rn surgery resume example with 11 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Profile Emergency Nurse with seven years of hospital nursing experience as an ER/trauma RN. Dedicated member of multidisciplinary healthcare team known for excellent clinical skills; ability to remain calm under pressure; and strengths in making swift, correct decisions in emergency situations. Surgery nurse with 3 years experience in Pre-op and Recovery. Successful at providing fast and accurate assessments and working calmly under pressure. Collaborate well with doctors to maintain top-notch healthcare practices.

  • Medical screening
  • Patient monitoring
  • Documenting vitals
  • Intake and discharge
  • Patient Care
  • Emotional awareness
  • Strong medical ethic
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Educating patients
  • Taking vitals
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Infant CPR certified
  • Preop/Recovery and ER experience
  • Patient discharging
  • Follow-up calls
RN, Surgery, 12/2017 to Current
Cleveland ClinicLas Vegas, NV,
  • Provide nursing care to pre-op and recovery patients.
  • Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Gathered current medical information and reviewed histories to gather details for surgeons.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
  • Outcomes: Obtaining and observing vital signs of pre-operative and post-operative patients Monitor patient surgical site and clean and redress wounds as necessary Determine patient’s readiness for discharge home Installed IV on surgical patients Informed patients and family members regarding surgical procedures and immediate post-op care.
Charge Nurse, 07/2017 to 12/2017
Dignity HealthCitrus Heights, CA,
  • Efficiently and knowledgeably provides RN care for all ER patients.
  • Handles intubations, defibrillations, blood transfusions, IV starts, Central-line setups and more.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other disciplines.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Oversaw medication administration, monitored distribution and documented responses.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Supported physicians and consultants with tests and procedures.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and ER Techs, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Assessed unit patients continuously from admission to discharge.
  • Prioritized care and assessed needs through skilled triaging of incoming phone calls from ER and inpatient units.
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
RN, Emergency/Trauma, 06/2010 to 11/2017
Christus Health St. Elizabeth HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Provide nursing care within this Level 3 trauma center .Handle medical emergencies resulting from events such as strokes, cardiac arrest, car accidents, stabbings, head injuries, drug overdoses, sexual assault and burns.
  • Assess and stabilize patients with expedience and accuracy.
  • Outcomes: Displays expert clinical skills in managing the critical care of all categories of Emergency Department patients.
  • Reacts effectively in emergency scenarios, demonstrating sound decision-making that helps save patient lives.
  • Supervises CNAs/ER techs and serves as a preceptor/mentor to senior-year nursing students and new RN hires in the emergency department.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Maintained personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
  • Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, directing evacuations, admissions and transfers.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in to Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas
BSN: , Expected in 2010 to - , Texas
Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support): , Expected in 2010 to - ,

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School Attended

  • Lamar University

Job Titles Held:

  • RN, Surgery
  • Charge Nurse
  • RN, Emergency/Trauma


  • Bachelor of Science
  • BSN
  • Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support)

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