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registered nurse medical surgical unit resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Driven Registered Nurse with 2 years of experience caring for patients within Med. Surg. setting. Smoothly deliver comprehensive patient care and delegate tasks according to patient needs and personnel skillsets. Dedicated to providing top quality care within multidisciplinary team environment.

Skills
  • Patient monitoring
  • Documenting vitals
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Medical assessment
  • Diabetes management
  • Patient Management
  • Direct and Indirect Patient Care
  • Seizure management
  • Nursing Plan Development
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Patient Care
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Family and patient support
  • Nursing Plan Development and Modification
  • Community advocate
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • IV and venipuncture
  • Medical screening
  • Blood products
Experience
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, 01/2020 to Current
Pacific Medical CentersSalem, OR,
  • Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers.
  • Administered medications and treatments as directed and as appropriate for patient's medical care in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessed and prepared patients for procedures, performing initial and ongoing patient assessments.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies.
  • Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Exhibited professionalism and leadership to peers by participating in professional activities and continuing education.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
  • Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options.
Caregiver, 08/2008 to 12/2009
Capri CommunitiesNorth Fond Du Lac, WI,
  • Homestead Senior Care Ocean Springs MS.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Created safe and positive living situations for clients by communicating with family and other staff about concerns or challenges.
  • Assisted with meal planning to meet nutritional plans.
  • Drove clients to shop for groceries, attend doctor appointments and run errands.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding to prevent infection.
  • Made beds, swept floors and sanitized surfaces to support activities of daily living.
  • Provided ongoing compassionate patient care for each client.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, daily hygiene care and grooming.
  • Provided patients with transportation to and from doctor appointments.
  • Supervised medication administration, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with patients to facilitate smooth, quality care.
Registered Medical Assistant, 01/2008 to 01/2009
Dean HealthChoctaw, OK,
  • Scheduled appointments for patients via phone and in person.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, answered general questions and prepared patients for physician by explaining process.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patients by cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and physician's instructions.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • Collected forms, copied insurance cards and coordinated patient information for billing and insurance processing.
  • Performed preliminary physical tests to accurately record results in patient history summary.
  • Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concerns, condition updates or refill requests to facilitate treatment.
  • Interviewed and engaged patients to obtain medical history, chief complaints and vital signs.
  • Organized charts, documents and supplies to maintain team productivity.
  • Secured patient information and maintained patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records.
  • Efficiently performed insurance verification and pre-certification and pre-authorization functions.
  • Collaborated with local pharmacies to resolve and clarify issues with patient medication.
  • Maintained inventory, vaccination and product expiration logs to record updated documentation for tracking purposes.
  • Assisted with diagnostic testing by collecting and packaging biological specimens for internal and laboratory analysis.
  • Partnered with healthcare and administrative staff to create patient-centered, inviting and supportive environment for patients and families.
  • Followed all principles of asepsis and infection control to meet patient safety guidelines.
  • Assessed, documented and monitored vital signs for patients within outpatient setting.
Registered Medical Assistant, 02/2006 to 01/2008
Dean HealthEl Reno, OK,
  • Scheduled appointments for patients via phone and in person.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, answered general questions and prepared patients for physician by explaining process.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patients by cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and physician's instructions.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • Collected forms, copied insurance cards and coordinated patient information for billing and insurance processing.
  • Recorded vital signs and medical history.
  • Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concerns, condition updates or refill requests to facilitate treatment.
  • Interviewed and engaged patients to obtain medical history, chief complaints and vital signs.
  • Organized charts, documents and supplies to maintain team productivity.
  • Secured patient information and maintained patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records.
  • Assessed, documented and monitored vital signs for patients within outpatient setting.
  • Maintained inventory, vaccination and product expiration logs to record updated documentation for tracking purposes.
  • Followed all principles of asepsis and infection control to meet patient safety guidelines.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in to Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
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Associate of Applied Science: Applied Science/Nursing, Expected in 12/2019 to Pearl River Community College - Poplarville, MS
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Associate of Arts: Art, Expected in 12/2019 to Pearl River Community College - Poplarville, MS
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Member of Phi Theta Kappa

Medical Assistant Diploma: Medical Assisting, Expected in 06/2006 to Blue Cliff College - Gulfport - Gulfport, MS
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Certifications
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2006 to present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 2020 to present
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School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Medical Assistant Diploma

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