clinical nurse ii cardiothoracic intensive care unit cticu resume example with 12 years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Work History
02/2013 to Current
Clinical Nurse II - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) New York State Psychiatry Institute New York City, NY,
  • Assess and manage critically ill cardiothoracic patients, primarily in the postoperative phase  following chest surgery such as CABG, valve repair/replacement, and/or repair of aortic aneurysm.
  • Manage equipment including ventilators, chest tubes and surgical drains, pulmonary artery catheters (both with and without continuous cardiac output monitoring), intra-aortic balloon pumps and multiple vasoactive medications drips.
  • Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds, and collaborate extensively with multiple disciplines.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families.
09/2011 to Current
Clinical Nurse II - PACU Lifepoint Hospitals Athens, TN,
  • Manage care of adult and pediatric patients from all surgical services in the immediate post-operative phase of care until safely recovered from general, regional, spinal and/or local anesthesia.
  • Manage patients with dysrhythmia, hemodynamic instability, acute airway management issues and complications such as malignant hyperthermia.
  • Utilize invasive hemodynamic monitoring modalities.
  • Manage acute and chronic pain with pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods including epidural and IV medications, and ketamine drip infusions.
  • Manage care of populations with extended recovery periods, including Abdominal Aortic Aneursym repair (endoscopic and open), Esophagogastrectomies, Whipple procedures, Craniotomies, and Ventriculostomies.
  • Preceptor to new employees & Epic Super User
11/2008 to 04/2011
Registered Nurse Catholic Healthcare West, Community Hospital Of City, STATE,
  • Cared for adult critically ill, ventilated patients with COPD, ARDS, sepsis/septic shock, CHF, NSTEMI, ACS, DKA, DIC, GI bleed, minor trauma, and multiorgan failure
  • Planned and organized care, administered and titrated vasoactive medications and blood products, maintained invasive hemodynamic lines, participated in and directed code situations, assisted with bedside procedures, participated in family meetings, patient-family education, community resource referral and in-service career development.
2008 to
Nurse Extern Carilion New River Valley Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Provided 128 hours of evidence based care to critically ill patients and their families with the guidance of a clinical preceptor.
  • Utilized research and reflective journaling to critique performance and enhance critical thinking skills gained from the experience.
Expected in June 2008
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Hartwick College - Oneonta, NY
  • GPA 3.233
  • Dean’s List 2006-2007
  • Samuel L. Nelson Scholarship 2005-2007, Donald & Edith Bishop Scholarship 2005-2006, O’Conner Nursing Scholarship 2007
  • Association of Student Nurses – member
  • Varsity women’s soccer team – member, captain 2006 
  • Composed and presented thesis titled “Raising Nurses: Factors influencing high school students’ consideration of nursing as a potential career path”
  • Designed and proposed utilization project for incorporation  into coursework for undergraduate nursing students at      Hartwick College to contribute to local recruitment efforts

  • Registered Nurse – California, License # 748585 – Active, exp 1/31/2013
  • Registered Nurse - Maine, License # R059846 - Active, exp 12/26/2013                                                                         
  • ACLS – valid through March 2015 (American Heart Association) 
  • PALS - valid through April 2015
  • BLS – valid through November 2013
  • ECG/Arrhythmia interpretation
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society – Omicron Rho chapter, inducted 2007
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses

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School Attended

  • Hartwick College

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  • Clinical Nurse II - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)
  • Clinical Nurse II - PACU
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Extern


  • Bachelor of Science

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