staff rn med surg resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Patient-focused RN with over 10 years of experience. Recent graduate from Washington Governor's University (WGU) with Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Currently working at Providence Hospital on a Medical Surgical Unit since November, 2018. Previous employment experience includes working at a Psychiatric facility and Rehab/LTC facility providing care to patients with a variety of complex health issues. Dedicated to providing a high level of care and compassion to all patients. Working successfully as part of a team to treat a wide range of medical conditions, and skilled in prioritizing patients' needs in a high-stress environment while remaining calm under pressure.

  • Energetic caregiver
  • Compassionate
  • Dependable
  • Team orientated
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Culturally-competent and patient-focused care
  • Organized
  • Calm under pressure
  • Clinical judgment and emotional support
  • Professional bedside manner
  • High level of autonomy
  • Patient and family advocate
  • Acute and chronic disease management
Work History
Staff RN, Med-Surg, 11/2018 - Current
Northside Hospital Roswell, GA,
  • Oversee delivery of care for patients on acute medical-surgical unit, effectively collaborating with members of care giving team, such as physicians, nurses, CNA's, case managers, and family members.
  • Implement medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management. Monitor responses while working with healthcare team to adjust care plans.
  • Collaborate with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Manage quality care for patients with various acute and chronic medical and psychological conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, heart failure, end-stage renal disease, dementia, palliative, post-op, and substance misuse.
  • Identify learning needs of patients and families and respond with advocacy and health education
  • Manage patients with acute psychosis, such as emergency medications and restraints while utilizing de-escalation techniques.
  • Perform wound care education and treatment for various wounds such as post-op and pressure ulcers.
  • Evaluate healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Confer with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Advise patients and caregivers on proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Precept new nurses and students in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
Psychiatric Nurse, 07/2017 - 11/2018
Freeport Health Network Savanna, IL,
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors while assisting patients to regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security of unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
  • Acting as charge nurse when needed and providing leadership during crisis management.
  • When acting as charge nurse, assigned employee areas and scheduled staff breaks.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Care of patients with chemical dependency, assessed and monitored for withdrawal symptoms and treated accordingly.
  • Accurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions. Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Performed patient assessments to monitor expected response to medications, altering treatment plans as needed. Notify physicians of any adverse reactions or unexpected outcomes.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm.
  • Cooperated and communicated effectively with physicians to ensure client satisfaction and compliance with set standards.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Provided patient education. Explained useful coping strategies to relieve depression and anxiety.
  • Performed patient admissions and discharges.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Staff Nurse, 10/2010 - 07/2017
Orange County 2223 E. Wellington Ave. Suite #100 Santa Ana, CA,
  • Staff Nurse for Rehab, LTC, and Memory Care units.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Catheter insertion, trach care, airway management.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients, documenting data in electronic records.
  • Collaborated effectively with staff members.
  • Monitored and report symptoms and changes in patient status.
  • Assisted with diagnostic tests and interpret results.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Advised patients on health maintenance and preventative medicine.
  • Provided educational, emotional and psychological support to patients and family members.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills.
  • Educated and instruct patients on medications, treatments, and home care needs.
  • Precept new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2018
Western Governors University (WGU) - Utah,
Status -
Associate Degree in Nursing: Registered Nurse, Expected in 2010
North Seattle Community College - Seattle, Washington,
Status -
  • President's List 2008
  • Dean's List Summer 2009, Dean's List Winter 2010, Dean's List Summer 2010

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School Attended

  • Western Governors University (WGU)
  • North Seattle Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff RN, Med-Surg
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Staff Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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