charge nurse cardiovascular step down unit resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience in delivering comprehensive patient care. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

  • Care plan management
  • Procedure development
  • Patient record auditing
  • Patient care management
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
Charge Nurse, Cardiovascular Step Down Unit, 11/2007 - Current
Bed Bath & Beyond North Las Vegas, NV,
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to patients and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Facilitated patient admission, transfer and discharge processes.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording all cardiac rhythm data.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Led team unit, promoting quality care for up to 35 patients per day.
Department Supervisor, 10/2006 - 11/2007
Crockett Hospital City, STATE,
  • Supervised 15-20 employees in Emergency department and delegated each one with tasks and responsibilities.
  • Addressed employee issues and conflicts to provide input, feedback and coaching.
  • Delegated tasks appropriate to individual employees to provide development opportunities.
  • Connected with customers daily to understand needs, provide assistance and collect feedback to optimize operations.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Conducted job interviews, led employee performance evaluations with constructive feedback and rewarded top performers to attract and retain top-quality personnel.
QI/QA Inspector, 04/2004 - 10/2006
Nhc Health Care City, STATE,
  • Produced official reports of findings to meet regulatory standards and assist senior leadership with improving operations.
  • Collaborated with all key stakeholders to understand client's anticipated outcome.
  • Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
  • Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs.
  • Administered compassionate care to patients with debilitating conditions, including back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries and strokes.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help staff with direct and indirect patient care and coding.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse, 05/1999 - 06/2005
Memorial North Park Hospital City, STATE,
  • Assisted licensed physicians in treating or evaluating patients as required to support treatment logistics and document cases in real time.
  • Instructed patients and caregivers or friends on proper care of injuries after treatment, educating on proper medication use, dressing changes and signs of complications.
  • Cared for patients of all ages, giving special attention to newborn and geriatric patients with age-specific needs and risks.
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Followed standard procedures for collecting personal information, contacting relatives and transferring patients better accommodated at outside facilities.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Supported criminal inquiries by reporting injuries and completing evidence collection kits.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2020
American Sentinel University - Aurora, CO
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Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 03/1995
Chattanooga State Community College - Chattanooga, TN
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  • First Aid/CPR and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

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School Attended

  • American Sentinel University
  • Chattanooga State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse, Cardiovascular Step Down Unit
  • Department Supervisor
  • QI/QA Inspector
  • Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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