invasive cardiovascular registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
To obtain a position as a Registered Nurse in a procedure based, team oriented setting within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Achievement in a team approached cardiac setting with the opportunity for professional growth, emphasis on quality care, and patient/customer satisfaction. Seeking placement to utilize an extensive cardiac background to make a difference, not just do a job. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications (ACLS) Dependable, loyal, and committed to patients, coworkers, physicians, and family members. Exhibit a positive approach to any assignment to promote a trusting environment including morale and teamwork. Highly adaptable and comfortable with unconventional/alternative settings and situations; familiar with academic, domestic and creative routines and structures within the cardiac setting. Appreciate team problem-solving methods and outcomes, taking advantage of "learning opportunities", as well as serving as an advocate in a competent and professional manner. With my extensive cardiac background as well as specialized operating room experience, ability to anticipate and recognize potential problems followed by an appropriate action/intervention. Strong ability to ensure a project or task is completed accurately -- strong on professional follow-through to ensure all mandatory obligations are met. Aware of cost management and quality control importance at all administrative levels. Productive team member in a fast paced atmosphere, high energy level, proactive personality, and the ability to establish and maintain healthy, dedicated, and supportive relationships; Strong ability to function effectively under stress and crisis situations promoting all team roles, working towards a shared goal - achieving the best and safest patient outcome. Exceptional capacity to multi-task and manage competing priorities with ease, while fostering delivery of superior physician and patient care. Type text][Type text][Type text] Resume/Jessica Claire 2 Resume/Jessica Claire Responsible [job title] with excellent communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience in healthcare. Nurse Case Manager with valid State RN License. Solid clinical, utilization review and case management experience within a managed care environment. Specialized in cardiac care for eight years. Provided critical evaluation of heart failure patients, and managed complex medication/treatment regimens. Desire to utilize cardiac expertise as an Acute Care NP.
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Acute care expertise
  • Diabetes and nutrition educator
  • Preceptor
  • High level of autonomy
  • Qualified in healthcare billing
  • Patient/family focused
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Chest pain management expert

