chief nurse ambulatory surgery center pacu resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Driven and hard working Registered Nurse bringing demonstrated patient care, medication monitoring and treatment management expertise. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

  • Operations oversight
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Performance improvement
  • Financial leadership
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Strong clinical judgment
Work History
Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Center & PACU, 07/2018 to 06/2020
Veterans Health AdministrationWest Linn, OR,
  • Served as Chief Nurse Officer in Charge of a 21 bed combined Ambulatory Surgery Center and Post Anesthesia Care Unit in a 110-bed Army Medical Center
  • Led, directed, coordinated and evaluated the clinical practice of 27 employees to a combined monthly average of 1,500 pre/post-operative patients
  • Coordinated surgery schedule with multi-services to include Plastics, Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular, General Surgery, ENT, Oral Maxillary Facial Surgery, OB-GYN, Urology, Pulmonology, Interventional Radiology, Orthopaedics, and Ophthalmology
  • Oversaw all nursing activities, and enforced standards of care and clinical practice in accordance with regulatory standards through staff education, performance improvement, resource utilization, and readiness training
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
Chief Nurse, Department of Surgery, 06/2015 to 06/2018
U.S. ArmyCity, STATE,
  • Served as Chief Nurse for Department of Surgery in a Army Community Hospital serving a population of 30,000 beneficiaries
  • Accountable for the operation of 10 clinical areas involved in the care of patients undergoing surgical procedures, as well as a Sterile Processing Department, Cesarean Section suite, GI Endoscopy suite and 2 operating rooms performing an average of 150 procedures a month
  • Responsible for over 100 employees including Soldiers and Civilians
  • Monitored and advised the execution of a $1.3 million supply budget
  • Provided direct care for patients undergoing surgical interventions
  • Prepared surgical suite according to surgery and surgeon preference
  • Collaborated with surgical team to ensure the highest safety and surgical standards for each patient
  • Served as the Surgical Services Service Line Program Managing/Operative Services Director, Nursing Evening Night Supervisor, Standards Compliance, Performance Improvement, Infection Control and Patient Safety Coordinator for the department
Head Nurse, Operating Room , 06/2010 to 06/2015
U.S. ArmyCity, STATE,
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance to 20 nurses and surgical technicians
  • Expertly managed all surgery services, including planning, scheduling and coordination, determination of procedures and procurement of supplies and equipment.
  • Provided high level of individualized care to patients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics across multiple medical specialties
  • Educated patients and families on illnesses, medications and treatment plans
  • Performed preoperative assessments on patients and evaluated overall health
  • Collaborated with members of patients' healthcare team to deliver appropriate level of care
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity
  • Monitored surgical patients and delivered quality level of care before, during and after operations to promote positive outcomes.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise
  • Exercised exemplary clinical judgment when making care decisions
Master of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2020
University of Texas At Tyler - Tyler, TX
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
MBA: Business Administration, Expected in 12/2012
Webster University - St Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2005
University of Texas At Tyler - Tyler, TX

Certified Nurse - Operating Room (CNOR)




Registered Nurse

State: GA & eNLC

License Number: RN295069

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School Attended

  • University of Texas At Tyler
  • Webster University
  • University of Texas At Tyler

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  • Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Center & PACU
  • Chief Nurse, Department of Surgery
  • Head Nurse, Operating Room


  • Master of Science
  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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