registered nurse icu resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly skilled Intensive Care Nurse with 21 years of nursing experience. Supported 2 to 3 -patients each shift with excellent patient care expertise. Certified in BLS , ACLS and PALS with exceptional skill in in ICU and have also worked on various floors at times when needed and also in the home health setting for a period of time. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader toward team work with staff and other the best patient care possible.

  • Patient Assessments
  • Medication Administration
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Patient Information Collection
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Infection control measures
  • EPIC and MEDITECH use
  • Procedure preparations
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Telemetry
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Lab result interpretation
  • Critical care
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Patient evaluation
Work History
08/1993 to Current Registered Nurse ICU Geisinger | Jonestown, PA,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Provided exceptional care to 2 high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation per shift
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • 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.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Decreased and prevented lapses in licensure by closely tracking nursing qualifications and credentials and sending out reminders to nursing staff.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Updated patient charts using EPIC and MEDITECH with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
03/2007 to 09/2010 Registered Nurse Dean Health | Edmond, OK,

This hospital is no longer in assistance but was apart of what use to be Johnson City Medical Center hospital in Johnson City, TN Assignment here was on the transitional care unit and provided care for an array of patients. This was a prn job in addition to a full time job but was scheduled here on a weekly basis.

06/2006 to 05/2007 Registered Nurse Dean Health | Maryland Heights, MO,

In this position care was provided to patient with ALS in her home. She was on a home ventilator, tracheostomy, peg tube,foley and had a very unique way so communicating since was unable to speak or.write. She also had a need for proactive skin cleaning and care due to her bariatric status to prevent skin breakdown. This position was a prn position shifts were worked weekly.

Expected in 05/1999 Associate Degree in Nursing | Nursing Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN GPA:
Expected in No Degree | East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN GPA:

I started my college education here in 1992 but trans veered to Walters State Community College in 1995

Expected in 05/1992 High School Diploma | David Crockett High School, Jonesborough, TN GPA:

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School Attended

  • Walters State Community College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • David Crockett High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse ICU
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse


  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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