registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Driven, dynamic, and motivated Registered Nurse with 24 years of professional experience offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities.

Passionate about optimizing patient care, support, and outcomes through hard work, dedication, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven.

Eager to contribute to team success through enthusiastic dedication to work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Ready and excited to learn, grow, and excel in promoting the health and wellbeing of patients, and making a difference in health care!

  • Excellent knowledge of sterile field and technique, infection control and aseptic procedures.
  • Experience with procedures in Fluoroscopy wearing lead, OR, and bedside
  • Working knowledge and experience with Spinal Cord Stimulators, Intrathecal Pain Pumps, DRG and PNS trials, implants and explants including pre and post op teaching and support.
  • Attention to detail, strong triage, time management, and multitasking skills/organization
  • Ability to create rapport with patients and family/support
  • Proficiency with Epic charting system, and learning/navigating new systems, devices, procedures, technology.
  • Team focused
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Excellent teaching skills for patients, families, co workers
  • Acute Care Expertise
University Of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Expected in 1997 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Work History
Catholic Community Services Of - Registered Nurse
Seattle, WA, 08/2013 - Current

Swedish Pain Services 2018-present

Swedish Bariatric, Metabolic, Endocrine Services 2014-2018

Swedish First Hill Intensive Care Unit 2013-2014

  • Prepared patients and their family/support members for surgeries and procedures, including Spinal Cord Stimulator trials and implants, Intrathecal Pain Pump teaching and management, DRG,and PNS stimulator trials and implants, and performed patient teaching regarding pre and post op expectations and management of same.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Monitored and managed quality care of varied patient conditions, from admission to discharge, including collaboration with multidisciplinary team, family and patient.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence, and to achieve their personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication with patients and families including conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Extensive experience with multi organ failure, sepsis, trauma, autoimmune disorders, respiratory, renal, and neurological disorders.
  • Learned and adapted with new and changing equipment, technologies, and charting systems. Epic Superuser.
Catholic Community Services Of - Registered Nurse
Bellingham, WA, 02/1999 - 07/2013

Adult General Systems ICU

Inpatient and outpatient Dialysis

Neurology / Neurosurgery

  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored and managed quality care of multiple varied complex patient conditions both medical and surgical, technical and psychological, such as cardiac, renal, pulmonary, autoimmune, multi organ failure, sepsis, including direct care of acutely ill patients, updating team members on changes in stability or acuity, and involvement in plan of care.
  • Proficient with equipment such as ventilators, dialysis machines, complex continuous IV therapies, cardiac monitoring/telemetry, specialized equipment such as point of care blood testing, and warmers, rapid infusers, and more.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects ensuring accurately documented updates.
Catholic Community Services Of - Registered Nurse
Tacoma, WA, 05/2009 - 05/2012

Adult Intensive Care Unit

Dialysis Outpatient Unit

  • Monitored complex acute patient conditions, including interpreting and assessing cardiac monitor findings, test results, and patient response to therapy, updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilization and determination of next course of action as a solo RN in a busy 4 bed ICU unit in a remote setting.
  • Administered comprehensive dialysis treatment to wide range of patients, including indigent and low-income patient populations in remote setting.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate physical and mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and treatment side effects/outcomes focusing on accurately documented and communicated updates.
Cci Health & Wellness Services - Registered Nurse
Greenbelt, MD, 02/2001 - 05/2009

Adult Intensive Care Unit

  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses, devise well-coordinated treatment approaches, communicating updates to patient condition to multidisciplinary team in a clear, concise manner.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies /procedures, including urgent/emergent beside and Operating Room procedures.
  • Provided direct patient care to stabilize/manage patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including complex cardiac monitoring, simple/complex wound care, tracheostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention, pain management, short and long term dialysis, bladder irrigation, complex IV therapies, including involvement in determining next course of action.
  • Observed, assessed, monitored and reported patient condition, progress, medication side effects/reactions.
  • Night shift, weekend, evening, holiday Charge Nurse duties including supervising professional/paraprofessional nursing staff, delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
Additional Information
  • CERTIFICATIONS , Critical Care Education Program (2001) Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (2013) Hemodialysis Program (2005) Clinical competencies required for ICU (2014) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2020) BLS for healthcare providers (2021)

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  • University Of Alberta

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