registered nurse emergency department resume example with 15+ years of experience

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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 ability 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.

  • Emergency Care
  • Medication Administration
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Patient Care
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Triaging
  • Acute care expertise
  • Chronic disease management
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Disease Management
  • Health Education
  • Infection Control
  • Health screening
  • Preventative health
  • Cardiac terminology
  • Holter Monitor
  • Electrocardiogram expertise
  • Stress testing
  • Arrhythmia knowledge
  • Health education classes
Calhoun Community College Tanner, AL Expected in 05/2014 Associates Degree in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
Northwest-Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals, AL Expected in 04/1997 Licensed Practical Nurse : - GPA :
Lauderdale County High School Rogersville, AL, Expected in 05/1993 High School Diploma : - GPA :

TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)-exp 06/2021

ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)-exp 08/2021

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)-exp 08/2021

Work History
Atlantic Health System - Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath Lab
Paramus, NJ, 12/2020 - Present
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Assisted Cardiologists during Patient Cardioversion , Transesophageal Echocardiograms, Loop implants and explants. Preparing patients for procedures, monitoring patient's progress during, and recovery of patients following.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Maintained detailed records of patient conditions, reactions and progress in alignment with physician orders.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
St. Catherine Of Siena - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Jamaica, NY, 05/2016 - 06/2020
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
Kindred Healthcare - Employee Health Nurse
Saint Petersburg, FL, 10/2018 - 04/2019
  • Conducted nursing assessment and education for employee health concerns.
  • Administered medical testing, in addition to visual and hearing screening to identify risks to health and improve well-being among staff.
  • Supplied wellness materials and information to employees to prevent sickness, fatigue and mental burnout while fostering positive company culture.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Strengthened training and employee knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and employee orientation.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Reviewed and ensured immunization records (as well as TB skin testing) of Health System Employees (Hospital, Physician's Office, Care Center, Home Health, Wellness Center, and Emergency Medical Services) were up to date and in accordance to JACHO and The Tennessee Department of Health Requirements. Implementing and recording immunizations as well as TB testing as needed. Accessing and retrieving immunization records from TennIIS (The Tennessee Immunization Information System).
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Managed, counseled, and recorded employee hazard exposures following appropriate protocol.
Empowerment Academy & Beloved Community Charter Schools - School Nurse
Jersey City, NJ, 07/2013 - 07/2017
  • Performed health screening for students and faculty by conducting vision and hearing evaluations.
  • Delivered oral medications, topical medications, optical medications, otic medications, aerosol treatments, intramuscular injections, subcutaneous injections and IV medications to students in accordance to physicians orders and school policies.
  • Participated in development of school safety plans to address areas of concern.
  • Provided medical consultations to other school personnel to promote well-coordinated school health and safety efforts.
  • Developed care plans and made referrals as necessary for students with health concerns or injuries.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Developed and Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Updated patient charts using the STARR database such as medications , student assessments, treatments, education and outcome to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of both acute and chronic student and faculty illnesses in challenging school environment.
  • Educated appropriate age level of students in puberty courses, sex education classes, and basic CPR and first aid treatment courses.
  • Reviewed Student Health and Immunization records in accordance to the Tennessee Department of Health. Accessing and retrieving immunization records from TennIIS (The Tennessee Immunization Information System). Ensuring children meet immunization requirements for participation in school. Corresponding with student guardians to implement with compliance of regulations.
Sheboygan Progressive Health Services - Licensed Practical Nurse
Sheboygan, WI, 03/1995 - 09/2003
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Applied interpersonal communication skills to comfort and counsel patients and families throughout care process.
  • Provided diagnosis information, treatment possibilities, disease management tips and wound care advice to patients, loved ones and caregivers.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Performed EKGs with basic interpretation, in addition to more advanced training in Telemetry monitoring. Recognized and responded appropriately to lethal heart arrhythmias, changes in rate or rhythm, and correlated with physicians as needed.
  • Administered medications and IV fluids in accordance to State and Hospital Regulations.
  • Scheduled all invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures such as Arteriogram, PTCA, Pacemaker Implantation, Pacemaker Generator change, TEE study, Myoview GXT (and assisted with), Echocardiogram, and Adenosine Myoview Study. Patients educated on prepping for procedure. Experience includes post procedure care in both the Physician Office and Hospital Setting.
  • Performed Transtelephonic Tracing of Pacemaker generators. Corresponding results with physicians and recognizing the need for pacemaker generator changes.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to provide basic assistance and triage medical concerns.

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School Attended

  • Calhoun Community College
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals
  • Lauderdale County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Employee Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse


  • Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • High School Diploma

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