charge nurse perioperative unit resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Diligent nursing professional brings strong foundation of medical knowledge and patient care expertise, honed over four years of critical care experience. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in saving more lives through organ recovery and donation.

  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Care Coordination
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Central Access & Large IV Starts
Work History
01/2020 to Current
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, educating and involving them in decisions affecting perioperative plan of care and rehabilitation process and evaluated patient progress toward attaining outcomes.
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to various settings, including home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through difficult staffing assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments to promote highest quality and patient safety.
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician, maintaining accountability for accurate narcotic count at end of each shift.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity. Quickly responded to emergency situations during procedures with life-saving aid.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
01/2020 to 06/2020
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms. Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
11/2018 to 12/2019
REGISTERED NURSE, NICU LEVEL IV Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children At Presbyterian St. Luke’s City, STATE,
  • Performed complex patient care in a 90 bed Level IV NICU including high frequency jet ventilator (HFJV), silo management, neonatal whole body cooling, ventricular access device, VP shunt, pre-op and post-op care, negative pressure wound therapy, prostaglandin and heparin continuous therapy, chest tube insertion preparation and management, resuscitation, bereavement.
  • Established family-centered care of critically ill infants, primarily less than 34 weeks, stabilized patients and assisted determining next course of action.
  • Utilized evidence based practice with clinical expertise to provide optimal care. Actively participating in patient, family and staff education.
  • Communicated observations or concerns to healthcare team appropriately. Promoting open communication, mutual respect, and collaboration to achieve quality patient care.
  • Established quality improvement activities and participated in debriefings as well as trusted to training oncoming staff.
  • Comforted families during the grieving process as well as assisted with end of life and after death care of the patient and family.
10/2017 to 10/2018
REGISTERED NURSE, NICU LEVEL III Integris Childrens At Baptist Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Provided complex care in a 40 bed Level 3 NICU including high frequency oscillating ventilator (HFOV), iNO, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), umbilical artery catheter (UAC), peripheral arterial line (PAL), umbilical venous catheter (UVC).
  • Assessed closely for infections or any status change. Updating healthcare team appropriately.
  • Preformed all tasks with family-centered focus while seeking opportunities for quality improvement.
  • Contributed to improving trach tie change process and cleaning in collaboration with healthcare team and training Respiratory Therapists.
  • Efficiently placing intravenous (IV) lines, collecting specimens ensuring correct labeling, nasogastric and orogastric tube placement, stabilization of admissions, chest tube maintenance, central line care, arterial blood gas draws, administering high risk medications while promoting developmental care and kangaroo care.
  • Providing support, comfort and education to families, building solid and trusting relationships by fostering one-on-one communication.
  • Accurately documenting all elements of nursing assessment, treatment, medications, discharge instructions and follow up care.
  • Trusted with supervising and educating student nurses in neonatal care.
  • Commended by supervisors for handling difficult situations involving both patient care and their families.
Expected in 03/2017
Bachelors of Science in Nursing:
Denver College of Nursing - Denver, CO,
  • Capstone: PICU, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Expected in 05/2014
Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

Minor in Health Promotion

Minor in Bioethics, Humanities and Society

  • Registered Nurse, Colorado - RN.1650250, expires 09/30/21
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AHA - expires 08/01/23
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, AAP - ID.823-1042, expires 12/31/21
  • Basic Life Support, AHA - expires 08/01/23

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  • Denver College of Nursing
  • Michigan State University

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  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science

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