clinical nurse leader resume example with 11+ years of experience

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

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Offering excellent communication and good judgment.

  • Nursing Process
  • Nurse Leadership
  • Operational Procedures
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Staff Performance Evaluation
  • Staff Education
  • Health Information Systems (HIS)
  • Patient Health Education
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Unit Administration
Work History
02/2022 to Current Clinical Nurse Leader Gundersen Health System | Friendship, WI,
  • Educated patients and families on treatment, expected outcomes and discharge instructions, serving as advisory resource to patients and families to facilitate recovery.
  • Oversaw admissions and discharges and scheduling of nursing staff.
  • Supervised team of 5 nurses, 2 monitor technicians and 3-4 clinical nursing assistants.
  • Differentiated discharge instructions to accommodate patient comprehension level.
  • Informally evaluate staff performance through observations and data analysis.
  • Facilitates preventative measures to ensure positive patient outcomes.
  • Directed day-to-day nursing and operational functions for 29-bed nursing facility, ensuring exceptional delivery of care when developing well-rounded nursing teams.
  • Collaborated with physicians and interdisciplinary teams to devise and manage individualized plans of care.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills in daily communication with staff, patients and families.
  • Manages behaviors and relationships between nurses, technicians and patients
  • Engaged staff in conflict resolution by supporting ideas or creating solutions.
  • Prioritizes and delegates tasks to ensure unit is functioning to satisfaction of all stakeholders.
03/2018 to 02/2022 Registered Nurse, Telemetry Unit Baptist Health South Florida | Marathon, FL,
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Instructed nursing students along with new staff to unit's policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Passionate about inclusion and diversity.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Instructed patients on how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Maintains competency and continued improvements to grow professionally.
12/2011 to 09/2016 Patient Care Technician Emerson Hospital | Maynard, MA,
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Helped patients maintain healthy skin by checking wounds, assessing integrity and bathing bedbound individuals.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Worked with diverse set of patients and staff.
  • Responded to patient emergencies with immediate care and notified clinicians to provide comprehensive assistance.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
  • Checked supply availability and laid out instruments for 7 patient rooms.
  • Facilitated personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Reduced risks of patient infection and cross-contamination by cleaning and sterilizing equipment.
10/2009 to 12/2011 Patient Care Technician Emerson Hospital | Concord, MA,
  • Assisted nursing staff with respiratory, cardiopulmonary and physical therapies.
  • Assembled admissions pages and added new pages to patients' charts.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
  • Supported patient admissions, discharges and transfers to promote team productivity.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Maintained best-in-class standards for individualized care in 32-bed unit by continuously checking in with patients and families and quickly providing care.
  • Monitored patient specimen samples and test results to effectively alert supervisors of potentially unhealthy changes.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight and recording intake and outtake information.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
Expected in 12/2017 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, GPA:
Expected in 05/2015 Associate of Science | General Studies Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ GPA:
Expected in 05/2015 Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ GPA:
Expected in 10/2009 No Degree | Patient Care Technician Tucson College, Tucson, AZ GPA:
  • Licensed Nursing - 2018
  • BLS, ACLS certified
Additional Information

Gap in work history from 09/2016- 02/2018 due to prioritizing nursing program completion.

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School Attended

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pima Community College
  • Pima Community College
  • Tucson College

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Registered Nurse, Telemetry Unit
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Care Technician


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • No Degree

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