Staff Registered Nurse Charge Nurse, Pacu resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Registered nurse since 2013 with ICU and PACU experience. Dedicated to patient education and advocacy by collaborating with the medical team to ensure patient wellness in and outside of the hospital. Passionate about constantly learning and assessing the efficacy of current practice in order to maximize patient outcomes.

  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Nursing staff leadership: charge nurse
  • Post operative discharge education
  • Adult Nursing
  • Electronic clinical documentation in EPIC, Meditech, and NextGen
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Time Management
Work History
Registered Nurse, PACU, 09/2020 to Current
Dignity HealthNorthridge, CA,
  • Part time position
  • Managed the post anesthesia recovery and care of adult and some pediatric patients following surgery
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgeries
  • Surgeries include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, spine surgery, urology, and ENT
  • Evaluated patients' pain levels, implementing correct dosage of medication to alleviate discomfort.
  • Prepared patients for discharge home by reviewing post operative discharge instructions with patient and their family/caregivers.
Registered Nurse, PACU, Per Diem, 07/2020 to Current
Eastern Connecticut Health NetworkTolland, CT,
  • Contracted by HCA to work in the PACU of the Heart Hospital of Austin as a per diem nurse
  • Managed the post anesthesia care of adult cardiac and vascular patients
  • Recovered patients for transfer to the inpatient setting or discharge home
Staff Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, PACU, 11/2016 to 05/2020
AyaWaukesha, WI,
  • Full time position
  • Managed the post anesthesia care of adult, pediatric, and post partum patients from initial recovery through discharge at this level 1 trauma center
  • As a charge nurse, delegated and prioritized staff nurse assignments and maintained patient flow in and out of the PACU by overseeing operations such as admissions and discharges from the unit
  • Collaborated with resources such as caseworkers to advocate for safe conditions for patients from marginalized groups upon discharge from the hospital
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery by educating patients, families, and caregivers on post-operative care
  • Continuously monitored telemetry, vitals, pain, and oriented patients to the unit upon emergence from anesthesia to achieve optimal outcomes
Travel Registered Nurse, ICU, 06/2016 to 09/2016
Cleveland ClinicToledo, OH,
  • Full time travel nurse assignment with a 17 week contract though Professional Placement Resources (Jacksonville Beach, FL)
  • Delivered patient care in the medical/surgical intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, and transitional care unit
  • Conducted patient assessments and modified care plans by observing changes in hemodynamic monitoring, strict intake and output, and respiratory status
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging situations to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems
  • Educated patients and answered questions regarding health conditions
Staff Registered Nurse, CCU, 07/2014 to 04/2016
Baylor St. Lukes Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Full time position
  • Collaborated with the medical team to care for cardiac patients requiring critical care, including heart transplants, pre/postoperative CABG, TAVR, Valve Replacements, Pericardial Window, Pacemakers, and post STEMI/NSTEMI
  • Managed the care of patients under therapeutic hypothermia by maintaining their temperature, medications, and life support in order to optimize recovery outcomes
  • Identified and responded to critical changes in patient assessments in a timely manner to prevent further deterioration
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular cardiac rhythms, and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Inspected, maintained, and adjusted cardiology equipment such as intra-aortic balloon pumps, swan-ganz catheters, CVP/arterial lines, and continuous cardiac output monitoring to maintain optimal functionality and diagnostic usefulness
Staff Registered Nurse, ICU, 06/2013 to 07/2014
UTMB Texas Department Of Criminal Justice HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Full time position
  • Managed the critical care of patients in this medical intensive care unit specializing in offender care
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by completing a one year long new graduate nurse residency program which included the AACN Critical Care Orientation Course on ICU nursing (10 module course)
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Assisted the charge nurse in performing triage on all incoming patients and helped determine severity of injuries and illnesses
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, implementing interventions to control and de-escalate situations
Master of Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2022
University Of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX,
  • Program: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (induction December 2020)
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 04/2013
The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
: Nursing Prerequisites, Expected in
Galveston College - Galveston, TX
  • Attended from June 2010 - December 2011
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (2011)
  • Made the President's List (3.9+ gpa) for fall semester 2010, fall and spring semester 2011
Licenses & Certifications
  • Registered Nurse in Texas, License #836310, expires 09/2021
  • Registered Nurse in California, License #95091173, expires 10/2021
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), expires 09/2021
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), expires 06/2022
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), expires 09/2021

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School Attended

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Galveston College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse, PACU
  • Registered Nurse, PACU, Per Diem
  • Staff Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, PACU
  • Travel Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Staff Registered Nurse, CCU
  • Staff Registered Nurse, ICU


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Some College (No Degree)

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