Jacquelyn Helmen

Jacquelyn Helmen

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Nov 2010

Program Assistant/Registered Nurse

The Bridge for Youth with Disabilities

The Bridge collaborates with school, county, and community youth-serving agencies in providing lifelong learning opportunities for youth and others with disabilities.As program assistant, I am responsible for providing individual planning and support in the areas of life and work skills customized to meet the needs and interests of each client.

I have also served as the programs nurse during various field trips, most recently to Disney World in Florida.

Sep 2008 - Oct 2010

Registered Nurse

River Falls Free Clinic

I volunteered nursing-related services in a clinic that serves individuals with no health care alternative. This facility is fully staffed by volunteers.

Feb 2008 - Sep 2010

Registered Nurse

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

I coordinated and provided family-centered nursing care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults utilizing the nursing process.In addition to caring for patients with a variety of surgical and medical needs, my unit in St. Paul specialized in caring for and educating patients and families with a new diagnosis of diabetes.In Minneapolis, my unit specialized in transitional acute behavioral health needs.

Oct 2007 - Aug 2008

Registered Nurse

Hiawatha Home Care

In this position I provided professional nursing care to  a 19-year-old female (age at initial employment) who required 24-hour nursing care due to her severe medical condition.Her developmental age was that of an infant.My duties included collaborating with the client’s case manager (I at times also served as her case manager) and other members of her care team, working independently and documenting each shift thoroughly, teaching and instructing the client’s family regarding her care, assisting in developing and revising my client’s plan of care, performing nursing assessments and acting accordingly, and obtaining physician’s orders as necessary.Ventilator training was a requirement for this position. I was responsible for the supervision of both licensed practical nurses and patient care workers in the home.

My client’s diagnoses included:

  • Chromosome 22 abnormality
  • Respiratory failure
  • Tracheostomy dependent
  • BiPAP dependent
  • CP with developmental delay
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • History of seizures
  • Scoliosis
  • Feeding intolerance (GT)
  • Restrictive lung disease
May 2007 - Aug 2008

Independent Nurse Contractor, RN/RCS

Self-Employed

This position is the same position described when I worked for Hiawatha Home Care (above). I initially began work for the described client as an independent nurse contractor, and I later switched to work for Hiawatha Home Care so that I could work the opposite shift. This was necessary because of the Medicaid reimbursement system in Wisconsin.

Jan 2005 - May 2007

Student Nurse

Oral Roberts University

My nursing clinicals took place in a variety of health care facilities in the Tulsa area. These facilities included major medical centers, community agencies, and schools. My clinical experiences involved mainly the areas of med-surge, mental health, family/childbearing, leadership, critical care, community, and pediatrics.

Feb 2007 - Apr 2007

Student Nurse Extern

St. John's Health Systems

During my senior year of nursing school, I obtained a critical care externship in the surgery ICU at St. John’s Medical Center. I functioned as a nursing assistant independently and as a student nurse when performing skills that were above a nursing assistant level.

Jan 2007 - Feb 2007

Student Nurse (Leadership Clinical)

Oral Roberts University

During my senior year, I spent one month performing my leadership clinicals in Benin City, Nigeria. I participated in the trip with seven other students as well as my dean and two professors. With an emphasis on the leadership experience, each of us took turns being in charge with limited faculty guidance. We were involved with meeting with the Dean of the new nursing program at Benson Idahosa University to assist in the accreditation process. We performed as student nurses at Faith Mediplex (hospital and clinic) on a variety of different units. We established a small clinic for a day in a rural village. We organized a teaching project at a local school in which we taught the teachers basic first-aid, the 1st-5th graders hand washing and teeth brushing, and the 6th-12th graders about HIV and AIDS. Upon arriving back in the United States I created a website to aid the Oronsaye Maternity & Orphanage Home, which is operated by an 88-year-old Nigerian nurse.

Qualifications

  • Team leader with experience both in nursing and related fields
  • Excellent computer and technological skills; able to quickly learn new systems and equipment
  • Capable of problem solving and implementing solutions to complex problems
  • Patient rights advocate; able to listen and understand patient concerns
  • Relate well to people from a variety of cultures
  • Hardworking and energetic, flexible, adapt easily to environment and work schedule changes
  • Reliable and responsible

Personal

I was born and raised in the Twin Cities area. I graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2002. I have traveled extensively for missions, volunteer work, school and leisure, both in the United States and twenty-one other countries. I spent the spring semester of 2003 studying in Europe in a program based in Pontlevoy, France. More recently, I have worked with my mother to lead large groups of inner-city high school students to work with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program in Central America. We led teams to Guatemala in 2008 and El Salvador in 2010.I enjoy setting and accomplishing my own goals, meeting new people, trying new things, traveling, and reading.

Employment

Steve’s Pizza Palace

River Falls, WI                                                                                              October 2002 – October 2010

Waitress/Cook 

I have supervised and coordinated the activities of the other waitresses as well as performed as a waitress and cook. My abilities and level of responsibility have improved as I have worked on time management, multi-tasking, and team working skills.

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

American Heart Association
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

American Heart Association
Jul 2007 - Jul 2012

Registered Nurse License

Minnesota State Board of Nursing
Aug 2007 - Feb 2012

Registered Nurse License

Wisconsin State Board of Nursing