Emergency Room Registered Nurse resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Resourceful Registered Nurse with 12 years of experience caring for patients and working closely with other healthcare staff. Well-rounded individual skillful in providing emotional support to patients and families, performing various diagnostic tests and administering medication. In-depth knowledge of emergency care and nursing care techniques and methods. Expert using computer systems used throughout VISN 10 as well as Microsoft Word and Excel. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Customer Service
  • Medical records management
  • CPRS/My Healthy Vet/KRAMES
  • Time management
  • Patient Management
Education and Training
Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI Expected in 12/2008 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI Expected in 05/2022 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Pacific Medical Centers - Emergency Room Registered Nurse
Hood River, OR, 12/2020 - Current
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
Catholic Health Initiative - Neurology Nurse
Ankeny, IA, 05/2017 - 12/2020
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Educated patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and disease prevention.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Trained new staff on facility policies, procedures and electronic medical record management systems.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
Carefirst - Utilization Review Nurse
Salisbury, MD, 11/2015 - 05/2018
  • Collaborated with providers to obtain required clinical information, supporting prior authorization determinations and individual inquiries.
  • Determined medical necessity and cost-effectiveness of services through utilization review processes.
  • Remained up-to-date on various benefit plans, medical policies and state-specific clinical guidelines or criteria.
  • Reviewed patient admissions to determine medical necessity as directed by Community Care/Fee Base criteria.
  • Applied medical criteria and clinical judgement to researched cases to evaluate and establish determinations.
  • Referred cases to secondary review for failure to meet Community Care/Fee Basecriteria.
  • Contacted insurance carriers to obtain authorizations for services delivered to patients.
  • Collaborated with Assistant Chief of Staff(s) in group meetings to identify issues and find cost-effective solutions.
  • 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.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Med/Surgical Nurse
City, STATE, 05/2009 - 11/2016
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients with compassion and positive attitude.
  • Assisted with patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
  • Informed patients, family members and caregivers of physician instructions for post-operative at-home care.
  • Accessed patient medical history, current medications and pre-procedure instructions to confirm adherence and respond to questions.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Administered surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes to facilitate patient care.
  • Assessed patients on admission to evaluate and continually monitor.
  • Minimized infections using ChloraPrep, Mueller and Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic instruments and infection prevention products.
  • Monitored unexpected patient events, interactions or outcomes and recorded incident report in certain situations.
  • Performed venipuncture to collect blood and submitted to lab for pre-operative testing.

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School Attended

  • Wayne County Community College District
  • University of Detroit Mercy

Job Titles Held:

  • Emergency Room Registered Nurse
  • Neurology Nurse
  • Utilization Review Nurse
  • Med/Surgical Nurse


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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