rapid response nurse resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Experienced Critical Care RN with a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction by providing cost-effective, patient-centered and high-quality nursing care to the facility's most critically-ill patients. Successful at providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Collaborates well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices with maintaining integrity and competency at a leading Level I Trauma Center.

Education and Training
The University of Tampa Tampa, FL Expected in Master of Science : Family Nurse Practitioner - GPA :

In Progress, Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2023

  • 3.7 GPA
South University Tampa, FL, Expected in 06/2015 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :

3.3 GPA

Jean Rigsby Scholarship Recipient

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse, Florida- RN9416234, Expires 4/2023

CCRN – AACN Certified in Critical Care, Expires 2/2024

NIHSS - National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, Expires 09/2022

BLS - Basic Life Support Provider & Instructor, Expires 06/2023

ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Expires 06/2023

PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Expires 12/2023

CVRN – in progress

ENLS (Emergency Neurological Life Support) Certified 2021

Hca - Rapid Response Nurse
Columbia Tn, TN, 06/2021 - Current
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Evaluated and adjusted life support equipment, tubing and peripheral devices providing critical assistance to fragile patients.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
Tampa General Hospital - Specialty Staff Nurse, Critical Care Staffing
City, STATE, 10/2019 - 06/2021
  • Provided highly skilled critical care nursing to all intensive care units within a Level I Trauma Center including: Medical, Medical-Surgical, Trauma, Burn, Cardiothoracic, Cardiac, Vascular, Pediatric and Neuroscience Intensive Care Units; as well as a Progressive Care Unit and Stepdown Intensive Care for ventilator weaning.
  • Assisted Emergency Department during times of high census, by providing ICU nursing care to patients awaiting ICU placement.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, central line management, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Cared for a variety of transplant patients and Ventricular-Assist Device (VAD) patients.
  • Assisted hospital staff with the COVID-19 pandemic unit development, deployment, staff training and provided critical care nursing to COVID-19 patients.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions - Agency Critical Care Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 07/2016 - 10/2018
  • Providing highly skilled nursing care to multiple HCA facilities, in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota and Manatee County.
  • Floated amongst many different units (Cardiovascular ICU, Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, Progressive Care Units and Telemetry Units).
  • Achieved best possible outcomes for nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, HCAPS, patient satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated effective documentation and implemented nursing care based on the hospitals protocols and policies.
Tampa General Hospital - Clinical Nurse, Neuroscience ICU
City, STATE, 05/2015 - 10/2019
  • Provided highly skilled nursing care in a 32 bed Neuroscience ICU within a 1100 bed Level I Trauma Center.
  • Performed therapeutic nursing care interventions for patients with neurosurgical and neurological injuries, including stroke, brain hemorrhage, trauma and tumors.
  • Performed charge nurse functions, supervising 16 RNs, 2 CMTs/HUCs and 2 CNAs and acted as a resource for staff throughout the hospital.
  • Collaborated extensively with Nurse Managers, Nursing Supervisors and Patient flow administration to ensure appropriate placement of patients.
  • Assisted in the hiring, development, coaching and counseling all staff members.
  • Proficient in sterile set-up and management of External Ventricular Drains, Central Line/arterial line insertions, bedside bronchoscopies, Level 1 Rapid Infuser, NxStage CRRT, ICY Coolguard Machine, and EndoTool.
  • Precepted new nursing graduates, and new nurses to the ICU.
  • Initiated a streamlined orientation process within the ICU, by helping implement standard orientation practices using recommendations of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
  • Collaborated with physicians and ancillary health care professionals to ensure a multidisciplinary approach resulting in meeting the needs to patients and their families as well as an increased customer satisfaction for the hospital.
Tampa General Hospital - Nurse Technician, Float
City, STATE, 12/2012 - 05/2015
  • Worked in multiple populations including ICU, medical-surgical, telemetry, observation, pediatrics and the emergency department.
  • Took patients vitals, including blood pressure, temperature and pulse and documented vital signs and weight of patients.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Protected and promoted patient rights and assisted individuals to achieve maximum independence.
Activities and Honors
  • Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO), AACN, October 2015
  • Tampa General Nurse Residency Program, 2016
  • Donor Resource Specialist, LifeLink of Florida/Tampa General Hospital, June 2018
  • Completion of Clinical Ladder Level III, July 2018
  • Achieved 3rd Magnet Designation, Member of Magnet Champion Taskforce, 2019
  • Member of Neuroscience ICU 2 Shared Governance Committee, 2016-2019.
  • Neuroscience ICU 2 Shared Governance Committee Secretary, 2019
  • Neuroscience ICU 2 Preceptor of the Year, 2019.
  • Completion of Clinical Ladder Level IV, August 2020,
  • Super-User in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)
  • Daisy Award Nominee
  • Member of AACN

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School Attended

  • The University of Tampa
  • South University

Job Titles Held:

  • Rapid Response Nurse
  • Specialty Staff Nurse, Critical Care Staffing
  • Agency Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse, Neuroscience ICU
  • Nurse Technician, Float


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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