Pacu Registered Nurse resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Dedicated and well-qualified RN offering proven skills in patient care, medication administration and treatment implementation. Detail-oriented, responsive and proficient in routine care and emergency response. Offering 20+ years at Riverwood and looking for challenging, long-term position.

  • IV fluid administration
  • Pain management oversight
  • Health education
  • Vitals assessments
  • Laparasopic procedures familiarity
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Intake and discharge
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Problem resolution
  • Friendly, positive attitude
PACU Registered Nurse, 09/2016 to Current
Chi HealthSugar Land, TX,
  • Administered medications to manage progression off anesthesia medications, deal with side effects and promote recovery.
  • Employed nursing best practices and clinical judgment to continuously evaluate patients' progress and employed intervention to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Evaluated assigned patients to effectively plan, implement and document skilled nursing care.
  • Delivered individualized care to post-operative patients by monitoring pain levels, checking vital signs and explaining next steps to recovery.
  • Helped patients regain independence with clear recovery goals and guidance.
  • Supported physicians completing patient examinations and procedures.
  • Evaluated patients recovering from surgeries and coming out of anesthesia.
  • Completed direct patient care tests to determine current conditions, responses and needs.
  • Utilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesia.
  • Monitored patient pain levels and administered medication to diminish patient discomfort.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Cared for patients recovering from major and minor procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
Emergency Room Registered Nurse, 06/2013 to 09/2016
Houston MethodistMissouri City, TX,
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Determined patient injury and illness by performing triage on multiple incoming patients daily.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Oversaw ER department and team of multi-disciplinary professionals in high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Rendered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Stabilized patients, determined health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • 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.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by preventing unauthorized access or incorrect dosage administration.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
LPN, 05/2006 to 06/2013
Good Shepherd HospiceRiverhead, NY,
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Collected biological samples from patients and performed routine lab tests to support diagnosis.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2017
College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth, MN
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2007
Central Lakes College - Brainerd, MN,
Associate of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 05/2007
Central Lakes College - Brainerd, MN
LPN Diploma: Nursing, Expected in 04/2006
Central Lakes College - Brainerd, MN
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1998
Aitkin High School - Aitkin, MN,

Registered Nursing Assistant 1999

Licensed Practical Nurse -2006

Registered Nurse 2007

Bachelor's Degree 2013

ACLS Certified

Certified Moderate Sedation Nurse

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School Attended

  • College of Saint Scholastica
  • Central Lakes College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Aitkin High School

Job Titles Held:

  • PACU Registered Nurse
  • Emergency Room Registered Nurse
  • LPN


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • LPN Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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