rn iv cvicu resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Dynamic CVICU nurse bringing 27 years treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergency medicine settings.

  • Cardiovascular ICU expert
  • IV setup
  • Family advocacy
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Teamwork
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Organization and Time management
  • Compassion
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail-oriented
  • Training & Development
Work History
04/1997 to Current RN IV CVICU Common Spirit | Lufkin, TX,
  • Supported healthcare team by maintaining responsibility for electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation and cardio rehabilitation training.
  • Cared for culturally-diverse patients, liaising with family members and specialists to address changing needs and enhance individual experience.
  • Administered medication, pain management and analysis of patient responses to interventions to improve individual performance.
  • Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
  • Prioritized and revised patient care activities based on acuity of symptoms and patient preferences.
  • Administered nursing care to cardiac patients undergoing diagnostic, therapeutic or emergency services.
  • Produced care plans in alignment with physical, psychosocial and learning needs of patients, achieving commendations for compassionate treatment.
  • Conducted initial assessments, documented findings in patient records and notified physicians of abnormal findings.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to immediate post cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery patients.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress.
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to cardiac patients.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in cardiovascular critical care units.
03/1995 to 04/1998 RN Telemetry Dupage Medical Group | Hoffman Estates, IL,
  • Performed hourly rounds on 48-bed floor to monitor equipment function and lead placement.
  • Administered heart and blood pressure medication to cardiac patients as prescribed by physicians.
  • Provided patients with information on such subjects as side effects from medications and benefits of proper nutrition to help promote better outcomes.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and workshops.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
06/1994 to 04/1995 RN Staff Nurse Aventura Hospital And Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Effectively prioritized assignments, executing care based on each patient's relative condition and delegating tasks to available personnel deliver safe and efficient care.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Nursing Florida International University, Miami, FL GPA:
  • Graduated cum laude
Expected in | Business Administration/Health Sciences Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL GPA:
Expected in | Health Sciences Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
  • Routinely supervises team of 10-15 staff members.
  • Collaborated with team of 10 in the development, implementation and education of staff for electronic documentation system.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Broward County Chapter of AACN

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse, American Nurses Credentialing Center - expires

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School Attended

  • Florida International University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Broward College

Job Titles Held:

  • RN Telemetry
  • RN Staff Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science

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