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registered nurse inpatient resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Experienced nursing professional with over fifteen years of practice bringing demonstrated clinical expertise and technical knowledge. Passionate and attentive with talents in postoperative and cardiac care. Dedicated to providing top quality care within multidisciplinary team environment to optimize patient care.

Skills
  • Direct patient care (admission through discharge)
  • Physical assessment
  • Wound and incision care expertise
  • Taking/documenting vitals
  • Rhythm interpretation
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Establish/maintain IV access
  • Medication administration/IV drip titration
  • Blood product administration
  • Conscious sedation
  • Arterial and venous sheaths
  • Medical equipment operation
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Lines, drains and airway management
  • Ventilator care
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Nursing care plans
  • Epic EHR Management
  • PCU/CVICU experience
Education and Training
University of Nebraska Medical Center Lincoln, NE Expected in 05/2004 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • Dean's List Honoree
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE Expected in Undergraduate Studies : Pre-nursing - GPA :
Experience
Vitas Healthcare - Registered Nurse, Inpatient
Fairfield, CA, 06/2004 - 02/2020
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to direct treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process covering one to two high acuity patients per shift.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform care providers on stability or acuity changes.
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies, standards of care and prioritization strategies.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Completed daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Updated physicians on pertinent test results, assessment findings and patient needs.
  • Delivered high-quality, compassionate care and comfort to patients with a vast array of cardiovascular and and cardiopulmonary afflictions.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Completed and maintained personal Performance-Based Development System (PBDS) standards to show consistent clinical competency and sound judgment.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Registered Nurse, PACU
Anchorage, AK, 06/2011 - 09/2015
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated with clinical staff to keep patients updated and informed on care issues, including discharge delays, equipment inaccessibility and procedure postponements.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Helped pediatric patients understand and feel at ease with tests and minor procedures.
  • Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medication administration.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
Palmetto Health - Registered Nurse, COVID ICU/ICU Nurse
Greenville, SC, 07/2020 - 09/2020
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
Bryan Medical Center - Registered Nurse, Trauma Center
City, STATE, 12/2020 - Current
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Delivered care to 4-5 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Inpatient
  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Registered Nurse, COVID ICU/ICU Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Trauma Center

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate Studies

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