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rn staff nurse ambulatory care unit resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Experience in a fast-paced environment, providing care for patients in an outpatient setting.

Assessment and care for patients recieving IV therapy blood and blood products, therapeutic phlebotomy, infusions, injections, pre and post procedure care, immunizations, etc.

Recognizing changes in patient status and notifying the MD of abnormal labs and testing

Setting up appointments, consults, testing, and procedures for patients prior to discharge

Providing emotional support and information to patients regarding their care and follow up

Skills

Pre-op, peri-op, and post-op care of surgical and radiological procedures

Infusions, PICC line, central line, dialysis catheters care

Subcutaneous and IM injections

Working in a fast paced outpatient environment

Assessment of patients, recognizing changes, monitoring labs and tests, and notifying the MD of any concerns.

Electronic charting

Providing emotional support and information to patients regarding their care and follow up.

Setting up home care, scheduling office appointments, and procedures for patients

Education and Training
Alcorn State University Lorman, MS Expected in 05/2002 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Experience
Duke University - RN Staff Nurse - Ambulatory Care Unit
Zebulon, NC, 08/2004 - Current
  • Used skilled direct nursing care to assist patients in Outpatient Surgical department.
  • Cared for patients recovering from various surgical and radiological procedures and provided individualized pre and post procedure care.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Assisted in bedside procedures, such as bone marrow biopsies, thoracentesis, administering blood and blood products, phlebotomy, care and removal of PICC lines, central lines, and dialysis catheters.
  • Reached out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Administered oral, IV, subcutaneous and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
  • Provided conscious sedation to qualified patients recieving minor procedures
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Staff RN Surgery
City, STATE, 07/2003 - 07/2004
  • Carried out nursing tasks safely to maintain high level of care that complied with organization's procedures and regulations.
  • Directly supported surgical team by assisting the doctor, anesthesiologist, and surgical technician as a circulating nurse during procedures.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients through compassionate approach and positive attitude.
  • Attended to patients with surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes.
  • Prepared operating rooms to uphold strict asepsis standards.
  • Handled specimens for laboratory testing and ensured correct packaging and labeling.
University Medical Center - Operating Room Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2002 - 06/2003
  • Anticipated surgeons' needs and maintained procedure sterility during operations by observing body language, movements and demeanors.
  • Minimized infections using ChloraPrep, pre-op prep, Mueller and Snowden-Pence Surgical laparoscopic instruments, capital and infection prevention products.
  • Attended to patients with surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes.
  • Prepped operating rooms for upcoming procedures by setting out and verifying count of all necessary equipment and assessing environment for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients through compassionate approach and positive attitude.
  • Educated patients and families on diseases, medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain self-management.
  • Pitched in to assist with nursing duties in areas where healthcare teams were short-staffed.
  • Verified dosage of prescribed medications and checked for contradictions and potential complications before administering to patients.
  • Handled specimens for laboratory testing and ensured correct packaging and labeling.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Alcorn State University

Job Titles Held:

  • RN Staff Nurse - Ambulatory Care Unit
  • Staff RN Surgery
  • Operating Room Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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