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circulating nurse same day surgery resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Patient-oriented Nurse with 29 years of diverse experience in direct patient care, staff supervision, and department operations. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and daily assignments. Offering expertise within the surgical specialty.

Skills
  • Patient Care Oversight
  • Medical Supply Management
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Equipment Sterilization
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Surgical Assistance
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
12/2016 to Current Circulating Nurse, Same Day Surgery Trinity Health Corporation | Lagrange, IL,
  • Assisted surgeons with cutting of tissue, clamping and suturing during operational procedures.
  • Monitored surgical patients and delivered quality level of care before, during and after operations to promote positive outcomes.
  • Coordinated and consulted with healthcare teams to plan, implement, assess and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain sterile fields and actively monitored situations to prevent breaches in aseptic techniques.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Cover call and work in GI as needed
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain sterile fields and actively monitored situations to prevent breaches in aseptic techniques
  • Positioned patients in operating rooms to prepare for surgical procedures, using supine, prone, lateral, lithotomy, and beach chair surgical positions
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and maintaining CNOR certification.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and implants utilizing EMR system.
07/2013 to 12/2016 Operating Room Supervisor Uchealth | Woodland Park, CO,
  • Assisted in recruiting, hiring and training of all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Helped develop and update policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 128-bed facility with 10 surgical suites, providing guidance and leadership to over 30 employees across more than 3 departments.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Circulated and scrubbed surgical cases as needed, covered call in GI, CVOR, PACU, Central Sterile, and OR as needed.
  • Re-opened closed Same Day Surgery unit, by working with administration, legal services, state agencies, contractors, vendors, engineers and more on redesigning layout of facility, mold abatement, ordering of new equipment and instruments, and establishing policies and procedures for new are
01/2009 to 07/2013 Director of Surgical Services Houston Methodist | Nassau Bay, TX,
  • Kept practices, techniques, policies and procedures consistent with professional standards and regulatory agencies.
  • Reviewed financial reports, made modifications to reduce costs, and identified sound alternatives for purchasing equipment and supplies.
  • Interviewed, hired, evaluated and terminated management and support staff.
  • Coached, mentored and supported managers, colleagues and staff.
  • Chaired committees, work groups and meetings.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 128-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 65 employees across more than 6 departments.
  • Instituted Lean 5s Principles in surgery scheduling, to improve physician, patient, and staff satisfaction; reduce day of surgery cancellations and delays.
09/2004 to 01/2009 Operating Room Supervisor Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville | City, STATE,
  • Helped recruit, hire and train all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Helped develop and update policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 128-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 55 employees across more than 5 departments.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Circulated and scrubbed surgical cases as needed, covered call in GI, CVOR, PACU, Central Sterile, and OR as needed.
05/1997 to 09/2004 Circulating Nurse, Operating Room CVOR Northwest Medical Center - Springdale | City, STATE,
  • Assisted surgeons with cutting of tissue, clamping and suturing during operational procedures.
  • Monitored surgical patients and delivered quality level of care before, during and after operations to promote positive outcomes.
  • Coordinated and consulted with healthcare teams to plan, implement, assess and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain sterile fields and actively monitored situations to prevent breaches in aseptic techniques.
  • Performed preoperative assessments on patients and evaluated overall health.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in surgical rooms, implant room and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Assigned and covered call for department.
10/1995 to 05/1997 Circulating Nurse, Operating Room Northwest Medical Center - Springdale | City, STATE,
  • Assisted surgeons with cutting of tissue, clamping and suturing during operational procedures.
  • Monitored surgical patients and delivered quality level of care before, during and after operations to promote positive outcomes.
  • Coordinated and consulted with healthcare teams to plan, implement, assess and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Used aseptic techniques to maintain sterile fields and actively monitored situations to prevent breaches in aseptic techniques.
  • Positioned patients in operating rooms to prepare for surgical procedures, using supine, prone, lateral, lithotomy and sitting surgical positions.
  • Covered call as assigned
01/1995 to 10/1995 ICU Nurse Northwest Medical Center - Springdale | City, STATE,
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
03/1993 to 01/1995 Patient Care Aide Northwest Medical Center - Springdale | City, STATE,
  • Monitored and maintained cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of assigned station and service areas.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities or changes in patients' health status to assigned nurse.
  • Recorded temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate as directed by medical or nursing staff.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
Education
Expected in 12/1994 to to Nursing Diploma | Nursing Baptist Health Schools Little Rock, Little Rock, AR GPA:
Certifications
  • Licensed Registered Nurse - Arkansas
  • CNOR , - 2001- current

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School Attended

  • Baptist Health Schools Little Rock

Job Titles Held:

  • Circulating Nurse, Same Day Surgery
  • Operating Room Supervisor
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Operating Room Supervisor
  • Circulating Nurse, Operating Room CVOR
  • Circulating Nurse, Operating Room
  • ICU Nurse
  • Patient Care Aide

Degrees

  • Nursing Diploma

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