Pacu Travel Registered Nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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professional summary

An ambitious Registered Nurse with an extensive clinical background in Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery departments. Proficient in a multitude of surgical specialties, variety of ages from pediatric to geriatric and a sound knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology. I thrive in high pressure and fast paced situations striving for positive results by applying, critical thinking, innovation and team collaboration.

Professional History
PACU/Travel Registered Nurse, 11/2019 - 03/2020
Accountable Health Care City, STATE,
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center: Six Bay PACU, Four Operating Rooms, Two Special Procedure Rooms. Serving: Orthopedic, General, ENT Podiatry, Plastics, Pediatrics, Colon/Rectal, Special Procedures
  • Strong knowledge base of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient through the peri-operative unit.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and acclimate to new teams and environments, optimal communication skills and professionalism
  • Review post-operative orders and continuously monitor patients' post-operative vitals, airway management and orient patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
PACU/Travel Registered Nurse, 06/2018 - 05/2019
Travel Nurse Across America City, STATE,
  • Level II trauma: 21 Bay Recovery. Serving: Orthopedic, General, OB-GYN, Urology, Vascular, ENT, Podiatry, Plastics, Pediatrics, Trauma, Colon/Rectal ,Special Procedures, Dental
  • Exposed to: Cardiovascular Cases, Lung transplants, Ablations, Pace Makers, ICD
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health education, discharge support while providing comprehensive care
  • Delivered key information to patients and families regarding anesthesia side effects, potential complications or issues that could arise from surgery
Perioperative Registered Nurse/Assistant Nurse Manager, 10/2011 - 05/2018
Virginia Mason Memorial City, STATE,
  • Level III Trauma, Provided Leadership along with direct patient care in an eight bay PACU, 12 admitting rooms, two IVCS/Special procedure rooms , In addition Hospital Based Surgery Center with four PACU bays, eight admitting bays
  • Supervised 50+ employees, including scheduling needs, recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, union negotiations and complaints
  • Chosen as the Interim Nurse Manager for off site Hospital based Urology Surgery Center with four recovery bays and 2 admitting rooms
  • Achieved highest rated (97%) Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey within hospital as a result of unit-based initiatives, teamwork, trust and respect
  • Successfully maintained monthly staff incidental overtime at 5%
    Decreased supplies and expenses by 3% over a 12-month period while increasing quality of patient care and patient/family/physician satisfaction
  • Involved in sustainability and recycled over five tons medical supplies
  • Responsible for 24/7 staffing, clinical rounds, and participating in traumas, codes, and performance improvement committees
  • Ensured Unit's compliance with Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies by developing programs for staff's consistent preparedness
  • Accomplished successful Joint Commission and Department of Health Surveys
  • Reviewed arising problems as part of Quality Assurance Committee and implemented solutions
  • Appraised new policies to make sure of adherence to CMS and company standards
  • Researched, documented, and implemented regulations, recommendations, and practices suggested by regulatory agencies, and professional associations
  • Utilized evidence-based practice to develop and implement standards of practice that guide practice improvement initiatives
Registered Nurse, Float Poo, 04/2008 - 10/2011
Virginia Mason Memorial City, STATE,
  • Delivered quality care and comfort across entire spectrum of inpatient hospital admissions and outpatient procedures. Including but not limited to Emergency Room, ICU, Telemetry, Medical Surgical, Mother Baby, Urology , orthopedics and General admissions
  • Collaborated with team and physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Assisted patients and families to feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery, educating and assisting with reduction of compliance issues
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approach to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions
Skills and Competencies
  • Adaptable/Flexible
  • Team Player
  • Critical Thinker/Problem Solver
  • Time Management
  • American Heart Association Stroke Certification
  • Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • IV Conscious Sedation
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 03/2016
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/2008
Yakima Valley Community College - Yakima, WA

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School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • Yakima Valley Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • PACU/Travel Registered Nurse
  • PACU/Travel Registered Nurse
  • Perioperative Registered Nurse/Assistant Nurse Manager
  • Registered Nurse, Float Poo


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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