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travel registered nurse operating room resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Summary

Hardworking Circulating Nurse skilled at supporting physicians and anesthesiologists in surgical procedures. Caring bedside manner and strong patient communication skills to explain pre- and post-surgical procedures. Dedicated to improving quality and cost-effectiveness through process improvement initiatives.

Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities.

Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Delegation and Motivation
  • Charge Nurse Experience
  • Member of Orthopedic Trauma Team
  • Experience in Many Specialties, Including Traumas
  • Experience in Both Scrub and Circulating Roles
  • 2008 You Make A Difference Award Winner
Experience
Travel Registered Nurse - Operating Room, 06/2022 - 09/2022
Common Spirit Lawrenceville, IL,
  • Performed comprehensive assessments to identify patient needs, devise care plans, modify care solutions and support patient rights.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Consulted medical sources to gain knowledge of emerging and updated procedures and select equipment for procedures or treatments.
  • Collaborated with practitioners to develop and implement patient care plans and evaluate various factors.
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations.
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Discussed surgical patients with healthcare team to address and resolve concerns.
  • Transferred patients from operating room to recovery room on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Learned and developed unique skills, specialties and practices based on site and patient needs.
  • Adhered to infection-control policies and protocols to protect employees and patients.
  • Furnished emotional, psychological and spiritual support to patients and families to establish compassionate environment.
  • Updated patient charts to reflect changes to care plans, interventions and observations.
  • Directed and instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.
  • Documented and communicated actions and irregularities to maintain continuity among nursing teams.
Circulating Nurse, 08/2002 - 06/2022
Wellpath Wrightsville, AR,
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Planned and implemented interventions and evaluated patient outcomes.
  • Responded to emergency situations based on nursing standards and patient priority.
  • Delivered excellent patient care by assessing individuals, formulating diagnoses and establishing goals.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Observed, checked and monitored equipment used during surgery to confirm proper operation.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team to establish, enact and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
  • Interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Prepared medical equipment and tools to aid physician during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.
  • Responded to emergency situations with speed, expertise and level-headed approaches to provide optimal care, support and life-saving interventions.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Conducted specified laboratory tests to help detect conditions and determine diagnosis.
Charge Registered Nurse, 08/2003 - 06/2022
Northshore Evanston, IL,
  • Maintained comprehensive patient care plans and monitored staffs' implementation of physician's orders.
  • Trained other nurses on patient care and daily tasks, supporting growth and professional development.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care.
  • Maintained comprehensive base of unit supplies to meet expected patient demands, public health emergencies and mass casualty incidences.
  • Oversaw delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care with focus on patient safety, comfort and dignity.
  • Collaborated with physicians and nursing staff to deliver quality care.
  • Built and maintained excellent rapport with patients and loved ones.
  • Distributed assignments to RNs, LPNs and resident advisors, guided work and delivered training to promote proper care standards for patients.
  • Complied with OSHA programs, maintaining safe and clean working environment.
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Reviewed staffing patterns and census of nursing units, meeting staffing needs and budgetary controls.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare specialists to devise, implement and modify plans of care defining patient outcome goals
  • Coordinated, tasked and supervised nurses and ancillary staff based on staffing requirements.
  • Met with administrator to discuss patient care status, issues and information.
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships between nursing department and other disciplines.
  • Directed unit staff and promoted quality care for diverse patients.
Surgical Technologist, 10/1998 - 08/2002
Aultman Hospital City, STATE,
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2017
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Aultman College of Nursing And Health Sciences - Canton, OH
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Diploma : Nursing, Expected in 06/2002
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Aultman Hospital School of Nursing - Canton, OH,
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Associate of Applied Science: Surgical Technology, Expected in 08/1998
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University of Akron - Akron, OH
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Aultman College of Nursing And Health Sciences
  • Aultman Hospital School of Nursing
  • University of Akron

Job Titles Held:

  • Travel Registered Nurse - Operating Room
  • Circulating Nurse
  • Charge Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science

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