Charge Nurse Day Surgery Pacu Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Adaptable medical professional demonstrating expertise and knowledge through 20 years in healthcare roles. Committed to leading highly effective teams to delivering exceptional patient care. Demonstrated success in cultivating strong patient rapport to drive outcome goals. Well versed on adapting to ever changing situations. Eager to fulfill challenging new roles.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clear Patient and Family Communication
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Coordinator of Patient Flow
  • Coordinate Staff Schedule
  • Conducted Peer Interviews
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Procedure Assistance
Work History
Charge Nurse, Day Surgery/PACU, 04/09 to Current
Northwest Medicine Valley West HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Monitored nursing care, patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Assisted families by answering questions, supplying general information and providing frequent updates on patient progress.
  • Coordinated nursing care on 21 bed unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to various settings, including home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care.
  • Managed JP drains and chest, nasogastric, G and peg tubes.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Documented medications administered, treatments and patient procedures performed in appropriate records according to privacy requirements.
  • Managed various medications and treatments such as IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and and intramuscular injections.
  • Connected with patients and families from variety of cultural and economic backgrounds to establish and maintain open communication for improved patient outcomes.
  • Lead peer and new employee interviews.
  • Revised polices and procedures.
  • Reviewed and corrected all charges for day surgery and PACU.
RN for Occupational Health and Pain Clinic, 2004 to 2005
Valley West Community HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Delivered array of employee health services at company, which included health screenings and immunizations.
  • Promoted high level of service to every individual while observing confidentiality rules and company regulations.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Recorded details regarding all pain clinic procedures, keep patient charts updated and submitted all charges .
  • Prepared expense budget, revised all policies and procedures.
RN Staff Nurse in the Operating Room, 2001 to 2004
Valley West Community HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Trained new nurses in proper sterile techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in operating rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
Master of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/2021
Benedictine University - Lisle, IL,
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2016
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 1998
Illinois Valley Community College - Oglesby, IL
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 1998
Waubonsee Community College - Sugar Grove, IL
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Oswego High School - Oswego, IL,

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School Attended
  • Benedictine University
  • Purdue University
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Oswego High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Charge Nurse, Day Surgery/PACU
  • RN for Occupational Health and Pain Clinic
  • RN Staff Nurse in the Operating Room
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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