registered nurse in emergency room level ii trauma center resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
A dedicated registered nurse with seven years of practical experience. Specialized practice in medical-surgical, psychiatry, orthopedics, labor and delivery and emergency nursing.
  • Extensive experience and thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of patients illness/diseases.
  • Great knowledge on pharmacology and their various effects.
  • Has great critical thinking skills and ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment.
  • Held relief charge nurse positions due to demonstration of good leadership skills.
  • Current member of American Nurses Association (ANA).
  • Proven record of reliability and responsibility.
  • Demonstrated interest for developing new skills.
  • Honored with four merit awards for having the best customer service etiquette and for being a great patient advocator.
  • Maine: Professional Registered Nurse #65581 
  • New Jersey: Professional Registered Nurse #26NR17685100
  • South Carolina: Professional Registered Nurse #227447           
Professional Experience
07/2015 to Current Registered Nurse in Emergency Room (Level II Trauma Center) EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER | City, STATE,
  • Gathered current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consulted and coordinated with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
  • ƒ Performed bedside triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements.
  • ƒ Managed basic life support needs and stabilized patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol.
  • ƒ Initiated corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
  • ƒ Performed and recorded patient's vital signs.
  • ƒ Worked directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments .
  • Prepared and administered medications (orally, subcutaneously, intravenously and intradermally) appropriately. Reported adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse.
  • ƒ Proficient in IV therapies, central lines, blood transfussion, tracheostomy, chest tube, colostomy, ileostomy, etc. 
  • Proficient in assessing wound and performing varying wound care.
  • Provided basic bedside care and assisted patient's with activities of daily living.
  • Maintained proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment in trauma, critical and non-critical care rooms of patients.
  • Reported any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.
  • Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Educated patients and family members on how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provided referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow-up treatment.
  • Displayed professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.
  • Recorded all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  • Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • ƒ Performed other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.
  • Treated patients with stroke, sepsis, trauma, intubated, coma and intracranial hematoma.
  • Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills, and community resources.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with psychiatric illness, dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of patients.
  • Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.
  • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Assisted doctors with procedural sedation as well as assessing and carefully monitoring patient, before, during and post procedure.
  • Proficient is inserting enema's and urinary catheters in patients of varying age while maintaining a sterile field.
  • Responded appropriately in a timely manner to varying codes in the department and also knowledgeable on the appropriate interventions for the respective codes.
  • Respected cultural and religious practices of patient and also upholded HIPPA regulations.
10/2014 to Current Psychiatric Registered Nurse in Pediatric In-patient Unit (AGES 3-20) ACADIA HOSPITAL | City, STATE,
  • Recognized the need for and performed accurate and timely age specific patient assessments that takes into consideration patient's chronological age and stage of development.
  • Collaborated with other disciplines based on assessment and documented all aspects of the assessment process within the defined policy standards.
  • Developed individualized plans of care in collaboration with patient, treatment team and significant others that takes into consideration patient's chronological age and stage of development.
  • Provided patient's with timely and complete care in accordance with diagnosis and other factors influencing care needs.
  • Recognized the need for and impact of precise and timely documentation of the care provided.
  • Collaborated with other disciplines effectively in pain management of patients.
  • Reviewed medication orders, administered medications and vaccinations to patients and documented according to policy.
  • Recognized, adapted and managed changes in milieu acuity.
  • Obtained vital signs, laboratory specimens, reviewed laboratory orders, laboratory and x-ray results of patients.
  • Prompted patients and assisted when necessary with ADL's.
  • Developed comprehensive educational plan for all patients based on a needs assessment and patient's chronological age and stage of development as well as accurate documentation of education provided.
  • Attended collaborated (psychiatrist, nurse practitioners, clinicians, nurses, case workers etc.) treatment plan update meetings of patient's care.
  • Conducted nursing groups on every shift and educated patient's during nursing groups on varying topics that is beneficial to their physical, social and psychological wellbeing/health.
  • Conducted 7.5 minutes constant checks on every patient (including patient's on 1:1 watch) with the assistance of the ancillary staff to ensure patient's safety at all times.
  • Ensured that safety remained the highest goal and priority in caring for patients in this hospital setting.
  • Ensured that all patient's status (voluntary or involuntary) is documented and updated at all times.
  • Held rotatory charge nurse positions for a specific shift, delegated nursing assignments, overseeing admissions and discharges, maintained structured activities in the milieu, supported co-workers in patient care and supervised ancillary staff in their various delegated assignments.
  • Trained and certified in management of aggressive behaviors (MOAB) of patients.
  • Recognized safety hazards and emergency situations and responded appropriately.
  • Assisted in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk of injury to patients, visitors and employees and that all accidents and incidents are reported by employees and properly documented.
  • Maintained positive working relationships/attitude with co-workers and all members of the health care team.
  • Participated and attended continuing educational courses for professional development.
03/2013 to 10/2014 Clinical Care Technician in Orthopedic Unit ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOMERSET | City, STATE,
  • Obtained height and weight, vital signs, EKG, bladder scans and monitored blood glucose level of patients on admission and during the period of hospitalization. Findings and results were respectively reported to the appropriate staff member.
  • Specially trained to handle, care and proficiently ambulate surgical patients post-operative hip and knee arthroplasty.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living.
  • Answered call bells of patients and unit phone calls.
  • Performed 1:1 watch/care on suicidal patients.
  • Transported patients from one unit to another.
  • Performed post-mortem care on expired patients as well as appropriate transportation to the morgue.
08/2012 to 04/2014 Certified Nurse Aide in Sub-acute Unit LAUREL BAY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER | City, STATE,
  • Performed and assisted residents with activities of daily living.
  • Received delegated assignments with good manner.
  • Collaborated with health care team appropriately to ensure quality of care for the residents.
09/XXX to 08/2011 Staff Nurse in Medical-Surgical Unit SKYHIGH MEDICAL CENTER | City, STATE, NIGERIA
  • Assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated and documented patient care in various care settings.
  • Cared for surgical patients from recovery room.
  • Educated post-operative surgical patients on surgical incision care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary health team in the planning, implementation, co-ordination and evaluation of patient care.
  • Inserted and educated patients on the use of foley catheter and care.
  • Ensured that patients had clear understanding of their medications, wound care, etc. on admission, during hospitalization, and upon discharge.
  • Proficient in wound care, tracheostomy, colostomy, ileostomy, chest tube, nasogastric tube, and G-tube care.
  • Excellent patient teaching ability, strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Assessed PICC lines, and port-a-cath lines, initiated/inserted peripheral IV lines, and performed central line dressing changes.
  • Prepared patients pre-operatively for surgery.
  • Obtained blood samples, sputum/urine specimens, etc for laboratory studies/cultures.
  • Obtained patients vital signs and assisted patients with activities of daily living.
  • Ambulated patients on the 1st day post-op, educated patients on deep breathing exercises and on the use of incentive spirometry.


