Lead Nurse Pacu Revovery Room Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Professionally trained Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience in ensuring high standards of competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. 8 years in Psychiatric nursing performing as a charge/staff nurse. 14 years as a staff nurse in PACU/Recovery room. 3 years as the Lead nurse in PACU/ Recovery performing as charge nurse daily.
Licensed RN in Iowa
Skill Highlights
  • Post-surgical care specialized
  • Charge/Lead nurse
  • Enthusiastic care giver
  • Patient and family focused
  • Physical assessment skills
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Tracheotomy care provider
  • Foley catheters insertion/removal
  • Colostomy Care
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Drug administration and dosage
  • Obtaining/charting vital signs
  • Proficient with computer/EPIC charting
  • Specimen collection/processing
  • Staff training/motivation
  • Scheduling staff, maintaining daily flow of the Recovery room, including delegating nursing duties and management of staff break times


  • Patient evaluation and intervention
  • Meticulous organizational skills
  • CPR/BLS certified
  • PALS certified
  • ASPAN member
  • Nurse Liaison with Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Psychiatrists and Hospitalist
  • Nominated for Smulekoff Award for Nursing Excellence 
  • Past winner of The Psychiatric Nurse of the year award At St Luke's Hospital 
  • Achieved Bronze and Silver levels in Career Achievement program for 4 years.
Professional Experience
04/2013 to Current Lead Nurse PACU/Revovery Room Unity Point/St Lukes Hospital | City, STATE, Maintained daily flow of the PACU/Recovery room. Implemented monthly schedules for staff of 10. Liaised between patient and physicians to ensure comprehensive treatment plans. Worked closely with House supervisor regarding bed placement of patients. Implemented the Acute Pain Service and the Lump and Bump Clinic. Managed the care of ECT shock treatments for in/out patients. Managed care of post surgical/ICU patients. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Liasied between patients and nurse managers on all inpatient and outpatients units and procedural areas. Assisted with conducting staff meetings and  interviewing and hiring of new employees. Active member of the Patient Care Practice Council and Magnet steering committee.
08/1999 to 04/2013 Registered Nurse PACU/ Recovery Unity Point/St Lukes Hospital | City, STATE, Provided care for post-operative patients. Monitored acute conditions. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained flow. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Provided on-call care at all times of day/night and weekends/holidays. Managed medication administration of post surgical patients. Managed care of patients after local anesthesia, general surgery including ICU patients, vascular lab patients and MRIs. Discharged patients home during the on call hours providing discharge instructions to the patient and their families. Preceptor for nursing students. Active member of OR/PACU education committee and RR committee. Managed care of ECT patients.
1994 to 08/1999 Charge/Registered Nurse 3 East/1 West Psychiatric Units Unity Point/ St Lukes Hospital | City, STATE, Evaluated staffing requirements and floor assignments and implemented new requirements based on evaluation. Delegated staff nurse duties. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering a 8-16 high acuity patients per shift. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with Dementia, and Alzheimer's, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Developed patient care plans to determine patient care and treatment. Provided every day living tasks to enhance quality of life for the elderly patients. Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and Alzheimer's. Preceptor for nursing students.
1993 to 1994 LPN 3 East Psychiatric Unit Unity Point/ St. Lukes Hospital | City, STATE,

Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well being of all patients. Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring. Assisted patients with games, crafts, cooking, music, reading and other activities. Assessed vital signs and administered PO medications as ordered.

1992 to 1993 Ward Secretary/Tech 3 East Unity Point/ St Lukes Hospital | City, STATE,

Multi-tasked general duties such as answering multiple telephone lines, patients rounds, assisted with meal trays, organized patient charts, entered doctors orders into the computer and general patient care.

Education and Training
Expected in 1993 ADN | Nursing Kirkwood Comminty College, Cedar Rapids, IA GPA:
Expected in 1992 LPN | Nursing Kirkwood Comminity College, Cedar Rapids, IA GPA:
Expected in 1989 Bachelor of Arts | Health Education University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA GPA:

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School Attended
  • Kirkwood Comminty College
  • Kirkwood Comminity College
  • University of Northern Iowa
Job Titles Held:
  • Lead Nurse PACU/Revovery Room
  • Registered Nurse PACU/ Recovery
  • Charge/Registered Nurse 3 East/1 West Psychiatric Units
  • LPN 3 East Psychiatric Unit
  • Ward Secretary/Tech 3 East
  • ADN
  • LPN
  • Bachelor of Arts

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