staff nurse resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Committed Nurse with 19 years of experience and devotion to optimal behavioral and medical support. Caring and hardworking with desire to positively impact patients and families with expert, compassionate care. Well-versed in handling needs in both highly-structured and unstructured environments while calmly coordinating simultaneous patient needs.

  • Medication and IV administration
  • Intake and discharge
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Wound care
  • Diabetes management
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Ventilator care
  • Unit administration
  • Flexible
  • Computer skills
  • Work ethic
Staff Nurse, 03/2014 to Current
St. Joseph HealthHesperia, CA,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate related paperwork.
  • Completed and maintained personal Performance-Based Development System (PBDS) standards to show consistent clinical competency and sound judgment.
  • Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects.
  • Delivered care to 18 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Monitored patient status during treatment and reported variances and adverse reactions to care teams.
  • Collected and analyzed patient data before, during and after treatments and documented all information in patient medical records.
Nurse Manager, 08/2012 to 12/2013
Archbold Medical CenterPelham, GA,
  • Helped floor nurses make care decisions by applying exceptional clinical judgment and knowledge of facility policies.
  • Kept close eye on department operations to maintain effective coverage of all needs.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Managed performance of nursing staff of 10 by reviewing task completion, prioritization and reports.
  • Oversaw nursing operations for 63 Bed Alzheimer/Psych unit, delivering leadership, assistance and management for staff of 10.
  • Coordinated employee schedules and job assignments.
  • Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses.
  • Evaluated patients' needs and preferences to create and update treatment plans.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess medications' effectiveness and side effects.
  • Tracked client movement on and off unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.
Nurse Manager, 10/2006 to 08/2012
Archbold Medical CenterThomasville, GA,
  • Assessed prisoners suffering injuries through falls, stabbings or other means and stabilized each prior to transport to nearest medical facility.
  • Developed and coordinated patient care plans for prisoners with COPD, diabetes or other chronic conditions.
  • Cared for prisoners suffering from contagious illnesses or conditions, including influenza, lice and gastrointestinal bugs.
  • Maintained staff safety during prisoner treatments by observing all security procedures and regulations.
  • Identified issues related to mental health conditions and recommended specific therapies for patients.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • 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.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to 1500 patients in correctional department.
ICU Staff Nurse, 03/2002 to 10/2006
Veterans Health AdministrationMurrieta, CA,
  • Completed patient assessments, triaged and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with members of health care team, patient and patient's family.
  • Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Assessed patients, documented observations and reviewed patient charts to determine care needs.
Education and Training
Associate Degree in Nursing: , Expected in 12/2001
Northwestern - Shreveport, LA,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1990
Huntington High School - Shreveport, LA

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School Attended

  • Northwestern
  • Huntington High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • ICU Staff Nurse


  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • High School Diploma

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