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wound care nurse resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Diligent Wound Care Nurse with over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry. Hardworking with excellent communication skills. Adept in demonstrating dressing techniques to educate, in-service nurses and give firsthand instruction on aseptic techniques. Offering wound care expertise and a commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services. I am also experienced in developing treatment plans according to current wound care protocols. Proficient in applying preventive measures and monitoring results on the care being delivered. Proven skills in wound care, wound debridement, and floor nursing. Bringing over ten years of excellent healthcare service.

Skills
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Healthcare management
  • Complex wound care
  • Post-surgery treatment
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • Intake and discharge
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Medication administration expert
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Diabetes management
  • Triaging patient concerns
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Unit administration
  • Wound Debridement
Experience
04/2019 to 11/2020 Wound Care Nurse American Senior Communities | Fort Wayne, IN,
  • Cared for patients with various wounds caused by injuries, medical treatments and diseases.
  • Treated complex wounds not healed in two weeks, including diabetic ulcers, vascular wounds and trauma-related wounds.
  • Worked with healthcare teams to assess patients, manage wounds and monitor healing.
  • Classified wounds using staging system based on visual evaluation of affected tissue.
  • Minimized patient skin breakdown by devising and carrying out skin care plan.
  • Managed draining wounds by providing appropriate wound care/dressings.
  • Conducted wound assessments for patients and documented information.
  • Provide post-surgery treatment for patients with ostomies and surgical wound conditions.
  • Alerted physician of diagnostic study results and changes in patient condition.
  • Educated patients, family members and caregivers on condition management.
  • Educated patients and family members on cleaning and dressing wounds and identifying signs of infection.
  • Continually assessed patient pain levels and applied appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Communicated with family, patient, staff and physicians, when starting or adjusting treatment.
07/2018 to 01/2019 Correctional Nurse Crownhills Enterprises Inc | Greene County, PA,
  • Administered scheduled medications and therapies intravenously, rectally, orally, subcutaneously and via intramuscular injections while overseeing pain management plans.
  • Developed and coordinated patient care plans for prisoners with COPD, diabetes or other chronic conditions.
  • Cared for prisoners suffering from contagious illnesses or conditions, including influenza, lice and gastrointestinal bugs.
  • Assessed prisoners suffering injuries through falls, stabbings or other means and stabilized each prior to transport to nearest medical facility.
  • Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.
  • Administered oral, IV and intra-muscular medications and monitored patient reactions.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
12/2012 to 07/2018 Staff Nurse Coxhealth | Nixa, MO,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Answered patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Treated patients by administering various types of medications and therapies.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
  • Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Delivered extensive training to newly hired employees and student nurses, offering insight and assistance related to emergent situations.
  • Communicated effectively with physicians and provided support during surgical procedures.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Evaluated patients to develop and update treatment plans while anticipating day-to-day needs.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
  • I worked for SAVA for 5+ year at several of their facilities, Including: Four Corners Healthcare Durango, CO, Aspen Healthcare Thornton, Co Kenton Manor, Greeley, Co, Centennial Healthcare Greeley Co, and Fort Collins Healthcare Center Fort Collins, CO. I went where they had needs for nurses with in the company.
01/2014 to 01/2015 Staff Nurse Coxhealth | Aurora, MO,
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.
  • Used facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2009 to to LPN | LPN Program Louisiana Technical College , Shreveport, LA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2004 to to Emergency Medical Tech | Emergency Medical Technology Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA GPA:
Expected in 12/1999 to to High School Diploma | Bossier High School, Bossier City, LA GPA:
Certifications
  • Wound Care Certified
  • Wound debridement Training/certification - December 2020

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Louisiana Technical College
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Bossier High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Wound Care Nurse
  • Correctional Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • LPN
  • Emergency Medical Tech
  • High School Diploma

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