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operating room rn resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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About me

Versatile Registered Nurse with over 17 years in healthcare, with 13 of those being in Registered Nursing. I have a lot of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in both inpatient and outpatient units in and out of rural areas serving a large portion of minority and underserved patients. I am a true leader who enjoys uniting and guiding healthcare teams in improving patient satisfaction, with a focus on achieving patient centered goals that will then result in positive outcomes.

Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Care Coordination
  • Training and Development
  • Customer Service
  • Compassionate and Caring
Education
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA Expected in 06/2010 Associate of Science : Registered Nursing - GPA :
Experience
Chi Health - Operating Room RN
Papillion, NE, 06/2017 - 06/2020
  • Prepared operating rooms by opening sterile supplies, verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Performed all perioperative tasks with a patient-centered focus: pre-op interview/education, patient positioning/surgical prep, perioperative circulator, and transporting of patient to recovery room.
  • Listened to patients and loved ones, offering emotional support and kindness during difficult times.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritize treatment, maintain/adjust schedules to ensure efficient patient flow and expedite surgical turnover times.
  • Monitored procedures to ensure compliance with governing guidelines for improved patient outcomes.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments/procedures, medications given, surgical wound type and location, dressings applied.
  • Precepted newly hired perioperative RN's and nursing students.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Placed physician orders in chart for specialty and time sensitive laboratory and pathology test to help detect conditions and determine diagnosis.
  • Handled laboratory and pathology specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Created and maintained physician preference cards.
  • Maintained my certifications in BLS, ACLS and PCLS.
  • Fulfilled my on-call duties and responded to the operating room ready to work within 20 minutes.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
Baptist Memorial Health Care - Surgical Orthopedics Unit RN
Cherokee Village, AR, 06/2016 - 06/2017
  • Closely monitored post surgical patients returning from recovery room in order to quickly notify physician of potential complications or additional needs.
  • Listened to patients and loved ones, offering emotional support and kindness to help with end-of-life transition.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Cared expertly for post surgical patients with a wide array of medical issues to include pulmonary, cardiology and infectious diseases.
  • Supported successful administration of care plans by communicating with cross-functional teams.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Correctly followed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication side effects, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Performed nursing rounds to complete scheduled tasks and interact with patients.
Coulee Medical Center - Charge RN Long Term Care, Med/Surg, OB, ER
City, STATE, 10/2012 - 06/2016
  • Oversaw delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care with focus on patient safety, comfort and dignity.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Listened to patients and loved ones, offering emotional support and kindness to help with end-of-life transition.
  • Guided patients' loved ones and caregivers in pain management, wound care and medication dosing.
  • Trained other nurses on patient care and daily tasks, supporting growth and professional development.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Observed nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Participated in consultations with physicians, patients and family members regarding individual patient care plans.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Rendered direct patient care by stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Arranged and Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare critical patients for transport to higher levels of care via either ambulance or Life Flight.
Toppenish Community Hospital - Emergency Room RN
City, STATE, 06/2010 - 06/2012
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Rendered direct patient care by stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Wenatchee Valley College

Job Titles Held:

  • Operating Room RN
  • Surgical Orthopedics Unit RN
  • Charge RN Long Term Care, Med/Surg, OB, ER
  • Emergency Room RN

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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