pediatric trauma nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Seasoned 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.

Enthusiastic Nurse knowledgeable in health screenings and treating patients with medical and psychiatric conditions. Well-trained professional with talents in Trauma and staff coordination .Highly experienced in Pediatrics.

Patient-oriented Nurse with 16 years of diverse experience in direct patient care, staff supervision, and department operations. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and daily assignments. Offering expertise with pediatric specialty.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Reliable employee seeking Nurse Supervisor position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment.

To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Women's health exams
  • Patient consultation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Sanitation
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Preventive health
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Medication Administration
  • Acute care expertise
  • Home care
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Trauma recovery
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Well visit procedures
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Collecting vitals
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Family planning services education
Jefferson Community And Technical College Louisville, KY Expected in 05/2006 Associate Degree In Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
Bellarmine University Louisville, KY Expected in 05/2014 Bachelor Of Science : Nursing - GPA :

1.5 credits shy of bachelors degree. Had to withdraw due to child care issues


Previous certifications include:










Work History
Hca - Pediatric Trauma Nurse
Largo, FL, 01/2010 - 09/2019

Assisted unit educator by keeping staff credentials and competencies up to date and compliant

  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Participated in evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and Type workshops.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Worked with healthcare team to develop new dialysis treatment flow sheet and other log forms, improving clinical documentation and accountability.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.

Frequently precepted nursingstudents, new grads, and seasoned nurses into pediatric emergency medicine.

Precepted nurses transitioning to trauma and triage care and charge nurse roles.

Dental Care Alliance - ICU Staff Nurse
Green Bay, WI, 01/2004 - 01/2010
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Coordinated patients' post-discharge treatment plans with physicians and other nurses to promote continuity of medical care.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Assessed Type equipment for safety and functionality and requested repair or replacement of non-conforming machines.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Supervised new employees and student nurses to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families' cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
  • Followed HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventive measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to Type patients.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Guided patients, caregivers and family members on plans of treatment and helpful resources available locally to support care.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
Dr William Mischler - Orthodontic Assistant
City, STATE, 08/2002 - 01/2004
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Prepped examination rooms, sterilized equipment and instruments and maintained appropriate tray setup.
  • Completeed routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Took x-rays, photographs and impressions of patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
  • Set appointments and made follow-up calls.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care and best practices for protecting dental work and boosting healing process.
  • Prepared patient for orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Poured and shaped molds from impressions and trimmed molds in grinder.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Entered patient data into computer system, adhering to strict privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
US Navy - Aviation Boatswains Mate
City, STATE, 12/1992 - 12/1996
  • Examined cargo-handling gear and lifesaving equipment to repair or replace defective gear and equipment.
  • Supervised and coordinated activities of crew aboard ship.
  • Stood watch during specified periods and determined geographical position of ship.
  • Oversaw cargo handling and inspected anchoring, mooring, fueling, towing and transferring of personnel and cargo.
  • Oversaw underway replenishment procedures to maintain equipment used in unloading and loading cargo.
  • Trained deck division personnel in upkeep of ship's external structure, marlinspike, painting, rigging and deck equipment.
  • Prepared and delivered investigative reports and briefings.
  • Ordered, unloaded, sorted and tracked supplies and equipment needed for unit activities.
  • Managed all aspects of administrative and personnel needs of ground supply operations.
  • Handled administrative requirements, maintained records and submitted operational reports.
  • Directed collection, organization and application of field intelligence and combat data to enhance troop safety and operational success.
  • Integrated intelligence activities into other military operations, plans and programs.
  • Conducted and oversaw interrogations, briefings and debriefings.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Monitored company inventory to keep stock levels and databases updated.
  • Trained 100+ junior officers to develop officers into future leaders.
  • Mentored and supervised 30 personnel within unit, providing positive guidance for professional and personal development.
  • Drove all equipment aboard aircraft carrier related to airplane recovery, landing and launching

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School Attended

  • Jefferson Community And Technical College
  • Bellarmine University

Job Titles Held:

  • Pediatric Trauma Nurse
  • ICU Staff Nurse
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Aviation Boatswains Mate


  • Associate Degree In Nursing
  • Bachelor Of Science

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