perioperative services registered nurse resume example with 14+ years of experience

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  • Advanced lifesaving procedures
  • Surgical treatment planning
  • Patient care plans
  • Diabetes management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Intake and discharge
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Interpersonal and written communication
01/2014 to Current Perioperative Services Registered Nurse Pacific Medical Centers | Kirkland, WA,
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Communicated patient progress and issues with families, physicians and other agencies.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, tests, and procedures.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Attended to patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Assessed and coordinated patient's discharge planning needs with healthcare team members.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Collaborated with healthcare teams to develop, implement, and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Trained new staff on facility policies, procedures and electronic medical record management systems.
  • Utilized expertise to perform catheterization, tracheostomy care and wound management.
  • Individualized care for each surgical patient by soothing anxieties, checking vital signs and explaining procedures.
  • Organized, implemented and appraised perioperative nursing care for each patient throughout entire surgery experience.
07/2009 to 12/2013 Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse Hca | Lebanon, TN,
  • Cared for pregnant women expecting imminent birth and for babies immediately after birth in hospitals and health clinics.
  • Administered fluids and labor-stimulating drugs such as Pitocin through IV or central line.
  • Administered Magnesium Sulfate to treat preterm Labor while closely monitoring the patient for magnesium toxicity.
  • Managing diabetic patients with both low and high blood sugar levels including use of insulin drips for diabetic mothers with high glucose levels using the Lien-Spratt IV insulin protocol.
  • Administration of vaccinations to both infants and mothers
  • Explained and demonstrated after-birth care to parents of newborns, answered questions and addressed concerns.
  • Anticipated deviations of normal infant deliveries to safeguard patients and newborns.
  • Discharged mothers and babies after patiently guiding parents through at-home care and follow-up medical care.
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Assessing family needs and requesting consults from appropriate resources such as social work, lactation nurse, chaplains etc
01/2005 to 12/2007 Clinical Technician Medstar Health | Upper Marlboro, MD,
  • Drew blood from patients to collect samples using venipuncture and following aseptic techniques.
  • Communicated with teammates and various departments within facility for smooth transfer of information and operations.
  • Collected specimens for lab testing, practicing aseptic technique to reduce risk of infection.
  • Communicated with patients to explain specimen collection procedures for semen analysis and clean catch urine samples & answer questions appropriatly.
  • Completed routine procedures such as collecting arterial blood samples, blood cultures, urine specimens, and performing EKG's for multiple patients daily.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2014 Bachelor of Science | Nursing Winston-Salem State University, Winston-salem, NC GPA:
Expected in 05/2009 Associate of Science | Nursing University of Mount Olive, Mount Olive, NC GPA:
Expected in 05/2009 Diploma | Nursing Watts School of Nursing, Durham, NC, GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 High School Diploma | Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, NC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Winston-Salem State University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Watts School of Nursing
  • Leesville Road High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Perioperative Services Registered Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Technician


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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