charge nurse resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Operate effectively in fast-paced emergency settings to address concerns with acute and chronic conditions. Good communication, decision-making and prioritization skills useful for assessing and triaging patients to optimize department resource utilization. Certified in ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE, TNCC and ENPC. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. Nursing professional with 18 years experience, bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

  • Patient Assessments
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Treatment Plan Modification
  • Test Interpretations
  • Disaster Site Triaging
  • Student Precepting
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Charting and Clinical Documentation
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Decision Making
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Care Coordination
  • Attention to Detail
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Medical Records Management
  • Process Implementation
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Service Utilization Improvements
  • Policy and Program Development
  • Time Management
  • Community-based Educational Programs
  • Organizational Goal Development
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Quality Assurance Controls
  • Accreditation Coordination
  • Problem Identification
Education and Training
Northland Pioneer College Holbrook, AZ Expected in 05/2005 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • PALS
  • ACLS
  • NRP
  • TNCC
  • ENPC
Encompass Health Corp. - Charge Nurse
Greenville, TX, 08/2006 - Current
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other disciplines.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Reviewed staffing patterns and census of nursing units, meeting staffing needs and budgetary controls.
  • Complied with OSHA programs, maintaining safe and clean working environment.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
Community Health System - Emergency Department RN
Antioch, TN, 02/2005 - Current
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Cared for patients experiencing acute traumas, including cardiac arrests, strokes and gunshot wounds.
  • Trained other nurses on patient care and daily tasks, supporting growth and professional development.
Centura Health - Trauma Program Manager
Frederick, CO, 01/2012 - 05/2022
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Maintained records management system to process trauma information and produce reports.
  • Maintained communication and transparency with governing boards, department heads and medical staff.
  • Planned and implemented community trauma outreach education programs.
  • Kept informed of advances in medicine and computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment.
  • Developed the Trauma Program from the ground up.
  • Developed policy and procedure for Trauma Program including, trauma activation guidelines, trauma team activation and response, lab and radiology result turn around times.
  • Formed transfer agreements with Level I trauma centers for transfer of higher acuity trauma patients.
  • Implemented and facilitated Trauma Committee meetings for multidiciplinary trauma chart review.
  • Conducted chart review on all trauma activations.
  • Acted as the Trauma data registrar, entered trauma data into the state trauma data base.
  • Implemented and monitored trauma quality improvement measures.

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School Attended

  • Northland Pioneer College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Emergency Department RN
  • Trauma Program Manager


  • Associate of Applied Science

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