traveling registered nurse surgical resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
  • Seasoned nursing professional bringing 5+ years of experience with demonstrated success in trauma and surgical patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs while delivering exceptional patient care with 1:6 patient load. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Passionate healthcare worker able to utilize past skills to be apart of a cohesive and quality focused team ready to help your surgical team and achieve company goals.
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Medical Procedure Preparation
  • Patient Condition Monitoring
  • Treatment Preparation
  • Clear Patient Communication
  • Status Updates
  • Chest Tubes
  • Nasogastric Tubes
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Continuous Bladder Irrigation
  • Post Operative Care of, Urology, Gastrointestinal, Trauma, Orthopedics, ect.
Work History
Traveling Registered Nurse Surgical Trauma, 08/2021 to Current
Milan Laser Hair Removal, , Sioux Falls, SD
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Managed caseload of 6 patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, treatments, IV therapy and wound care.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
  • Managed pre-op and post-operative patient care for 60 bed unit.
  • Used Meditech Expanse to document patient plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis and expected patient outcomes.
  • Monitored patients before, during and after surgical operations to evaluate patient care and maintained aseptic techniques.
  • Maintained and upgraded knowledge, skills, nursing practice and competencies affecting quality of nursing care and re-licensure.
  • Detected, monitored and attempted to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans.
  • Treated patients requiring stabilization and resuscitation for variety of illnesses and injuries.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
Travel Registered Nurse Med/Surg/Covid, 01/2021 to 05/2021
Crh, , Casper, WY
  • Complied with infectious disease measures to reduce spread of COVID-19 between patients, families, and medical personnel.
  • Responded to and documented sudden condition changes in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Educated patients and families about COVID-19 related illnesses, recommended protective measures, and treatments.
  • Participated in development of Patient Care Plans for patients experiencing COVID-19.
  • Checked and recorded vital signs of patients and reported changes in patients' behavior or conditions.
  • Mitigated hazard potential from patients with communicable diseases.
  • Oversaw various aspects of telemetry by administering PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drugs, titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tubes.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
Traveling Registered Nurse Orthopedics/Float Pool, 09/2020 to 12/2020
Cranial Technologies, , Bismarck, ND
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Documented patient interactions and interventions in EPIC EMR.
  • Documented all elements of care and updated patient charts and confidential files to reflect changes in care plans, interventions applied and observations.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Educated patients and families on managing post-treatment home care needs and medication administration.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
Registered Nurse, 05/2017 to 09/2020
Black Hills Health Care System VA, , Hot Springs, SD
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2017 to South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD





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School Attended

  • South Dakota State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Traveling Registered Nurse Surgical Trauma
  • Travel Registered Nurse Med/Surg/Covid
  • Traveling Registered Nurse Orthopedics/Float Pool
  • Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science

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