Pacu Charge Nurse resume example with 17+ years of experience

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

Care-driven PACU nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

  • Anesthesia recovery
  • Patient education
  • Patient recovery assessments
  • Medication Administration
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • EMR / EHR
  • Collecting vitals
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Acute care expertise
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Trauma recovery
  • Patient consultation
Weber State University Ogden, Utah, Expected in 04/2019 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Graduated with honors
  • Received DeBoer, Robert & Flora Scholarship 2018-2019 Dee, A. Taylor Scholarship 2017-2018 Cummings, Russ & Faye Scholarship 2016-2017 Maughan, W&R Nursing School Scholarship 2016-2017
Weber State University Ogden, Utah, Expected in 04/2018 Associates of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA
Weber State University Ogden, Utah, Expected in 04/2015 Associates of Health Science : - GPA :
University of Phoenix Layton, Utah, Expected in 10/2010 Associates of Psychology : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Ogden Regional Medical Center - PACU Charge Nurse
City, STATE, 11/2018 - Current
  • Recover patients undergoing Robotic, General, Neuro, Vascular, Urology, Plastics, Orthopedics, Gynecological, ENT, and Oral Surgery both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Provide acute care for pediatric and adult post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, encompassing ambulatory surgical procedures, invasive and extensive surgeries, and traumas.
  • Identify and manage life-threatening post-operative and anesthetic complications.
  • Coordinates nursing interventions to enhance expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge, including medication and IV administration for pain control, airway management with extubation of patients, determination need for oxygen therapy, management of lines and drains, and EKG monitoring.
  • Review post-operative orders and continuously monitor patients’ post-operative vitals, set up PCA, Epidurals, and fluids.
  • Collaborate with Anesthesia to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions before discharge home or hospital unit.
  • Perform sedation for block procedures under directions of Anesthesia providers and monitored care of patients.
  • Monitor and recover patients after Transesophageal echocardiograms, ECTs, and Cardioversion procedures.
  • Update patient charts using EMR to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Participated in patient satisfaction committee to discuss policies, propose revisions, and implement changes in patient care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Coordinated nursing care on unit through staff assignments, assisted and rounded with physicians, monitored patient orders, communicated with ancillary departments, and assisted staff.
Costco Wholesale - Cashier, Competitive Market Analyst
City, STATE, 10/2003 - 10/2018
  • Sales Audit Backup, Payroll Backup, Fax & Pull, Marketing/Membership, Pharmacy Cashier, Photo Tech Backup, Garden Center, Food Court.
  • Maintained friendly and cordial relationships with customers by greeting them and assisting them with all relevant issues.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs to promote loyalty, satisfaction, and sales numbers.
  • Answered questions about store policies and concerns to support positive customer experiences.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
Mountain West Surgical Center - Precepting Nurse
City, STATE, 01/2018 - 03/2018
  • Assessed patients prior to surgery, monitored and recorded vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for procedures, performed SBAR to OR nurses, initiated IVs, and ensured that patients informed consent about procedures.
  • Assessed patients’ post-operative condition by monitoring vital signs, condition changes, documented findings in patient files and reported to physicians.
  • Educated patients, family members, and caregivers on patient discharge instructions.
  • Helped physicians complete procedures such as lumbar punctures by supporting patients and organizing necessary supplies.
  • Worked alongside experienced nursing professionals to learn new procedures.
  • Collaborated with nurse preceptors and other medical staff to achieve quality patient outcome goals.

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School Attended

  • Weber State University
  • Weber State University
  • Weber State University
  • University of Phoenix

Job Titles Held:

  • PACU Charge Nurse
  • Cashier, Competitive Market Analyst
  • Precepting Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associates of Science
  • Associates of Health Science
  • Associates of Psychology

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