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rehabilitation registered nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

My early nursing career consist of Emergency Room Nurse Manager for 10 years.

Worked in a GI lab assisting Gastroenterologist perform Colonoscopies , and EGDs for 6 years

Medical Unit Nurse Manager for 8 years

Worked in Labor and Delivery assisting physicians in Vaginal deliveries and Caesarean Sections for 5 years.

Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in emergency patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment.

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Currently hold Certified Registered Nurse license in the state of Ms, the state of Indiana and have applied for Illinois Nursing License, I'm a Registered Nurse with over 40 years in the nursing industry delivering high-quality care to patients in Acute Care setting as well as in Rehabilitation care units. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and continuously driving widespread healthcare system initiatives. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in care of the patient in the Rehab setting while driving innovation.

Skills
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Direct Patient Care
Education
Self Study Course Jackson, Ms, Expected in 04/2007 American Nurse Credentialing Center ( ANCC) : Certification in Gerontological Nursing - GPA :
Ms Delta Community Moorhead, MS, Expected in 05/1991 Associate of Applied Science : - GPA :
Holmes Community College Goodman, MS Expected in 10/1976 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) : Nursing - GPA :
Duck Hill High School Duck Hill, MS, Expected in 05/1974 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • ANCC ( American Nurse Credentialing Center) Training - 2006-2010
Work History
Pacific Medical Centers - Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
Irvine, CA, 07/2012 - Current
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed /charge nurse for 3-5 nurses per shift and nursing activities in 15-bed unit by providing comprehensive nursing guidance and maintaining outstanding patient satisfaction and care standards.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 8-10 patients daily.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Applied nursing expertise to meet needs of Stroke patients, post-op patients, numerous debilities which warrant their admission to our unit in today's challenging environment.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on our 15-bed Rehabilitation Unit, providing direct care to up to 5-6 patients, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), Case Managers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and number of consulting staff members.
  • Updated patient charts using Epic with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and our hospital's learning compass (CBTs)
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
Veterans Health Administration - Medical Unit Nurse Manager
Grand Junction, CO, 2004 - 2012
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Worked at least 16 hours per month as floor nurse to maintain clinical proficiency.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Evaluated skills of all nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity.
Northwestern Medicine - Nurse Manager, Emergency Department
Gurnee, IL, 2000 - 2003
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Assessed vital signs, collected detailed patient history and noted other signs of patient health to make rapid, informed decisions regarding next steps in patient care.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from approximately 35-40 certified nurses' assistants and Registered Nursing staff members
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Prepared, administered and documented medications, including pills, injections and intravenous infusions on physician orders.
  • Performed minor procedures such as suture assistant and assisted physicians with minor procedures and complete physical exams
Greenwood-Leflore Hospital - Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
City, STATE, 1992 - 1993
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures such as BLS, ACLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Monitored patient vital signs to perform thorough condition assessments.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Self Study Course
  • Ms Delta Community
  • Holmes Community College
  • Duck Hill High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
  • Medical Unit Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Manager, Emergency Department
  • Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

Degrees

  • American Nurse Credentialing Center ( ANCC)
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • High School Diploma

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