Top Registered Nurse Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Registered Nurse. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Registered Nurse resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.7% of Registered Nurse resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Registered Nurse actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Registered Nurse resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Worked to proactively support efforts ensuring delivery of safe, high-quality patient care in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem-Cell Transplant inpatient unit.
  • Administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
  • Worked on Infant Unit/Med Surgical performing patient care which focused on gastrointestinal management and cardiac management.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary professionals, patient, and family to ensure quality and efficient patient care.
  • Coordinate patient care with departmental staff and provide patient/family education and explanation of discharge instructions.
  • Provide quality patient care and proper medication administration in relation to hospital protocol.
  • Collaborated with physicians, fellow nurses and administration professionals to coordinate patient care.
  • Coordinate patient care Skilled nursing care Administer medications and treatments Ensure patient safety
  • Provide patient care Following physician orders Provide wound care Medication administration Educating patients
  • Delegate assignments and provide supervision to nursing assistants in providing patient care
  • Collaborated with other ER professionals to ensure effective patient care delivery.
  • Identified complex patient care issues and developed individualized methods of care.
  • Delegated and oversaw patient care provided by Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • Weekend manager and patient care on general rehabilitation unit.
  • Identified and prioritized actions based upon patient care requirements.
  • Provide patient care for residents of the assigned unit including medication administration, carrying out physician orders, and wound care.
  • Functioned well as an integral part of the Patient Care Team Crisis Response Network - Psychiatric Emergency Department 2802 E District St
  • Assume responsibility of charge nurse, maintain the coordination of patient care, provide direction to eight nurses and three technicians.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Provided patient care by answering families' questions, accompanying the patient to the operating room, and documenting surgical tasks.

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2. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Sole person at clinic; provided consultation and immunizations for international travelers and adult vaccines and documented information on passports.
  • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Promoted socialization and conversation with patients, allowing them to express concerns in a nonjudgmental, unhurried environment.
  • Rotate through surgical specialties during program while learning instruments and specialty specific requirements within the operating room.
  • Attended Case Conference with Interdisciplinary Team and provided pertinent information about patient progress or concerns.
  • Administered therapeutics and ensured quality and comfort services in providing nursing care to newborns.
  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
  • Worked on several inpatient cardiovascular step-down units in Oregon and California.
  • Presented in-service training on ethics concerning elderly atrial fibrillation treatment.
  • Identify, monitor and proactively address issues concerning declining conditions.
  • Serve as dedicated, patient-focused RN on a Renal/Cardiovascular unit.
  • Earned a reputation for excellence in service delivery.
  • Participated in shared governance meetings and continuing education.
  • Performed immediate newborn care post-delivery.
  • Instruct orientation and recurring RN specific training including nursing skills lab, code blue training, and electronic health record training.
  • Educate patients and caregivers on health care needs, concerns, company policies and procedures, health care options, etc.
  • Worked as an RN providing bedside care, treatment and clinical documentation for patients on cardiac, oncology and medical-surgical floors.
  • Prepare the Doctor's schedule, record and return messages, triage patients, assist patients with clinical and medication issues.
  • Sole RN providing care ranging from first aid to incident management for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and school faculty.
  • Guided RN s and LVN s in becoming confident in medication passes, admissions, discharges, and physicians orders.

