registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Hardworking and easily adaptable registered nurse with 5 years of diverse experience and learning opportunities. Quick learner and comfortable in any patient care environment. Above adequate critical thinking abilities and calm demeanor even under stress. Confident in their knowledge and experience but humble and quick to ask questions when an answer is unknown. Competent leadership experience and abilities, even when not in designated leadership roles. Confident skills in many areas of nursing patient care.

  • Resource Allocation
  • Patient Examination
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • BAC Screening/Drug Screen Collection
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Medical Screening
  • Gastroenteral Nutrition Education
  • Epic EHR Management
  • SBAR Communication
  • Taking and Monitoring Vitals
  • Patient Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Hematology Testing Aptitude
  • Culturally-Sensitive Care
  • Coordinating Referrals
  • Gastrostomy Tube Care
  • Colostomy Care Familiarity
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intake and Discharge
  • Medication and IV Administration
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Flow Sheet Charting
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • IV Drug Therapy Management
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Nursing Plan Development and Modification
  • Patient Education and Counseling
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Documenting Vitals
  • Follow-Up Calls
  • IV and Venipuncture Certified
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Care
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Strong Medical Ethic
  • Family and Patient Support
  • Body Mechanics Knowledge
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 11/2021 - 05/2022
Emory Atlanta, GA,
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed patient needs, prioritized treatment, maintained patient flows and assisted physicians with non-invasive procedures.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Represented health care facility in professional community organizations, maintaining high level of professionalism.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Updated charts throughout shifts with current, accurate information to maintain strict recordkeeping standards.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 07/2021 - 10/2021
Emory Decatur, GA,
  • Same as Saint Vincent Evansville.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 04/2021 - 07/2021
Emory Johns Creek, GA,
  • Same as Saint Vincent Evansville.
Registered Nurse, 04/2017 - 03/2021
Beth Israel Lahey Health Arlington, MA,
  • Routinely cared for patients along with being in charge.
  • Cared for post-transplant patients, including liver, kidney, and lung transplants.
  • Routinely and adequately provided trach care and suctioning.
  • Administered intensive-care level medications such as Levophed and high strength immunosuppressive medications.
  • Accurately measured and recorded CVP.
  • Competently managed manual peritoneal dialysis.
  • Competently provided central line care and blood draws from central lines.
  • Same as Saint Vincent Evansville.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 04/2019
Chamberlain University - Downers Grove, IL
Status -
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2015
St. Catharine College - St. Catharine, KY,
Status -
  • Daisy Award Winner 2020
  • Never fired from a patient in 5 years.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (Exp. 07/2022)
  • Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) Certification (Exp. 06/2023)
  • AHA NIH Stroke Scale (2021)

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School Attended

  • Chamberlain University
  • St. Catharine College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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