Staff Nurse in Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Labor/Delivery Unit

  • Organized ante-natal clinics and laboratory screenings for pregnant mothers.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented, educated, evaluated, and documented patients care and administered prescribed pre-natal vitamins/medications to mothers on any visit to the clinic.
  • Organized immunization clinics for newborns, infants and children.
  • Administered vaccines that were age appropriate to patients and accurately documented patient care.
  • Assessed, cared and monitored patients in all stages of labor.
  • Assisted with caesarian section deliveries for appropriate mothers in the operating room.
  • Assisted with delivery of babies in the delivery room.
  • Assessed, suctioned, cleaned, weighed/measured, dressed, performed umbilical cord care, and applied an ID bracelet for the newborn.
  • Assisted mothers with post natal care of themselves and their newborn.
  • Educated the mothers on care of their newborn such as feeding, dressing, bathing, umbilical cord care, hygiene, frequent diseases and routine follow up care.
  • Administered prescribed pain medications and other medications when needed.
  • Educated post-partum mothers on family planning with teaching on different methods of contraception.
Education and Training
Expected in 2017 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing Grand Canyon University, Tempe, Arizona GPA:
Expected in 2012 to to | Certified Nursing Assistant Param Institute of Education, Iselin, New Jersey GPA:
Expected in 2008 to to Associate of Science | Nursing School of Nursing, Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku, Owerri, Imo GPA:
Professional Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association
  • Maine Nurses Association
Computer Skills
Proficient in the use of electronic medical records (EMR), electronic medication administration (EMAR), cerner, firstnet, epic, microsoft word, outlook, word, excel, power point, access, etc.

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Param Institute of Education
  • School of Nursing, Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse in Emergency Room (Level II Trauma Center)
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse in Pediatric In-patient Unit (AGES 3-20)
  • Clinical Care Technician in Orthopedic Unit
  • Certified Nurse Aide in Sub-acute Unit
  • Staff Nurse in Medical-Surgical Unit


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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