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registered nurse medical surgical ortho cardio resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Summary

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. Uses nursing processes to effectively assess, plan, and evaluate patient care. Highly observant, diligent, with focus on dedication to patient safety and health care needs.

Skills
  • Patient monitoring
  • Medical screening
  • Family and patient support
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Taking vitals
  • Patient Satisfaction and Process Improvement
  • SBAR communication
  • Patient relations
  • Documenting vitals
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Patient discharging
  • IV and venipuncture certified
  • Long-Term Care
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Critical care
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Newborn education
  • Patient Care
  • Resource Allocation
  • Nursing Plan Development and Modification
  • Immunization skills
  • Infant CPR certified
  • Culturally-sensitive care
  • Intake and discharge
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Community advocate
  • Home visits
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Diabetes management
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Patient care planning
  • Prenatal care
  • Nursing Plan Development
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Seizure management
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Palliative and Pain Management
Experience
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical/Ortho/Cardio , 02/2021 to 05/2021
Sheboygan Progressive Health ServicesSheboygan, WI,
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical SCI Unit, 09/2018 to 10/2020
Sheboygan Progressive Health ServicesSheboygan, WI,
  • 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.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Implemented pre, intra- and post-care, evaluating response to clinical interventions with progression toward discharge.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 09/2006 to 09/2018
Miami Veterans HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations and patient scans during diagnostic processes.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Administered general care to patients, including recording of temperature and blood pressure, wound vacutainer misting with normal saline, measurement, and dressing changes.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Provided pre- and post-operative nursing care.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Checked in on patients at regular intervals to record food and fluid intake and output, taking measures to promote healthy levels as needed.
  • Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management, bowel and bladder care, and wound management.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 07/2002 to 09/2006
South Florida Reception CenterCity, STATE,
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to South Florida Reception Center prisoner/patients daily.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 01/2018 to Westcoast University - Doral, FL,
GPA:
Licensed Practical Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 2002 to Miami Lakes Educational Center - Miami Lakes, FL
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Westcoast University
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical/Ortho/Cardio
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical SCI Unit
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Licensed Practical Nursing

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