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3. Charge Nurse

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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Commended for multitasking abilities; frequently assigned to charge role duties and performs charge nurse responsibilities effectively.
  • Charge nurse responsibilities such as review caseload and upcoming admittance to align appropriately.
  • Worked as a charge nurse for the hematology/oncology unit at Emory University Hospital.
  • Charge Nurse experience; assigning personnel and delegating tasks appropriately.
  • Performed charge nurse responsibilities routinely.
  • Charge Nurse; Performed all functions of Charge Nurse for this 26 bed acute, locked, inpatient, psychiatric hospital.
  • Charge nurse responsible for evaluating and managing patient s mental health, counseling, managing staff, passing medication and documentation.
  • Received Clinical Excellence Award in 2012 for role in Discharge Nurse Program Fill-in charge nurse role for a 37 bed unit.
  • Work as a registered nurse on a critical care unit serving as both a staff nurse and as a charge nurse.
  • Experience as a charge nurse in a sub acute unit with patients for rehab, long term, or hospice care.
  • Charge nurse, accountable for delivery of nursing care as well as participation in professional practice model and unit-based committees.
  • Assumed charge nurse responsibilities with in the OR, Clinical team leader in OR of the Same day Surgery center.
  • Assume the role of Charge Nurse periodically; delegate responsibilities, assign patients and ensure compliance with procedures and policies.
  • Function as a charge nurse to ensure a smooth and safe, cost effective environment for patients and staff.
  • Managed and coordinated flow of an eight bed Coronary Care Unit and 42 bed Medicine Unit as Charge Nurse.
  • Charge Nurse - Patient Charting - Participates in a team environment towards the recovery of people with mental illness.
  • Requested to serve as Charge Nurse at LSUMC on their newly designed Medical Doctor's Special Patients Unit.
  • Acted as Charge Nurse while on duty and provided on-site supervision to clinical and clerical staff as assigned.
  • Charge Nurse- Supervision of staff and patients and rounds during each patient shift to assure safe dialysis treatments.
  • Charge Nurse: Designated as the clinical leader, accountable for staffing and maintaining continuity of patient care.

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4. Emergency Situations

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Here's how Emergency Situations is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Recognize safety as a priority, while providing lifesaving measures to individuals who have emergency situations requiring skilled assessment and response.
  • Handled emergency situations as per policy with dignity, competency and care while ensuring both physical and psychological condition.
  • Transition of Newborns Circulated cesarean sections during scheduled and emergency situations, as well as other surgical procedures i.e.
  • Assess critically ill cardiac patients while monitoring status and providing appropriate care under emergency situations using critical thinking skills.
  • Monitored cardiac and other critical vital signs to detect any changes and enable intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations.
  • Identified resident problems and emergency situations and initiate immediate life-saving measures in the absence of a physician.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly research and assimilate information and apply practical solutions, especially in emergency situations.
  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team to provide quality patient care during emergency situations to stabilize deteriorating patients.
  • Determined interventions utilized in critical and emergency situations and directed actions of others in such situations.
  • Followed protocol during emergency situations with patients and staff as stipulated in hospital policy and procedure.
  • Intervene in emergency situations by notifying proper authorities such as physicians and personnel in medical facilities.
  • Identified critical changes in patient conditions and transportation of patient to local hospital in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and deal with emergency situations and make appropriate clinical decisions.
  • Prepared equipment and assisted physicians during patient examinations, treatments, and emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate ability to, and competency to respond quickly and efficiently in emergency situations.
  • Identified emergency situations and instituted corrective actions in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Responded to emergency situations using appropriate protocols as utilized in the hospital setting.
  • Assessed accurately emergency situations, including ability to understand and use emergency medications.
  • Reacted effectively in emergency situations demonstrated sound decision-making that helps save patient lives.
  • Verbalized the Registered Nurse's role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.

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5. Surgery

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Here's how Surgery is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Monitored and observed premature infants that required ventilator support, incubators or whom may be recovering from surgery for genetic defects.
  • Prepared patients for surgery, assisted with post-operative recovery, initiated IVs and administered medications.
  • Trained surgery and anesthesia residents and students arterial and IV insertions utilizing sterile technique.
  • Provide seamless care of the preoperative and postoperative surgical patient in an ambulatory surgery center
  • Facilitated patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery in gaining greater independence.
  • Focused on helping individuals and families recover optimal health and recuperate after surgery.
  • Evaluated patient response and recovery in an out-patient surgery center.
  • Perform patient assessments prior to procedures and evaluation post-surgery.
  • Maintain communication throughout surgery with patient's family members.
  • Received, recovered and monitored patients directly from surgery.
  • Provided post-operative care to patients in general surgery.
  • Prepared patient preoperative for open heart surgery.
  • Monitor clients following surgery and hospitalization.
  • Specialized in General and Cardiovascular surgery.
  • Limited ultrasound, cryosurgery and infertility.
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Pre-Op For Surgery/Endoscopy
  • Complete thorough physical assessment, using various screening tools to optimize health and educate patients and families preparing for surgery.
  • Demonstrate simple stretching exercises they can do at home and after surgery, when the doctor gives approval to start.
  • Checked on patient/family after they were admitted to make sure they were comfortable with the surgery and hospital process.
  • Named best in Atlanta in 2013 for cardiac care, cardiac surgery, and coronary intervention by Health Grades.

