progressive care unitcharge nurse resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Five years as RN in critical care with focus on adult patients with chronic and acute conditions and with a newly acquired Masters of Science in Nursing Administration. Maintains strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Seeking a leadership role in Norton HealthCare as a Nurse manager.


Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2004 to present

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 2010 to 2016

Registered Nurse in the State of Kentucky, License number 1119628

Skill Highlights
  • Medication administration expert
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Patient Care
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Infection control standards expert
  • Flow sheet charting

  • Culturally sensitive
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
  • Familiarity with disease
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Colostomy care familiarity
Professional Experience
02/2011 to Current
Progressive Care Unit Charge Nurse University Of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, TN,
  • Coordinated services with other patient care units to ensure patient flow
  • Determined patient care assignments based on nursing skill levels and patient's needs
  • Worked closely with both nursing staff and multidisciplinary team members to ensure safe, comprehensive patient care
  • Interacted with multidisciplinary medical teams during direct rounds to monitor and evaluate patient's outcomes
  • Participated in Nurse Extern Preceptor Program and facilitated the professional development of nurse extern's as they transitioned from nursing school to the nursing profession
  • Functioned as member of the unit's council committee.
08/2012 to 03/2013
Nursing Administration Experience: Cardio- Thoracic Vascular Intensive Care Center: Nurse Intern UK HealthCare City, STATE,
  • Worked closely with, Patient Care Manager and was allowed to shadow and assist with daily patient care manager functions
  • Ensuring the unit was adequately staffed to cover patient care needs
  • Ensuring the nursing staff was competent and able to deliver safe, high quality, and cost effective patient care in the unit Managing patient flow, bed management issues with the bed assignment and staffing office
  • Ensuring efficient utilization of available resources to meet productivity and financial goals
  • Participating in daily interdisciplinary rounds, to ensure quality patient care was provided with optimum patient outcomes and to ensure compliance with the patient management plan and the appropriate length of stay
  • Assessing patient's care needs and monitored patient's satisfaction, and addressed and resolved patient's complaints in timely manner.
01/2009 to 01/2011
Staff Nurse UK HealthCare City, STATE,
  • Managed care of diverse patient population including cardiac, endocrine & oncology, gastro-intestinal, plastic, thoracic, transplant, traumatic injury, urology, and vascular
  • Gained proficiency in management of sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple-system organ failure, acute trauma, and the acutely ill population
  • Administered and titrated all medications, and blood products
  • Participated in and directed massive resuscitation efforts, provided direct patient care: bathing, tracheal suctioning, wound care, transport, minor and bedside procedures
  • Maintained patient charts and confidential files
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height
  • Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Education and Training
Expected in May 2015
Master of Science: Public health
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky
GPA: GPA: 3.85
Public health GPA: 3.85
Expected in May 2013
Masters of Science: Nursing Administration
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky
GPA: GPA: 3.82
Nursing Administration GPA: 3.82
Expected in December 2008
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY

Nursing GPA 3.33


council, managing, meetings, nursing, quality, shadow, staffing

Additional Information
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 2013 to present

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School Attended

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Kentucky University

Job Titles Held:

  • Progressive Care Unit Charge Nurse
  • Nursing Administration Experience: Cardio- Thoracic Vascular Intensive Care Center: Nurse Intern
  • Staff Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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