perioperative registered nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 7 years of experience in delivering comprehensive patient care in Surgical Services. Excited to take next step as a Education/Resource Specialist - Surgical Services. Demonstrated ability to effectively achieve patient care goals, improving patient satisfaction, and continually supporting department education goals in a growing hospital.

  • Quality assurance controls
  • Team Leader
  • Staff training and development
  • Basic Life Support Instructor
  • ACLS and PALS certified
11/2015 to Current
Perioperative Registered Nurse Community Health System Dothan, AL,
  • Precepted new staff nurses to provide education on hospital policies and procedures, patient care skills, medical procedures and techniques, and patient assessments and interventions
  • Facilitated JCAHO reviews through surgical patient chart audits, antibiotic administration management, and maintaining patient medical record confidentiality compliance; ensured all patient care, unit operations, and nursing protocols were in place and adhered to
  • Enforced Quality Assurance program requirements by routinely auditing core measures for patients with complications such as surgical site infections to maintain 0 fallout rate
  • Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program audits prior to and after JCAHO initial Pearland visits which led to successful visits
  • Completed daily rounds of surgical department to verify nursing service personnel performance alignment and acceptable nursing standards
  • Audited surgical patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information
  • Monitor patient vitals pre and post-surgery, manage medical equipment and administer medications and IVs
  • Built and maintained excellent rapport with patients and loved ones
  • Collaborate 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
  • Lead patient care teams and serve as a Charge Nurse or Preceptor as needed.
  • Built and maintain strong working relationships between nursing departments and other disciplines
  • Arrange continuing education opportunities for staff to increase knowledge and skills for Glucometers and PCA Pumps in PACU and Med Surg units
  • As a Safety Coach, work as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patients
  • Evaluated nursing notes to confirm accuracy of described care provided and patient responses
  • As a Basic Life Support Instructor, educate students using BLS teaching methods and hands-on curriculum
  • Coordinate with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements
  • Maintain composure and efficiency during rapid response situations and emergency codes
  • Participate in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, patient and staff satisfaction and safety which include Partners In Caring, Peer Review, Safety Coach, and Perioperative ACE User Group
11/2013 to 10/2015
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse Baptist Health South Florida Pinecrest, FL,
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction
  • Floated to Surgical Intensive Care Unit as needed to aid in operational needs to deliver top-notch service to post surgical patients
06/2012 to 11/2013
Perioperative Registered Nurse Community Health System Punta Gorda, FL,
  • Earned Employee of the Month, May 2013
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care Units
  • Diligently monitored Quality Assurance program to improve performance and maintain high standards of care for surgical patients
  • Provided excellent direct patient care for surgical, cath lab, endoscopy, intensive care and post delivery mothers
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income surgical patients
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow in PACU
  • Instructed surgical patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of surgical patients and their loved ones
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2012 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
Laredo Community College - Laredo, TX

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School Attended

  • Laredo Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Perioperative Registered Nurse
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse
  • Perioperative Registered Nurse


  • Associate of Applied Science

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