staff registered nurse icu resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Compassionate and highly competent critical care staff and rapid response team RN with 5 years of clinical nursing experience. Dedicated to providing high-quality patient care with a focus on safety and using evidence-based practices to improve treatment outcomes. Skilled in quickly building connections with both coworkers and patients to create trust and rapport in stressful situations. Performs well in emergencies requiring rapid response through utilization of strong critical thinking skills. Enjoys taking on leadership roles to assist in achieving organizational goals.

Staff Registered Nurse, ICU, 07/2016 to 02/2021
Cleveland ClinicPoznan, OH,
  • Managed patients with a multitude of critical illnesses including CHF, pulmonary embolism, septic shock, cardiogenic shock, neurogenic shock, respiratory failure, end-stage renal disease, ARDS, hemorrhagic shock, post-STEMI, pancreatitis, and post-surgical complications.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans for patients requiring critical care intervention.
  • Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes in a 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 patient ratio.
  • Precepted and educated new to specialty-RNs, new-grad RNs and nursing students to critical care procedures and nursing care.
  • Addressed code situations both within and outside the ICU by strategically organizing and delegating tasks in a manner consistent with ACLS algorithms and recommendations.
Rapid Response Registered Nurse, 08/2017 to 02/2021
HcaColonial Heights, VA,
  • Assisted with development of new Rapid Response Team (RRT) organization structure, including the implementation and utilization of a sepsis screening and vital sign monitoring program throughout the hospital, resulting in a 23% decrease in ICU transfer from med-surg and telemetry floors and a 18% decrease in sepsis mortality.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to patients requiring critical care intervention outside of the ICU.
  • Managed and provided leadership to help medical-surgical, telemetry, and step-down nursing staff with direct and indirect patient care and education regarding emergency response interventions and care of the critically ill patient awaiting transfer.
  • Initiated code status discussions and counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated them on patient care options both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Responded to emergency situations throughout the hospital including in-house STEMIs, code blues, respiratory distress, and hypotension with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
First Aid Station Registered Nurse, 03/2018 to 08/2019
Orioles, Camden YardsCity, STATE,
  • Worked alongside paramedics and physicians on a per diem basis during Orioles home games at Camden Yards Stadium. Coordinated patient care in a limited resource environment often times required flexible and alternative methods of critical thinking to stabilize patients for ground transport to the local emergency department.
  • Treated conditions such as lacerations, heat stroke, blunt trauma injuries, myocardial infarctions, respiratory distress, allergic reactions, sprains and fractures, intoxication requiring medical transport, syncope, and seizures.
Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse, 05/2015 to 07/2016
Nanticoke Memorial HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Triaged incoming patients and communicated with doctors to encourage timely attention to urgent situations.
  • Managed complete processing of patients, including initial admission, preliminary diagnosis, treatment, documentation and discharging for a variety of illnesses ranging in acuity.
  • Administered critical IV medications to stabilize patients for assessment and treatment.
  • Member of Emergency Response Team responsible for responding to in-house codes, stroke alerts and STEMIs
  • HIPAA and confidentiality
  • Staff Development and Precepting
  • Triaging
  • Ventilator management
  • Vasopressor initiation/titration
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Bedside moderate sedation/recovery
  • US-guided IV insertion
  • Pulmonary-arterial catheters
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Central/arterial lines
  • Intra-ventricular drains
  • Temporary/permanent pacemakers
  • Minnesota/Blakemore tubes
  • Targeted temperature management
  • Bispectral index monitoring (BIS)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: , Expected in 05/2015
Salisbury University - Salisbury, MD,
  • 3.54 GPA
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Member
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity member
Doctorate of Nursing Practice: Anesthesia, Expected in
Villanova University - Villanova, PA

Class of 2023

  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • CITI Human Subjects Research certification
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse certification (CCRN)

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School Attended

  • Salisbury University
  • Villanova University

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Nurse, ICU
  • Rapid Response Registered Nurse
  • First Aid Station Registered Nurse
  • Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice

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