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6. Telemetry

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Here's how Telemetry is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided direct patient care in Medical-Surgical-Telemetry/intensive care unit (ICU), Mother/Baby, Emergency Department at this critical access hospital.
  • Supervised patient care activities on a medical/surgical/telemetry floor including dispensing of medications and monitoring patient care performed by paraprofessional personnel.
  • Obtained BLS and ACLS certifications among others such as telemetry certification and gained experience with multiple computer documenting/charting systems.
  • Execute caring nursing care for medical and surgical patients requiring external cardiac monitoring by use of a telemetry monitor.
  • Worked medical/surgical, telemetry, orthopedics, oncology, ambulatory surgery, and float pool positions.
  • Worked in a variety of hospitals on Medical/Surgical/Telemetry floors with management of various number of patients.
  • Dedicated advance practice nurse with specialty experience in cardiac/telemetry, medical-surgical, and hospice nursing.
  • Administer medications and treatment programs for ventilator dependent and those monitored for telemetry.
  • Worked full-time at a 300-bed licensed facility on a 33-bed Medical-Surgical/Telemetry monitored unit.
  • Float to various parts of the hospital where needed, medical/surgical/pediatrics/telemetry/emergency department.
  • Cared for many patients requiring ventilator support and use of telemetry monitoring.
  • Monitor telemetry and initiate interventions for heart rhythm emergencies and laboratory results.
  • Managed telemetry monitored patients, cardiac drips, and chemotherapy agents.
  • Increased unit productivity for a 28-bed acute medicine unit with telemetry.
  • Performed professional nursing care for assigned patients in an oncology/telemetry/medical-surgical Unit.
  • Monitor telemetry while patients exercised to ensure patient safety during exercise.
  • Provided direct care for patients on a 28 bed Medical-Surgical/Telemetry/Stroke Unit.
  • Identify irregular telemetry readings and notify appropriate medical team members.
  • Provided individualized care to adult patients on medical/surgical telemetry unit.
  • Registered Nurse at the Telemetry/Orthopedic/Med-Surgical Unit at JFK Medical Center.

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7. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided transitional care for difficult to treat chronically/critically ill patients who required specialized and aggressive care for an extended recovery period.
  • Conduct nursing assessments of hospitalized patients, administer medications, and educate patients regarding their particular disease process.
  • Registered Nurse on Heart Failure/Ventricular Assist Device/Intermediate Care Floor.
  • Counseled youth inmates with emotional difficulties.
  • Design concept maps for curriculum accreditation.
  • Established curriculum for child birth education.
  • Managed patients with serious medical problems that required intense, individualized treatment for long periods of time in an ICU setting.
  • Labor and Delivery bedside nurse with OR duties that included circulation in cesarean sections; mother/baby care; some NICU experience
  • Worked as a registered nurse in a cardiac unit, which provided care for step-down, ER and ICU patients.
  • Educated and supported families on expectations in the ICU setting, progress, and expectations for critically ill patients.
  • Provide acute/chronic care to neonatal population in a dynamic, 29 bed, Baby Friendly, Level 4 NICU.
  • Worked as a Registered Nurse in the Liver Transplant ICU caring for their specific needs immediately following transplant surgery.
  • Worked as a RN in ICU/CCU for one and half year to take care of critically ill patients.
  • Cared for ICU patients that were held in the emergency department until they were able to be admitted.
  • Worked in various ICU settings, including surgical ICU, medical ICU, Neurological ICU and burn unit.
  • Key Accomplishments: * Created and implemented transition course for ICU nurses for cardiac related critical care patients.
  • Enjoyed dialysis but the call hours were too demanding for my family so I returned to the ICU.
  • Facilitated the introduction and training of new employees and nursing students as an ICU preceptor and mentor.
  • Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel, and supervise a particular unit on one shift.
  • Delivered family-centered care to critically ill infants in a 58-bed NICU with a wide array of illnesses.

