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icu nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

I am a very experienced critical care nurse with 30+ years in ICU, PACU and ER. Have not done any ER for 5 Yrs but worked ER for over 24 years. I am a problem solver, I just don’t look at numbers, I have the knowledge and skills with the experience of trying to figure out what’s going on with my patients. I am extremely devoted to patient care and love saving lives. By nature I am a very nurturing person so nursing and bedside care is what I do best. I am trustworthy, very responsible and very dependable. I often receive letters sent to my employers about the quality of care I delivered to my patients either by my patients or by my patient’s family members.

Skills
  • Medical records management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Medication administration
  • Patient discharging
  • Taking vitals
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Team management
  • Time management
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Teambuilding
  • Organizational skills
  • Relationship building
  • Planning
  • Basic math
  • Leadership
  • Clerical
  • PPE use
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Analytical
  • Active listening
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking
Education and Training
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Expected in 05/1990 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Experience
Mission Regional Medical Center - ICU Nurse
Dover, NJ, 01/2016 - Current

I just did not take care of Covid Critical Care patients but also worked in Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, CCU, Medical ICU, and spent 18 months in Covid ICU.

  • Implemented treatment plans, monitored vitals and administered medications for patients in ICU.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Evaluated intensive care patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Monitored efficacy of nursing interventions and revised care plans based upon patient response.
  • Delegated and supervised work of other nursing team members and support staff.
  • Worked toward team goals of medical unit and accounted for department and system-specific metrics.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in care delivery.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses, supporting personal growth and enhancing professional development.
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Established and implemented nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Completed patient assessments, triaged and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Participated in monitoring, maintaining and improving nursing sensitive indicators, core measures and other identified outcome measures.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Achieved best possible outcomes for nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, HCAPS, patient satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
Piedmont Healthcare - Staff RN
Athens, GA, 01/1998 - 10/2016
  • Implemented treatment plans, monitored vitals and administered medications for patients in ICU.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Worked toward team goals of medical unit and accounted for department and system-specific metrics.
  • Evaluated intensive care patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Delegated and supervised work of other nursing team members and support staff.
  • Monitored efficacy of nursing interventions and revised care plans based upon patient response.
  • Liaised between patients, families and care staff in care delivery.
  • Educated patients on treatment plans, medications and aftercare procedures.
  • Located additional community resources for patients to assist with recovery.
  • Treated patients with broad range of acute, life-threatening diagnoses.
  • Managed PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Administered medications and treatment plans in accordance with physician orders.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Provided direct care in surgical, cardiac, and neurological critical care units.
  • Assessed patients upon admission and throughout each shift to quickly spot and respond to life-threatening concerns.
  • Coordinated care with charge nurse and other staff through daily communication.
  • Collaborated across disciplines to coordinate patient care actions such as transfers, referrals and discharges.
  • Planned, implemented and evaluated patient care plans in line with assessments and available resources.
  • Recognized and addressed patients' psychological and physical needs in addition to critical medical needs.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Oversaw LPN and CNA care delivery to protect patients and achieve optimum care standards.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support equipment such as ventilators and feeding tubes.
  • Administered care to patients suffering from catastrophic traumatic injuries.
  • Fostered continuity and quality of care based on best interest and well-being of patients.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Circulated throughout multiple hospital departments to perform nursing rounds.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses, supporting personal growth and enhancing professional development.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
Memorial Healthcare System- South Broward Community Health - ER Nurse, PACU RN, Stepdown RN
City, STATE, 01/1989 - 01/2013
  • Maintained lists of resources helpful to clients.
  • Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.
  • Treated patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure and drug overdoses.
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Delivered effective quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment and referral for broad range of patients.
  • Managed complete processing of patients from initial admission to discharge.
  • Instructed patients and caregivers or friends on proper care of injuries after treatment, educating on proper medication use, dressing changes and signs of complications.
  • Evaluated physical and psychological condition of incoming patients to identify nuances of protocols and treatments required for drugged or traumatized patients.
  • Proposed interpretations of symptoms, suggested interventions and target outcomes in advance of physician consultation with patients.
  • Assisted licensed physicians in treating or evaluating patients as required to support treatment logistics and document cases in real time.
  • Followed standard procedures for collecting personal information, contacting relatives and transferring patients better accommodated at outside facilities.
  • Sanitized, prepared and assembled medical equipment, readying work environment for physicians and emergency surgeons.
  • Observed applicable health and safety regulations and house protocols to achieve patient and staff safety and minimize liability to malpractice accusations.
  • Collaborated with anesthesiologists to determine and administer safe and effective doses of pain reduction medications.
  • Administered tests not requiring licensed physicians to execute or evaluate, completing reports to act as efficient subsidiary.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Delivered individualized care to post-operative patients by monitoring pain levels, checking vital signs and explaining next steps to recovery.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Stabilized patients, determined health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Evaluated patients recovering from surgeries and coming out of anesthesia.
  • Utilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesia.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Monitored patient pain levels and administered medication to diminish patient discomfort.
  • Supported patients through recovery from procedures such as bypass, angioplasty and pacemaker surgery.
  • Rendered direct patient care by stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Administered medications to manage progression off anesthesia medications, deal with side effects and promote recovery.
  • Explained patient conditions, procedures and treatment protocols to patients and families.
  • Oversaw ER department and team of multi-disciplinary professionals in high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patients' vital signs using electrocardiograms in telemetry labs.
  • Delivered nursing care to critically ill cardiac patients in post-operative recovery units.
  • Employed nursing best practices and clinical judgment to continuously evaluate patients' progress and employed intervention to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Partnered with cardiologists to diagnose cause of arrhythmias and offer interventional treatments.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by preventing unauthorized access or incorrect dosage administration.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Evaluated assigned patients to effectively plan, implement and document skilled nursing care.
  • Supported physicians completing patient examinations and procedures.
  • Determined patient injury and illness by performing triage on [Number] incoming patients daily.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Completed direct patient care tests to determine current conditions, responses and needs.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses, supporting personal growth and enhancing professional development.
  • Created and updated community resource information book for nurses.
  • Helped patients regain independence with clear recovery goals and guidance.
  • Supported criminal inquiries by reporting injuries and completing evidence collection kits.
  • Administered individualized nursing care, applying simple and complex techniques and processes specific to needs of patient.
  • Reported patient assessment findings and physical and psychosocial responses to nursing intervention for progress towards care goals.
  • Assessed patients by observing symptoms and collecting history and physical information to report to treatment team.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Discussed disease process, risk factors and ways to alleviate complications to facilitate recovery upon discharge.
  • Reviewed critical pathway and multidisciplinary plan of care to execute prescribed interventions.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Implemented range of equipment, medicines and life-saving modalities to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Measured and monitored patient vital signs.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary team to assess patient goals and establish treatment plans.
  • Coordinated in-home skilled nursing care to patients with diverse physical needs and conditions.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Delivered compassionate care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Florida Atlantic University

Job Titles Held:

  • ICU Nurse
  • Staff RN
  • ER Nurse, PACU RN, Stepdown RN

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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