Staff Nurse Emergency Department resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA (555) 432-1000,
  • Wrote grant proposal in 2015; awarded grant for Hands-Only CPR project for Onslow Memorial Hospital by Duke’s Heart Program.
  • Volunteered in community with committee teaching people importance of early hands-only CPR and AED usage.
  • Collaborated with team of emergency providers and Six Sigma in the development of patient flow and process improvement.
  • Supervised team of 8 staff members in Chest Pain committee.

Diligent Nursing professional with 12 years experience and demonstrated success in emergency patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Work History
07/2018 to Current Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Hennepin County Medical Center | Richfield, MN,
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, and vascular line insertions.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Cared for variety of ailments from basic illnesses to critical trauma patients.
  • Treated patients requiring stabilization and resuscitation for variety of illnesses and injuries.a
07/2016 to Current Flight Nurse Conemaugh Health System | Johnstown, PA,
  • Planned, organized and positioned equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions before, during and after transport.
  • Documented appropriate and accurate information for assessment and treatment during stabilization and transport.
  • Maintained flight medicine knowledge base by attending mandatory meetings, performing chart and equipment reviews, skills labs and clinical rotations and participating in continuing education sessions for care and transport of critically ill and injured patients.
  • Supervised enplaning, securing and deplaning of patients and liaised between medical and operational aircrews and support personnel to facilitate multidisciplinary care.
  • Communicated with patients, explaining nursing tasks being performed in effort to maintain calm.
  • Assessed for and detected changes in status of patients and demonstrated proactive approach to solving patient problems.
  • Performed wide range of specialized functions and complex assessments, diagnoses, therapies and emergency treatment of patients transported by rotor-wing aircraft.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Performed triage on all incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Trained 5-10 new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
06/2014 to 07/2016 Nursing Supervisor Uchealth | Colorado Springs, CO,
  • Discussed patient care and treatment with care team members to optimize intervention plans and care delivery.
  • Maximized staff and patient protections by enforcing optimal disease prevention protocols.
  • Maintained proper staff levels of 162 bed facility within budget parameters to deliver high levels of care to every patient.
  • Organized department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.
  • Followed all HIPAA rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
  • Provided direct nursing care to patients when personnel was short-staffed.
  • Investigated and reported all incidents per hospital policies.
  • Confidently directed overall operation of nursing services and patient care, including safety risk management, teammate satisfaction, and facility maintenance.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
09/2008 to 07/2016 Charge Nurse Touchstone Communities | Amarillo, TX,
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Achieved successful unit leadership by providing quality nursing care to 75 to 180 patients per day in 42-bed unit.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
  • Collaborated in consults, patient care plan development and patient monitoring.
  • Performed real-time chart audits for all patients ensuring accuracy and completeness of information while capitalizing on opportunities for process improvement.
  • Completed clinical tasks in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Administered peritoneal dialysis as well as IV push, oral, subcutaneous, IV infusion and intramuscular medications.
  • Oversaw patient conditions, administered medicine, performed interventions and took detailed records.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Prioritized urgent and non-urgent patient needs calmly and effectively
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
  • Executed patient satisfaction and independence by promoting self nursing skills and knowledge of medications.
  • Provided high-quality care to patients of all ages.
  • Coordinated with registration staff, medics, ER staff and ER physicians to cut time between admission and treatment, improving patient outcomes and delivery of care.
  • Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions; with STEMI process improvement and policies.
  • Oversaw activity and development of nursing professionals.
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations.
  • Prioritized and distributed assignments and workload based on individual staff strengths and experience.
  • Trained new nurses on hospital policies and procedures, patient care protocols, medical procedures and patient interventions.
  • Guided and coordinated, delegated tasks and managed 20 nurses and ancillary staff members.
Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science | Nursing University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, GPA:
Expected in Associate of Science | Nursing Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, GPA:
  • Patient and family centered education and advocacy
  • Staff leadership and effective coordination
  • Utilization review
  • Strong decision making
  • Effective communication skills
  • Quality assurance involvement
  • Management experience
  • Strong emergency clinical background
  • Specialized skills/knowledge







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School Attended

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • University of Iowa

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Flight Nurse
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Charge Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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