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

Caring, hardworking and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 25 years of critical care and medical surgical experience. Well-versed in offering evidence-based, therapeutic care all patients.

Skills
  • Patient monitoring
  • Taking vitals
  • IV and venipuncture certified
  • Cerner
  • Life-sustaining machines
  • Critical care
  • Patient Management
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Culturally-sensitive care
  • Intake and discharge
  • Medical assessment
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Patient Care
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Documenting vitals
  • Ventilator care
  • Medical screening
  • Gastroenteral nutrition education
  • Nursing Plan Development and Modification
  • Patient discharging
  • Maintaining feeding pumps
  • Catheters
  • Administering medicines
  • Vascular care understanding
  • Checking oxygen levels
  • Gastrostomy tube care
Experience
01/2020 to Current RN, Critical Care Northern Arizona Healthcare | Flagstaff, AZ,
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Conducted post-op reviews, tracked patients' vitals and monitored fluids to reach optimal care targets.
  • Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
  • Administered IV therapy and treadmill stress tests and ran nerve conduction tests in cardiac unit.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
09/1997 to Current RN Staff Nurse American Red Cross | Panama City, FL,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Promoted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce re-emergence of painful or dangerous symptoms.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Coordinated and led nursing education, including in-services, facilitating nurse leadership development and career growth.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors while providing guidance and training to ensure proper care was administered to patients.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition and delegated care to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Reviewed physician orders and implemented therapies, treatments, and medications.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and medication self-management.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized plans of care.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to promote patient safety and effectiveness.
05/1998 to 12/2012 RN, Critical Care Northern Arizona Healthcare | Cottonwood, AZ,
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Collaborated with doctors to plan post-treatment home care and prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
  • Administered colostomies and ostomoies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Worked with management to identify and implement initiatives to increase nursing staff retention, morale and satisfaction.
  • Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
  • Met training objectives by instructing new and prospective nursing staff in clinical skills and organizational procedures.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Maintained composure and efficiency during rapid response situation and emergency codes.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values and beliefs.
  • Directed care for patients in ICU, including implementation of treatment plan, monitoring vitals and administering medications.
  • Assessed patient health needs by reviewing and tracking EKG readings to address telemetry readings and quickly inform teammates on stability or acuity changes.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
  • Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care.
  • Maintained optimal ventilator settings and operations to meet patient care needs.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including creating and improving medical protocols and guidelines.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2003 Bachelor of Science | Nursing University of Alabama At Huntsville, Huntsville, AL GPA:

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School Attended
  • University of Alabama At Huntsville
Job Titles Held:
  • RN, Critical Care
  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN, Critical Care
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science

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