Registered Nurse Rn resume example with 15+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Compassionate, patient focused, and goal oriented professional with 11 years healthcare experience in a geriatric care setting. Recognized by peers and patients for competent and compassionate care. Possesses the ability to handle simultaneous work assignments, with a reputation as an effective team player. Equipped with the capability to adapt to various situations and stressful environment without compromising the quality of work and performance. Awarded "Best Employee of the Month" (February 2010).

  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations.
  • Strong medical ethic. Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Intravenous therapy management (Saline lock, Heplock and PICC line)
  • Computerized charting (HMX/Vision)
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Infection control standards expertise
  • Enthusiastic caregiver with great bedside manner
  • Advanced problem-solving
  • Great organizational skills
  • Approach, Oral hygiene, Time-management
  • Caregiver, Organizational skills, Treatment plan
  • Catheterizations, Assist patients, Plan of care
  • CNA, Bathe patients, Vaccine
  • Charts, Patient care, Vaccines
  • Chronic illness, Direct patient, Vision
  • Clerical, Evaluate patient, Vital signs
  • Oral, Patient privacy, Record vital signs
  • CA, Patient safety, Wound care
  • Consultation, Personnel, Written communication skills
  • CPR, Pharmacology
  • Clients, Physical disability
  • Decision-making, Policies
  • Diabetic, Problem solving
  • Dialysis, Problem-solving
  • Dimensions, Processes
  • Direction, Progress
  • Discharge plan, Quality
  • Documentation, Range of motion
  • EKG, Rapport
  • Infection control, Rehabilitation
  • Inventory control, Reporting
  • Legal, Sound
  • Life Support, Urine collection
  • Notes, Staffing
  • Materials, Supervisor
  • Medication administration, Supervision
  • Nursing, Teaching
  • Occupational therapist, Telephone
  • Oncology, Therapy
, Expected in 2015
  • CPR American Heart Association ISSUE DATE: 04/23/15 EXP DATE: 04/23/17
  • Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS by AHA) ISSUE DATE: 10/28/15 EXP DATE: 10/2017
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS by AHA) ISSUE DATE: 10/27/15 EXP DATE: 10/2017
  • ECG and Pharmacology Course #E42000029 ISSUE DATE: 10/28/
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    , Expected in 2015 ECG and Pharmacology Course #E42000029 (10/28/ : - GPA :
    Jewish Home for the Aged San Francisco, CA Expected in 2005 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) : - GPA :
    RTR Medical , Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
    Oakland, CA Expected in
  • IV therapy Refresher course ISSUE DATE: 10/26/15
  • 12 Lead EKG Project Heartbeat
  • : - GPA :
    , Expected in Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621 IV therapy Refresher course 10/26/15 Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621 12 Lead EKG Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621 : - GPA :
    Work History
    Promedica Senior Care - Registered Nurse, RN
    Temple Hills, MD, 01/2016 - Current
    • Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness.
    • Coordinates educational activities and uses appropriate resources to develop and implement an individualized teaching and discharge plan with clients and their families.
    • Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for clients.
    • Provides direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel, demonstrates professional judgment, uses problem solving techniques and time-management principles, and delegates appropriately.
    • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate achievement of overall goals.
    • Coordinates a holistic approach to meeting patient's medical, vocational, educational, and environmental needs.
    • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with clients, their families, and health team members and to ensure the fulfilment of requirements for legal documentation and reimbursement.
    • Acts as a resource and a role model for nursing staff and students and participates in activities such as nursing committees and professional organizations that promote the improvement of nursing care and the advancement of professional rehabilitation nursing.
    • Shares information about the disease processes underlying disabilities and teaches nursing techniques to help clients and their families develop the self-care skills necessary to move toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum.
    • Prepares clients and their families for future self-management and decision-making responsibilities by fostering clients' independence and goal achievement.
    • Reinforces the teaching done by specialists in rehabilitation and other healthcare disciplines, provides resource materials for clients' changing needs, and provides on-going patient education after discharge.
    • Provides in-service education for healthcare team members and members of the community regarding the prevention of disabilities.
    • Assesses the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions of clients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs in order to formulate nursing diagnoses.
    • Implements a plan of care by providing nursing care and education directly or through ancillary personnel, as needed, to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and further loss.
    • Evaluates the nursing care that is being provided and modifies the plan, as needed, to achieve measurable goals and objectives.
    • Collaborates with team members to achieve cost-effective care by utilizing appropriate clinical measures to meet emergent physical, psychosocial, and spiritual situations.
    • Actively listens, reflects, and guides clients and their families through the stages of the grieving process to mourn the loss of abilities and roles while also "instilling hope".
    • Advocates for policies and services that promote the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and participates in activities that will positively influence the community's awareness of disabilities.
    • Contributes to a safe and therapeutic environment and supports activities that promote the clients' return of function and prevent complications or chronic illness.
    Promedica Senior Care - Registered Nurse, RN
    Thomasville, PA, 11/2010 - Current
    • Functioned effectively as a charge nurse in a 44 bed unit.
    • Acts as a clinical resource person for LVNs and CNAs.
    • Directed and supervised less skilled nursing or healthcare personnel to ensure that patient needs are met.
