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per diem pacu staff nurse resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Care-driven PACU Nurse promoting over 10 years of expertise working in busy post-surgical departments. Provided exceptional physical and emotional support to patients. Pursuing an exciting nursing position within a new organization in New Jersey.

Posses skills in effective communication, patient assessment and pain management methods. An advocate for top-notch patient care. Determined and bilingual to effectively comfort patients of all ages.

Skills
  • Patient education
  • Medication Administration
  • Anesthesia recovery
  • Care activities prioritization
  • Patient recovery assessments
  • IV setup
  • HIPAA education
  • Evaluations
  • Teamwork
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Adaptability
Work History
07/XXX0 to Current
Per Diem PACU Staff Nurse Erickson Living Palm Beach Gardens, FL,
  • Took vitals and assessed patients in recovery room following surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated cardio-respiratory systems for deviations, providing appropriate treatment as necessary.
  • Performed flawless autonomous practice consistent with evidence-based standards and patient care considerations.
  • Evaluated patients' pain levels, implementing correct dosage of medication to alleviate discomfort.
  • Assessed and identified individual patient educational needs, removing barriers to learning and supporting comprehensive progress.
  • Supported healthy working environment, adhering to patient safety protocol, complying with hospital policies and maintaining situational awareness.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventive measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
03/2008 to 07/XXX1
Staff RN Northside Hospital Jasper, GA,
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
01/2009 to 12/XXX0
Per Diem RN Admitting, Operating Room and PACU Palisade Surgery Center City, STATE,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Monitored surgical patients and delivered quality level of care before, during and after operations to promote positive outcomes.
11/2006 to 03/2008
Staff RN Pre & Post Op Surgicare Of Englewood Cliffs City, STATE,
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
Education
Expected in 05/2006
Associate of Science: Nursing
County College of Morris - Randolph Township, NJ
GPA:
Certifications
  • Licensed Registered Nurse - State of New Jersey 2006
  • BLS & ACLS Certified
  • IV Certification 2007
Languages
Spanish:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • County College of Morris

Job Titles Held:

  • Per Diem PACU Staff Nurse
  • Staff RN
  • Per Diem RN Admitting, Operating Room and PACU
  • Staff RN Pre & Post Op

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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