registered nurse icu resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Dedicated and compassionate NC State Board Certified Registered Nurse 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 bedside manner.

  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Family and patient support
  • Unit administration
  • Medical screening
  • Patient monitoring
  • Immunization skills
  • Infant CPR certified
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Medical assessment
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • Diabetes management
  • Ventilator care
  • Patient discharging
  • SBAR communication
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • OR and ER experience
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Critical care
  • IV and venipuncture certified
  • Patient Care
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Taking vitals
09/2019 to Current
Registered Nurse, ICU Cleveland Clinic Chesterland, OH,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in all clinics.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
01/2011 to 09/2019
Supervisor, Medical Technician, CNA Grandview Manor City, STATE,
  • Complied with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Established and enforced clear goals to keep employees working collaboratively.
  • Realigned workflows with changing business demands by evaluating processes and employee strengths.
  • Maintained operating schedules to provide effective coverage for key areas and achieve objectives.
  • Interviewed applicants, recommended individuals for hiring and evaluated staff performance.
  • Conducted employee evaluations and reviews.
  • Coached and mentored staff members through constructive feedback to develop long-term career goals.
  • Identified and corrected performance and personnel issues to reduce impact to business operations.
  • Identified business issues, creating customized solutions for individual problems.
  • Coordinated with staff to clarify information and enforce procedures resulting in effective problem solving and smoother operations.
  • Improved productivity initiatives, coordinating itinerary and scheduling appointments.
  • Provided excellent patient support and care to patients and families.
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies.
  • Coordinated laboratory changes such as updating testing protocols and optimizing workflow.
  • Monitored patients for medical changes and reviewed and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Adhered to all safety and infection control precautions and regulations.
  • Documented and updated patient data on electronic medical charts, maintaining accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Provided medical technology information by answering questions and requests.
  • Observed and recorded vital signs and reported changes to physicians or nurses.
  • Communicated with patients to explain specimen collection procedures and answer questions.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2012 to to
High School Diploma:
Franklin High School - Franklin, NC,
Expected in 05/2019 to to
Associate of Science: Nursing
Southwestern Community College - Sylva, NC
Expected in 03/2022 to to
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

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School Attended

  • Franklin High School
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Western Governors University

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Supervisor, Medical Technician, CNA


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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