Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Caring Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with specialties in Neurosurgery, ICU, NICU, CICU, Trauma, inpatient and Emergency Department. Talented at initiating patient care, performing patient consultations, administering appropriate medication and treatment and maintaining patient records. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and accommodating. Expertise in working individually and as a member of a multidisciplinary team to give the best patient care to patients and their families. To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Patient triaging
  • Specimen test interpretation
  • Patient coordination
  • Protocol compliance
  • Acute and chronic conditions
  • Advanced level diagnoses
  • Family support
  • Patient education
  • Diagnostics
  • Lab and imaging results interpretation
  • Acute care expertise
  • Neurosurgical procedures
  • Administering medication
Work History
09/2016 to Current Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner American Addiction Centers | Grand Prairie, TX,
  • Provided medical services and care to patients with chronic and acute conditions, including EVD maintenance for CSF diversion, shunted hydrocephalus, ICH management, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, tethered spinal cord requiring release, Chiari Malformations requiring monitoring and decompression, Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida monitoring and repair, spinal and brain tumors.
  • Part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients in the PICU, NICU, and CICU who need acute monitoring for injuries, infection, or cranial masses, as well as post operative patients requiring high level of post operative care.
  • Evaluate and manage all care for Neurosurgical patients throughout Hospitalization.
  • Perform tasks including, removal of ICP monitors, drain removal (intracranial, subdural, lumbar, subgaleal), place sutures, remove sutures and staples, perform shunt and VAD taps for CSF diversion and testing, and perform nuclear medicine studies.
  • Evaluate patient histories, complaints and current symptoms while inpatient.
  • Evaluate patients in clinic including post operative and chronic patients, by providing post operative care, evaluating imaging, prescribing medication, and following patients until they reach age to transfer to adult care facility.
  • Adhered to all hospital procedures, policies and protocols to support patient safety.
  • Evaluated patient progress and responses to various treatments including CSF diversion and pain management for post operative patients.
  • Ordered lab tests and interpreted test results and maintained patient records.
  • Assessed patient conditions by performing thorough examinations and asking appropriate medical questions.
  • Provide consults for patients in the Emergency Department and Inpatient to assess neurosurgical needs for that patient.
  • Work as part of a 24 hour service to provide the best care for neurosurgical patients and their families.
09/2004 to Current Registered Nurse Job Corps | Laredo, TX,
  • Worked as part of Specialty Resource Unit as an RNII, Trauma Resuscitation Core Nurse, and PALS instructor
  • Clinically Advanced RN providing care for pediatric patients in 3 critical care units
  • Responded to trauma and medical team patients in the shock trauma bay, stabilizing patients and transporting these patients to CT scan, PICU, NICU, CICU, or the OR
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses, also placed IO access.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharge support.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications and fluid status to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Teamed on trauma and emergency interventions involving serious head injuries, gunshot wounds and thoracic trauma.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
06/1996 to 09/2004 Office Manager Troon Golf, L.L.C. | Pleasant Hill, CA,
  • Managed budgets, appointment scheduling, employee and event itineraries and accounts to improve productivity initiatives.
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall performance of personnel.
  • Initiated timely project management within budget constraints for multi-faceted problems concerning executive leaders.
  • Oversaw office inventory activities by ordering and requisitions and stocking and shipment receiving.
  • Utilized client and staff feedback to maintain customer partnerships and increase revenue.
  • Coordinated special projects and managed schedules.
  • Coached new hires on company processes while managing employees to achieve maximum production.
  • Monitored and evaluated personnel performance to complete annual reviews, recommend advancement or address productivity concerns.
Expected in 06/2016 Master of Science | Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Wright State University, Dayton, OH GPA:
Expected in 06/2004 Diploma in Nursing | Nursing The Christ Hospital School Of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, GPA:
Expected in 12/1993 Bachelor of Science | Biology University Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH GPA:
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care 6/2016-present
  • Licensed Ohio State Board of Nursing 2004-present

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School Attended
  • Wright State University
  • The Christ Hospital School Of Nursing
  • University Of Cincinnati
Job Titles Held:
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Office Manager
  • Master of Science
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science

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