Psychiatric Registered Charge Nurse Resume Example

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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CAREER PROFILE: Highly resourceful, compassionate, and patient focused healthcare professional offering 15+ years of experience in areas such as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Post-OP, and Urgent/Emergency Care Clinics, and Behavioral Health. Noted throughout career for consistently showing the ability to excel in managing patients with chronic/ acute diseases, mental illnesses, clinical expertise, and patient advocacy. Highly adept at assuming challenging roles while performing simultaneous duties, working under pressure to meet deadlines, and generating sustainable results to exceed healthcare expectations. Overall goal is to continue to expand my career brand in nursing by obtaining a position as a Family Nurse Practitioner where my expertise can be utilized to bring quality care to diverse patients and health care facilities.

Work History
Viewpoint Behavioral Health Center - Psychiatric Registered Charge Nurse
City, STATE, 01/2018 - Current

Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.

  • Act as charge nurse on inpatient psychiatric unit providing complete care for psychiatric clients
  • Responsible for direct care of mental health patients, report/update patient behavior status, maintain EHR/EMR documentation of patient care, advisory member of interdisciplinary team.
  • Responsible for assessment, care plan development, crisis intervention, management/care of psychiatric patients.
  • Responsible for the custody, storage and auditing/reconciliation of medicines
  • Provide teaching for patient and families, group therapy, administer psychiatric testing/evaluations, and administer psychiatric medications
  • Update providers on patient's progress, acute disease teaching and management.
  • Formulated treatment plans, set goals, evaluated performances, communicated with families, counseled patients, coordinated aftercare
  • Participated in orientation of new staff, relief charge duties, implemented patient teaching.
  • Coordinate interpersonal unit interactions, identified staff training needs, complete staff personal evaluation, ensure adequate shift staffing based on shift observational levels.
  • Primary decision making authority when substitute for house supervisor.
Fulton County Jail - Urgent/Emergency Care Charge Nurse
City, STATE, 01/2016 - Current

Served as an Urgent/Emergency Care Clinic Registered Nurse by collaborating with medical personnel to clinically treat inmates with emergency mental health crisis and acute/chronic illness within a correctional facility housing over 3500 inmates.

  • (Both male and female population).
  • Administered medications, subcutaneous injections (PPDs and insulin), IM injections (Tetanus, Rocephin, Phenergan, Ativan), and flu vaccines.
  • Overseen the administration of EKGs, reported abnormal rhythms to physicians as needed as well as obtained blood/urine for laboratory testing, ex: Ac1, UTI, HIV/STD, drug screening, and pregnancy.
  • Educated addicted patients about: detox and withdrawal treatment, comfort medications, opiate/alcohol/benzo addiction, recovery process, coping skills, and community and inhouse recovery resources.
  • Achieved healthcare goals by treating patients for hypo/hyper glycemia, hypo/hypertension, asthma, COPD, pneumonia, strep, allergies, sinus infections and common cold.
  • Routinely assessed inmates for suicide risk to determine interventions and care plan recommendations including suicide watch, low-risk observation, medications.
  • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided therapeutic interventions to successfully manage withdrawal symptoms.
  • Provided education on disease processes, scheduled follow up visits and made referrals to specialized services including dental, mental health and off-site clinical care.
Emory Health Care - Orthopedic Post-OP Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 01/2008 - 01/2016

Provided post-op medical care for surgical orthopedic patients, ex: spinal deformities, open/closed fractures, cervical/lumbar fusions, herniated disc microdisctomy, and spinal decompression for bullet fragment removal.

  • Observed, analyzed, and monitored all equipment used during post-op to confirm efficient operations, initiated pain management based on physician orders, post-op EHR/EMR documentation created
  • Reviewed patient chart, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen sat, temperature and clinical status during post-op, start IV, and patient/family teaching,
  • Monitored surgical drains (JP's, Hemovacs, Picc lines, Central lines, Chest tubes, Foleys for patency and recorded required output).
  • Reviewed labs with provider and adjusted plan of care as needed.
  • Communicated weekly with multi-disciplinary team about patients' current status, and daily rehabilitation progress
  • Recorded prescribed medications, administered medications: orally, subcutaneously, and intravenous.
  • Prepare family/patient for discharge
Strong Memorial Hospital - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nurse
City, STATE, 01/2003 - 01/2008

Provided care for 5-6 patients that required inpatient subacute rehabilitation for traumatic brain, spinal cord and ortho injuries.

  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Documented and reported adverse reactions to medications and treatments as well as responded to life - saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol.
  • Provided ventilator monitoring, tracheostomy suctioning and collar cleaning, peripheral venous, subclavian and implanted access device maintenance, TPN infusions, and enteral feedings.
  • Performed wound care/phlebotomy based on physician orders
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Psychological/Suicidal /Physical Assessments
  • Triage
  • Chronic and Acute disease management
  • Behavioral Management
  • Case Management
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Administering & Managing Medications
  • EHR/EMR Documentation (Columbia Risk Scale, DSM-5/ICD-10/9, Care Logic, Dr. First)
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Crisis De-escalation (Pharmacological/Non-Pharmacological)
  • Discharge/Community Resourcing
  • Daily Charting and Audits
  • Wound Care/Minor Sutures/
  • Preventative health
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Patient and family advocacy
Brenau University Gainesville, GA, Expected in 05/2018 Master of Science : MSN, FNP-C, APRN - GPA :
University of Rochester Rochester, NY Expected in 05/2008 Bachelor of Nursing, BSN : - GPA :
Monroe Community College Rochester, NY Expected in 05/2003 Associate of Nursing, ASN : - GPA :
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • NPI-Medicaid/Medicare Provider
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI Training)

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School Attended
  • Brenau University
  • University of Rochester
  • Monroe Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Psychiatric Registered Charge Nurse
  • Urgent/Emergency Care Charge Nurse
  • Orthopedic Post-OP Registered Nurse
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing, BSN
  • Associate of Nursing, ASN

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