medical surgical telemetry nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

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

Passionate, self disciplined, motivated professional who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. 15 years of hands on nursing experience in acute care. Maintains a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Seeking a long-term position where patients and co-workers become like family.

  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Delegation
  • Electronic Charting
  • Admissions, Discharges, Transfers
  • Management of Multiple lines and equipment
  • Follows 2 patient identifiers
  • Performs had off report
  • Follows military time
  • Formulates nursing diagnoses
  • Initiates, Maintains, and Revises Nursing Plans of Care
  • Calculates Intake/Output
  • Implements, Assesses, and Documents on Safety Restraints
  • Performs many special precautions some of which include Aspiration, Fall, Suicide, Seizure, and Spinal
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Follows Timeout protocols
  • Completes Preoperative Checklists including shave preps, and antimicrobial bathing
  • Performs Manual and Automatic vital signs
  • Recognizes and intervenes with abnormalities in vital sign findings
  • Completes detailed physical head to toe assessment
  • Takes action in preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (examples: assisting with ambulation, obtaining orders for pharmacologic prevention, and or compression devices)
  • Assess for signs and symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Skilled in Pain assessment, advocating for treatment, and implementing both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions
  • Initiates and follows isolation precautions some of which include airborne, droplet, reverse, and contact
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in implementing nursing interventions
  • Receives, Translates, and Verifies Doctors orders
  • Knowledgeable of specialty services and competent in carrying out referrals (ex: Wound, Dietitian, Social Services, Home Health, Hospice)
  • Detailed neurologic and neuromotor assessment including use of GCS and NIHSS scales
  • Assists doctor with specialty bedside procedures Ex: lumbar punctures, wound debridement, Incision and Drainage
  • Follows spinal precautions
  • Removes Staples and Sutures
  • Occult blood testing
  • Implementing measures to protect skin integrity (Assists with turning, barrier cream, specialty mattress)
  • Performs sterile and nonsterile dressing changes
  • Obtains bedside blood glucose, interprets results, follows sliding scale parameters, injects insulin via pen and or vial, educates on signs and symptoms of both hyper and hypoglycemia as well as diet control and self-administration of insulin
  • Skilled in management of many GI tubes including Ostomys, Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy tubes.
  • Performs enteral feedings via feeding pump
  • Insertion, management, and removal of Nasogastric Tubes
  • Manages various surgical drains including Penrose, Hemovac, Jackson Pratt, and wound vacs
  • Monitors for signs and symptoms of infections while always educating patients and support systems of the same
  • Skilled in the management of orthopedic surgeries: Maintains joint precautions, performs circulations checks, Performs Range of Motion. Utilizes weighted traction, overbed trapeze, slings, casts, and external pinning.
  • Chest tube: set up, maintenance, trouble shooting, assessing for air leaks, intervenes if compromise found, measures output, removal
  • Performs venipuncture
  • Insertion and maintenance of a peripheral IV line
  • Identifies and manages complications of the peripheral IV line
  • Administers blood and blood products
  • Monitors signs and symptoms of blood transfusion reaction
  • Initiates proper treatment for blood transfusion reaction
  • Administers medications using the 6 rights of Medication Administration
  • Performs IV infusions via pump and gravity
  • Administers medications via multiple routes: Intradermal, Intramuscular, Topical, Subcutaneous, Oral, Sublingual
  • Utilizes a variety of approved pain management scales
  • Set up, initiation, monitoring, and discontinuation of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
  • Epidural monitoring and maintenance
  • Skilled in the delivery of reversal agents
  • Advocates for patient rights and safety
  • Demonstrates spiritual and cultural considerations
  • Providers Comfort Care nearing end of life
  • Performs timely organ donation protocols
  • Post mortem care
  • Recognizes and reports abuse
  • Follows chain of command
  • Conflict resolution
  • Utilizes SBAR communication
  • Follows Joint Commission and HIPPA guidelines
Education and Training
Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA Expected in 05/2010 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA Expected in 12/2007 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • RN License # RN591698
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
  • Trauma
  • Critical Care
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Medical Surgical Telemetry Nurse
Clearlake, CA, 06/2014 - Current
  • Delivers high-quality and compassionate care to a wide variety of patients.
  • Accurately electronically documenting all elements of nursing assessment and care.
  • Establishes effective communication with patient’s, families, and interdisciplinary team.
  • Utilizes telemetry to monitor patients cardiac status.
  • Educates patients on health conditions and promotes better nutrition and holistic stress relief methods.
  • Calculates and administers IV, oral and subcutaneous medications, monitoring for adverse side effects.
  • Supervises patient blood pressure, heart activity, blood oxygen saturation and breathing activity.
  • Reads and interprets lab test result values to develop, monitor and adjust care.
Bjc Healthcare - ICU Staff Nurse
O'fallon, MO, 05/2013 - 06/2014
  • Assisted patients directly with healing and recovery during times of critical illness.
  • Acted as a patient advocate.
  • Maintained timely and effective communication between families and care team.
  • Collaborated with care team to facilitate positive patient outcomes.
  • Delivered optimum treatments to critical-care patients following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Worked with patients and families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referrals.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
Hca - Float Pool Staff Nurse
Lenexa, KS, 01/2011 - 05/2013
  • Safeguarded patient privacy through stringent adherence to HIPAA requirements.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to work in a constant changing environment.
  • Displayed excellent time management.
  • Showed excellence in interpersonal, clinical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Assessed patient conditions, recorded physical findings and explained prognosis.
  • 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.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
Activities and Honors
  • Federal Programs Parent Advisory Committee
  • Active member of the Tussey Mountain Parent Teachers Organization
  • Coaches 1st grade cheerleading
  • Assistant Coach 8u girls softball
  • Volunteers in both softball and baseball concession stands
  • Enjoys anything outdoors especially hiking and biking
Additional Information


Jennifer Melbinger- Charge Nurse


Jennifer Dick - Unit Manager


Jason Zimmerman- Unit Manager


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School Attended

  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Mount Aloysius College

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Surgical Telemetry Nurse
  • ICU Staff Nurse
  • Float Pool Staff Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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