registered nurse pacu resume example with 18 years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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I have been a nurse since 2007. I do believe that I was a caretaker well before that. I care about people, how they feel, if they are comfortable, if they have emotional needs, sometimes just someone to talk to. Nursing is simply caring, with a lot of attention to detail. I hope to continue to grow as a nurse as I learn this new role. Thank you for this opportunity!


Charge Nurse in ICU from 2010-2020

Education council chair

Unit Practice council chair

Skin champion from 2008- 2016

  • Unit administration
  • Patient monitoring
  • Medical assessment
  • Patient relations
  • Follow-up calls
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Emotional awareness
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Health care consultation
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Seizure management
  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Patient Care
  • Sterilization techniques mastery
  • Nursing Plan Development and Modification
  • Coordinating referrals
  • Patient Satisfaction and Process Improvement
  • Immunization skills
  • Strong medical ethic
  • SBAR communication
  • Critical care
  • Gastroenteral nutrition education
  • Diabetes management
  • Palliative and Pain Management
  • Intake and discharge
  • Documenting vitals
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Taking vitals
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Patient discharging
  • Laparasopic procedures familiarity
  • Culturally-sensitive care
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care)
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Infectious disease control
  • Ventilator care
  • Family and patient support
Registered Nurse, PACU, 10/2021 - Current
Emory Healthcare Stone Mountain, GA,
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Prioritized nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reported patient status.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards and implemented medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and Joint Commission reviews, making required brochures and pamphlets available to patients in clinics.
  • Planned and spearheaded in-service educational programs focusing on fall safety, skin care and adherence to core
  • Measures.
  • Insertion and removal of PIVs
  • Discharge with instructions written and verbal.
Registered Nurse, 06/2019 - 10/2021
State Of North Dakota Pembina, ND,
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to GI patients in GI department.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Start PIV and saline KVO
  • Warm blanket or talk to patients if nervous
Medical ICU Registered Nurse, 12/2003 - 12/2020
Texas Health Resources Plano, TX,
  • Performed nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Established and implemented nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Completed patient assessments, triaged and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Participated in monitoring, maintaining and improving nursing sensitive indicators, core measures and other identified outcome measures.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Achieved best possible outcomes for nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, HCAPS, patient satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
  • Participated in development, implementation and evaluation of action plans for continuous performance improvement.
  • Identified problems, assisted in data gathering, proposed solutions and participated in evaluation of quality assurance issues.
  • Worked with patients and families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referrals.
  • Supported appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continued professional development of associates.
  • Maintained records, prepared reports and served on special committees.
  • Assisted terminally ill patients with bathing, grooming and dressing.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Oversaw patient immunizations against communicative diseases, supporting nurses through vaccine-specific training and supervising administration.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses, supporting personal growth and enhancing professional development.
  • CRRT, IAPB, Artic Sun, all unit equipment
  • Performed as ICU Education council Chair and Unit Practice Chair from 2016-2019.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1987
Whitewater High School - Whitewater, WI
Status -
: Associate, Expected in 05/2007
CCBC Essex - Baltimore, MD
Status -

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School Attended

  • Whitewater High School
  • CCBC Essex

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical ICU Registered Nurse


  • High School Diploma

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