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8. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Recorded patient's vital signs and read fetal monitoring strips; identified and managed life-sustaining physiological functions in unstable patients.
  • Administered intravenous antibiotics and provided dosing, monitored vital signs, and provided education regarding patient's oral medications.
  • Administered medication and chemotherapy adhering to protocol; monitored vital signs and patient response; modified treatment accordingly.
  • Observed and recorded patient vital signs ensuring ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment functioned properly.
  • Assessed patients holistically and implemented appropriate nursing interventions Monitored vital signs and other various patient health indicators.
  • Maintained patient statistics including vital signs and urine/saliva specimens tested for the presence illegal substances.
  • Administer prescribed medication, monitoring vital signs and also application of wound and surgical dressings.
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs and laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
  • Ensured stability of patient's vital signs and administered medication when appropriate.
  • Provided conscious sedation and monitoring of vital signs during the gastrointestinal procedures.
  • Connected and monitored patient condition and vital signs throughout Dialysis procedure.
  • Documented vital signs and maintained a professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Provided sedation and monitored vital signs of patients during procedure.
  • Administered medications, changed dressings and monitored vital signs.
  • Monitor vital signs during conscious/ moderate sedation.
  • Monitored patients vital signs while under anesthesia.
  • Monitor vital signs using computerized equipment.
  • Direct patient care, vital signs, start IV's and blood draws, observes and recognizes changes in patient conditions.
  • Direct and monitor work of nursing assistants, administer medications, injections, taking and recording vital signs and routine treatments.
  • Monitor vital signs, input and output, blood sugar checks, daily weights, and any change in patient condition.

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9. Triage

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Here's how Triage is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided triage of patient concerns and maintained communication between physician and patient, effectively resolving patient concern.
  • Provided triage, computerized documentation and delegate to LPN and medical assistants.
  • Participate in professional practice program with clinical specialty in triage.
  • Performed follow-up telephone calls to evaluate initial assessment and triage.
  • Provided telephone and computer based triage according to unit protocols.
  • Direct nursing care to obstetric and gynecologic patients of all ages, assisting providers with procedures, telephone triage, patient education
  • Served as a Critical Care Nurse, Field Triage Nurse, Weight Control Officer, as well as Physical Training Officer.
  • Assist in the evaluation, diagnosis, management, and triage of obstetrical patients presenting with common obstetrical complications and conditions.
  • Work as part of interdisciplinary team to triage, assess and treat inmate illnesses and injuries according to nursing protocol.
  • Job includes acting as Charge Nurse for the facility and or Triage Nurse as well as functioning as a clinician.
  • Worked as an Infusion Care Coordinator, Triage Nurse, Home Health Supervisor, Infusion Pump Educator, Home Health RN
  • Performed assessments, medication and vaccine administration, phone triage, health teaching, laboratory testing, and assisting in procedures
  • Coordinate and monitor medical logistics to include triage and referral of acute illness, emergencies and exacerbation of chronic conditions.
  • Gained good experience as triage nurse by performing nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis and setting priority needs for patients.
  • Perform appropriate triage for a variety of conditions including strains, sprains, contusions, lacerations, and syncope.
  • Provided triage assessment of walk-in patients; utilizing nursing knowledge in directing patients to receive appropriate care or referral.
  • Evaluate processes and implement new protocols of the triage process with other members of the appointed triage team.
  • Assessed each patient initially utilizing a triage system to determine priority of nursing diagnosis and plan of care.
  • Direct in home patient care, patient and family education, care coordination, and triage of patients.
  • Screen incoming patients and perform triage assessments using the 5-level Emergency Severity Index system to determine patient acuity.

