nurse ii resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

As a nurse with 15 years of experience, I have been fortunate to work in a number of different areas of nursing. I began working per diem as a substitute RN for grades pre-k -12 at Madison Central School. Although I enjoyed working with children of all ages, I desired more excitement. I then applied and started working part-time on a Medical/Surgical floor. I still wanted to increase my skill level so I started taking critical care classes and became Critical Care Certified. I then was offered a position recovering patients after endoscopic procedures. I always had my eye on getting to the OR or Recovery Room. I was offered a position in Post Anesthesia Care Unit and quickly began taking emergency call. I truly loved this job but often times the census would be low and staff would be called to remain home. I began looking for a salaried position and was hired as a Nurse II at a medium security prison RMU (residential medical unit). On March 15,2013. On this same day my life was changed. I was actually in a car accident that morning on my way to work at Rome Hospital. After a brief recovery period because of the accident, I did take the Nurse II position. I worked at the prison until it became necessary for me to go for neck surgery. I have since been out of work recovering from numerous surgeries. After reading about this position, I knew it was the job for me!

05/2013 to 01/2014 Nurse II Texas Health & Human Services Commission | Kirbyville, TX,
  • Charge position for 36 bed unit.
  • Monthly chart reviews, care plan implementation and review
  • Maintained comprehensive patient care plans and monitored staffs' implementation of physician's orders.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Completed clinical tasks while adhering to defined policies and procedures.
  • Performed patient evaluations and developed care plans in alignment with needs.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered wound care according to Dr. orders.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
  • Cared for prisoners suffering from contagious illnesses or conditions, including influenza, lice and gastrointesJessical bugs.
  • Identified issues related to mental health conditions and recommended specific therapies for patients.
  • Maintained staff safety during prisoner treatments by observing all security procedures and regulations.
  • Assessed prisoners suffering injuries through falls, stabbings or other means and stabilized each prior to transport to nearest medical facility.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Delivered care and treatment reflective of appropriate infection control techniques and universal precautions.
  • Liaised between patients and doctors, completing comprehensive assessments and recording medical information to achieve recovery goals.
  • Administered medication safely, knowledgeably and accurately, observing governing laws, regulations and hospital policy related to controlled substances.
  • Collected lab specimens, monitored fluid intake/output, and analyzed and interpreted lab results and cardiac rhythm strips; actioned emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
02/2007 to 05/2013 Critical Care Registered Nurse Dean Health | Tipton, MO,
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized plans of care to restore patients' health and drive recovery goals.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition, responding to unanticipated interruptions while delegating care to achieve optimal, safe and effective outcomes.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and prevention and medication self-management to maintain continuum of care.
  • Provided direct care in critical care units, including Telemetry Med/Surg , Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU) , and Endoscopy units.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Performed site evaluations and customer surveys.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service. Nominated for CARE (Courtesy, Attitude, Respect, Enthusiasm) Award June 2012.
  • Collaborated in development of post-operative nausea and vomiting premedication procedures.
11/2005 to 03/2013 Substitute School Nurse Washington County School District | Abingdon, VA,
  • Developing plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes and evaluation of care.
  • Managing communicable diseases and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety.
  • Health Education in preventative and self care practices
  • Basic first aid to students, facility and staff
  • Initiate referral to parents, school personnel, or community health- resources for intervention, remediation and follow through.
  • Provide health education and anticipatory guidance
  • Administration of prescription medications and proper documentation in MAR
  • Promote health-related habits (handwashing)
08/1994 to 11/1997 Combat Medical Specialist US Army | City, STATE,
  • Provided direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing and administering necessary medication.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Monitored and replenished supplies, maintaining well-stocked inventory and properly functioning equipment.
  • Inserted IVs and administered oral and injectable medications.
  • Delivered first aid or life support care to sick or injured individuals in pre-hospital settings.
  • Assessed scenes and prioritized care according to severity of injury or illness.
  • Documented all patient information, including condition or injury, treatment and medication administration.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Completed emergency treatment procedures to stabilize individuals for transport.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.
  • Assigned to ADTMC - troop medical clinic used to triage patients and referral to hospital.
  • Assisted teaching EMT classes to train unit soldiers in emergency medical care.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2005 Associate of Applied Science | Nursing Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY GPA:

ACLS Certified

PALS Certified

DECON Training Certification

Coronary Course/ Critical Care Training

BLS Certified

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School Attended

  • Mohawk Valley Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Nurse II
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Substitute School Nurse
  • Combat Medical Specialist


  • Associate of Applied Science

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