charge nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Driven Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practioner student seeking preceptorship in the Area of Individual Psychotherapy to gain hands-on experience. Strong knowledge of mental health with six years of work history in the inpatient setting coupled with strong problem-solving skills and prioritizing tasks to influence positive outcomes.

  • Adult and Geriatric psychiatric and medical treatment knowledge
  • Knowledge in Adult and Geriatric medical detoxification treatment
  • Chemical Dependency Expert
  • Psychiatric and mental health care
  • EHR management - Cerner, Alexicare and Matrix
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Leadership and team supervision
  • Electronic charting
  • BAC screening/drug screen collection
  • Medication administration expert
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Crisis prevention intervention certified (CPI)
  • CPR certified
  • MS Office
  • Customer service
  • Scheduling
12/2018 to Current Charge Nurse Houston Methodist | Austin, TX,
  • Provides direct quality patient care to individuals needing detox from chemical substances in an inpatient chemical dependency unit.
  • Applies nursing principles and procedures used in caring for patients undergoing withdrawals from opiates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol.
  • Develops and implements interventions for patients with substance abuse disorders.
  • Leads and orients new staff nurses to unit rules and expectations.
  • Manages and delegates floors assignments to the nurse and behavioral health therapists accordingly.
  • Communicates to members of the healthcare team.
  • Administered medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, and completed detoxification scales.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare providers.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals; communicate with patients and caregivers to drive patient advocacy objectives.
  • Developed and facilitated relapse prevention programs.
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Collected urine samples from clients to test for substances.
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
05/2014 to 11/2018 Staff Nurse/ Charge Nurse Fallon Community Health Plan | Leominster, MA,
  • Provides direct patient care to adult and geriatric population with mental health needs including medication administration, IV therapy, wound care, and proper documentation.
  • Responds to volatile situations and violent situations per hospital protocol.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans for patients with abroad range of mental health issues.
  • Apply the nursing principles and procedures used in caring for psychiatric patients including group and individual therapy.
  • Use of nonviolent crisis prevention.
  • Proper restraint use and documentation.
  • Facilitate patient admission and discharges.
  • Leads and trains staff during Cerner launch as a Superuser.
  • Delegate floor assignments to Staff Nurses, Behavioral Health Therapists and Patient Care Technician.
  • Ensured quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues, and mental health problems.
  • Taught clients anger relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills, and functional living skills.
12/2010 to 04/2014 Quality Improvement Nurse Satellite Healthcare | Sacramento, CA,
  • Initiate incidents and accident investigations and implementation of interventions.
  • Able to function as a floor nurse.
  • Leads the Weight Program including tracking of weight meeting minutes and consults with in- house dietician.
  • Completes MDS assessments and care planning.
  • Manages the Cardiac Program including rounding with consultant cardiologist.
  • Leads stand up meetings and follow-ups with respective departments.
  • Supervise and assist in managing the nursing department including family concerns, nursing issues, and staff scheduling.
  • Attends care plan meetings with residents and families.
  • Actively participates in the survey process including plan of corrections and audits.
  • Managed the recruitment and hiring of new employees.
  • Fielded customer complaints and rectified service issues.
  • Reviewed current standards and policies.
  • Drove team performance through effective training, coaching, and motivation of line employees.
  • Implemented changes needed to correct deficiencies found during government inspections.
  • Reviewed incident reports for accuracy and proper notification to family, physicians, and other agencies as required by regulations.
08/2009 to 08/2011 Staff Nurse (RN) Avanti Wellness And Rehabilitation | City, STATE,
  • Implement patient care up to 28 patients in a skilled unit.
  • Facilitate patient admission and discharge.
  • Assess patients and notify for any clinical changes.
  • Perform clinical tasks according to nursing home policies including medication administration, IV therapy, wound care and proper documentation.
  • Supervise and assign floor assignments for Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Maintained patient charts Awarded Outstanding Nurse of the Year (May 2010).
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Supervised dialysis treatments for patients aging from child to adult in community hospital setting.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Education and Training
Expected in 02/2022 to to MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner | Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:

GPA: 4.0

Expected in 04/2006 to to Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Manila Doctors College, Philippines, GPA:
Expected in 03/2004 to to Associate in Health Science Education | Manila Doctors College, Philippines, GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Member, Philippine Nurses Association of America
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau
  • Cerner Superuser, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Outstanding Nurse of the Year, Avanti Wellness and Rehab (2010)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Registered Nurse in State of Illinois
  • CPI Certification

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Manila Doctors College
  • Manila Doctors College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Staff Nurse/ Charge Nurse
  • Quality Improvement Nurse
  • Staff Nurse (RN)


  • MSN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Health Science Education

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