Nurse Practitioner Rn 1st Assist Resume Example

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

I am a Nurse Practitioner with 22 years' nursing experience in clinical settings providing patient care and management to diverse populations. My background has provided me with strong compassionate clinical and people skills. I have extensive experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of surgical patients with diverse needs from aesthetic cosmetic procedures to invasive breast cancer reconstruction. I am a High-performing Manager with 13 years of healthcare managemnt experience in hospital and medical office environments. I approach each task whether it is patient care or ordering supplies with dedication, compassion, integrity, and always strive for excellence. I believe you can make a difference in everything you do every single day.

  • Created and edits templates for our EMR (Nextech) system.
  • Familiar with ICD-9 and ICD-10 and CPT coding
  • Self-Motivated
  • Proficient in policy and procedure creation
  • Proficient accreditation and governmental regulation management skills
  • Mastery in suturing skills. All dermal levels. Closures include: Abdominoplasty, Facelift, Browlift, Blepharoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy, Thigh Lift, Brachioplasty and Lesion Removal.
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Successfully directs staff meeting
  • High level of autonomy
  • Budgeting, Safety
  • Business management, Self-Motivated
  • Consultation, Staffing
  • Consulting, Surgeon
  • ACLS / CPR, Teaching
  • CPT coding, Plan of care
  • Department of Health, Vaccines
  • Documentation, Check vital signs
  • Facility maintenance, Wound care
  • ICD-10, Wounds
  • ICD-9
  • Infection control
  • Inventory Management
  • Lab testing
  • Management skills
  • Meetings
  • Organization and Planning
  • Patient care / Managment
  • Peer review
  • Peri-operative
  • Personnel
  • Processes
  • Process improvement
  • Progress
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Quality control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Equipment Maintenance and Repairs
Work History
12/2004 to Current Nurse Practitioner / RN 1st Assist Chi Health | Little Falls, MN,
  • Provide care for the surgical patient throughout the entire peri-operative process to include pre-op, intra-op, and post-op period as needed.
  • Manage inventory of all surgical supplies, implants, surgical garments as well as negotiate group purchasing organization contracting.
  • Maintain our American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facility (AAAASF) accreditation yearly to include quarterly peer review reporting, process improvement evaluation, yearly self- review examinations and on-site inspections every 3 years.
  • Oversee and manage 9-10 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Coordinate with anesthesia personnel to create and implement yearly Quality Assurance Program.
  • Ensure HIPAA compliance.
  • Provided SCDHEC (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control) with compliance documentation, assisted in unscheduled inspections and create and implement any necessary corrective action plans.
  • Train new staff and provide yearly training for staff on quality control procedures, infection control, safety within the facility.
  • Maintain facility maintenance and records for medical equipment inspections and repairs.
  • Maintain all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.
  • Completed in-depth physical evaluations and gathered patient medical data to complete speedy, successful office visits.
  • Assist the surgeon in all procedures and processes of the cosmetic and non-cosmetic patient to include consultation, pre-op appointment, intra-operative assistance, post-operative assistance and discharge.
  • Assist surgical procedures by controlling bleeding, suturing incisions and wounds and intervening if complications arise.
  • Round on post-operative patients admitted to the hospital and documentation into the EMR and notification to surgeon of any changes.
  • Provide initial post-op visit to surgical patients to perform dressing change, teach patient to change dressings, assess patient wound and healing progress, check vital signs as needed, and schedule follow-up appointments.
  • Notifying surgeon of any changes.
  • Manage the surgeon's appointment schedule for any upcoming complications or conflicting appointments which will enable the patient to receive quality care and reduce physician's stress.
  • Hold weekly and monthly clinical staff meetings to discuss any issues and upcoming conflicts or events, and document appropriately.
  • Participate in monthly management/physician meetings to discuss management of the facility to discuss budgeting, staffing, business management, current clinical issues, upcoming needs, and provide an opportunity for open communication.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Saved between $7,000-$30,000 annually by implementing cost-saving initiatives that addressed long-standing problems.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Advised caregivers and family members in providing emotional and psychological care to support patient needs.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in surgery center, to meet typical patient loads.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Delivered expert case management, milieu management, medication administration and emergency intervention.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Documented full medical histories, treatment progress and evaluation data in Nextech software.
  • Led successful 8-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs, CSTs and ancillary staff.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Conducted patient assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including reconstructive and elective cosmetic procedures.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Reviewed examination information, laboratory reports and expressed symptoms to make tentative diagnoses.
11/2002 to 12/2004 Recovery Room Nurse Northwestern Medicine | Palos Hills, IL,
  • Provided care for the adult and pediatric patient in the immediate post-operative recovery period until discharge or transfer to room.
  • Administration of medication and pain control interventions as needed and monitored for reactions and/or interactions.
  • Managed the care of post-operative patients on ventilators.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Patient care in Post-Operative unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 5-6 patients per shift.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Communicated and coordinated patient progress and status to both anesthesia provider and operating surgeon and perform any orders or interventions received.
  • Provided patient with discharge instructions, teaching, and post-operative instructions upon discharge.
01/1998 to 11/2002 Labor and Delivery Nurse Bon Secours St. Francis Health System | City, STATE,
  • Managed care of the pregnant patient during the preterm, antepartum and postpartum phases of labor and delivery.
  • I would also intermittently serve as a charge nurse during shifts.
  • Administering medications and vaccines as ordered and monitoring for potential reactions and interactions.
  • Jessica Hamby (555) 432-1000 Performed diagnostic testing such as fetal heart assessment via ultrasound, membrane rupture testing, and performed routine physical assessments of the neonate and mother.
  • Assisted patient with postpartum care to include newborn care, breastfeeding, and postpartum self-care.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Consulting with physicians and other members of the care team to develop a plan of care or necessary interventions.
  • Assisted in Cesarean Section Deliveries and Immediate recovery of the mother and neonate after delivery.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
Expected in 12/2019 Master of Science | Family Nurse Practitioner Anderson University, Anderson, SC, GPA:
Expected in 2018 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Anderson University, Anderson, SC, GPA:
Expected in 1998 Associate of Science | Nursing Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC GPA:
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
  • Association of Pei-Operative Registered Nurses
  • National Institute of First Assisting
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
  • Collaborated with a EMR professional at Nextech in the development of our current electronic health record system.
  • Created templates currently in use for electronic medical record system.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License # 23742 SC LLR
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification # F01201621
  • BLS / ACLS Certified 1998 to present (American Heart Association)
  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse 2010 to present (American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses)
  • Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) 2015 to present (National Institute of First Assisting)
  • Certified AAAASF Facility Inspector (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities)

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School Attended
  • Anderson University
  • Anderson University
  • Greenville Technical College
Job Titles Held:
  • Nurse Practitioner / RN 1st Assist
  • Recovery Room Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science