icu nurse resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Professional Summary

Resourceful RN with nursing degree and 5 years of experience in healthcare settings. Supervised several student nurses and nursing assistants. Superb technical knowledge and high-level communications skills fostered high-quality care. Supported patients with excellent case management and patient care expertise. Certified in Pals and ACLS. Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in emergency patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care and patient assistance during each shift. Considered hardworking and driven. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing skills in prison setting. Dynamic RN bringing years of treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergency medicine settings. Driven and hardworking. Registered Nurse bringing demonstrated patient care, medication monitoring and treatment management expertise. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Bringing 5-year record of success in nursing and desiring RN position with Snake River Corrections facility.

  • Medication Administration
  • Case Management
  • Received Spanish Speaking Student of The Year
  • Chronic disease management
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Acute care expertise
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Trauma recovery
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Strong clinical judgment
Work History
01/2019 to 11/2020
ICU Nurse Chi Memorial Schuyler, NE,
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Followed all HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
  • Coordinated patients' post-discharge treatment plans with physicians, other nurses and family to promote continuity of medical care.
  • Supervised new employees, student nurses and nursing aides to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families’ cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Oversaw and managed clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Responded to codes and other emergencies in the hospitals ED. Also, willingly picked up extra shifts in Emergency department when there was any type of nursing shortage
  • Received the Daisy award multiple times. This award is the highest of nursing honors and is received from a patient who thinks you provided exceptional care.
  • I have previous experience with inmates of various statuses.
08/2015 to 02/2019
Infusion Registered Nurse Spectrum Health Buchanan, MI,
  • Educated patients on such topics as nutrition, medication side effects and proper skin treatments after radiation.
  • Cultivated warm and compassionate atmosphere for patients receiving chemotherapy, blood and antibiotics in infusion treatment facility.
  • Counseled patients and provided listening ear and emotional support.
  • Recorded all patient discussions and transactions in charts for future reference.
  • Competently accessed ports and started IV's for treatment.
02/2017 to 12/2018
Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager Advisacare Macomb County, MI,
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Provided holistic patient care and met needs and concern of patient and families
  • Held the hand of many patients that were facing the end of life and did not want to be alone.
  • In charge of total patient care and oversaw aides and their schedules.
  • Have a glowing recommendation from Paul Gering. Medical Director of both the hospital and Heart and Home Hospice.
  • Have a glowing recommendation from Paul Gering Medical Director of both the hospital and Heart and Home Hospice.
  • Delivered optimal care to patients nearing the end of life and had excellent communication with the doctor, staff and families.
08/2015 to 02/2017
Medical Sugical Nurse Saint Alphonsus Hospital City, STATE,
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing in-patient stay length.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for 26 bed unit.
Expected in 06/2015 to to
Associate of Science: Nursing
Treasure Valley Community College - Ontario, OR
Expected in 06/2013 to to
Associate of Arts: Nursing
Treasure Valley Community College - Ontario, OR
  • Upon completion of Nursing School, received Nursing Student of the Year at graduation.
  • First Aid/CPR Certified

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School Attended

  • Treasure Valley Community College
  • Treasure Valley Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • ICU Nurse
  • Infusion Registered Nurse
  • Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager
  • Medical Sugical Nurse


  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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