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staff registered nurse cardiovascular icu resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate and dedicated registered nurse with over 27 years of experience in Critical Care. Proven leadership as the Assistant Nurse Manager for more than 12 years in a Neuro/Medical ICU. Demonstrated success in delivering high quality critical thinking, medical knowledge, and evidence based practices to facilitate and deliver superior care. Excellent reputation focused on optimizing patient care and team building. Reliable and focused healthcare expert with open and clear communication and analytical problem solving abilities.

Skills
  • Acute Care Expertise
  • Excellent Attention to Detail
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • High Level of Confidentially
  • Strong Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills
  • Compassionate, Caring, and Empathetic
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Thorough Physical Assessment Skills
  • Educating and Instructing patients and families
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time Management
  • Honest and Ethical
  • Patient and Family Advocacy
  • Accountability
Education
University of South Carolina - Aiken Aiken, SC Expected in 05/1996 Associate Degree in Nursing : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
Work History
Piedmont Augusta - Staff Registered Nurse CardioVascular ICU
City, STATE, 02/2022 - Current


  • Effectively provide care based on each patient's condition.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Critical care for cardiac and vascular surgery patients with multiple diagnosis and conditions including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertensive emergency, heart rate and rhythm changes and cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  • Recognize urgent cardiac or pulmonary issues, intervening appropriately.
  • Provide care for post cardiac catheterizations, permanent pacemaker placement, cardioversion, left ventricular access devices and post open heart and vascular surgery.
University Hospital - Assistant Nurse Manager Neuro/Medical ICU
City, STATE, 03/2009 - 02/2022
  • Created work schedules for multiple shifts to confirm complete floor coverage.
  • Developed departmental goals and objectives to improve satisfactory rating with patients.
  • Performed real-time chart audits for patients ensuring accuracy and completeness of information while capitalizing on opportunities for process improvement.
  • Kept organized records of facility's services and utilization of inpatient beds.
  • Communicated with members of medical staff and department heads during weekly update meetings.
  • Streamlined steps in rapid response situations by prioritizing and delegating tasks.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
  • Managed nurses and nursing activities in a 15 bed ICU by providing comprehensive nursing guidance and maintaining outstanding patient satisfaction and care standards.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Delegated roles and responsibilities as needed to provide safe patient care.
  • Contributed to successful departmental accreditation by consistently operating to the highest standards of care.
University Hospital - Staff Registered Nurse Neuro/Medical ICU
City, STATE, 07/1996 - 03/2009
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Verified patients had information necessary for ongoing care, providing guidance on diagnoses, management of medications and prevention methods.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health and meet recovery goals.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Managed elements of patient care from admission to discharge or transfer to other units.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Provide intensive treatment using skilled critical thinking.
  • Acted as relief charge nurse.
  • Preformed complete physical assessments on patients with a variety of neurological insults, as well aw various other medical conditions.
  • Used advanced critical care judgement to ensure safe patient care.
  • Provide direct bedside care of patients suffering acute stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, brain tumors and various neurological surgeries and diseases.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of South Carolina - Aiken

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Nurse CardioVascular ICU
  • Assistant Nurse Manager Neuro/Medical ICU
  • Staff Registered Nurse Neuro/Medical ICU

Degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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