charge nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) XXX-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Patient-oriented, reliable, and compassionate LVN with over 8 years' experience in patient care and advocacy. Accomplished at implementing policies, procedures, and protocols to achieve core measures benchmarks and deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Diligent about helping people of all backgrounds with diverse healthcare needs in a safe, caring, and efficient manner. Top skills in communication, medication administration and wound care. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Able to multi-task and adapt well to changing environments and situations within the workplace.

  • Patient care management
  • Patient assessments
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Duty delegation
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Intake and discharge
  • Samples collection
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Caring for wounds
  • Assisting physicians
  • Educating families
  • Documenting incidents
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Decision-making
  • Counting narcotics
  • Medical terminology
  • Diabetes management
  • Patient charting and reporting
02/2020 to Current
Charge Nurse Universal Health Services Summit, NJ,
  • Provided continuous assessment of residents in the long term care community from admission to discharge.
  • Presented information regarding diagnoses, conditions, illnesses, treatments and outcomes to residents and families in clear, easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Led and worked with a team of various staff members to promote quality care for up to 45 residents per day.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Monitored patient status and treatment progress, reporting observations to physicians.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
08/2017 to 01/2020
Clinical Nurse Md Anderson Sugar Land, TX,
  • Cared for clinic patients by administering medications and treatments for various conditions.
  • Instructed patients and family members on medication and treatment instructions to promote adherence to guidelines.
  • Coordinated timely refills for patients' prescriptions by obtaining authorizations and transmitting paperwork.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with vaccines, tests and minor procedures.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Used CPSI and Cerner to update electronic medical records with relevant patient information such as in-house laboratory test results and clinician orders.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to wound care patients.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
09/2012 to 08/2017
LVN Floor Nurse Reeves Country Hospital District City, STATE,
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Kept EHR updated with patients' vital statistics, tracking metrics and observations about behaviors or responses.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored urine output.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Sterilized equipment and supplies using germicides and autoclaves to protect patients and staff from infection.
  • Assisted with patients' nutritional needs by setting up self-feeding assistance or directly feeding individuals with severely limited mobility.
  • Managed patients' hygiene with comprehensive care for toileting, bathing and grooming needs.
  • Collected biological specimens and packages for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
10/2015 to 07/2017
Correctional Licensed Vocational Nurse Reeves County Detention Center City, STATE,
  • Carried out nursing tasks safely to maintain high level of care that complied with organization's procedures and regulations.
  • Maintained staff safety during prisoner treatments by observing all security procedures and regulations.
  • Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Administered general care to patients, including recording of temperature and blood pressure, wound dressing and glucose testing.
  • Obtained laboratory specimens by applying phlebotomy skills to complete both venous and finger-stick blood draws.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2005 to to
High School Diploma:
Pecos High School - Pecos, TX,
Expected in 08/2012 to to
Vocational License: Vocational Nursing
Odessa College - Monahans, TX,

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School Attended

  • Pecos High School
  • Odessa College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • LVN Floor Nurse
  • Correctional Licensed Vocational Nurse


  • High School Diploma
  • Vocational License

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