rn staff nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Skilled nursing professional with more than 29 years of experience and passion for providing highest quality of behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families. Skillfully assesses health status, develops diagnoses and manages care for patients with acute and chronic concerns. Experienced in structured and unstructured environments, smoothly coordinating multiple activities and competing priorities.

  • Decision Making
  • Patient Care Assessment
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Instrument Sterilization
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Immunizations and Vaccinations
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Routine Examinations
Work History
06/2018 to 03/2020
RN Staff Nurse St Joseph School Of Nursing Providence, RI,
  • 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.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
08/1996 to 04/2018
RN, Emergency Department, Outpatient Infusion Good Samaritan Society Estes Park, CO,
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
05/1995 to 08/1996
Home Health RN Case Manager Cleveland Clinic Independence, OH,
  • Provided physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management to home health patients.
  • Advised and coached patients progressing from hospitals, rehab facilities and other medical organizations to at-home treatment settings.
  • Took samples to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Introduced changes to patient care plans based on regular evaluations and patient changes.
  • Determined and addresses individual home care needs by completing detailed assessments and reviewing documentation.
  • Protected patients and healthcare team members from infection by sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies.
  • Delivered after-hours care to patients based on strict role-call rotations.
  • Documented patient vitals, behaviors and conditions to communicate concerns to supervising nurse.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Recorded details regarding therapies to keep patient charts updated.
  • Assessed and evaluated mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to initiate, manage and modify individualized care plans.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
05/1992 to 05/1995
RN Pediatrics Baptist Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures.
Expected in 05/1992 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
ICC - Fulton, MS,

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School Attended

  • ICC

Job Titles Held:

  • RN Staff Nurse
  • RN, Emergency Department, Outpatient Infusion
  • Home Health RN Case Manager
  • RN Pediatrics


  • Associate of Applied Science

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