staff nurse operating room resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Responsible and organized Operating Room Nurse offering exceptional patient care skills in Operating Room. Focused on providing support to surgeons and patients while remaining calm and composed. Ready to join a hospital that appreciates dedicated interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Staff Nurse, Operating Room, 01/2019 - 09/2021
Sutter Health Carlsbad, CA,
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Observed, checked and monitored equipment used during surgery to confirm proper operation.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Observed body language, movement and demeanor to anticipate surgeon's needs and maintain procedure sterility during operation.
  • Counted surgical instruments and sponges used in procedures upon completion of operations.
  • Built relationships with pre- and post-surgical patients with compassion and positive attitude.
  • Assessed patients prior to surgical procedures by asking questions and detailing medical histories.
  • Delivered exceptional care to patients throughout the entire surgical lifecycle to support positive health outcomes.
  • Accessed patient medical history, current medications and pre-procedure instructions to confirm adherence and respond to questions.
  • Transferred patients from operating room to recovery room on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Prepared operating rooms to uphold strict asepsis standards.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Utilized Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and electronic health records to document treatments and patient status observations.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Observed surgical procedures to closely monitor patient and quickly assist physician with potential complications or additional needs.
  • Maintained aseptic environment to prevent patient infections or other unwanted outcomes.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
Staff Registered Nurse, 01/2013 - 01/2019
Upmc Hanover, PA,
  • Read physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication side effects, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated strategic goals aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving outcomes through compassionate, precise and high-quality nursing care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Performed nursing rounds to complete scheduled tasks and interact with patients.
  • 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.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • 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.
  • Arranged placement of new patient admissions and transfers according to clinical standards and guidelines.
  • Reviewed physician orders and participated in medication management to optimize patient safety.
  • Maintained reports to provide oncoming shift with full patient status.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical.
  • Responded to emergency situations based on nursing standards and patient priority.
  • Assisted with patient surgery preparation by , monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
  • Communicated with patients and recorded vitals after surgical procedures to evaluate current health status.
  • Verified prescribed medications and checked for contradictions and potential complications before administering to patients.
Indexer/Abstractor, 03/2012 - 12/2012
Innodata Knowledge Services City, STATE,
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Filed paperwork according to standard operating procedures and entered data points into tracking system.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 03/2011
Colegio De San Antonio De Padua - Danao City, Cebu, Philippines,
Status -
  • Dean's List Honoree [1st & 2nd Semester 2007]
  • Dean's List Honoree [1st & 2nd Semester 2008]
High School Diploma: , Expected in 03/2006
University of San Carlos - Cebu City, Philippines,
Status -

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School Attended

  • Colegio De San Antonio De Padua
  • University of San Carlos

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Nurse, Operating Room
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Indexer/Abstractor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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