registered nurse pcu resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Competent and caring Registered Nurse offering 7+ years coordinating and carrying out patient care in high-volume hospital environments. Demonstrated ability to perform with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care.

  • Unit administration
  • Medical screening
  • Patient monitoring
  • Nursing Plan Development
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Checking oxygen levels
  • Emotional awareness
  • Seizure management
  • Patient Satisfaction and Process Improvement
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Patient care planning
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Talented in minor surgery assistance
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
03/2018 to Current
Registered Nurse, PCU Hca Jacksonville, FL,
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on 16 -bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Guided therapeutic communication, conflict resolutions and interventions by deflecting undesirable behaviors to assist patients with developing and amplifying coping skills.
  • Cared for more than 7 patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of 16-bed med/surg/tele/pcu unit.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Consistently maintained core measures, patient satisfaction and HCAPs above 90%.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Currently frontline worker on a covid unit.
04/2016 to 02/2018
Mental Health Registered Nurse Children's Hospital Of Orange County Orange, CA,
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment, and disease management, equipping them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal psychiatric and mental health.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Administered psychotropic drugs and other medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
  • Conducted independent risk assessment for self-directed violence, analyzing risk factors, protective factors, mental status and current triggers.
  • Participated in root cause analysis for concerning patient behaviors to prevent acts of furtherance on inpatient unit.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Developed collaborative safety plan with patient and family to prepare for discharge.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process, and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
01/2015 to 03/2016
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department Nationwide Children's Hospital Canal Winchester, OH,
  • Boosted patient outcomes by prioritizing nursing tasks and assignments and accurately reporting on each patient's status.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions, including IV administration, wound and ostomy care and catheter insertion.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2013
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo - Arecibo, PR
  • Winner of The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses 2020
  • Surgical Preparation - Prepared patients for surgery by performing screening tests, evaluating vitals and administering proper medication.
  • Patient Education - Educated patients about medical procedure steps, recovery measures and medication instructions.
  • Reporting - Prepared regular charts on patient's health related history, medication restrictions and allergies.
  • Assessment - Executed full patient assessments, including NG and G tubes.

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  • University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

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  • Registered Nurse, PCU
  • Mental Health Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department


  • Bachelor of Science

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