registered nurse emergency department resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Pennsylvania-licensed Registered Nurse with over two years of experience in emergency room environments. Knowledgeable about operating equipment and providing skilled care such as defibrillations, intubations and central lines. Calm, level-headed and analytical in stressful situations. Operate effectively in fast-paced emergency settings to address concerns with acute and chronic conditions. Good communication, decision-making and prioritization skills useful for assessing and triaging patients to optimize department resource utilization. Certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPI, and PHTLS. Currently obtaining PHRN certification.

  • Proficient in the following skills- lab draws, IV insertion, medication
  • Administration, immunizations, sutures, casting, finger sticks, urinary catheter insertion, NP/OP
  • Airway insertion, sterile technique, eye irrigation, ear irrigation, wound irrigation/scrub, 12-lead
  • EKG, pulmonary function testing, vital signs, peak flow meter, oxygen administration, suctioning
  • Oral/nasal pharynx,wound evaluation, burn evaluation, patient assessments, breath sounds, and
  • Heart sounds, CPR.
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Patient assessments
  • Patient Management
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Medication administration expert
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Medication and IV administration
Registered Nurse Emergency Department, 04/2018 to Current
AdventhealthMinneapolis, MN,
  • Responsive and consistent Emergency Room Nurse able to think quickly and execute appropriate response to emergent pain and trauma care needs.
  • Excellent communicator able to calm patients and collaborate well with other staff members to ensure thorough understanding of necessary procedures, patient status and treatment plans.
  • Effective time manager able to handle heavy patient caseloads in everyday operations or as part of disaster recovery.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Triaged and treated high-volume caseload in busy emergency room setting.
  • Supported criminal inquiries by reporting injuries and completing evidence collection kits.
  • Maintained open and clear communication with physicians to coordinate effective patient care.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Cared for patients experiencing acute traumas, including cardiac arrests, strokes and gunshot wounds.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Stabilized patients, determined health needs and provided direct patient care.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injury and illnesses.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
Registered Nurse Oncology/Med-Surg/Hospice Unit, 06/2016 to 04/2018
Cardon & AssociatesGreenwood, IN,
  • Adept at handling patient and family questions and concerns sensitively and professionally.
  • Able to administer invasive and painful treatments with the highest possible degree of care and comfort.
  • Documented the patient's plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions.
  • Managed an average patient assignment of five to six patients whose acuity was normally on the high side.
  • Able to function well under high stress situations and remain calm in the event of any emergency.
  • Cared expertly for individuals with wide array of medical issues such as pulmonary, cardiology and infectious disease patients.
  • Assessed patients using comprehensive evaluation techniques and sound clinical judgment.
  • Delivered physician-ordered treatments and monitored responses to quickly spot complications and side effects.
  • Improved care outcomes with proactive education, communication and guidance for patients and family members.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plans to meet each patients' unique needs.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
Aerospace Medical Technician/EMT-Basic, 01/2008 to 07/2010
United States Air ForceCity, STATE,
  • Provides, supervises, and manages patient care of beneficiaries to include flying and special operational duty personnel as part of the nursing team, utilizes the nursing process to provide care for the beneficiaries.
  • Operates emergency medical and other vehicles.
  • Loads and unloads litter patients.
  • Schedules in-service training in new procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Conducts or schedules periodic disaster training, fire drills, and evacuation procedures Performs duty as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Proficient in skills including: lab draws, IV insertion, medication administration, immunizations, sutures, casting, finger sticks, urinary catheter insertion, NP/OP airway insertion, sterile technique, eye irrigation, ear irrigation, wound irrigation/scrub, wound evaluation, burn evaluation, 12-lead EKG, pulmonary function testing, vital signs, peak flow meter, oxygen administration, suctioning oral/nasal pharynx, and patient assessments.
  • Collected biological samples, handled safely and packaged for laboratory testing.
  • Completed intake interviews and took patient vitals to collect information such as temperature, pulse and weight.
  • Managed master calendar and scheduled appointments for check-ups, procedures and surgeries.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Rendered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing and administering necessary medication.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Operated ambulance to and from scenes and emergency facilities, responding to dispatch calls for emergent medical assistance.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Delivered first aid or life support care to sick or injured individuals in pre-hospital settings.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.
  • Inserted IVs and administered oral and injectable medications.
  • Assessed scenes and prioritized care according to severity of injury or illness.
  • Provided supervision and management to three airman
  • Coordinated diabetes clinic for patients with uncontrolled diabetes
  • Coordinated shaving waiver clinics
  • Coordinated physical health assessments and improved the process to improve quality care and efficiency
  • Provided individual education in topics such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, weight management and osteoporosis
  • Serves as member of primary emergency medical response to in-flight emergencies and potential mass casualty scenarios from on- and off-base incidents.
CNA, 06/2006 to 12/2007
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living including helping with meals, transferring using assistive devices, bathing, dressing and grooming.
  • Displayed strong clinical skills in assessing vital signs, collecting specimens for cultures, providing pre- and post-operative care.
  • Ensured the accurate, timely flow of information by maintaining thorough patient records and updating health care team on patients’ status.
  • Complied with HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and interactions.
  • Commended for chart accuracy, effective team collaboration, patient relations and consistent delivery of empathetic care.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2013
Hostos Community College - ,
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/2021
Chamberlain University - ,
Activities and Honors
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • CPI
  • Currently obtaining PHRN

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School Attended

  • Hostos Community College
  • Chamberlain University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse Emergency Department
  • Registered Nurse Oncology/Med-Surg/Hospice Unit
  • Aerospace Medical Technician/EMT-Basic
  • CNA


  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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