Psychiatric Charge Nurse Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Professional psychiatric nurse with four years of experience delivering mental health promotion and psychiatric care in gerontological-psychiatric, forensics, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders care units. Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the psychiatric well-being of patients. Comfortable working autonomously and in a team-based setting.


Registered Nurse State of Georgia #RN255557, MULTISTATE

Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification

  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Mental health care understanding
  • Patient centered-care and education
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Emergency response and safety-mindedness
  • Data collection and treatment planning
  • Critical thinker in nursing judgment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Work History
Psychiatric Charge Nurse, 08/2019 to 04/2020
University Of Washington Seattle, WA,
  • Assessed psychiatric health and nursing needs of patients
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans and maintained medical records
  • Advised patients on health maintenance, disease prevention, and provided case management
  • Provided nursing care and charge nurse responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Served as a leader and resource by demonstrating nursing knowledge and standards of care
  • Supervised nursing and non-nursing staff and precepted new nurses
  • Administered prescribed medications as ordered and documented
  • Consulted and coordinated with team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans
  • Maintained accurate, detailed reports and patient records
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Monitored, recorded, and reported symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
  • Prepared patients for biopsychosocial groups and assisted with education and treatments
  • Prepared rooms, instruments, equipment, and supplies and ensured that stock of supplies is maintained
  • Provided value-centered education to patients and families
  • Provided health care, first aid, immunizations, and assistance in convalescence and rehabilitation
  • Provided in-service training for other staff in the job
Psychiatric Registered Nurse, 12/2016 to 07/2019
Geisinger Pitman, PA,
  • Provided quality nursing care to patients, including daily monitoring, recording, and evaluating psychiatric medical conditions of up to 25 patients per day
  • Supervised up to 12 staff on a 25-bed adult unit of a psychiatric facility, specializing in rapid stabilizing and crisis interventions
  • Lead and trained new staff and registered nurses on unit routine, hospital protocol, patient care, and duties within the unit
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks, earning the respect of physicians and coworkers for calm, levelheaded, and quick thinking to restore the safety and security of patients and staff
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for patients with a broad range of mental health issues
  • Ensured that doctors' orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations, and stat orders for restraints
Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse, 12/2015 to 12/2016
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Laurys Station, PA,
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plans for up to 7 patients per shift
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications, and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under acute care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans
  • Used procedures such as central lines and chest tubes to address critical symptoms and improve patient conditions
  • Collected blood and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing
Mental Health Aide, 07/2012 to 12/2015
Genesis Healthcare City, STATE,
  • Quickly identified problematic changes in patient behavior and progress by closely monitoring patients and keeping detailed records
  • Provided direct patient care and worked with patients to develop daily living skills
  • Obtained vital signs and performed other related medical procedures under the direction of nursing staff
  • Turned and re-positioned bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores
  • Transported and accompanied patients to and from units or facility for treatments, medical appointments or procedures
  • Provided patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed
  • Provided patient care by supplying and emptying bedpans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines. Prepared patients for treatment or examination
  • Observed and documented patient data, activity and changes in behaviors. ,
  • Implemented assigned parts of patient individualized treatment and behavior management plans
  • Nurtured a secure and safe environment for patients their guests and staff
  • Conducted activities for recreation and socialization
  • Bathed, fed, groomed, shaved and dressed patients
  • Assisted in the administration of, medications and treatments, and taking vital signs as directed by a physician or nurse
  • Answered patients' call signals
  • Supervised and precepted new health aides
  • Performed job responsibilities with minimal supervision
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2018
Columbus State University - Columbus, GA
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 12/2015
Columbus Technical College - Columbus, GA
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, Expected in 12/2009
UON - ,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 12/2005
Meteitei Boys High School - ,

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School Attended
  • Columbus State University
  • Columbus Technical College
  • UON
  • Meteitei Boys High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Psychiatric Charge Nurse
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma