relief charge nurse resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care and care coordination in fast-paced environment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.

  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Precepting
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Ventilator/Tracheostomy Care
  • Collecting vitals
  • Medication Administration
  • EMR / EHR
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • CRRT
  • IABP
  • Open chest
  • ECMO
  • EKOS
  • Zoll
  • Phlebotomy
  • Swan-Ganz
  • LVADs
  • Staff Supervision
  • Strong clinical judgement
Work History
02/2020 to Current Relief Charge Nurse Community Medical Ctr | Missoula, MT,
  • Prioritized and distributed assignments and workload based on individual staff strengths and experience.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
05/2016 to Current Registered Nurse, ICU Adventhealth | Daytona, FL,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Supervised and managed functions for 55-bed ICU/PCU unit, including daily scheduling, tasking and administration.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, educating patients and family members on surgical procedures such as CABG,Aneurysm and Valve repair.
  • Cared for patients in 55-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Contributed to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare as key member of cardiac nursing team caring for up to 1-2 patients daily.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Enhanced performance of junior nurses through training and evaluations.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
02/2012 to 05/2016 Registered Nurse PCU Cleveland Clinic | Vero Beach, FL,
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Conducted initial assessments, documented findings in patient records and notified physicians of abnormal findings.
  • Administered medication, pain management and analysis of patient responses to interventions to improve individual performance.
  • Prioritized and revised patient care activities based on acuity of symptoms and patient preferences.
  • Assessed patients, collecting data and prioritizing cases in accordance with standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
01/2007 to 02/2012 PCT Lovelace Health System | City, STATE,
  • Supported patient admissions, discharges and transfers to promote team efficiency.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Helped patients maintain healthy skin by checking wounds, assessing integrity and bathing bedbound individuals.
  • Assisted in providing patients with nutritional needs by transporting food trays and aiding with feeding.
  • Organized and maintained general supply storage areas.
  • Organized and replenished unit supplies to maintain team readiness for expected demands.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to RN.
  • Furthered skills by actively taking part in employee trainings and taking classes.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Organized medical charts for patients by assembling new admission pages and adding appropriate pages to charts.
Expected in 12/2011 to to Associate of Science | Nursing Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM GPA:
Expected in to to High School Diploma | West Mesa High School, Albuquerque, NM GPA:
Expected in to to No Degree | CNA Certificate Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM GPA:
  • BLS/ACLS Certified

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School Attended

  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • West Mesa High School
  • Central New Mexico Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Relief Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Registered Nurse PCU
  • PCT


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree

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