medical surgical critical care rn resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Patient-oriented Critical Care Nurse with over four years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in critical care units. Highly skilled in step down and critical care areas with demonstrated leadership skills that drive patient outcomes while sustaining care objectives. Organized and knowledgeable Registered Nurse experienced in treating and caring for patients. Successful in providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Recognized for collaborating well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices. Highly trained critical care nursing professional accomplished in managing patients' conditions and delivering key treatments. Expert in monitoring health and care to proactively meet individual patients' needs. Fully qualified and certified to care for patients with wide range of histories and care requirements. Versed in Joint Commission standards and nursing process.

  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Multitasking
  • Work ethic
  • Planning
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Organizational skills
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Patient Care and Education
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator care
  • Diabetes management
  • Patient Assessment and Care
  • Good work ethic
  • Friendly, positive attitude
07/2020 to Current Medical Surgical Critical Care RN Hospital Sisters Health System - Corporate | Vandalia, IL,
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • 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.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Established and implemented nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Delivered physician-ordered treatments and monitored responses to quickly spot complications and side effects.
  • Cared expertly for individuals with wide array of medical issues such as pulmonary, cardiology and infectious disease patients.
  • Maintained aseptic environment to prevent patient infections or other unwanted outcomes.
  • Observed surgical procedures to closely monitor patient and quickly assist physician with potential complications or additional needs.
03/2022 to 09/2022 Critical Care Registered Nurse Oakmont Management Group | Covina, CA,
  • 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.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Provided direct care in surgical, cardiac and neurological critical care units.
06/2018 to 08/2020 Surgical Cardiac Step Down RN UPMC Passavant Hospital - McCandless | City, STATE,
  • Supported patients through recovery from procedures such as bypass, angioplasty and pacemaker surgery.
  • Explained patient conditions, procedures and treatment protocols to patients and families.
  • Encouraged patients to implement lifestyle changes to prevent worsening of heart disease.
  • Partnered with cardiologists to diagnose cause of arrhythmias and offer interventional treatments.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Cared for patients recovering from Cardiothoracic and Vasular procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
07/2011 to 03/2018 Lead Front Desk Receptionist MedExpress Urgent Care | City, STATE,
  • Handled payment processing and provided customers with receipts and proper bills and change.
  • Welcomed patrons to front desk and engaged in friendly conversations while conducting check-in process.
  • Prepared daily shift close reports and balanced cash register to accurately reflect all transactions.
  • Responded to inquiries and room requests made online, by phone or email.
  • Signed for packages, recorded deliveries and distributed to personnel.
  • Created and optimized employee schedules for shift coverage.
  • Maintained consistent patient confidentiality in alignment with HIPAA protocols by using encryption software.
  • Informed patients of financial responsibilities prior to rendering services.
  • Gathered patient records for provider.
  • Collected information, verified insurance and collected co-payments for patients as part of check-in process.
  • Conducted patient intake interviews to collect medical information and insurance details.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2018 to to Associate Degree in Nursing | Nursing Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA GPA:

-ACLS, BLS, and NIHSS certified

-PCCN certification

-AACN COVID-19 micro-certification

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School Attended

  • Community College of Allegheny County

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Surgical Critical Care RN
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Cardiac Step Down RN
  • Lead Front Desk Receptionist


  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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