staff nurse iii resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. Competent and caring labor and delivery nurse offering 18 years of coordinating and carrying out patient care in high-volume hospital environments. Demonstrated performing with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care. Resourceful and proficient while working closely with other healthcare staff and instructing aspiring nurses. Well-rounded individual skillful in providing emotional support to patients and families, performing various diagnostic tests and administering medication. In-depth knowledge of emergency care and nursing care techniques and methods.

  • Intake and Discharge
  • Medication and IV Administration
  • Procedure Room Preparation
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Care Coordination
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Student Precepting
  • Treatment Plan Modification
  • Delegation and Motivation
10/2004 to Current Staff Nurse III Vidant Health | Greenville, NC,
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Coordinated care with charge nurse and other staff through daily communication.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Transported patients to and from rooms and prepared for treatments according to individual specifications.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Assessed and documented physical condition of mothers and babies and assisted doctors in identifying and treating preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and other pregnancy-related complications
  • Trained and mentored 8 other staff members in obstetrics nursing and care.
  • Reviewed and tracked progress of mothers in labor, interpreted fetal heart monitor and informed delivering physician of status.
  • Guided new mothers on recovery and infant care to promote and support maternal and family adaptation.
  • Leveraged equipment and administered medications, supporting labor, delivery and care of newborns.
  • Briefed next-shift nurses thoroughly on condition, status and needs of mother and newborn.
  • Coordinated overall patient care with specialists, physicians and other departments and supervised ancillary staff.
  • Monitored fetal heartbeat and length and strength of contractions to guide labor.
  • Oversaw labor by coaching women, assisting with complications and administering medications during birth.
  • Assisted physicians in delivery of hundreds of babies and supported and encouraged mothers during childbirth.
  • Maintained staff education for continuing education requirements through instructions of Neonatal Resuscitation for 20 years.
  • Oriented new employees to expected nursing standards and facility processe0s for >15years.
08/2018 to 05/2022 Faculty Lecturer & Clinical Instructor Erickson Living | Glen Mills, PA,
  • Retained interest and maximized receptive learning by educating students utilizing instructional techniques, hands-on activities and laboratory curriculum.
  • Passed out syllabi and informed students of course standards and learning objectives.
  • Held clinical simulation projects and provided each student with individual feedback.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by supervising students during medication administration.
  • Improved nursing programs through collaboration with department heads, faculty and staff.
  • Used individualized instruction techniques to educate students on patient observation, assessment, decision-making and health teaching.
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by developing IEPs, utilizing wide variety of teaching aids and leveraging motivational and implementation strategies.
  • Initiated new learning methods to ensure total student comprehension while maximizing learning time.
  • Relayed feedback on clinical settings' effectiveness in enabling students reach course and program goals.
  • Assessed students' knowledge and skills through assignments and exams.
  • Delegated patient assignments to students based on individual learning needs and patient assessments.
  • Frequently provided educational lectures to students.
  • Devised educational presentations to creatively communicate coursework objectives.
  • Provided students with hands-on demonstrations and managed clinical logs, medication administration, dressing changes and meal preparation.
  • Communicated students' individual and group performance to lead faculty.
  • Evaluated and monitored progress of 20-60 students/semester to promote positive outcomes.
  • Educated and mentored students to help individuals surmount academic obstacles and personal difficulties.
  • Optimized learning plans by quantifying student progress through test administration.
  • Partnered with other instructors to share best practices for optimized student learning.
  • Delivered comprehensive clinical instruction to 75+ students on subjects such as obstetrical and neonatal nursing.
11/2009 to 04/2013 Per Diem PACU Staff Nurse Saint Louise Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Delivered individualized care to post-operative patients by monitoring pain levels, checking vital signs and explaining next steps to recovery.
  • Evaluated patients recovering from surgeries and coming out of anesthesia.
  • Monitored patient pain levels and administered medication to diminish patient discomfort.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Completed direct patient care tests to determine current conditions, responses and needs.
  • Administered medications to manage progression off anesthesia medications, deal with side effects and promote recovery.
  • Evaluated assigned patients to effectively plan, implement and document skilled nursing care.

  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Supported physicians completing patient examinations and procedures.
  • Utilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesia.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Collaborated with health groups to plan or implement programs designed to improve overall health of communities.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2018 to to Master of Science | Nursing Education San Jose State University, San Jose, CA GPA:
Expected in 05/1998 to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing San Jose State University, San Jose, CA GPA:
  • Licensed Registered Nurse, State of California, 1998-present
  • Certified in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, 2015-present
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor, 2002-present
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, 1999-present
  • ALS and BLS

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School Attended

  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse III
  • Faculty Lecturer & Clinical Instructor
  • Per Diem PACU Staff Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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