rapid response nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Seasoned nursing professional offering expert clinical knowledge, strong interpersonal skills, and advanced technical abilities. More than 30 years of diverse experience in direct patient care, staff supervision, and in complex problem prioritization. Primary first responder for intrafacility strokes, sepsis alerts, and acute coronary events. Serve as "coach" or nurse team leader for cardiopulmonary arrests. With my considerable expertise in critical care nursing, I can quickly identify and treat patients in a deteriorating condition within the current scope of practice. I am seeking a similar career that challenges my critical thinking skills while encouraging my ability to impart knowledge.

  • Expert clinical assessment skills
  • Advanced knowledge of physiology and disease processes
  • Skilled critical reasoning and thinking skills
  • Seasoned code team leader with prior instructor skills
  • Detailed knowledge of patient care bundles
  • Extensive critical care experience as a practitioner, charge nurse, and coordinator
  • ACLS, PEARS, NIHSS, and PEARS certified
  • Experience in data collection, entry, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Early adopter of technological innovation and digital transformation
  • Sensitive to cultural differences and practices
  • Nursing practice inscribed with high morals and ethical considerations
  • Skillful in resolving customer dissatisfaction
  • Lifelong learner and educator
  • EHR experience with Cerner
Work History
06/2005 to Current Rapid Response Nurse Emory | Buford, GA,

Respond, treat, and advise, in medical emergencies within the hospital setting while working collaboratively with respiratory therapy and the attending physician. Proactively round on all nursing units with special attention to patients with elevated MEWS scores. Provide expert assessments and interventions for code blue, sepsis alerts, code stroke, and acute coronary events throughout the hospital. Serve as a nursing consultation service for questions in providing evidence-based care and in difficult IV access.

05/1983 to 05/2018 Charge Nurse Camp Recovery | Saint Louis, MO,

Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage critically ill patients for optimum patient outcomes, Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations. Assessed resuscitation equipment for safety and functionality and requested repair or replacement of non-conforming machines. Participated in nursing departmental quality improvement initiatives to achieve higher standard of patient care. Delivered age-appropriate and culturally sensitive medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients. Utilized AACN's synergy model in meeting patient outcomes. Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and nursing workshops.

06/1987 to 06/1993 Registered Nurse Memorial Healthcare | Eaton Rapids, MI,

Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous diagnoses, including sepsis and acute respiratory distress. Collaborated with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches. Worked in several capacities in the care of patients, including ICU nurse, house supervisor, and emergency department nurse.

Expected in 11/2018 Bachelor of Science | Nursing American Sentinel University, Aurora, CO GPA:
Expected in 05/1983 Associate of Science | Nursing Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL GPA:
  • Devised, organized, and directed the Rapid Response and code blue review committee
  • Spearheaded the Targeted Temperature Management Program for in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
  • Championed the adoption of the EWSS (Early Warning Scoring System) within the health system.
  • Assisted with the transition from EWSS manual documentation to computer-assisted MEWS (Modified Early Warning Score) in the Cerner EHR.
  • Collaborated with Nursing Professional Development Council in the development of our Nursing Professional Model.
  • The Rapid Response was a past recipient of the Daisy Award.
  • My annual professional evaluation scores having consistently been outstanding.
  • Participated in activities thereby assisting my facility to achieve Magnet for the fourth consecutive application.

AACN-American Association of Critical Care Nurses

CICAACN-Central Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

iSRRS-International Society of Rapid Response Systems


RN-Registered Nurse, IL expires: May 2022

BLS-Basic Life Support, AHA-American Heart Association expires: April 2023

ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AHA-American Heart Association expires: April 2023

PEARS- Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization-AHA-American Heart Association expires: July 2023

CCRN-Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse-AACN-American Association of Critical Care Nurses expires: May 2023

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School Attended

  • American Sentinel University
  • Lincoln Land Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Rapid Response Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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