trauma surgical services medical surgical nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Dedicated and well-qualified surgical and oncology RN offering proven skills in patient care, medication administration and treatment implementation. Detail-oriented, responsive and proficient in routine care and emergency response. Offering 3 year record in field and 2 years specializing in surgery and trauma response.

  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Medical screening
  • Electronic charting
  • Unit administration
  • 17 years management
  • Strong leader
  • Critical thinking skills
  • 2 years PACU and operating room
  • Medical-Surgical Floor Nurse 3 years
  • ACLS certified
  • PALS certified
  • TNCC certified
  • NRP certified
  • BLS certified
06/2020 to Current Trauma/Surgical Services, Medical Surgical Nurse Carenational | Portsmouth, NH,
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and assimilated patients to unit.
  • Delivered quality patient care from admission to discharge through direct supervision of all nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored unexpected patient events, interactions or outcomes and recorded incident report in certain situations.
  • Assisted with nursing duties in short-staffed areas.
  • Delivered tailored nursing care to adult patients suffering from multiple diagnoses.
  • Provided clinical oversight to facility with 15 capacity by supervising admission and discharge processes.
  • Cared expertly for individuals with wide array of medical issues such as pulmonary, cardiology and infectious disease patients.
  • Performed comprehensive assessments to identify patient needs, devise care plans, modify care solutions and support patient rights.
06/2017 to 03/2020 Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse Regional West Medical Center | City, STATE,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.
  • Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
  • Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Trained new RN hires and ancillary staff members to meet patient service goals, champion standards of care and improve patient overall satisfaction.
  • Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
  • Monitored and educated nursing students and externs on proper care procedures and prioritization strategies.
  • Coordinated and managed care for patients undergoing myocardial infarction screening and anticoagulation therapies.
  • Treated patients suffering from chronic and acute medical concerns, including asthma, seizure disorders and pneumonia.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
  • Performed blood and blood product transfusions and intravenous infusions to address patient symptoms or underlying causes.
  • Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results.
  • Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
  • Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease.
02/2000 to 03/2017 Manager/Server Pizza Hut | City, STATE,

Continually monitored restaurant and took appropriate action to ensure food quality and service standards were met consistently. Efficiently resolved problems or concerns to the satisfaction of all involved parties. Minimized loss and misuse of equipment through proper restaurant supervision and staff training. Developed and maintained exceptional customer service standards.

Education and Training
Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science | Nursing University of Nebraska Medical Center, Scottsbluff, NE, GPA:
Expected in 05/2016 Associate of Science | General Studies Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff, NE GPA:
Expected in Associate of Arts | General Studies Chadron State College, Chadron, NE GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Member, Alumni Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Daisy Award
  • Shining Star Award

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School Attended

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Western Nebraska Community College
  • Chadron State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Trauma/Surgical Services, Medical Surgical Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Manager/Server


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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