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inpatient psychiatric nurse geriatric unit resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Attentive nursing professional experienced in delivering compassionate, high level care with career spanning 19 years. Skilled in multitasking and prioritizing patient care. Knowledgeable about medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Committed to provide an exceptional level of care to each and every patient. Looking to take on a new nursing role with a great organization.

Skills
  • Patient Relationships
  • Therapeutic Care Plans
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Long-term Care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Shared Governance
  • Direct patient care
Work History
10/2006 to 09/2021 Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse, Geriatric Unit Eastern State Hospital | City, STATE,


  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, and safety protocols.
  • Prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel to deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance, cognitive status, and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Established staff schedules based on facility needs.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, eating and bathing and encouraged patients to perform basic needs independently to promote self-esteem.
  • Took and monitored vital signs, administered medications and managed patient behavior.
  • Treated clients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Administered PPD and IM injections according to protocol.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions.
  • Monitored nutritional intake and signs and symptoms of complications to report deviations to physicians.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs, attending APNA conference, and participating in nursing committees.
  • Audited charts and assisted in Utilization Review
09/2003 to 05/2006 Staff RN and MDS Coordinator, LTC Thomson-Hood Veterans Center | City, STATE,
  • Consulted and coordinated with health care team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Prepared, administered and recorded prescribed medications and reported adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with policy.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions related to falls and accidents, as well as chronic conditions, such as arthritis and COPD.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, eating and bathing and encouraged patients to perform basic needs independently to promote self-esteem.
  • Promoted kind, compassionate environment, utilizing active listening and effective communication skills for elderly patients and caregivers.
  • Anticipated needs of aging adults and worked closely with multidisciplinary team to provide individualized care to elderly patients.
  • Cared for residents in 60-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse.
09/2002 to 09/2003 Staff RN, Medical-Surgical Floor Clark Regional Medical Center | City, STATE,


  • Coordinated nursing care to be carried out according to facility guidelines and regulations.
  • Recorded and measured patients' weight, temperature, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in chart.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
Education
Expected in 08/2017 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY GPA:
Expected in 05/2002 Associate of Arts | Nursing Midway College, Midway, KY, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Midway College

Job Titles Held:

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse, Geriatric Unit
  • Staff RN and MDS Coordinator, LTC
  • Staff RN, Medical-Surgical Floor

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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