charge nurse telemetry neurology resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Experienced nursing professional 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 Care Assignment
  • Team Leadership
  • Plan of Action Implementation
  • Staff Supervision
  • Patient Record Auditing
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
06/2005 to Current
Charge Nurse- Telemetry/ Neurology Brookdale Senior Living West Orange, NJ,
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Complied with OSHA programs, maintaining safe and clean working environment.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Reviewed staffing patterns and census of nursing units, meeting staffing needs and budgetary controls.
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Conducted specified laboratory tests to help detect conditions and determine diagnosis.
  • Prepared medical equipment and tools to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Administered local, inhalation or intravenous anesthetics to patients undergoing procedures.
07/2004 to 07/2005
Travel Registered Nurse Medstar Health Frederick, MD,

Worked in West Palm Beach HCA JFK Hospital neuro/ telemetry unit for 13wks. Boca Raton, Fl for 13 wk assignment. To move to San Diego Alvarado Hospital telemetry/ step down unit for 13 wks. Then signed on full time

  • Assisted in planning individual treatment programs in consultation with Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing and other staff using established knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
  • Developed and executed care plans for assigned patients.
  • Adhered to infection-control policies and protocols to protect employees and patients.
  • Educated patients and family members about preventive health care and recovery.
  • Inserted and cared for catheters, feeding tubes and access sites.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure vital sign.
  • Administered medications intravenously, by injection or orally.
  • Responded to codes or patient crises as part of rapid-response team.
  • Disposed of medical waste and sharps using proper protocols.
  • Furnished emotional, psychological and spiritual support to patients and families to establish compassionate environment.
  • Prepared medical equipment and devices to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Observed nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Checked medical stock to determine inventory levels and maintain nursing supplies.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.
  • Ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Documented nursing encounters using SOAP form of charting.
03/2003 to 08/2004
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Pacific Medical Centers Richland, WA,
  • Worked night on medical surgical unit to transfer to a bariatric unit dayshift
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Monitored patients after surgery, answered questions and provided home care strategies.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Specialized in nursing care for patients requiring continuous and comprehensive observation and acute trauma patients with multitudes of injuries.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
01/2001 to 03/2003
Hemodialysis Registered Nurse FMC Dialysis City, STATE,

Administering care to chronic dialysis patients in an outpatient setting. Started as a nurse on the units became a Charge Nurse. Then Director of nursing at an outpatient clinic in La Mesa.

  • Counseled patients on infusions and possible side effects to promote treatment compliance.
  • Initiated and documented ongoing quality assurance activities to improve patient care and safety.
  • Supervised dialysis treatments for adult in community hospital setting.
  • Monitored patient status during treatment and reported variances and adverse reactions to care teams.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/2001
Associate of Science: Nursing
Maric College - Los Angeles - San Diego, CA,

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School Attended

  • Maric College - Los Angeles

Job Titles Held:

  • Charge Nurse- Telemetry/ Neurology
  • Travel Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Hemodialysis Registered Nurse


  • Associate of Science

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