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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Compassionate nurse with 14 years in the medical field. Accustomed to treating diverse patient needs while managing dynamic conditions. Offering excellent clinical knowledge and judgment combined with strong documentation, patient monitoring and problem-solving abilities. Well-versed in managing emergent cases with grace and efficiency. Passionate patient and family advocate.

Skills

Proficient with: Electronic Health Medical Record (MediTech & Epic) | Omnicell & Pyxis Medication Dispensers | Microsoft Office

Experience
08/2018 to Current RN Community Medical Services | Lake Havasu, AZ,

Admission RN | Recovery Room RN | Circulating RN in GI and Pain Procedure Rooms

  • Interviewed pre-operative patients to gather data for admission planning, pre-admission screening and teaching.
  • Gathered entire medical histories and information related to patient's treatment procedure.
  • Interpreted X-rays, labs and EKGs to notify physician of abnormal results.
  • Recorded care information accurately and completely in electronic data system.
  • Evaluated patients recovering from surgeries and coming out of anesthesia.
  • Delivered individualized care to post-operative patients by monitoring pain levels, checking vital signs and explaining next steps to recovery.
  • Administered medications to manage progression off anesthesia medications, deal with side effects and promote recovery.
  • Utilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesia.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians to relay patient needs.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Responded to emergency situations based on nursing standards and patient priority.
  • Observed, checked and monitored equipment used during surgery to confirm proper operation.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Administer intravenous conscious sedation with the order of the attending physician and monitor patient throughout procedure.
  • Assist anesthesiologist with patient, maintaining homeostasis during procedures requiring general anesthesia.
08/2012 to 08/2018 LVN / RN / Relief Charge Nurse The Mentor Network | East Grand Forks, MN,

Provided skilled nursing care as a total patient care nurse and relief charge nurse to patient population ranging teenage to geriatric. This unit housed 28 acute care beds for hospitalizations requiring 25 days or more. Ex. Wound care, long term antibiotic therapy, induction to hemodialysis.

  • Managed patient admissions and hospital discharges to various settings, including home care, rehabilitation or self-care.
  • Educated patients on wound and disease self-management techniques.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording all cardiac rhythm data.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Treated complex wounds including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and surgical-related wounds.
  • Managed draining wounds by using wound vacs or collection bags.
  • Classified wounds using staging system based on visual evaluation of affected tissue.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Assisted bedside hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis nurse in maintaining patient safety and homeostasis.
09/2007 to 05/2012 LVN Covenant Hospital Plainview | City, STATE,

Provided skilled nursing care as a total patient care nurse on a 25 bed medical surgical unit, a 5 bed intensive care unit and a 6 room emergency room. The patient population ranged neonatal to geriatric.

  • Performed comprehensive patient assessments to identify patient needs, devise individualized plans of care, modify care solutions and ensure patients' rights.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including Intravenous catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of endotracheal tubes and ventilators along side the respiratory therapist
  • Served on Code Blue team - administration of emergency medications, assistance with intubation and central line placement, recording of events in accordance to hospital policy, initiation of intravenous lines, nasogastric tubes and urinary Foley catheters. Preformed high quality CPR in accordance with the American Heart Association.
  • Treated patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure and drug overdoses.
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Responded quickly to codes and coordinated efficient and skilled care.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2015 to to Associate of Applied Science | Nursing South Plains College, Levelland, TX GPA:
Expected in 08/2007 to to Certificate of Proficiency | Licensed Vocational Nursing South Plains College, Plainview , TX GPA:
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support | August 2006 - present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support | March 2009 - present

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School Attended

  • South Plains College
  • South Plains College

Job Titles Held:

  • RN
  • LVN / RN / Relief Charge Nurse
  • LVN

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate of Proficiency

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