registered nurse gasteroenterology resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Caring, hardworking, and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 21 years of experience. Well-versed in inpatient and outpatient settings; offering evidence-based, clinical, therapeutic, and procedural care. Collaborative and motivational leader who serves as a resource to a diverse interdisciplinary team while providing top-notch service to patient populations.

  • Medical Screening
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking
  • Medication and IV Administration
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Registered Nurse Clinic, Gastroenterology, 09/2009 to Current
Veterans Affairs Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Voluntarily floated between GI Clinic and GI Procedure to assist with workflow.
  • Maintained facility and patient confidentiality, complying with HIPPA policies and procedures.
  • Collaborated with nursing leadership and staff to identify key points and simplify pre-procedure Colonoscopy Split Prep instructions.
  • Reviewed consults, and upcoming appointments, and contacted patients by phone for Covid Screening, confirmation, and/or cancellation.
  • Triaged patients by phone, providing general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Requested, received, and forwarded authorized medical records to facilitate a continuum of care according to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment, and available resources of each patient and connected patients to providers, case managers, and social workers to prevent delay of care.
  • Assessed, and recorded vital signs, and reason for visits for 10-20 patients daily.
  • Routinely screened patients for suicidal thoughts and triggers while safely alerting mental health providers to prevent self-harm.
  • Acted immediately, expertly, and calmly in urgent situations to provide the appropriate treatment, assistance, and interventions.
  • Identified potential infection control risks regarding outpatient self-administered SIBO breath kits and promptly alerted Providers, Nurse Managers, and nursing colleagues.
Registered Nurse Procedure, Gastroenterology, 09/2009 to 05/2021
Veterans Affairs Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Managed care from GI admission to discharge.
  • Thoroughly evaluated patients by asking right questions and recording symptoms and health histories to implement proper plan of care.
  • Actively participated during pre-procedure pause for proper verification.
  • Assisted physicians as circulating, sedation, or equipment nurse during Colonoscopies, EGDs, Bronchoscopies, bedsides, ERCPs, and advanced procedures.
  • Administered oral, IV, and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient sedation levels.
  • Routinely achieved safe and efficient room turn-overs times to maintain workflow and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Evaluated patients, recognized, and addressed complications, and coordinated treatment with other members of critical care team.
  • Modeled appropriate communication and problem-solving skills in crises involving patients, family, or staff.
  • Instructed patients, families, and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management, and medication self-management.
  • Reorganized medical supply room in collaboration with Logistics to assist with quick access and identification of essential equipment.
  • Provided training and supervision to 7 new nursing staff in GI unit.
  • Mentored nursing students and new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Led as Charge Nurse for a successful team comprised of RNs, LPNs, and ancillary staff.
Registered Nurse, Covid Detail Medical-Surgical, 03/2021 to 04/2021
AdventHealthCity, STATE,
  • Quickly adapted to Covid detail assignment and demonstrated a high degree of confidentiality, and positive interpersonal skills, in a fast-paced and unpredictable medical environment.
  • Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations, and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Administered oral, IV, and intra-muscular medications, and blood transfusions and monitored patients for effectiveness and reactions.
  • Properly maintained function of surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes, and tracheostomy tubes to facilitate patient care.
  • Quickly identified subtle changes that resulted in the initiation of the Rapid Response and a patient's expeditious transfer to the Critical Care Unit.
  • Safely de-escalated a suicidal veteran's behavior while calmly alerting medical staff and VA police to prevent patient and staff harm.
  • Assisted with one-to-one mental health care and observation in short-staffed medical units.
  • Promoted a safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies, and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Completed follow-up phone calls to provide referrals and data according to patients' needs.
  • Advocated for patient needs and collaborated across disciplines to coordinate and implement patient care actions such as transfers, referrals, and discharges.
Registered Nurse On-Call, Gastroenterology, 10/2010 to 10/2018
Company NameCity, State,
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures as lead weekend on-call GI RN.
  • Utilized computer proficiently to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions, and patient responses.
  • Conferred with physicians regarding diagnoses and assisted with implementing well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Assisted physicians with procedures such as colonoscopies, EGDs, GI emergencies, bedside procedures, thoracentesis, and intubations.
  • Triaged patients' issues based on stated symptoms, basic assessments and documented vitals.
  • Keenly observed slight changes in symptoms, vital signs, and behavior to prompt additional assessment and intervention.
Registered Nurse, Gastroenterology, 10/2000 to 10/2010
Company NameCity, State,
  • Functioned as pre-op, intra-procedure, recovery, rotating Charge, on-call nurse, and nurse scope processor, as assigned, to assist with daily workflow.
  • Implemented providers' orders to initiate IVs and access ports and deliver medications.
  • Maintained aseptic environment to prevent patient infections or other unwanted outcomes.
  • Monitored, and recorded vital signs before, during, and after procedures to accurately assess current health status.
  • Collected, labeled, and transported patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Confirmed proper functioning of life support apparatus such as feeding tubes and oxygen equipment.
  • Responded to emergencies with speed, expertise, and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support, and life-saving interventions.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Coached and trained new members of nursing team regarding hospital procedures, answering questions, and delivering positive feedback.
  • Delegated and supervised work of other nursing team members and support staff.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Baccalaureate of Nursing Program, Expected in to Seminole State College of Florida - ,

Associates of Science in Nursing

Seminole State Community College 5/2000

Activities and Honors
  • GI Nurse-of-the-Month 2018 Orlando VA Medical Center
  • Nursing Excellence-of-the-Month 2007 Florida Hospital Endoscopy

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School Attended

  • Seminole State College of Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse Clinic, Gastroenterology
  • Registered Nurse Procedure, Gastroenterology
  • Registered Nurse, Covid Detail Medical-Surgical
  • Registered Nurse On-Call, Gastroenterology
  • Registered Nurse, Gastroenterology


  • Bachelor of Science

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