend proper treatment courses to physicians.
  • Monitored patients with incontinence issues, both after procedures and in recovery from trauma, installing catheters and monitoring bedpans to keep patients safe and comfortable.
  • Supervised exceptional team with collaborative leadership and creative responses to resource scarcity and nurse availability.
  • Supported nurses in providing routine wound care and attending to complex lacerations and punctures.
  • Supported professional development of nurses with ranging experience levels, encouraging continual education and adaptation to evolving circumstances.
  • Prepared equipment for patient scans, surgeries, operations and routine visits to streamline doctor's role and support exceptional care.
  • Took patients vitals, including blood pressure, temperature and pulse and documented vital signs and weight of patients.
  • Directed medication administration and oversaw all patient care.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Monitored patients' condition and progress, reevaluating treatments as necessary.
  • Evaluated patient conditions, progress and treatment success to make changes and adapt treatment plans.
  • Adhered to facility and legal standards for daily operations and medication room management.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Followed doctor and nurse instructions for medication management and charting of vital signs.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Assisted with development, optimization and management of nursing standards and policies.
  • Assessed performance of individual nurses and developed improvement plans for struggling or deficient personnel.
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques and patient assessments and interventions.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Created and implemented care plans after reviewing patients' imaging and test results, working closely with other members of interdisciplinary team.
LPN, 09/2014 to 10/2016
Baptist Health CareJay, FL,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored fluid output.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
Education and Training
: Nursing, Expected in 07/2014 to Diman Regional Technical Institute - School of Practical Nursing - Fall River, MA
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Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 02/2021 to Excelsior College - Albany, NY
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Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in to Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH
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Certifications

Basic Life Support 2021

Nursing Home Infection Preventionist 2020

IV Certification

Infection Control Surveillance Training

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School Attended

  • Diman Regional Technical Institute - School of Practical Nursing
  • Excelsior College
  • Southern New Hampshire University

Job Titles Held:

  • Wound Care Nurse
  • Charge Licensed Practical Nurse
  • LPN

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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