registered nurse pacu resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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North Carolina State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over 7 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in surgical and labor and delivery care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and continuously supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in Recovery Room while driving innovation.

  • HIPAA compliance
  • Medical coding
  • Medical terminology
  • Clinical applications
  • Patient scheduling
  • Specimens collection and processing
  • Venipuncture and phlebotomy
Registered Nurse, PACU, 08/2015 to Current
Novant HealthSalisbury, NC,
  • Charted patients' progress throughout the PACU process and then implemented the information into the Meditech database.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Participated in hospital-wide initiatives and committees to improve patient care, satisfaction and safety.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
  • Offered clinical leadership and oversight to 7-bed post-surgical unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Supervised ancillary staff of 5 on-call nurses, including scheduling shifts, delegating assignments and monitoring quality of care.
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, 06/2013 to 07/2015
Uc HealthLaramie, WY,
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Maintained neat and professional appearance during every shift to promote positive company presence.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Educated mothers on newborn care and post-delivery health to optimize outcomes.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
Certified Medical Assistant, 01/1999 to 06/2013
Cone HealthGreensboro, NC,
  • Completed basic physical assessments of pediatrics and adult patients to provide optimal care.
  • Administered rapid tests such as Flu and strep to help clinical staff assess conditions.
  • Assessed, documented and monitored vital signs for more than 10 patients per day.
  • Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concerns, condition updates or refill requests to facilitate effective treatment.
  • Assisted with diagnostic testing by collecting and packaging biological specimens for internal and laboratory analyses.
  • Contributed to efficient office operations by triaging patients by severity of medical complaint.
  • Organized charts, documents and supplies to maintain team efficiency.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patients, including cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Interviewed patients to verify information, record medical history and confirm purpose of visit.
  • Transmitted physician's orders to patients, counseling on execution and addressing follow-up questions.
  • Performed preliminary physical tests, such as taking blood pressure, weight and temperature, accurately recording results in patient history summary.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and physician's instructions.
  • Cleaned, restocked and prepared exam rooms and medical equipment.
  • Scheduled surgeries by making arrangements with surgical center and verifying times with patients, preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • 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.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1994 to Greene Central High School - Snow Hill, NC
Associate of Applied Science: MEDICAL ASSISTING, Expected in 07/1998 to Pitt Community College - Winterville, NC
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2013 to Lenoir Community College - Kinston, NC
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , Expected in to UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON - ,
Additional Information

ACLS and PALS certified

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses member

  • Certified medical assistant

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School Attended

  • Greene Central High School
  • Pitt Community College
  • Lenoir Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
  • Certified Medical Assistant


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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