Registered Nurse resume example with 13+ years of experience

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

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 14 years of nursing experience in offering comprehensive patient care in Med/surg, Rehab, and Long-Term Care Units. Works well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. Well-organized and forward-thinking in managing patient needs. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and continuously driving widespread healthcare system initiatives.

  • Strong clinical judgment and Problem Solving Skills
  • Overseeing Nursing Staff and Patient Care
  • Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration and Care Plan Review
  • Staff Education and Competencies
  • Infection Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and Prevention
  • Discharge Planning
  • Ensure Compliance with all Health and Safety Regulations
  • Seasoned in medical clinical procedures
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Scheduling and Staff Assignments
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Event Investigations
  • Wound Care and Monitoring
  • Patient evaluation
Work History
07/2018 to 07/2020 Director of Nursing Evergreen Treatment Services | Renton, WA,
  • Led nursing staff of a 76 bed Skilled Nursing and Rapid Recovery Rehabilitation units. Improved state surveys resulting in best survey in facility history, maintained 5 Star ratings, improved Quality Measures, and became best facility in company.
  • Served as facility Infectionist. Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Lead Interdisciplinary team meetings to identify residents at risk. Team monitored status of individual infections , evaluated effectiveness of fall interventions, weight concerns, uncontrolled pain, wounds, psychotropic medications effectiveness and track attempted dose reductions.
  • Collaborated with staff, management, families and external groups to coordinate patient care and create customized care plans to meet individual needs.
  • Monitored staff compliance with policies and procedures and provided feedback to maintain compliance state and federal regulations.
  • Investigated incident reports and initiated appropriate corrective action plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations.
  • Provided ongoing education to staff. Performed new hire and annual competencies.
  • Established staff schedules and assignments based on facility needs.
01/2016 to 07/2018 Clinical Nurse Manager of Rapid Recovery Mhm Services, Inc. | Stamford, CT,
  • Wound Nurse for Rapid Recovery Unit. Performed weekly wound assessments including obtaining measurements and documenting accurate descriptions of wounds. Change treatment plan if no improvement of wound.
  • Collaborated with physicians and interdisciplinary teams to devise and manage individualized plans of care.
  • Assisted Director of Nursing and Interdisciplinary team with monitoring infections, fall interventions, psychotropic medication use, uncontrolled pain, weight concerns, and wounds.
  • Directed day-to-day nursing and operational functions for Rapid Recovery Unit ensuring patients received high quality care.
  • Reviewed charts weekly to complete quality control checks.
  • Documented all aspects of care following facility and Medicare standards, creating accurate patient records of all interactions and interventions to sustain continuity of care.
  • Conducted rounds with physicians, advising physicians on patients' conditions and assisting in coordinating diagnostic testing and follow up appointments to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Set up DME for patients on discharge, provided discharge education and follow up information. Reconciled medications and ordered medications from patient's pharmacy on discharge.
02/2014 to 01/2016 Charge Registered Nurse Res-Care, Inc. | Milwaukee, WI,
  • Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by physician.
  • Performed routine wound care and dressing changes on schedule.
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Communicated, updated and advocated care plans to patients and family.
  • Educated patients and caregivers of various available external resources to support wound management, disease management and medication administration.
  • Delegated and prioritized assignments and nursing tasks based on individual staff strengths and expertise.
  • Evaluated patients' progress in treatment, communicating observations to physician on duty to maintain or adjust prescribed care.
01/2008 to 10/2013 Registered Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Lawrence Memorial Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Designated Charge Nurse making patient care assignments and adjusting staffing according to patient acuity and staff experience.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence and hospital readmission.
  • Managed care using primary nursing from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care.
  • Updated patient charts using Cerner with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Delegated appropriate tasks to LPNs, CNA, and PCAs and monitored tasks for completeness.
  • Mentored new nursing staff and precepted nursing students.
  • President of Unit -Based Council to identify opportunities for improvement and devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Member of Peer Review Committee assisting with evaluation of events to determine if standards of care were met or identify deficiencies of care.
  • Became a Certified Medical-Surgical RN, obtained ACLS, and participated in Clinical Ladder to grow professionally and advance nursing knowledge.
07/2006 to 01/2008 Licensed Practical Nurse Lawrence Memorial Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Obtained IV certification and administered medications within scope of practice.
  • Collaborated with Registered Nurse to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Provided diagnosis information, treatment possibilities, disease management tips and wound care advice to patients, loved ones and caregivers.
  • Performed head-to-toe assessments on patients to monitor patient status and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Administered medications monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
Expected in 05/2015 Bachelor of Science | Nursing University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS GPA:
Expected in 12/2007 Associate of Science | Nursing Neosho County Community College, Ottawa, Kansas, GPA:
Expected in 05/2006 Certificate | Nursing Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of Kansas
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Johnson County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Manager of Rapid Recovery
  • Charge Registered Nurse
  • Registered Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Licensed Practical Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate

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