certified registered nurse anesthetist crna resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated, compassionate and skilled critical care Registered Nurse with 20+ years of professional experience specializing in Utilization Review, acute and complex critical care and anesthesia. Confident a background in such a wide range of specialties and numerous inpatient and outpatient procedures, yielded a comprehensive skill set and firm foundation to learn, grow and excel in new and challenging roles. Eager and excited to be apart of a team, collaborating and contributing to its success. Assured, that personality, qualifications, personal strengths and professional experience will be an asset to UnitedHealth Group and colleagues. Driven by a dedicated commitment and passionate purpose to provide excellent patient-focused nursing care, while continuing to serve diverse groups of patients and communities.

  • Excellent time management skills focused on being organized, efficient, productive, and effective
  • Building patient rapport thru empathy and authenticity
  • Strong ability to handle workload independently and multi task
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail and task prioritization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Hardworking and dependable team player sharing responsibilities, roles and accountability
  • Ability to adapt and appropriately respond to ongoing change within company structure and work environment
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), 04/2013 to 06/2018
El Centro Regional Medical CenterEl Centro, CA,
  • Delivered targeted anesthetic care for departments and specialties such as: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Neurological Spine, Oncology, Pain Management, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and more.
  • Interviewed patient and family about significant medical history, medications and allergies. Educated on specific anesthetic that would be used during patient's surgery, anesthesia risk factors and allowed time for questions related to anesthesia plan and recovery.
  • Developed anesthetic care plan based on past medical history, current status and surgical requirements; collaborating with anesthesia team, surgeons and operative personnel.
  • Delivered pharmacological assistance, mechanical ventilation support and other interventions during routine and complex surgeries; maintaining proper sedation and pain management. Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Assisted with smooth recoveries by administering step-down medications and fluids.
Critical Care Registered Nurse, 11/2009 to 07/2010
Mercy HealthDefiance, OH,
  • (Also employed May 2007-November 2008. Total 2 years and 4 months at SHMC Critical Care Unit.)
  • Delivered targeted care and treatment for patients requiring intensive care services. Admissions with acute and/or chronic symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), myocardial infarction(MI), congestive heart failure(CHF), diabetic ketoacidosis(DKA), sepsis, cancer, kidney failure requiring dialysis and many more.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed charts, past medical records, and diagnostic test findings. Defined specific patient care requirements focusing on medical diagnosis's and disease management.
  • Coordinated treatment strategies with healthcare teams such as Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Infectious disease and more to carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Implemented patient care and treatment with medications and medical devices that treat symptoms and address underlying disease progression. Monitored, documented and reported on conditions to maintain stats within optimal levels with continued evaluation of stability, treatment progress and promoting recovery.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, plans of treatment and self-care to foster consistency in care administration. Patient discharge instructions included preventive measures, medication use and helpful resources available locally to support care.
Utilization Review Nurse, 04/2009 to 10/2009
Medstar Research InstitutePasadena, MD,
  • (Also employed full time May 2003 - May 2004 and part time June 2004 - August 2004. Total 22 months experience in Utilization Review .)
  • Call queue center environment, serving multiple health care plans and its members across the country.
  • Received calls and faxed requests from health care providers needing prior authorization for members ordered radiological studies such as CT, MRI, PET scan, Ultrasound and more.
  • Documented member's chief complaints, provider's physical assessment and any related significant medical history and/or prior imaging.
  • In order to determine appropriate eligibility of services, documented information was entered into computer algorithm that contained health care plans benefit coverage, medical necessity guidelines and other criteria. (InterQual?)
  • If immediate authorization was not recommended, cases were submitted to Medical Directors for further review due to criteria failures.
  • Devised or identified solutions for irregular requests and issues. Not all cases were appropriate for streamlined approach. Those cases were manually thoroughly documented, applied to health care plan criteria and determined whether medically necessary, with critical thinking skills.
  • Familiar with ICD coding, CPT codes.
Critical Care Registered Nurse, 05/2004 to 05/2007
Mercy HealthBatavia, OH,
  • (Total 7 years at VUMC Trauma Intensive Care Unit and trauma Stepdown unit (discharge planning and similar to med-surg.) Also employed May 1999-May 2003.)
  • Admissions age 16 and older. Traumatic events leading to serious and/or life threatening bodily injuries, including: head, neck, spinal cord, abdominal and orthopedic. Triaged patients and delegated physician ordered treatments to qualified staff and specialized departments.
  • Completed diagnostic tests and analyzed results, conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and reviewed records and charts to define care requirements. Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Implemented patient care focused on symptoms, test results, specific injury progression, recovery and maintaining stats within optimal levels. Treatment with medications and by using a variety of monitoring tools and medical devices that treat symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, injury specific management, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Counseled patients and families on plans of treatment, care options, discharge instructions and helpful resources available locally to support care.
Master of Science: Nurse Anesthetist, Expected in 01/2013 to Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc - Madison, TN
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2006 to Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/1999 to Aquinas College - Nashville, TN

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School Attended

  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Aquinas College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Utilization Review Nurse
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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