Assistant Head Nurse Resume Example

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

Hardworking Registered Nurse with 11 years of experience in providing individualized patient care. Committed to delivering best-in-class patient care through effective education and counseling. Proven leadership focused on increasing and enhancing patient care and satisfaction. Streamline safety protocols for comprehensive patient care.



    I will be professionally accountable for all aspects of professional and clinical work, identifying and managing risks.

    To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations.

    I am good at making clinical judgments which require analysis, interpretation, and comparison of a range of different treatment, techniques and options.

    I have been trained to run an ECG and identify abnormalities in the readings. I have learnt how to record readings while assisting the sonographer during a 2-D Echocardiography, Transcranial doppler and Carotid doppler.

    I have also been able carry out Research works.

    I have learnt that before starting any assessment I have to assess a person’s understanding of treatment intervention/goals, gain valid informed consent from the patient and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment, and after intervention to continue to evaluate the individual.

    I am open to supervision and change. Ensuring that the highest level of client centered practice is maintained at all times. Dealing effectively with complaints, taking the correct action and remaining courteous at all times.

  • Intravenous therapy
  • Preventative health
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Evaluations
  • Sanitation
  • Medical consultation
  • Family Education
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Relationship building
  • Managing deadlines
  • Patient Management
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Friendly approach to clients
  • Working in team with sense of humor
  • Orderliness
  • Neatness
  • Open to training
  • Caring
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Empathetic
  • Flexible
  • Respectful
  • Want to make a difference
  • Good communication
Work History
06/2010 to 04/2021
Assistant Head Nurse Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI,
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations
  • Managed 10 nurses in 18-bed emergency care wing treating critically ill patients
  • Prepared weekly shift schedule, verifying proper staffing to meet expected patient loads
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly
  • Delivered superior level of care to each patient in compliance with hospital standards and regulations
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees
  • Implemented best practice standards for billing resulting in substantial reduction of accounts receivable delays
  • Reviewed and evaluated test results to suggest care and treatment options
  • Implemented successful healthcare program through professionalism, quality of care, medical teaching and patient satisfaction
  • Educated nursing staff on such topics as proper hygiene, handling difficult patients and proper medication given to patient
03/2008 to 01/2010
Staff Nurse Alpha Charity Health Care Services City, STATE,
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads
  • Assisted physicians in minor surgeries by keeping instruments sterilized and maintaining inventory
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence
  • Delivered proper care to victims of domestic violence at urgent care clinic
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians
01/2007 to 01/2008
Registered Nurse/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Pro-Health International City, STATE,
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols
  • Precepted new dialysis nurses, providing guidance on unit functions and individual roles, hospital policies and procedures and nursing best practices
  • Fostered improvement in all operational facets, including staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
Expected in 04/2022
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
University of Sunderland - London,
Expected in 12/2016
Bachelor of Science: Health Education
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education - ,
Expected in 11/2007
Associate of Science: Nursing
School of Nursing Owerri (Ministry of Health) Imo - ,

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School Attended
  • University of Sunderland
  • Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education
  • School of Nursing Owerri (Ministry of Health) Imo
Job Titles Held:
  • Assistant Head Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Registered Nurse/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science