Rn Charge Nurse Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • Date of Birth:
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Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

  • Care plan management
  • Duty delegation
  • Resource assignment
  • Patient assessments
  • Performance management
  • Patient care management
  • Staff training
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Medication and IV administration
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Intake and discharge
  • Diabetes management
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Unit administration
  • Body mechanics knowledge
RN Charge Nurse, 01/2006 to Current
Ruleville Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc Ruleville, MS,
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other disciplines.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Oversaw medication administration, monitored distribution and documented responses.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement, and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Audited patient charts in real-time, verifying accuracy and completion of information.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Assessed unit patients continuously from admission to discharge.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Performed IV infusions, intramuscular injections, peritoneal dialysis, IV pushes and oral subcutaneous.
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Implemented interventions and strategies to manage chest tubes, nasogastric tubes and G-tubes.
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through skilled triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Applied clinical skills professionally, including managing central lines, catheters and vascular access devices.
  • Conducted telemetry monitoring on patients, recording cardiac rhythm data.
RN Staff Nurse, 12/2003 to 01/2006
American Red Cross Peru, IL,
  • Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
Student Nurse Aide, 09/2001 to 12/2003
Milford Regional Medical Center Medway, MA,
  • Collaborated with staff members to facilitate quality care.
  • Built rapport with patients' family members and support system.
  • Observed patient care and assessed feedback to deliver ongoing quality care.
  • Collaborated with health care team members in delivery of holistic care to patients.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, fluctuating for public health emergencies and disasters as needed.
  • Cared for patient caseload under direction of physician and nursing staff.
  • Cared for patient activities of daily living by assisting with eating, bathing, toileting and mobility.
  • Collected and documented patient vital signs.
  • Monitored patient intake and output by tracking amount patients drink and urination levels.
  • Assisted nurses and physicians with medical procedures.
  • Collected specimens, marked patient information and submitted to laboratory.
  • Counted and recorded inventory levels of unit equipment and supplies.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Responded to call lights to assist patients with various care and comfort needs.
  • Gathered and documented vital signs and demographic data.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Measured and recorded food and liquid intake and output and reported changes to nursing staff.
  • Observed, recorded and reported changes in patient condition.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Charted daily information such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages and daily inputs and outputs.
  • Turned and repositioned bedridden patients to optimize comfort.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Used mobility devices to transport patients.
  • Delivered nursing-related services under supervision of Registered Nurse.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities or changes in patients' health status to nursing staff.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Obtained wide range of information from nursing staff about patient conditions, treatment plans and suggested activities.
  • Administered drainage bag and tubing, leg strap and other procedures to insert and care for catheter.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2003
Washburn University of Topeka - Topeka, KS
  • BLS Certification
  • ACLS Certification
  • RN License # 13-92943-082 Expiration: 8/31/2022

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School Attended
  • Washburn University of Topeka
Job Titles Held:
  • RN Charge Nurse
  • RN Staff Nurse
  • Student Nurse Aide
  • Bachelor of Science