registered nurse medical surgical icu nurse resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Results-driven professional with 20 years of experience and focus on performance. Demonstrates excellence of therapeutic communication and promotes patient engagement. Handles stress well and quickly flexes with changing demands. Insightful in specific diagnostic approaches, treatment strategies and techniques to overcoming hurdles in patient care.

  • Pulmonary Assessments
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Data Compilation and Analysis
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Medical Histories and Assessments
  • Pain Management
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Fluid Intake and Output Monitoring
  • Blood Transfusion Administration
  • Resource Monitoring
  • Specimen Collection
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Medication Administration
  • Emotional Support
  • Task and Work Prioritization
  • Emergency Interventions
  • Honest and Ethical
  • Nutrition and Nourishment Issues
  • Employee Guidance
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persuasive Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • After-Care Planning
Work History
10/2020 to Current Registered Nurse Medical-Surgical/ICU Nurse Country Meadows Retirement Communities | Easton, PA,
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families' cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Assessed medical equipment for safety and functionality and requested repair or replacement of non-conforming machines.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Supervised new employees to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Followed HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements.
  • Coordinated with healthcare staff from various disciplines to devise, carry out and manage personalized care plans to benefit patient health and recovery.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
07/2019 to 10/2020 Telemetry/Cardiac Stepdown Registered Nurse Hca | Providence, UT,
  • Maintained detailed records of patient conditions, reactions and progress in alignment with physician orders.
  • Liaised with patients following cardiothoracic surgical procedures, providing support and education on post-surgical care.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Cared for culturally-diverse patients, liaising with family members and specialists to address changing needs and enhance individual experience.
  • Conducted initial assessments, documented findings in patient records and notified physicians of abnormal findings.

  • Prioritized and revised patient care activities based on acuity of symptoms and patient preferences.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
04/2020 to 09/2020 ADON Nicks Health Care Center | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Participated in management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Recruited and developed quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
  • Implemented successful healthcare program through professionalism, quality of care, medical teaching and patient satisfaction.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Discussed medical histories with patients in effort to provide most effective medical advice.
  • Reviewed and evaluated test results to suggest care and treatment options.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
11/2019 to 02/2020 Registered Nurse, PCU Saint Vincent General Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
Expected in 05/2005 to to Associate of Science | Registered Nurse North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO GPA:
Expected in 07/2003 to to Associate of Applied Science | Licensed Practical Nurse North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 to to High School Diploma | Braymer High School, Braymer, MO GPA:

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School Attended

  • North Central Missouri College
  • North Central Missouri College
  • Braymer High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse Medical-Surgical/ICU Nurse
  • Telemetry/Cardiac Stepdown Registered Nurse
  • ADON
  • Registered Nurse, PCU


  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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