critical care nurse resume example with 9+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Patient-oriented Nurse with 8 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in the critical care unit, operating room, and acute-long term rehabilitation facility. Expert in managing all aspects of patient care with proven leadership, delegation skills and mentoring abilities. Consistently achieve optimal patient outcomes. Seeking to take next career step with respected organization.

  • ICU and OR experience
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Maintaining quality assurance standards
  • Organization and planning
  • Team leader
  • Patient and family focused
North Park University Chicago, IL, Expected in 05/2020 Master of Science : Nursing-Leadership and Management - GPA :
Far Eastern University Manila, Expected in 04/2007 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • 3.49 GPA
  • Nursing Research Leader
Adventist Health System - Critical Care Nurse
Albany, GA, 08/2017 - Current
  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory pa erns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
  • Advocate for patients' and families' needs, or provide emotional support for patients and their families.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory pa erns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
  • Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition, responding to unanticipated interruptions while delegating care to achieve optimal, safe and effective outcomes.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized plans of care to restore patients' health and drive recovery goals.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Actively served on Utilization Review Committee by reviewing policies, patterns of providers and sanction processes.
  • Communicated extensively with patients to provide assistance, support and instructions.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering [Number] to [Number] high acuity patients per shift.
Emerson Hospital - Perioperative Nurse
Waltham, MA, 03/2016 - 08/2017
  • Worked with the surgical team member to manage the nursing care within the surgical services by observing the surgical team from a broad perspective and assisting the team in creating and maintaining a safe, comfortable environment.
  • Performed patient assessment, pre- and post-operative patient education, monitors patients' physical and emotional well-being, and coordinates patient care throughout the surgical care continuum.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons and residents as a scrub and circulating nurse during surgical procedures.
  • Performed circulating and scrubbing roles on variety of surgical cases.
  • Organized, implemented and appraised perioperative nursing care for each patient throughout the entire surgery experience.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
Emerson Hospital - Perioperative Nurse
Acton, MA, 04/2013 - 02/2016
  • Circulated, scrubbed and assisted on diverse surgical procedures.
  • Performed assessment, develops and implements individualized care plans for patients of all age groups undergoing surgical intervention while being sensitive to cultural and religious diversity.
  • Actively collaborated with surgeons and other surgical team members and anticipates their needs.
  • Overseen the maintenance and sterilization of operating room equipment while ensuring stringent quality standards and safety precautions.
  • Participated in ongoing quality assurance program that meets and surpasses hospital/ JCAHO standards for patient and staff safety.
  • Acted as PM charge nurse in a Level II hospital's surgical unit during the weekdays and weekends.
  • Collaborated with the recovery unit to facilitate care of patients.
  • Anticipated surgeons' needs and maintained procedure sterility during operations by observing body language, movements and demeanors.
  • Prepped operating rooms for upcoming procedures by setting out and verifying count of all necessary equipment and assessing environment for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Delivered exceptional care to patients throughout the entire surgical lifecycle to support positive health outcomes.
  • Ensured that all surgical instruments and sponges that were used in procedures were accounted for upon completion of operations.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients through compassionate approach and positive attitude.
  • Performed comprehensive patient assessments to identify patient needs, devise individualized plans of care, modify care solutions and ensure patients' rights.
  • Assessed patients prior to surgical procedures by asking questions and detailing medical histories.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Beaumont Hospitals - Nurse Supervisor
Belleville, MI, 01/2012 - 03/2013
  • Evening supervisor of both subacute and long term care units.
  • Personally directed and supervised care delivered by other healthcare personnel like RNs, LVNs, and CNAs.
  • Extensive experience with the geriatric population that includes developing an initial care plan and updates based on client's needs, and physician's orders.
  • Skilled in doing audits and quality assurance check on patient's charts and medical records to secure state and federal regulations compliance.
  • Conducted research in support of improved nursing practice and patient outcomes.
  • Served as resource to provide comprehensive information on patient care, hospital policies and nursing best practices to newly hired [Job title]s.
  • Routinely audited charting to ensure conformance with best practices.
  • Participated in committees to optimize and standardize practices and procedures across all hospital nursing stations.
  • Reviewed patient treatment plans to meet and maintain JCAHO, Medicare and Medicaid requirements
  • Facilitated home care referrals from physicians and specialists to prevent hospitalization and reduce re-hospitalization rates
  • Collaborated with executive leadership to develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures conforming with nursing practices and philosophies.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Supervised [Number]-bed telemetry unit while providing direct patient care to acutely ill patients.
  • Provided training and supervision to [Number]-member staff in [Type] unit.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to [Number]-bed acute care medical-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.

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School Attended

  • North Park University
  • Far Eastern University

Job Titles Held:

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Nurse Supervisor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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