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registered nurse emergency department resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Organized and knowledgeable Registered Nurse experienced in treating and caring for patients. Successful in providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Recognized for collaborating well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Decision Making
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Patient Evaluation
  • Critical Thinking
Education and Training
SUNY Stony Brook, NY, Expected in 05/1992 Associate of Science : Registered Nursing - GPA :
St Anselms Manchester, NH, Expected in 05/1987 Bachelor of Science : Biology - GPA :
Experience
Southwest General Health Center - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Middleburg Heights, OH, 04/2000 - Current
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Administered medications and treatments, monitoring patients for reactions and side effects.
  • Adhered to infection control procedures to facilitate safe, clean patient environment.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized and addressed complications and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Provided patient and family health education focusing on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Created, implemented and evaluated patient care plans with medical team.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Conducted intake assessments with patients and relatives to gather case history.
Dignity Health - Nursing Supervisor
Devils Lake, ND, 05/1999 - 05/2000
  • Completed daily rounds of nursing department to verify nursing service personnel performance alignment acceptable nursing standards.
  • Enforced disease prevention protocols among staff members, patients and visitors.
  • Called upon staff members to discuss patient care and treatment.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Investigated and reported accidents, leveraging new knowledge to improve protections for patients and staff.
  • Maintained correct number of staffers to meet budget parameters while promoting high levels of patient care.
  • Answered questions and addressed concerns from employees promptly through email, phone and in person.
First Atlantic Health Care - Nurse Manager
Dexter, ME, 01/1998 - 04/1999
  • Received and investigated complaints from families, patients and clinical staff, devising solutions to multifaceted challenges.
  • Monitored staff performance and provided coaching and formal counseling to staff.
  • Applied clinical judgment and comprehensive knowledge of facility policies to assist floor nurses with patient care decisions.
  • Trained other nurses on patient care and daily tasks, supporting growth and professional development.
  • Managed performance of 35 person nursing staff, reviewing task completion, prioritization and report quality.
  • Performed personnel interviewing, hiring, disciplinary actions and dismissals.
  • Improved patient outcomes through peer groups and facilitating continuing education.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Observed nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Collaborated with health groups to plan or implement programs designed to improve overall health of communities.
  • Referred patients to specialized health resources or community agencies to furnish additional assistance.
Hackensack University Medical Center - Registered Nurse
Perth Amboy, NJ, 06/1993 - 01/1998
  • Promoted kind, compassionate environment, utilizing active listening and effective communication skills for cancer patients receiving treatment.
  • Administered chemotherapy to patients as indicated by chart instructions given by each physician.
  • Provided patients with information on range of subjects, not limited to side effects from chemotherapy and benefits of proper nutrition during treatment.
  • Provided emotional support for patients receiving physically taxing treatments.
  • Supported patients receiving treatment by carefully listening and offering comfort.
  • Expertly explained diagnoses to patients and discussed next steps for treatment and care in easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Wrote detailed notes regarding patient discussions in patient charts.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Conducted specified laboratory tests to help detect conditions and determine diagnosis.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • SUNY
  • St Anselms

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Nurse Manager
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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