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registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Hardworking, dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse with success providing individualized patient care in fast-paced environment. Committed to delivering best-in-class patient care through effective education and counseling. Proven leadership focused on increasing and enhancing patient care and satisfaction. Streamline safety protocols for comprehensive patient care. With career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination . Proven to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

Skills
  • Competency Assessment
  • Mentoring Proficiency
  • Positive Reinforcement Strategies
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Supervising Students
  • Providing Feedback
  • Patient Education
  • Clinical Support
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Demonstration Skills
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Staff Support
  • Operating Simulation Equipment
  • Maintaining Patient Safety Standards
Work History
09/2017 to Current Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Pacific Medical Centers | Canby, OR,
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Utilized CPRS to document data related to patient care such as medications, interventions and patient responses.
  • Monitored hemodynamic variances to identify signs of life-threatening complications.
  • Administered heart and blood pressure medication to cardiac patients as prescribed by physicians.
06/2016 to 09/2017 Registered Nurse, Rehabilitation Hca | Sebring, FL,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Communicated back to nurses and therapists regarding patient performance and condition.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Helped develop care plans for patients with complex needs and assisted patients with using rehabilitation equipment.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Informed nurses and therapists of any requests from physicians, patients and visitors.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • 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.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
08/2015 to 06/2016 Hemodialysis Technician Emory Healthcare | Johns Creek, GA,
  • Reinforced patient and caregiver education to enhance understanding of disease and prescribed treatment protocols.
  • Completed dialysis machine and equipment setup prior to patient treatment and performed safety tests to verify readiness.
  • Explained dialysis procedures to patients and answered questions and concerns prior to starting dialysis.
  • Cleaned and disinfected hemodialysis machines, chairs, trays, room and equipment.
  • Delivered required oxygen by mask or cannula.
  • Disinfected dialysis station, equipment and chairs after completion of each patient treatment.
  • Participated in technical and clinical competency reviews to maintain dialysis treatment skill level.
  • Followed prescribed infection control protocols and wore personal protective equipment to minimize contamination risk.
  • Obtained patient's blood samples via access site or dialysis lines.
  • Performed dialysis access site cannulation and initiated dialysis treatment.
  • Responded to dialysis-related emergency situations under nurse supervision.
  • Monitored patient's vital signs and adjusted dialysis treatment parameters.
11/2013 to 05/2015 Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit Pacific Medical Centers | Eugene, OR,
  • Ordered and analyzed diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient conditions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Monitored patients' heart rhythms and functions through cardiac monitoring strips.
  • Inspected, maintained and adjusted cardiology equipment to maintain optimal functionality and diagnostic usefulness.
  • Documented vascular data such as edema, oxygen saturation and blood pressure to contribute to accurate diagnoses.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
Education
Expected in 08/2022 to to Master of Science | Nursing Education The University of Texas At El Paso, El Paso, TX GPA:
Expected in 07/2012 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing Science Universidad De Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, GPA:

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas At El Paso
  • Universidad De Puerto Rico

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Registered Nurse, Rehabilitation
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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