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

Accomplished PACU Nurse proudly offering more than 12 years' expertise in the healthcare field. Strong capacity to work with physicians to develop successful patient care plans.

Skills
  • Care Coordination
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Patient Examination
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Emergency Readiness
  • Managed Pediatric Crash Cart
  • Post anesthesia care and surgical education
Work History
11/2008 to Current Registered Nurse, PACU Highmark Inc. | Plymouth Meeting, PA,
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharge support.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and accurately documented findings.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures, safety protocols, and ensured the highest standard of customer service and care was upheld.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
05/2007 to 06/2009 Registered Nurse, Pain Clinic Methodist Hospital For Surgery | Mckinney, TX,
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharge support.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Provided Moderate Sedation during procedures.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations and approving prior authorizations.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
07/2006 to 04/2007 Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Hca | Edinburg, TX,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing average in-patient stay length.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Managed quality care for patients with heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
Education
Expected in 05/2006 Associate of Science | Nursing Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC GPA:
Expected in 06/2003 High School Diploma | Alexander Central High School, Taylorsville, NC GPA:

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School Attended
  • Wilkes Community College
  • Alexander Central High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Registered Nurse, Pain Clinic
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Degrees
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma