medically complex nurse resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Driven Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in medical-surgical and behavioral health care. Expert in all aspects of patient care with success in working with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures and manage complex mental disorders. Accomplished in leading unit-based groups to improve delivery of care and patient satisfaction. Seeking a PRN Registered Nurse Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit position while pursuing Nurse Practitioner studies.

  • Medication understanding
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Multi Tasking
  • Advanced Cardiac Life (ACLS)
  • Neurological monitoring
  • ECG
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Therapeutic Care Plans
  • Patient Relationships
  • Mental Disability Management
  • Medication Management
  • Progress Evaluation
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Collecting vitals
  • Acute care expertise
  • Health Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Family Education
Work History
12/2020 to Current
Medically Complex Nurse Memorial Hermann Houston, TX,
  • Critically analyzed and interpreted reports related to opioid addiction, self-harm and psychosis across many healthcare domains.
  • Developed substance misuse curriculum promoting increased awareness and risk focused methodologies.
  • Used therapeutic communication techniques such as giving recognition and active listening to build rapport and guide discussion with patients.
  • Prepared reports documenting mental health assessments after meeting with and observing patients.
  • Implemented evidence-based methodologies and interventions to foster psychological health.
  • Interviewed, observed, and surveyed patients in order to gain necessary information for psychological diagnosis.
  • Remained energetic and demonstrated passion for helping clients by applying active listening.
  • Collaborated with Subject Matter Experts with insights on substance abuse and psychiatric conditions.
  • Professionally interacted, updated and advocated care plans to patients and loved ones.
  • Implemented quality patient care techniques to align with safety, health and organizational regulations.
  • Documented medications administered and treatments and procedures performed on appropriate records to protect privacy and confidentiality of patient information.
  • Provided wound care and dressing changes routinely.
  • Delivered oral medications, intramuscular injections and IV fluids to mitigate or resolve patient symptoms.
  • Documented all information in patients' electronic medical record, relaying information to charge nurse and care providers to facilitate continuity of care.
07/2020 to 12/2020
Trauma Registered Nurse Henry Ford Hospital Dearborn, MI,
  • Cared for patients in 48-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
06/2018 to 07/2020
Registered Nurse Hospital Corp Of America City, STATE,
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food as well as fluid intake and output.
  • Assessed patient status during admit and post op to communicate abnormalities to Nurse Practitioners and Doctors
  • Assessed team members' workloads and pitched in to help in areas where need was most evident
  • Educated patients and families on illnesses, medications treatment plans
  • Implemented interventions, including medication IV administration, catheter insertion
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions, including opioid and repositioning, diversion's, music interventions
  • Assessed patient status during dopamine, heparin, hemophilia IV administrations to communicate important abnormalities to doctors
  • Collaborated with all members of patient's healthcare team to ensure proper and appropriate level of care
  • Monitored patients before and after surgical operations to evaluate patient care maintaining aseptic techniques through hand washing and wearing protective gear
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses while managing care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions
  • Ambulated patients with appropriate assistive devices and in line with proper body mechanics
  • Obtained vital signs and collected biological samples to assist with diagnostic testing with ongoing assessments
  • Contributed to unit improvements by providing cost-effective care in line with performance targets
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team
  • Learned some Medical Spanish to enhance communication and support for Hispanic patients
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes
  • Cared for patients in twenty eight-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients
Expected in 2018 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
The University of Texas - Arlington, TX
Expected in 2017 to to
Associate of Arts: Nursing
Tarrant County College District - Fort Worth, TX
Expected in 1994 to to
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
University of Nebraska - Nebraska - Kearney, NE,
Expected in 1985 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Finance
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
Expected in 1982 to to
Associate of Arts: Business
University of Maryland - College Park - College Park, MD
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • BLS and ACLS June 2020 to June 2022

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas
  • Tarrant County College District
  • University of Nebraska - Nebraska
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Maryland - College Park

Job Titles Held:

  • Medically Complex Nurse
  • Trauma Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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