registered nurse short stay unit resume example with 10+ years of experience

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

Driven and hardworking Registered Nurse with exceptional experience in Outpatient Surgery, Step down and Telemetry with strong desire to focus on Community Care role. Expert in all aspects medical, surgical, perioperative nursing with success in working and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to create care plans focused on helping patients recover from medical or surgical procedures. Accomplished in leading unit-based process improvements streamlining safe delivery of care and patient satisfaction where careful planning, collaborating, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating effectiveness were performed.

  • Pre-operative and Post-operative Care Expert
  • Phase II Recovery Expert
  • Excellent Patient Assessments skill
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient care planning
  • Staff Scheduling Management
  • Basic Arrhythmia Recognition & Treatment Expert
  • Venipuncture
  • PICC and Central line care
  • Wound care experience
  • Excellent Organization and Time management
  • Computer skills - VISTA, CPRS, Microsoft Word & Excel
Work History
04/2017 to Current
Registered Nurse - Short Stay Unit Virginia Hospital Center Mclean, VA,
  • Oversaw delivery of care for OR and Non-OR patients (ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Urology, Vascular, Pain Management, Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Dental, Pulmonary, CT, MRI) performing pre- and post-operative assessments and care.
  • Performed phase II recovery for post-anesthesia patients and phase I recovery for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), reviewed post-operative orders, and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals.
  • Performed pre-op calls, 72-hour and 24-hour calls to reinforce pre-op instructions and pre-op surgery requirements. Performed post-op calls, to follow-up on patients response to surgery and to reinforce post-op instructions and follow-up appointments.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Provided detailed, current and comprehensive documentation.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis, surgical procedures, post-op instructions and care, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs, TMS, annual competency, and RQI.
05/2013 to 04/2017
Registered Nurse - StepDown Unit Onward Healthcare Charleston, SC,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acuity patients needing complex care such as airway management, Cardiac drips, wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Collaborated with other healthcare members and/ multidisciplinary teams in implementing care plans to ensure positive health outcomes.
  • Trained new nurses, Valor students, student nurses from CSUSB and RCC, and nurses that are new to VA system providing didactic and clinical instructions to achieve training outcomes.
02/2011 to 04/2013
Registered Nurse - Telemetry Mercy Hospital Bakersfield City, STATE,
  • Proficiently used nursing process for diverse patient population including cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, pulmonary, neurology, vascular, orthopedic, and surgical care.
  • Managed patients with sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple system organ failure and other acutely ill population.
  • Coordinated and provided direct patient care, including medication administration and blood products to adult telemetry patients.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on Telemetry unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments, and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Expected in 12/2009
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
California State University - Northridge - Northridge, CA,
  • GPA: 3.62
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
Expected in 03/1997
Bachelor of Science: Tourism
University of Santo Tomas - Manila Philippines ,
  • CA Registered Nurse License number: 772194
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, expires September 2022
  • Basic Life Support, expires September 2022

Unit-based Process Improvement led and a member of:

  • Staffing Methodology- led the research and presentation of SSU Staffing Methodology
  • Fall Prevention - Worked with healthcare team to adopt Morse Fall Scale into CPRS SSU nursing pre-op assessment and post-op assessment, improving clinical documentation and accountability with the goal of decreasing patient falls in the unit. Developed and implemented tools and directives to prevent and/or decrease patient falls.
  • Employee Satisfaction - Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale by awarding the staff who has outstanding performance, excellent patient care and exceptional teamwork.
  • Unit Based Council - participated as a committee member in evaluating, designing, devising and implementing strategies to achieve an efficient unit workflow and effective use of staffing mix.

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School Attended

  • California State University - Northridge
  • University of Santo Tomas

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse - Short Stay Unit
  • Registered Nurse - StepDown Unit
  • Registered Nurse - Telemetry


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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