Unit Head Nurse Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Registered Nurse with a passionate commitment to serve others demonstrated through fierce advocacy and strong work ethics. Provides efficient, safe, and patient-focused care with an optimal health goal. Brings proficient supervisory, conflict resolution, and organizational skills from 20 years of customer service experience. In search of professional growth beyond the mental health field and advance current nursing skills and technique.

  • Nursing care plan development, evaluation, and maintenance
  • Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Patient assessment, monitoring, and care
  • Medication administration and patient education
  • Long-term care and rehabilitation services
  • Time management, prioritization, and organization
  • De-escalation techniques and crisis interventions
  • Precepting, mentoring, and leadership
Unit Head Nurse, 08/2017 to 05/2020
Peninsula Regional Medical CenterCrisfield, MD,
  • Collaborated with all unit consumers and a multi-disciplinary team to develop, evaluate, and maintain an individualized plan of care to include psychological, social, recreational, and treatment activities.
  • Provided unit leadership with a team-building mindset using open and honest communication, effective conflict resolution, professionalism, and positivity.
  • Completed annual, quarterly, monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, and daily assessments of all unit consumers' safety, physical and mental well-being, and progress in treatment per facility, Joint Commission, and CMS standards.
  • Perform duties as Supervisor/Facility Charge for multiple units within the Sexual Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services program and/or Adult Psychiatric Services program.
Unit Nurse, 07/2014 to 08/2017
  • Performed direct nursing care and treatment interventions, including daily assessments of each consumer and reported any abnormalities or variance from baseline to the physician, facility supervisor, unit head nurse.
  • Observed, assessed, reported, and documented on the consumers' activities of daily living, behaviors, affect, interaction with peers, class/activity attendance, and any individualized interventions outlined in their treatment plan.
  • Provided education and administered prescribed medication/treatment, monitored for effectiveness, side effects, and adverse reactions, completed follow-up with consumers, and completed documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Maintained a therapeutic environment by promoting safety for all consumers and staff utilizing therapeutic crisis communication, de-escalation techniques, and Situational Management Assault Response Techniques.
Psychiatric Technician Educator, 09/2010 to 07/2014
  • Conducted interviews of candidates and coordinated training and educational assignments for all newly hired psychiatric technicians and aides.
  • Developed online modules, performed four weeks of classroom and hands-on training, and evaluate performance of all newly hired technicians and aides.
  • Train and certify Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center staff in CPR, Boundaries, and Professional Assault and Crisis Training.
  • Assist Nurse Educator in development, coordination, and completion of annual training for all Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, psychiatric technicians, and security aide staff.
Psychiatric Technician, 06/2007 to 09/2010
  • Observed, reported, and documented on patient performance of activities of daily living, behavior, class and activity attendance, interaction with peers, and other interventions outlined in their individualized treatment plans.
  • Assisted patients as needed, obtained vital signs, practiced and promoted standard precautions, performed routine cleaning and other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducted environmental and patient safety checks five times every hour and reported any concerns immediately to the unit nurse and/or facility supervisor.
  • Practiced therapeutic communication, professional boundaries, crisis interventions, and trauma awareness.
Education and Training
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing, Expected in 05/2015
Mineral Area College - Park Hills, MO
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing, Expected in 07/2014
Mineral Area College - Park Hills, MO
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in
Missouri Baptist University - Park Hills, MO,
  • 12 credit hours remain to complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Activities and Honors
  • Voted SMMHC Head Nurse of the Year, May 2018.
  • Four-time guest speaker on "Dangers of Distracted Driving", Ste. Genevieve High School
  • Vice-President, ADN program at Mineral Area College, 2015.
  • President, Program in Practical Nursing at Mineral Area College, 2014.

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School Attended
  • Mineral Area College
  • Mineral Area College
  • Missouri Baptist University
Job Titles Held:
  • Unit Head Nurse
  • Unit Nurse
  • Psychiatric Technician Educator
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science