behavioral health charge rn resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Patient-focused Behavioral Health Nurse with 7 years of experience working directly with hospitalized psychiatric patients. Thorough, detail-oriented team player comfortable working in challenging environments, including psychiatric wards. Compassionate individual successfully reaching difficult patients with humility and honesty with team lead experience.

  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Self-Motivated
  • Relatable to people
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Leadership stills
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Acute care expertise
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Medication Administration
  • Typical and atypical child development
  • Dementia Knowledge
  • ADLs Assistance
  • Behavioral Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Manage clients with aggressive behaviors
  • Security procedures knowledge
  • Substance abuse experience
Work History
05/2015 to Current
Behavioral Health Charge RN Hca Hudson, FL,
  • Conducted surveillance of patients to note behavioral changes and relayed information to charting systems.
  • Administered medications and assessed side effects, successes and failures of new medications.
  • Completed pre-admission screenings and physical and mental health assessments for psychiatric patients.
  • Partnered with social workers, counselors and doctors to develop plans of care.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and workshops.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Cared for patients in 15-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
07/2013 to 07/2015
RN, Medical-Surgical Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, CA,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
07/2012 to 07/2013
Certified Nursing Assistant Adventist Health System Macon, GA,
  • Assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives.
  • Delivered individualized patient care by recording vital signs, documenting observations, administering treatments and evaluating patient needs.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
Expected in 05/2009 to to
High School Diploma:
Salina High School South - Salina, KS
Expected in 05/2013 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Science
Kansas Wesleyan University - Salina, KS
  • Licensed RN since 2013
  • BLS since 2012
  • ACLS since 2014
  • CPI since 2014

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School Attended

  • Salina High School South
  • Kansas Wesleyan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Health Charge RN
  • RN, Medical-Surgical
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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