clinical nurse heart failure icu imu resume example with 18+ years of experience

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BSN prepared certified clinical nurse with 20 years of experience. Dedicated to providing specialized patient care for pre- and post surgical pediatric patients, adult trauma surgical and cardiac heart failure intensive care and progressive care patients, and pediatric and adult difficult venous access patients while remaining compassionate and professional in stressful situations. Adept at using EPIC, Omnicell, Pyxis, and Care4 EMR and team leadership (charge nurse, clinical ladder award recipient).

  • Patient testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Intake and discharge
  • Team Supervision
  • Nursing education
  • Medical documentation
  • Patient care delivery
  • Specimen results interpretation
  • Acute and chronic health issues
  • Routine patient testing
  • Medical histories
  • Quality improvements
  • Problem resolution
  • Health promotion
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Acute care
  • PICC line
  • Critical care
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Diabetes management
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Planning
Education and Training
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX Expected in 12/2001 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2020 to present
  • Vascular Access Certified, VA-BC - 2019-2022
  • ACLS Certification July 2021-2023
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Clinical Nurse Heart Failure ICU/IMU
City, STATE, 06/2021 - Current
  • Carried out comprehensive care focused on patient needs and meeting care goals.
  • Prepared charts for clinic patients, gathering hospital records and test results.
  • Collaborated with physicians and staff in other disciplines.
  • Followed up on diagnostic tests to verify completion and obtain results for treatment planning.
  • Performed examinations on patients and asked thorough questions to best determine medical conditions and illnesses.
  • Ordered lab tests and interpreted test results and maintained patient records.
  • Triaged patients' issues based on stated symptoms, basic assessments and documented vitals.
  • Directed assistive personnel to maintain safe, efficient and effective care.
Texas Children's Hospital - Vascular Access Team Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2013 - 07/2021
  • Provided central line and intravenous care for over 9,000 patients at Texas Children's Hospital over eight (8) years.
  • Reduced post-procedural complication rates by providing attentive and thorough care for patients.
  • Assessed patients' physical and emotional statuses to address needs promptly and effectively.
  • Developed, implemented and evaluated nursing plans of care to improve health outcomes of patients.
  • Tracked oxygenation, blood pressure and heart rate during procedures.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and vascular access nursing workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Documented all therapies, including peripheral PIV and PICC line placements and troubleshooting and procedure start and stop time and description of procedural events to keep patient charts up-to-date.
  • Assessed patients before and after procedures and offered specialized care targeted on individual needs to achieve optimal recoveries.
Texas Children's Hospital - Acute Care Unit Post Surgical Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 09/2009 - 06/2013
  • Delegated and supervised work of other nursing team members and support staff.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Analyzed therapeutic interventions to monitor risk complications and contraindications.
  • Specialized in addressing post surgical spinal instrumentation, orthopedics, ENT procedure, and emergent abdominal surgeries.
  • Met with more than 6 patients every shift to assess conditions and make care decisions.
  • Explained care, physician-ordered tests and medications with patients and family members or caregivers.
Texas Children's Hospital - Holding & PACU Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2003 - 09/2009
  • Utilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesia.
  • Administered medications to manage progression off anesthesia medications, deal with side effects and promote recovery.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications.
  • Cared for patients recovering from common scheduled and emergent pediatric procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
  • Evaluated and adjusted life support equipment, tubing and peripheral devices providing critical assistance to fragile patients.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Delivered individualized care to post-operative patients by monitoring pain levels, checking vital signs and explaining next steps to recovery.

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School Attended

  • Prairie View A & M University

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Nurse Heart Failure ICU/IMU
  • Vascular Access Team Registered Nurse
  • Acute Care Unit Post Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Holding & PACU Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science

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