charge nurse registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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  • Performing and analyzing comprehensive health assessments
  • Evaluation of patient progress and attaining expected outcomes
  • Ability to perform well and effectively in high stress environments
  • Uses critical thinking skills in everyday nursing responsibilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with all age groups
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to implement the nursing process and patient care model
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, patients and family members
  • Up to date certification in ACLS, PALS and BLS
  • Proficient in multiple electronic medical record operating systems (Epic, Cerner, Allscripts and EMA)
  • Family Guidance
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Operational Standards
  • Chest Tubes
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • Blood Product Transfusion
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Patient Examination
  • IV Administration
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Pharmacologic Intervention
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Electronic Charting
  • Specialized Healthcare Referrals
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Pain Management Techniques
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Admissions and Discharge Processes
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • PICC Lines
  • Healthcare Personnel Supervision
  • Treatment Plan Modification
  • IV Insertion
  • Delegation and Motivation
Professional Summary

Patient focused with a passion for providing exceptional care to diverse populations. Clinical expertise in multiple care specialties. Loyal and collaborative team player. Seeking to leverage proven nursing skills to assist your medical organization while enhancing patient outcomes and quality of care. Adaptable medical professional demonstrating expertise and knowledge through [Number] years in healthcare roles. Committed to leading highly effective teams to delivering exceptional patient care. Eager to fulfill challenging new role in Charge Nurse capacity to apply [Skill] and [Skill].

Work History
Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 05/2019 to Current
Cci Health & Wellness ServicesForest Glen, MD,
  • Providing care for surgical, orthopedic and general medical patients -Start IV’s and IV therapy, blood sugar monitoring, blood transfusions and IV drips (heparin, dopamine, nitroglycerin, etc.) -Caring for drains (JP’s and Hemovacs) and assisting in placement and care for central lines (Picc lines) -Monitor patients postoperatively for adverse reaction to anesthesia -Develop care plans and document patient performance while evaluating their ability to thrive -Assess surgical incision sites often for signs and symptoms of infection and/or hemorrhaging -Monitor and control patient pain levels for adherence to prescribed therapies -Assist MD’s as necessary and providing ongoing patient education -Maintain detailed patients’ records to enlist planned doctor visits, hand off reports to oncoming nurses and social workers
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to determine specific and individualized care plan based on goals and long-term health.
  • Interacted smoothly with patients and loved ones, updated on care plans and advocated for needs.
  • Supervised patient admissions and discharges from hospital to home care, rehabilitative facility or self-care.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisting and rounding with physicians, monitoring patient orders and communicating with ancillary departments.
  • Triaged incoming phone calls from emergency rooms and inpatient units to determine needs and prioritize care.
  • Managed various medications and treatments such as peritoneal dialysis, IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and and intramuscular injections.
  • Supervised and managed daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Monitored patients before, during and after surgical operations to evaluate patient care and maintained aseptic techniques through [Action] and [Action].
  • Used [Software] to document patient plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis and expected patient outcomes.
Lead Registered Nurse , 07/2017 to 05/2019
The Waters Senior LivingMinneapolis, MN,
  • Triaged patients by collecting, critically analyzing and interpreting patient’s health care data and information; document patient responses in EMR -First assisted in Mohs surgery and surgical reconstruction -Performed general assessments perioperatively and postoperatively while providing education to patients and their families -Utilized strong interpersonal communication skills with patients and coworkers to ensure the highest level of patient care and outcomes
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 06/2012 to 07/2017
Mankato ClinicCity, STATE,
  • Applied nursing knowledge to provide substantial care to patients in a variety of specialty care departments including: Urology (assisted physician with cystoscopies, prostate/bladder biopsies, urethra dilation and administered local Chemotherapy agents to manage bladder cancers, Otolaryngology (aseptic procedures) and Gastroenterology (assisted with endo/colonoscopies)
  • Adhered to nursing principles, practices and ethics, administered injections and assisted providers with aseptic procedures.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
BSN: , Expected in 08/2021 to Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Associate of Applied Science - Professional : , Expected in 03/2017 to Rasmussen College - Mankato, MN,
Associate of Applied Science - Practical: , Expected in 06/2012 to Rasmussen College - Mankato, MN,

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School Attended

  • Capella University
  • Rasmussen College
  • Rasmussen College

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Lead Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse


  • BSN
  • Associate of Applied Science - Professional
  • Associate of Applied Science - Practical

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