Acute Care Registered Nurse resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Critical Care Nurse with 3 years of nursing experience in ICU/Acute Care settings and med surg nursing. Strong crisis management and triage skills to assess and attend to needs of multiple patients. Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to deliver exceptional quality of care. Committed to providing every patient with supportive, cost-effective care, alleviating symptoms and helping to resolve underlying concerns. Skilled in responding to emergencies, updating charts and educating patients and families. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Float to multiple units and serve as charge nurse when needed. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Critical thinking
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • People skills
  • Work ethic
  • Problem resolution
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Critical Care Assessments
  • Healthcare Team Collaboration
  • Active Listening
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
  • Administering Medicines
  • Emotional Support
  • Electronic documentation
Work History
10/2019 to Current
Acute Care Registered Nurse Mission Health System, Inc Clyde, NC,
  • Directed care for patients in ICU, including implementation of treatment plan, monitoring vitals and administering medications
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures
  • Explained care, physician-ordered tests and medications with patients and family members or caregivers
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in all aspects of care delivery
  • Provided multi-system care to critically-ill COVID-19 patients
  • Responded to diverse emergency situations with quick and knowledgeable support to address injuries and illnesses
  • Documented patients' data, including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses and treatment changes
  • Assisted with procedures such as intubations, central lines and chest tubes on COVID-19 patients
  • Consulted with patients, collected histories and vitals, ordered labs and interpreted test results
  • Specialized in addressing COVID-19 conditions.
  • Worked with intubated and ventilated patients, monitoring and reporting on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels.
  • 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.
  • Administered medications to treat patients' symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
  • Documented work in EPIC and updated patients' charts with orders and observations.
  • Delivered top-notch care exceeding department, hospital and Joint Commission standards.
  • Educated families and patients regarding conditions, symptoms and care plans.
  • 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.
  • Addressed issues with multiple organ systems in patients with critical illnesses.
  • Counseled patients and families on treatments, care options and discharge instructions.
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments and restore vital functions.
08/2018 to 10/2019
Med Surg RN Catholic Health Initiative San Luis Obispo, CA,
  • Cared expertly for individuals with wide array of medical issues such as pulmonary, cardiology and infectious disease patients
  • Delivered physician-ordered treatments and monitored responses to quickly spot complications and side effects
  • Performed CAPD every six hours on renal patients
  • Assessed patients using comprehensive evaluation techniques and sound clinical judgment
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plans to meet each patients' unique needs
  • Improved care outcomes with proactive education, communication and guidance for patients and family members
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers
  • 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
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to administer therapies and maintain continuum of care
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education
  • Educated patients and families on medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain management
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge
  • Administered treatments, therapies and medication according to prescribed methods and protocols
  • Represented health care facility in professional community organizations, maintaining high level of professionalism.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Managed caseload of 6 patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, treatments, IV therapy and wound care.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
01/2016 to 08/2018
LVN Charge Nurse Acadia Healthcare Inc. Pinehurst, NC,
  • 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
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Led and mentored newly licensed nurses and nursing students to develop professional expertise
05/2010 to 12/2015
Licensed Vocational Nurse Adventist Health Nw Selma, CA,
  • Assessed patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure and recorded in medical records.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising RN.
  • Used aseptic techniques to provide sterilized wound care and dressing applications.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Comforted and counseled patients and families throughout care process.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Helped long-term care residents with bathing, dressing, feeding and other daily living activities
Expected in 12/2010
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
Tyler Junior College Tyler - Tyler, TX,
Expected in 12/2010
Certificate : Vocational Nursing
Tyler Junior College - Tyler,
Expected in 05/2005
BBA: Business Administration
Texas College - Tyler, TX



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School Attended

  • Tyler Junior College Tyler
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Texas College

Job Titles Held:

  • Acute Care Registered Nurse
  • Med Surg RN
  • LVN Charge Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • BBA

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