    • Execute proper administration of medications/treatments based on physician's order and in compliance with company policy and procedures.
    • Provided direct patient care with dignity and respect.
    • Responsible for every shift reporting of patient's condition, changes, issues and concern to incoming and outcoming shifts.
    • Employ best practices in the nursing process and maintain high standards of care with full adherence to patient's rights and privacy.
    • Assume delegated responsibilities for the day to day management and supervision of the unit in the absence of the unit manager as assigned.
    • Assess/monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's conditions.
    • Regularly confer with physician to convey patient needs, nursing assessment, and sound recommendations.
    • Collaborate with team members of an interdisciplinary health team such as physicians, dietary personnel, physical/occupational therapist, social worker, and other outside treatment specialist to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patient and their families.
    • Record complete documentation of patient care which comprised of patient needs, problems, nursing intervention, patient response to provided treatment, and progress toward goal.
    • Served as the intake nurse for new patient admission with a primary responsibility in completing physical assessments, establishing and initiating treatment plan, notifying physicians and carrying out verbal / telephone orders, efficient documentation and reporting to nursing progress notes and upcoming shift.
    • Checked and examined documentations for completeness and accuracy of data, as well as updated and maintained patients charts.
    • Keeping track records of the patient's medication, treatments, appointments etc.
    • Handled the queries and problems of the patient and their families and resolve them.
    • Developed, implemented and maintained the changes in the unit regarding prioritization and delegation.
    • Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
    • Took charge of administering GT/JT-feedings and administering medications through various means which included oral, sublingual, intramuscular (IM), peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines, intravenous (IV), and topical routes.
    • Managed and monitored special or invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy, catheter, gastrointestinal /JT tubes, peripheral and central IV lines, Holter monitor, etc.
    • Managed complex and potentially serious medical problems such as infections, wound care, and contracted and bedridden patients.
    • Assisted in the rehabilitative therapy of patient after hospitalization for injury or illness such as ORIF after fall injury, toe/foot/limb amputation, dialysis, etc.
    • Leverage industry expertise in providing attentive nursing care to patients with Alzheimer's and dementia;, along with patient suffering from multiple chronic diagnoses associated with cardiac, pulmonary, oncology, and diabetic illnesses in a SNF center.
    • Assist with training new licensed nurse on the unit.
    Hca - Licensed Vocational Nurse
    Columbia, MO, 09/2005 - 01/2010
    • Responsible for providing compassionate care to a 44 bed unit with patients' of diverse medical needs.
    • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plan such as specialized wound care and acute/chronic illness management.
    • Collected labs specimens as ordered by the physician (urine, stools, wound, sputum).
    • Assisted with clerical tasks such as daily/monthly reports and patient record processing, answering telephone calls and give appropriate information while observing company's protocol and patient's HIPAA.
    • Supervised the activities of nursing assistants and participates in the provision of resident care as the need arises.
    • Assisted with vaccine and pharmacy inventory control.
    • Replenished supplies in work area. Arranged dated supplies in order of expiration.
    • Observe, record and timely reporting of unusual conditions or behaviors of patients to Registered Nurse/Nurse Supervisor/Unit manager on duty.
    • Conscientious administration of medications, vaccines, treatments as prescribed by physicians.
    • Performed various nursing procedures including urinary catheterizations, enemas, GT/JT feeding, post mortem care, suction and oxygen administration , urine collection and stool collection for Guiac testing , neurological and vital signs monitoring.
    Always Best Care - Certified Nursing Assistant
    Tampa, FL, 01/2005 - 08/2005
    • Cared for average of 44 patients in a skilled facility, delivering high-quality, efficient support to meet all needs under the supervision of RN.
    • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
    • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
    • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake and output to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
    • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
    Additional Information
    • LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS_______________________________________________________________________ , Registered Nurse (California) # 787329 ISSUE DATE: 10/29/10 EXP DATE: 04/30/16 Licensed Vocational Nurse (California) #216238 ISSUE DATE: 08/08/05 EXP DATE: 04/30/11
    • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION___________________________________________________________________________ , Best employee of the month ( February 2010)

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    Resume Overview

    School Attended

    • Jewish Home for the Aged
    • RTR Medical

    Job Titles Held:

    • Registered Nurse, RN
    • Registered Nurse, RN
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse
    • Certified Nursing Assistant


    • <li>CPR American Heart Association ISSUE DATE: 04/23/15 EXP DATE: 04/23/17</li><li>Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS by AHA) ISSUE DATE: 10/28/15 EXP DATE: 10/2017</li><li>Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS by AHA) ISSUE DATE: 10/27/15 EXP DATE: 10/2017</li><li>ECG and Pharmacology Course #E42000029 ISSUE DATE: 10/28/</li>
    • ECG and Pharmacology Course #E42000029 (10/28/
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Bachelor of Science
    • <li>IV therapy Refresher course ISSUE DATE: 10/26/15</li><li>12 Lead EKG Project Heartbeat</li>
    • Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621 IV therapy Refresher course 10/26/15 Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621 12 Lead EKG Project Heartbeat, Oakland, CA 94621

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