charge nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Ambitious Board Certified Registered Nurse with exceptional background of performance. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures and manage complex mental disorders. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Care Coordination
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Medication Administration
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
Work History
Charge Nurse, 09/2006 to Current
Camp RecoveryKennett Square, PA,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Managed patient pain relief and sedation by providing non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Performed intravenous therapy procedures and monitored chest tubes.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Managed various medications and treatments such as IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and and intramuscular injections.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes or sepsis to asses needs and determine best options for care.
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Triaged incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
Route Service Sales Representative, 11/2002 to 05/2004
Johnson Controls, Inc.Princeton, NJ,
  • Calibrated, tested, and adjusted machine settings or controls in preparation for production operations.
  • Tended operating machinery to identify equipment malfunctions and locate sources of product defects.
  • Maintained equipment performance by lubricating and cleaning components.
  • Identified malfunctions or failures by routinely monitoring and analyzing equipment operations.
  • Responsible for the accounting of all legal tender removed from the devices.
Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Specialist, 09/1995 to 05/2002
United States Marine CorpsCity, STATE,
  • Chose materials and developed lesson plans to enhance skills for individual students.
  • Revised and developed procedures to reduce risk and achieve compliance.
  • Recorded information, shortages and discrepancies to keep records current and accurate.
  • Monitored and assessed understanding of difficult concepts and adjusted lesson accordingly.
  • Removed debris and hazardous materials from packing area to avoid contamination.
  • Inspected equipment and used troubleshooting approaches to keep equipment operational.
  • Provided training and confidence exercises on essential equipment enhancing ability to use required gear.
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2006 to Nicholls State University - Thibodaux, LA




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School Attended

  • Nicholls State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Route Service Sales Representative
  • Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Specialist


  • Associate of Science

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