hospice registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Versatile Case Manager with expertise in Hospital and Home environments. Hardworking and dedicated to top outcomes. Excellent time manager, communicator and problem solver. Talented Case Manager adept at handling high caseloads without sacrificing quality of care. Operates in high-pressure environments while recommending best resources and courses of action to benefit patient needs and return each to optimal quality of life.

  • Patient-focused care
  • Patient Relations
  • Quality Assurance Controls
  • Patient Assessments
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Case Management
  • EMR / EHR
  • Precepting
  • Staff Supervision
  • Treatment Plans
  • Intravenous Therapy
University Of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI Expected in 08/2018 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI Expected in 2007 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Monroe County Community College Monroe, MI Expected in 1983 Associate of Science : Respiratory Therapist - GPA :
  • Licensed Registered Nurse, BSN -2007
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - 1983-2007
Work History
Pacific Medical Centers - Hospice Registered Nurse
Kent, WA, 10/2016 - 03/2019
  • Established hospice care services for elderly and disabled patients.
  • Managed 5 to 7 patients daily.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to meet emotional and mental, as well as physical needs.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
'Ike Group - Staff Registered Nurse-Cath Lab
Honolulu, HI, 06/2015 - 10/2016
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Managed four to twelve patients daily.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
Vibra Healthcare - Nursing Supervisor
City, STATE, 02/2015 - 10/2016
  • Discussed patient care and treatment with care team members to optimize intervention plans and care delivery.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Maintained proper staff levels within budget parameters to deliver high levels of care to every patient.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Supervised staff of 8 registered nurses, 3 licensed practical nurses and 12 certified nursing assistants.
  • Provided direct nursing care to patients when personnel was short-staffed.
  • Delegated tasks and provided leadership for 24 nurses and support personnel.
  • Investigated and reported all incidents per hospital policies.
  • Confidently directed overall operation of nursing services and patient care, including financial management, quality assurance, patient care, safety risk management, teammate satisfaction, quality index scores and facility maintenance.
Oakwood Hospital - Nursing-Assistant Manager, Staff RN Critical Care
City, STATE, 01/1992 - 02/2015
  • Created organization systems for inventory control, merchandising, financial reports and schedules, dramatically increasing operational efficiency.
  • Assessed job applications and made hiring recommendations to bring in top candidates for key vacancies.
  • Planned team-building exercises to increase employee performance and job satisfaction.
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Set and enforced policies focused on increasing team productivity and strengthening operational efficiency.
  • Conducted weekly staff meetings to motivate staff members, address concerns and questions, plan improvements, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Opened and operated two hospital units, SICU/Trauma and Surgical/Ortho, while waiting for Management position to be filled.
  • SICU/Trauma consisting of 14 beds, and Surgical/ Ortho consisting of 32 beds.
  • Worked with Physicians and Management teams to establish protocols for patient care and safety.

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School Attended

  • University Of Detroit Mercy
  • Henry Ford College
  • Monroe County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Hospice Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse-Cath Lab
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Nursing-Assistant Manager, Staff RN Critical Care


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science

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