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registered nurse inpatient psychiatric unit resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Practical Psychiatric Nurse experienced in delivering quality direct patient care with career spanning 26 years. Compassionate, hardworking, committed, and dependable professional focused on increasing and enhancing the safety and overall physical, mental, and psychiatric well being of patients. Proven to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle challenging patients and high stress situations. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail. Well-versed in providing quick intervention, medication and support to patients with acute and chronic mental illness, as well as dual diagnosis. Works well with diverse patient populations and fosters trusting relationships to improve outcomes.

Skills
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Task and Work Prioritization
  • Healthcare Team Collaboration
  • Workload Management
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Patient Care Assessment and Monitoring
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Psychosocial Analysis
Work History
02/2002 to Current Registered Nurse, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Atlantic Health System | Maplewood, NJ,
  • Duties included but not limited to:
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications on units with up to 22 patients via oral and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions and dual diagnosis.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs of patients, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage, and modify individualized care plans.
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction and behavioral health issues and devised care strategies based on client needs.
01/2002 to 02/2004 Registered Nurse, Long-Term Care Aya | Sandy Springs, GA,
  • Duties included but not limited to:
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Provided excellent care to patients in 34-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
07/1996 to 01/2002 Registered Nurse, Home Health Care Select Medical Corporation | Chicago, IL,
  • Duties included but not limited to:
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Informed physicians of any changes to patients' health or concerns observed during home visits.
  • Provided physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management to home health patients.
  • Traveled to patients' homes on daily basis to assess health conditions and provide superior level of nursing care.
  • Trained, guided, supported and supervised home health aide care providers.
  • Scheduled appointments and transported patients to medical facilities using personal transportation.
  • Determined and addresses individual home care needs by completing detailed assessments and reviewing documentation.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
Education
Expected in 05/1996 Associate of Applied Science | Nursing Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA GPA:
Certifications
  • American Red Cross CPR BLS Certified - Exp: 2/28/23
  • Safe Crisis Management JKM certified Training - 8/3/22
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School Attended

  • Luzerne County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Long-Term Care
  • Registered Nurse, Home Health Care

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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