pacu staff nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

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Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 11 years of experience in delivering comprehensive patient care. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

  • Pain management oversight
  • IV fluid administration
  • Health education
  • Vitals assessments
  • Unit administration
  • Staff Development and Precepting
Education and Training
Miami University Hamilton, Ohio, Expected in 12/2014 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Miami University Hamilton, Ohio, Expected in 05/2009 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
Bjc Healthcare - PACU Staff Nurse
Bourbon, MO, 09/2015 - Current
  • Charted patients' progress throughout the PACU process and then implemented the information into the Epic database.
  • 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 and adjusted life support equipment, tubing and peripheral devices providing critical assistance to fragile patients.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
Hca - Ambulatory Care Nurse
Franklin Ky, KY, 09/2015 - Current
  • Developed plan of care to improve patient health status with medical intervention techniques in collaboration with care team.
  • Evaluated patient's response to treatment, implementing any needed adjustments.
  • Facilitated medication management, monitoring for side effects.
  • Educated patient and family, utilizing teach-back method and discharge and discussing effective aftercare.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
County Of Contra Costa, California - Charge Nurse
Martinez, CA, 06/2009 - Current
  • Led patient care team and served as Nurse in Charge of health center.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.
  • Provided unit leadership to provide quality care to 1 to 30 patients per day in Pain Management Ambulatory Clinic.
  • Trained staff nurses to assist pain management physician during pain management procedures.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Helped floor nurses make care decisions by applying exceptional clinical judgment and knowledge of facility policies.
  • Received and researched complaints from families, patients and clinical staff in order to resolve concerns to full satisfaction.
  • Kept close eye on department operations to maintain effective coverage of all needs.
  • Oversaw nursing operations for Pain Management Clinic, delivering leadership, assistance and management for staff of 12.
  • Coordinated employee schedules and job assignments.
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital - Charge Nurse, Medical Surgical Floor
City, STATE, 06/2009 - 09/2015
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, , IV pushes and oral subcutaneous.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Precepted and mentored new staff, graduate RNs and ancillary staff.
  • Delivered high level of care to every patient.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals; communicate with patients and caregivers to drive patient advocacy objectives.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Created and implemented care plans after reviewing patients' imaging and test results, working closely with other members of interdisciplinary team.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other discipline.

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School Attended

  • Miami University
  • Miami University

Job Titles Held:

  • PACU Staff Nurse
  • Ambulatory Care Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Charge Nurse, Medical Surgical Floor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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