pre and post op nurse resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about CPRS,Vista charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Dedicated and professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Pre and Post op Care Management
  • Discharge Planning
  • Assessment and discharge
  • Medication Administration
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Organization and Planning
  • Postoperative Care
  • Patient and family education
  • Precepting
  • Foley catheters
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Case management
  • Care coordination
  • Medication Management
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Collaboration
  • Computer proficiency
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Customer service
  • ECG
  • Infection Control
Work History
10/2014 to Current Pre and Post Op Nurse Hca | Provo, UT,
  • Monitored vital signs and levels of consciousness to verify sedation wore off properly and patient regained consciousness.
  • Managed patients recovering from surgical procedures,interventional and cardiac procedures.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up IV fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Assessed patient incision site, monitored body temperature and tracked other indicators of stability or complications.
  • Evaluated patient pain, nausea, difficulty breathing and fear and agitation in recovery room and employed various nursing interventions to manage vulnerabilities.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.Educated family members and caregivers on patient discharge instructions.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of pain ,bleeding , and other post op complications.
  • Helped patients eat and drink when necessary for safe consumption of food consistent with recovery guidelines.
  • Helped patient stand, change dressings and use restroom facility to complete discharge process.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LVNs and ancillary staff.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and attach patient to cardiac monitor.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions. Like pain,Nausea and vomiting and bleeding.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • For post cardiology patients: monitored patient condition, including interpreting EKG readings, identifying irregular readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
09/2007 to 09/2014 Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Medfield, MA,
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Monitored hemodynamic variances to identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Utilized CPRS to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Collaborated with multiple-person health care team to revise and develop treatment plans for numerous patients simultaneously.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Led successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
09/2001 to 03/2007 Nurse Case Manager Northwick Park Hospital | City, STATE,

• Work closely with interdisciplinary care team and technology to identify high-risk, complex patient cases; manage care, including referral management, care planning, post-discharge planning and coordinating community-based and transitional care

• Conduct individualized clinical evaluations of patients, their health needs and concerns; develop personalized action plans, provide education and issue referrals for care management programs; monitor patients’ progress in meeting established goals and modify care plans accordingly

• Use evidence-based, comprehensive care plans to manage patients

• Develop a cohesive and strong team-oriented relationship with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals; evaluate and report on patient health outcomes and work in partnership with interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the best in patient care

• Direct discharge planning process in support of treatment adherence and medication compliance; assist with transitions for patients discharged from an in-patient hospital to a skilled nursing facility.

Developed and modified patient care plans and assisted interdisciplinary team in identifying client needs and goals to determine priorities of care.

  • Gathered and recorded patient health information and data to assess, identify and manage characteristics that affect care outcome.
  • Collaborated with healthcare leaders and physicians to support and offer resources in performance of duties to maintain high-quality and efficient patient care.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
  • Developed referral program to maintain long-term patient wellness.
  • Observed, monitored and reported changes in patient condition to supervising RN or physician in accordance with policies and procedures of medical facility.
  • Managed support services and fostered communication among social workers, therapists, hospital staff and patients.
  • Utilized professional network to increase referrals .
  • Increased referral rates by providing excellent service and building meaningful relationships with patients and caregivers.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Maintained highest levels of patient satisfaction, generating referrals to maintain productivity levels for rehabilitation unit.
  • Conveyed treatment options, diagnosis information and home care techniques to patients and caregivers to continue care consistency.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and workshops.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
Expected in 03/1998 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing Notre Dame University, Cotabato City, Philippines, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Notre Dame University

Job Titles Held:

  • Pre and Post Op Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Nurse Case Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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