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registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Registered Nurse with over 20 years nursing experience in the acute care setting. Passionate about delivering compassionate patient care with respect to individual patient needs. Open and clear communicator with analytical problem-solving abilities. Proven ability 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
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Preventative Health
Work History
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 12/2014 to Current
Alliance Community HospitalCarrollton, OH,
  • Performed emergency medical care such as BLS and ACLS on patients who were rapidly declining.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids for patients to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Provided health education to patients and families regarding discharge instructions and plans of care.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options to maintain better health.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate prescribed treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Managed patient care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to patients daily.
  • Changed out tracheostomies and catheters regularly, performed central line care to prevent infection or other problems.
  • Cared for ventilator dependent patient's, patients with implanted cardiac devices, patients requiring hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Inserted peripheral lines and performed phlebotomy tasks daily.
Registered Nurse, ICU, 06/2007 to 05/2011
Francisan HealthWest Lafayette, IN,
  • Produced care plans in alignment with physical, psychosocial and learning needs of patients, achieving commendations for compassionate treatment.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Cared for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Cared for patient who underwent cardiac procedures such as balloon angioplasty, permanent pacemaker and AICD implant, patients on a balloon pump.
  • Administered and titrated critical care drugs and monitored for therapeutic effects.
  • Care for patients with A-lines and swans ganz catheter, monitored CVP to achieve hemodynamic stability.
  • Performed ongoing patient, family and caregiver education achieve the best patient outcome.
  • Collaborated with the interdisciplinary team including the intensivist, pharmacist, dietitian, respiratory therapist, physical therapist to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 05/2003 to 06/2007
Alliance Community HospitalMassillon, OH,
  • Performed physical assessments and completed care plans for assigned patients.
  • Admitted and discharged patients with various different medical-surgical needs.
  • Administered medications via multiple routes and monitored patients for therapeutic effects and side effects.
  • Performed wound and ostomy care for young adults up to the geriatric population.
  • Performed appropriated care per hospital policy for patients in restraint.
  • Inserted countless amount of peripheral lines, performed lab draws monitored results and reported abnormal results to medical provider.
  • Cared for patients needing telemetry monitoring.
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 02/2001 to 04/2003
Alliance Community HospitalDover, OH,
  • Performed physical assessments and completed care plans for assigned patients.
  • Admitted and discharged patients with various different medical-surgical needs.
  • Administered medications via multiple routes and monitored patients for therapeutic effects and side effects.
  • Performed wound and ostomy care for young adults up to the geriatric population.
  • Performed appropriated care per hospital policy for patients in restraint.
  • Inserted countless amount of peripheral lines, performed lab draws monitored results and reported abnormal results to medical provider.
  • Cared for patients needing telemetry monitoring.
Education
Master of Science: Nursing Practice, Expected in 06/2010
Hunter College of The City University of New York - New York, NY
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Practice, Expected in 06/2004
Hunter College of The City University of New York - New York, NY
GPA:
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing Practice, Expected in 06/2000
Bronx Community College of The City University of New York - The Bronx, NY
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Hunter College of The City University of New York
  • Hunter College of The City University of New York
  • Bronx Community College of The City University of New York

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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