rn icu resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Highly trained critical care nursing professional accomplished in managing patients' conditions and delivering key treatments. Expert in monitoring health and care to proactively meet individual patients' needs. Fully qualified and certified to care for patients with wide range of histories and care requirements. Versed in Joint Commission standards and nursing process.

  • Medical Screening
  • Unit Administration
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Fluid Intake and Output Monitoring
  • Specimen Collection
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Pain Management
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Resource Monitoring
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Shock Symptom Identification
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Critical Thinking
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Medical Device Monitoring
  • Medical Supply Management
  • Procedure Assistance
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Treatment Plan Creation and Revision
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • CRRT
  • Pulmonary Assessments
  • Patient Examination
  • Medication Administration
  • Blood Transfusion Administration
Education and Training
Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS Expected in 12/2007 Associate of Arts : RN - GPA :
Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS Expected in 11/1992 LPN : - GPA :
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Licensed RN
  • CCRN
  • NIHS
  • ACLS
Catholic Health Initiative - RN, ICU
Bellevue, NE, 12/2008 - Current
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Planned and implemented programs for health care or medical facilities supporting personnel administration and training.
  • Built work schedules and staff assignments, taking workload, space and equipment availability into consideration.
  • Assessed need for additional staff, equipment and services based on historical data and seasonal trends.
  • Improved client engagement with care planning and exceptional customer service.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Directed, supervised and evaluated medical, clerical or maintenance personnel.
  • Educated team members, patients and family members on care plans, medication regimes and protocols.
  • Explained policies, procedures and services to patients.
  • Monitored inpatient bed use, facilities and staff to provide optimal use of resources.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Managed PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to develop care plans for patients with complex medical needs.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and confidential documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
  • Provided direct care in surgical, cardiac and neurological critical care units.
  • Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
  • Implemented treatment plans, monitored vitals and administered medications for patients in ICU.
  • Treated patients with broad range of acute, life-threatening diagnoses.
  • Assessed patient conditions, implemented care plans and reassessed conditions continuously.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
Evangelical Community Hospital - RN
Lewisburg, PA, 11/2007 - 12/2008
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Prepared medical equipment and tools to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Monitored vital signs for critically ill patients using advanced technologies and equipment.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Utilized telemetry to monitor patients cardiac status.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Handled telemetry monitoring of patients cardiac rhythms.
Bayada Home Health Care - LPN
Warminster, PA, 01/1992 - 08/2005
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical history.
  • Took temperatures or blood pressures, dressed wounds and provided other basic patient care or treatments.
  • Answered patients' calls to determine how to assist.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Documented patient medical histories, current symptoms and vitals.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.

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School Attended

  • Pearl River Community College
  • Pearl River Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • RN, ICU
  • RN
  • LPN


  • Associate of Arts
  • LPN

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