registered nurse contractor resume example with 9+ years of experience

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

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

  • Admissions and Discharge Processes
  • Active Learning
  • Medical Data Entry
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Specialized Healthcare Referrals
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Patient Examination
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Clear Patient Communication
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Expected in 05/2019 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Dean's List Spring & Fall 2015-2019,
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate
  • 3.859 GPA
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA Expected in 12/2010 Associate of Arts : Health Administration - GPA :
  • 3.67 GPA

BLS Certified - Exp: 06/2023

Work History
Veterans Health Administration - Registered Nurse (Contractor)
, , Lauderhill, FL 03/2022 - Current
  • Conducted all activities related to screening patients for
    COVID-19 in a fast-paced environment, averaging 50 patients daily.
  • Completed patient registration in EPIC electronic health record (EHR), data entry, insurance verification, point of care test specimen. collection/processing, notification of patient's results, and education and counseling of patient's plan of care based on test results.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
Memorial Hospital West - RN-Patient Care II (Bariatric/Med-Surg/Telemetry)
, , Pembroke Pines, FL 03/2020 - 07/2021
  • Cared for bariatric surgery and cardiac patients in a 42-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens, and pain management techniques.
  • Managed daily caseload of 6 patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, treatments, IV therapy, and wound care.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications, and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Used Epic software to document patient's plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis, and expected patient outcomes.
  • Explained course of care and medication side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Collaborated daily with 7-person health care team to achieve optimum patient care, boosting patient satisfaction scores above 93%.
  • Coordinated outpatient care for patients requiring post-discharge care with the unit's case managers, ensuring completion of required insurance and referral forms.
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center - Supervisory Medical Support Assistant
, , North Chicago, IL 12/2011 - 07/2015
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Supervised and trained 6 Dept. of Defense (DoD) contractors and 6 Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) employees in the use of VA and DoD scheduling systems and electronic health records.
  • Monitored the Veterans Affairs Telephone Advice Clinic (TAC line) and directed calls to TAC nurses for nursing support.
  • Monitored the FHCC's call center, and scheduled appointments. Called an average of 300 patients per week for reminders of clinical appointments and changes to existing appointments to maximize the FHCC Lovell's clinical utilization.
  • Member of the Process Improvement Team at the FHCC, streamlined the appointment scheduling process for veterans and their beneficiaries, reducing the call wait times from 4 minutes to 45 seconds.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
US Navy Hospital Corps School - Senior Military Instructor
, , Great Lakes, IL 04/2008 - 11/2011
  • Created and developed lesson plans to meet students' academic needs.
  • Modified lessons and curriculum to accommodate diverse learners by using strategies such as peer-assisted learning and group work.
  • Developed and implemented classroom routines to address varying student needs.
  • Instructed and evaluated the laboratory curriculum including venipunture, intravenous catheter insertion, C-spine immobilization, spine board loading and transport, splinting musculoskeletal injuries, and wound care.
  • Training Site Faculty - facilitated the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course to staff instructors and over 3,000 students annually.
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School Attended

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Coastline Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse (Contractor)
  • RN-Patient Care II (Bariatric/Med-Surg/Telemetry)
  • Supervisory Medical Support Assistant
  • Senior Military Instructor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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