senior staff nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Priority-driven RN proudly offering over 30 years' experience from bedside nurse to Senior Staff Nurse. Experience in resolving problems quickly and leading by example. Energetic professional committed to working hard to ensure that patients receive courteous service. Direct patient care on a daily basis is preferred. Promoting proactive planning and organizational skills.

  • CPR certified
  • Physical Assessments
  • Teaching / Patient & Family
  • Communication skills for phone triage
  • Communication with multiple team members to coordinate patient care
  • Phone skills with insurance companies for prior authorization r/t treatment drugs
  • Excellent IV skills
  • Experienced with multiple types of central lines; medi ports, picc
  • Problem solving
  • Dressing changes
  • Oncology background/ knowledge on oral/ IV chemotherapy treatments & side effects
06/2001 to Current
Senior Staff Nurse South Georgia Medical Center Valdosta, GA,
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Administered & observed nursing staff administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Provided emotional support for patients receiving physically taxing treatments.
  • Arranged placement of new patient admissions and transfers according to clinical standards and guidelines.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Access and problem solve issues with central lines.
  • Act as contact person for nursing and clerical staff related to problem solving.
06/1995 to 06/2001
Assistant Clinical Manager Inpatient & Outpatient Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Encouraged high morale and staff retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, proactive supervisory practices and facilitation of proactive work environment.
  • Supervised 25 staff members and provided periodic performance evaluations.
  • Employed active listening and interpersonal talents to effectively interact with various individuals, including physicians, patients and fellow employees.
  • Delegated tasks to each member of staff and oversaw task completion, offering assistance to promote success.
  • Collaborated with healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality patient care.
  • Oversaw daily activities and interactions with staff.
  • Improve policies and procedures through development, implementation, revision and evaluation of
  • Interacted with patients, asked appropriate questions and listened carefully to deliver high level of clinical care.
  • Coordinated weekly work schedules for department employees.
  • Enforced compliance with local, state and federal healthcare regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid requirements, HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians, initiating discussions regarding care.
  • Facilitated implementation of customer service initiatives and provided training and guidance to staff to achieve patient care and service goals.
  • Introduced new departmental policies and oriented staff to facilitate adoption of changes.
  • Spearheaded clinical training and orientation for newly hired staff and university students.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, treatment plans and wound or disease management.
  • Trained staff nurses in medical office procedures to standardize quality of care.
  • Coordinated with nurse manager to develop programs targeting nurse education, overall departmental competencies, individual performance, patient safety and service-related issues.
  • Partnered with nurse manager to raise standards of practice by monitoring, analyzing and correcting staff performance.
  • Created onboarding program for new staff members, training in customer service and billing procedures.
  • Drove attainment of optimal outcomes through case management focused on appropriate treatment, clinical quality assurance and service utilization.
  • Supported medical director in development and marketing of new healthcare services.
  • Improved research-based approaches through participation in research and evidence-based clinical audits.
02/1988 to 06/1995
Staff Nurse Inpatient Oncology Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Promoted kind, compassionate environment, utilizing active listening and effective communication skills for cancer patients receiving treatment.
  • Administered chemotherapy to patients as indicated by chart instructions given by each physician.
  • Provided patients with information on range of subjects, not limited to side effects from chemotherapy and benefits of proper nutrition during treatment.
  • Emotionally supported patients receiving treatment by carefully listening and offering comfort.
  • Expertly explained diagnoses to patients and discussed next steps for treatment and care in easy-to-understand terminology.
  • Provided emotional support for patients receiving physically taxing treatments.
  • Wrote detailed notes regarding patient discussions in patient charts.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Executed appropriate steps for patient treatment following careful review of physician medical regimen.
  • Maintained infection control logs, streamlined charting process and improved patient outcomes through training and leadership.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and Oncology workshops to enhance training and nursing knowledge.
  • Cared for patients recovering from Cancer treatments and procedures and provided personalized daily assistance.
  • Documented all therapies, to keep patient charts up-to-date.
  • Diagnosed conditions through in-depth health screenings and analysis of patient histories.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/1989 to to
Diploma of Nursing : Nursing
St. Vincent School of Nursing - Toledo, OH,

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School Attended

  • St. Vincent School of Nursing

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Staff Nurse
  • Assistant Clinical Manager Inpatient & Outpatient
  • Staff Nurse Inpatient Oncology


  • Diploma of Nursing

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