acute care registered nurse resume example with 8 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Hardworking, compassionate, Acute care Nurse offering 10 years of Nursing experience, and looking for a new long-term position with room for career development. Excellent time management and multitasking abilities, and a great team player. Successful in providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Recognized for collaborating well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices. Equally effective in leadership and independent roles.

  • Care plan management
  • Procedure development
  • Patient record auditing
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Performance management
  • Patient assessments
  • Duty delegation
  • Patient care management
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Intake and discharge
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Diabetes management
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Ventilator care
  • Patient assessments
  • Medical chart management
  • Patient counseling and support
  • Medication administration
  • Coordination
  • Leadership
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Decision-making
  • Multitasking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Active listening
  • Diagnostic abilities
  • Electronic documentation
  • Vital signs collections
  • Analytical
  • PPE use
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Organizational skills
  • First Aid/CPR
  • People skills
  • Patient discharging
  • Taking vitals
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Flexible schedule
Acute Care Registered Nurse, 07/2021 to Current
Mission Health System, IncFranklin, NC,
  • Assessed patient conditions, implemented care plans and reassessed conditions continuously.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
  • Communicated and collaborated with healthcare team and patient to identify and meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Spoke with patients to better understand experienced side effects, noting details in charts for physician follow-up.
  • Distributed medications in accordance with patients' medical charts.
  • Monitored efficacy of nursing interventions and revised care plans based upon patient response.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in care delivery.
  • Organized discharges and educated patients about continuing care requirements to boost long-term outcomes.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals, and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Collected blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom re occurrence.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments and restore vital functions.
  • Operated critical care equipment to keep patients stable and promote recovery.
  • Managed needs of chronically ill and acute patients with well-coordinated treatment strategies.
  • Protected critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Personalized bedside care and interactions based on cultural backgrounds of different patients.
  • Administered medications to treat patients' symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
  • Completed diagnostic tests and patient assessments to evaluate treatment progress.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and other condition-stabilizing interventions.
  • Provided expert critical care response in emergency situations involving illnesses or injuries.
  • Managed patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses and changing care plans accordingly.
  • Worked on regular basis with patients suffering from conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, burns and cardiac events.
  • Addressed issues with multiple organ systems in patients with critical illnesses
Charge Nurse, 03/2014 to 08/2020
Vail Valley Medical CenterEdwards, CO,
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through effective triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, peritoneal dialysis, IV pushes and oral subcutaneous.
  • Documented and evaluated effectiveness of care plans and interventions.
  • Led patient care team and served as Nurse in Charge of health center.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Led [Number] team unit, promoting quality care for up to [Number] patients per day.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Actualized interventions and strategies to manage chest tubes, nasogastric tubes, G-tubes and [Type].
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Provided continuous assessment of patients in [Type] unit from admission to discharge.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and health maintenance.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to patients and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Skilled in central line and catheter management for triple lumen catheter (TLC), peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), tunneled intravascular central catheter (TICC), Quinton lines, and implanted vascular access device (IVAD).
  • Delegated and prioritized tasks, streamlining all steps in rapid response situations.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Oversaw medication administration to [Number] patients daily, monitoring and documenting responses.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Supported professional development of nurses with ranging experience levels, encouraging continual education and adaptation to evolving circumstances.
  • 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.
  • Administered high consequence medications with exacting accuracy, monitoring patients for side effects and supporting patient comfort and comprehensive recovery.
  • Supported nurses in providing routine wound care and attending to complex lacerations and punctures.
  • Supervised exceptional team with collaborative leadership and creative responses to resource scarcity and nurse availability.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Administered general care to patients, including recording of temperature and blood pressure, wound dressing and [Type] testing.
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Collected biological samples from patients and performed routine lab tests to support diagnosis.
  • Checked in on patients at regular intervals to record food and fluid intake and output, taking measures to promote healthy levels as needed.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Worked with [Job title] to evaluate intervention outcomes and make needed adjustments to care plans.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
Pediatric Home Health Nurse, 11/2012 to 04/2013
Interim Home Healthcare CompanyBrunswick, OH,
  • Utilized well-honed communication skills to deliver information to pediatric patients and family members regarding treatment, care and medical options.
  • Delivered high level of nursing care to ill children in residences.
  • Complied with policies and procedures by documenting patients' progress and uploading it to the system via [Type of Software].
  • Managed various nursing tasks for medically fragile children, which included administering medication, cleaning wounds and monitoring blood glucose levels.
  • Determined issues that needed to be immediately addressed, contacting the patient's physician for support and care suggestions.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Administered compassionate care to patients with debilitating conditions, including back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries and strokes.
  • Verified consistent delivery of compassionate care to patients with debilitating conditions, including back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries and strokes.
  • Supported patients with activities of daily living and functional mobility to improve comfort and quality of life and reduce pain.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Assisted with personal care needs of clients in private homes while supporting patient independence and well-being.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Registered Nurse, Expected in 09/2020
Texas State Technical College - West Texas - Sweetwater, TX
  • [Number] GPA
  • Ranked in Top [Number]% of class

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  • Texas State Technical College - West Texas

Job Titles Held:

  • Acute Care Registered Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Pediatric Home Health Nurse


  • Associate of Applied Science

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