clinical nurse lead resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Motivated Clinical Nurse Leader with 24 years of nursing experience, specializing in a high acuity Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to a diverse patient population. Passionate nurse leader dedicated to team building, quality outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Expert in all aspects of patient care and highly adept in working closely with interprofessional teams to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Combine clinical expertise and leadership skills that aim to align patient's outcome with organizational objectives; backed by a Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Systems Leadership.

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Strong Clinical Teaching Skills
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Quality and Data Analysis for Process Improvement
  • Care Coordination
  • Productivity Management
  • Excellent Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Nursing Staff Leadership
  • Mentoring/educating
  • Patient and family education
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Kronos
Work History
03/2009 to Current Clinical Nurse Lead Phoenix Children's Hospital | Las Vegas, NV,
  • Supervises delivery of care for all patients in a cardiac intensive care unit, including providing direct care to patients, delegating nursing assignments, and collaborating with other key stake holders for throughput and facilitation of admission
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of quality care to all patients following unit set core measures
  • Conduct chart reviews and participate in process improvement
  • In charge of all scheduling through kronos application and ensuring proper staffing with adequate skill mix
  • Assist with yearly unit competencies to maintain skill/certification in bedside open sternotomy, hemostasis, pacemakers, defib, mock code, IABP, CRRT, and Cardiac Advanced Life Support/Surgical
  • Provided lectures on CRRT, heart blocks, and open heart recovery for critical care classes and new graduate program
  • Developed and implemented new education pathways for all new graduate nurses, experienced medical-surgical nurses, and cross-training intensive care nurses to the cardiovascular intensive care unit
  • Complete annual evaluations on employees with documented action plans if applicable
  • Responsible for evaluating nursing practices and relevant interdisciplinary team services to improve patient outcomes while maximizing utilization of resources and collaborative team opportunities to meet unit and organizational goals in stewardship, quality, patient experience, and employee satisfaction
08/1999 to Current Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse/Adult Critical Care Registered Nurse Tucson Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Highly skilled in all areas of critical care, delivers outstanding care to all patients with compassion and quality.
  • Delivers expert level knowledge and skills necessary for highly acute critical care patients requiring mechanical ventilation, IABP, Impella, TTM, CRRT, hemodynamic monitoring, sepsis, and post-open-heart recovery
  • Trains and mentors new employees to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team for nurse led rounds
  • Serve as a patient advocate while communicating effectively with patients and families
  • EPIC electronic health record super-user
05/2011 to 07/2011 Interim Nurse Manager Adult Critical Care Unit Tucson Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Unit 450: 16 Bed, Neuro-Medical Surgical ICU
  • Unit 470: 8 Bed ICU
  • Unit 480: 12 Bed, Cardiovascular ICU
  • Managed 80 plus clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining high level of patient care and satisfaction.
  • Focused on quality and safety, maintaining staff morale, providing support and clinical expertise, time keeping, budget, hiring and coaching.
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Fostered improvement in staff development, personnel training and standards of patient care.
Expected in 12/2021 to to Master of Science | Nursing Clinical Systems Leadership University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ, GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Member
Expected in 12/1997 to to Associate of Applied Science | Nursing Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, GPA:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Basic Certificate 2021

Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) – American Association of Critical 2019 - Current

Fundamental Critical Care Support Certification 2013- Current

NIH Stroked Certified ACLS and BLS American Heart Association 2010- Current

American Heart Association, Advance life Support 1997 - Current

American Heart Association, Basic Life Support 1997 - Current

Additional Information
  • Nurse of the Quarter, 2018 Tucson Medical Center,
  • Tucson AZ Fabulous 50 Award, 2019 Tucson Nurses Week Foundation, Tucson AZ
  • AACN Beacon Award of Excellence, Gold Level 2019-2022 Tucson Medical Center
  • AACN Beacon Award of Excellence, Silver Level 2022 Tucson Medical Center
  • CNO Scholarship Recipient, Tucson Medical Center 2019 and 2021
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2021- current
  • Member of AACN 2019 - current
  • Chaired development of CRRT program and order sets
  • Helped develop ICU new graduate orientation program
  • Chaired development of open chest cart and procedure for emergent bedside open chest
  • Co-chaired and developed a new education program for post-open-heart recover
  • Chaired development of new hire orientation books for open heart training and resource manuals for relief charge nurses
  • Co-chaired and development of CT Surgery Anesthesia to ACCU Dedicated Hand-off report and completed PDCA
  • Co-chaired delirium prevention project
  • Co-chaired the process improvement for all medication titration administration instructions per Joint Commission titration guidelines
  • Assist with all ACCU order set development to include Post open-heart-recovery, Impella, CRRT, IABP
  • Adult Critical Care Unit based council member 2010-2011
  • Member of Professional Development Council
  • Member of Medication Council 2020 - current
  • Volunteer work for the Gospel Rescue Mission, American Heart Association, TMC Be Safe Saturday, TMC Stroke and Heart Check, clothing drives for shelter and nursing homes

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School Attended

  • University of Arizona College of Nursing
  • Pima Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Nurse Lead
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse/Adult Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Interim Nurse Manager Adult Critical Care Unit


  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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