  • Professional bedside manner
  • Accomplished in radiology diagnostics
  • Sharp critical thinker
  • HIPPA compliance
  • Sharp critical thinker
  • Lab equipment maintenance
  • Calm under pressure
  • Rapid patient assessments
  • Diagnostic tools familiarity
  • Culturally competent care
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Diabetes, Hospice, and Stroke Patient Care
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Patient-focused care
  • CPR certification
  • Trained in pre- and post-surgical care
  • Trained in pre- and post-surgical care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Insulin medication assistance understanding
  • Patient and family advocacy authority
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing Omaha, NE Expected in 12 1997 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Top [Number]% of class
  • Recipient of [Scholarship Name] Scholarship
  • Emphasis in Occupational Health
Accredited College Nursing (CNURED) , Expected in License #: 54731 Registered Nurse (March 20, 1998) Current, unrestricted : - GPA :
  • [Number] GPA
Omaha College of Health Careers , Expected in 225 N 80th St, Omaha, NE 68114-3617 Medical Secretarial Program : - GPA :
  • Coursework in Medical Front Office Assisting
  • Coursework in Business, Accounting and Healthcare Administration
  • Health Information Technician (RHIT) coursework
Bellevue East Senior High Bellevue, NE Expected in 1 1989 Diploma : - GPA : Highlights of Qualifications Recipient of the National Nursing Daisy Award Highlights of Qualifications Recipient of the National Nursing Daisy Award
Work History
Bellevue Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Lab/Interventional Radiology - Invasive Cardiovascular Registered Nurse
City, , 03/2010 - Current
  • Contributed to the opening and organizational growth initiatives of the hospital's Cardiac Catheterization/Interventional Radiology areas.
  • Substantial contribution to successful ACC/JCAHO accreditation.
  • Formulate clinical decisions and implement multi-dimensional plans of care that demonstrate independent judgment and critical thinking consistent with private, state, and federal regulations.
  • Familiarity with nursing scope and standards of nursing practice in the cardiac catheterization lab.
  • Instrumental in staff productivity with the ability to work in several hospital departments with minimal direction to include the Operating Room, Diagnostic Noninvasive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation as well as the Emergency Room.
  • Resource in medical supply management/inventory for optimal efficiency.
  • Maintain supply inventory by checking stock to determine par levels; anticipate needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies, working directly with vendors; Reduced supply stock over $31,000 within the past year.
  • Implementation of departmental performance improvement (PI) processes to include: Patient Satisfaction survey and promotion of groin management to ensure the highest quality of patient care.
  • Integrate performance improvement initiatives into daily processes and practice.
  • Maintain an established compassionate environment by providing emotional, cooperative, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, coworkers, friends and families.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status utilizing an organized SBAR hand-off technique (Situation, background, assessment, recommendations) and interpret the appropriate data needed for safe care delivery.
  • Standardized procedures per specialty and improved efficiency with cathlab and interventional radiology areas with regards to medical record documentation.
  • Support and resource for Cath Lab/IR - assist with implementation of a new hospital wide EPIC patient charting system (live August, 2012); Provide input into unit's operational budget process by determining priorities for allocation of resources to meet identified unit goals.
  • Conducted numerous learning opportunities for new staff on vascular topics.
  • Development of annual nursing competencies and performance/evaluation standard protocols.
  • Wrote the orientation protocol packet for new staff and acted as a preceptor in all roles within the IR/Cath Lab setting.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
  • Properly calibrated and adjusted malfunctioning equipment to ensure precise test results.
  • Coordinated the review, revision and creation of Operational Policies within ER Department.
Nebraska Medical Center - Invasive Cardiovascular Registered Nurse
, , 04/2008 - 03/2010
  • Provide quality cardiovascular nursing care and service to patients in the circulating and monitoring roles by multiple specific and technical cardiovascular procedures.
  • Accurate monitoring and patient documentation (McKesson/Witt) of hemodynamic information to ensure quality patient care.
  • In depth knowledge in hemodynamic monitoring skills, conscious sedation requirements, wide variety of cardiovascular drugs, intravenous drips, EKG interpretation and acute/emergent patient care.
  • Ability to operate wide range of technical equipment.
  • Perform various duties not related to patient care but for optimum efficiency of the department by quarterly outdates of inventory and supplies, medications, and stocking/retrieval and rotation of supplies.
  • Organized three cath labs and streamlined supplies "ergonomically conscious" in order of usual needs for an orderly work area.
  • Anticipate and maintain working knowledge of various catheters, guide wires, medications, and other supplies to aid the cardiologist in alternative approaches for optimum patient outcome.
  • Served on the Unit Based Council Team representing our Catheterization Lab.
  • Involved with the Marketing Department for Bellevue Medical Center's slogan selection.
  • Dedicated to a Healthier You.) Provide support for a learning environment for new staff, students, residents, fellows, cardiologists, patient's and patient families.
  • Promote and enhance collaborative practice within the health care team to meet learning needs and accommodate goals.
  • Understand expected outcomes and patient responses to a wide variety of cardiac specific procedures.
  • Anticipate and respond to patient and physician needs by providing extraordinary service.
  • Frequent commendations by patients, families and physicians,.
  • Responded to dispatched emergency assignments quickly and safely.
  • Performed cardiac pacing and needle thoracotomy with great care and expertise.
  • Interpreted limited histories and used physical examinations to identify potential underlying critical issues.
  • Monitored patients for changes, and reviewed and revised plans accordingly.
  • Demonstrated high standards of performance, including teamwork, communication and compassion.
  • Strictly protected the confidentiality of all information related to patient care activities and EMS operations.
Nebraska Methodist Hospital - Operating Room, Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular/Open Heart Team
, , 1998 - 04/2008
  • Operating Room
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA’s) to identify performance areas for improvement.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
budget, interpersonal skills, Council, critical thinking, delivery, diagnosis, direction, documentation, interpretation, inventory, Marketing, nursing, organizational, policies, processes, promotion, protocols, quality, safety, Secretarial
Additional Information
  • 882938 RN: 54731 (Cath Lab/EP Lab) Job Anncment #: IN-13-882938-HAK

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School Attended

  • Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing
  • Accredited College Nursing (CNURED)
  • Omaha College of Health Careers
  • Bellevue East Senior High

Job Titles Held:

  • Invasive Cardiovascular Registered Nurse
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Registered Nurse
  • Operating Room, Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular/Open Heart Team


  • Bachelor of Science
  • License #: 54731 Registered Nurse (March 20, 1998) Current, unrestricted
  • 225 N 80th St, Omaha, NE 68114-3617 Medical Secretarial Program
  • Diploma

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