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10. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Administered medications and assisted health care providers in administering treatment and diagnostic tests to patients including sputum inductions and chemotherapy infusions.
  • Provided leadership to health care team including orientation, delegating work assignments, and other leadership responsibilities as assigned.
  • Utilized decision making skills as patient condition changed and reported any pertinent information to appropriate health care providers
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationship with physicians and other health care providers to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Interact positively with family members and health care professionals in administering progression of client care.
  • Develop individual nursing care plan using nursing assessment protocols in consultation with health care providers.
  • Attended high-risk deliveries and assisted other health care providers in stabilization of premature infants.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with patient, loved ones and multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Evaluated, explained, and incorporated information from various other health care providers
  • Collaborated effectively with an interdisciplinary team of medical and health care professionals.
  • Coordinated between clients/family and related health care providers for continuity of care.
  • Provide leadership during individual educational meetings regarding student health care needs.
  • Worked collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance.
  • Provide health care education and maintain security procedures per facility policy.
  • Develop and implement individualized plans for health care management.
  • Facilitated communication between parents and health care providers.
  • Transcribed and implemented authorized health care orders.
  • Assisted health care provider with physical examination.
  • Collaborated with other health care professional.
  • Participated in health care interdisciplinary team.

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11. Trauma

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Here's how Trauma is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided nursing care for patient populations including cardiopulmonary, pediatric, minor trauma, geriatric, psychiatric and general internal medicine.
  • Provided emergency medical care while assisting emergency room physicians in an advanced trauma care setting.
  • Coordinated with physical therapy department for early rehabilitation of patients suffering from head trauma.
  • Experience caring for orthopedic surgical, motor vehicle accident trauma and non-accidental trauma patients.
  • Provided nursing services at a university affiliated, level one trauma hospital.
  • Skilled in practical experience in hospital emergency care and trauma resuscitation.
  • Provide emergency medical care for Critical Care/Trauma Rooms.
  • Participated in trauma surgeries with limited resources.
  • Provided direct care to medical/surgical/trauma patients.
  • Provided direct patient care within facilities ranging from high acuity Level 1 Trauma and Burn units to small rural community hospitals.
  • Experienced with external fixation, traction, PCA pumps, traumatic brain injuries, and other trauma-related neurological and orthopedic injuries.
  • Selected by floor manager to orient and train newly hired nurses during their first 2 3 months on the trauma unit.
  • Provided care for trauma, transplant and critically ill surgical and medical patients on a 33 bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
  • Provide quality care for critically ill trauma, thoracic, cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, vascular, and OB/GYN patients.
  • Red Shirt trauma nurse assigned to Level 1 and Level 2 trauma rooms and team to include critical care patients.
  • Provide rapid assessment of patient and treatment to patients in the initial phase of illness, trauma and life-threatening situations.
  • Provide specialized care to patients with disabilities such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and chronic pain.
  • Used evidenced based research to care for the complex needs of trauma and orthopedic patients on an 86 bed unit.
  • Coordinate and care for 4-6 patients and their families on a Medical/Surgical, Burn, Trauma, and Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Provided nursing care to a variety of medical/surgical patients, using evidence-based research, in a Level I Trauma Center.

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12. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Aided the interdisciplinary team in the development, application and assessment of individualized treatment plans currently implemented for mental health patients.
  • Conducted care assessments/evaluations, administered medication, educated patients on improving health and disease management, and promoted effective treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise individualized treatment plans including continuity of care.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Assessed and monitored laboring patients, applied treatment plans, administered medications, and updated/maintained patient records.
  • Worked closely with physicians and ancillary medical staff in implementing and delivering individual patient's treatment plans.
  • Conducted pediatric patient assessments, designed individualized treatment plans, and monitored patient progress.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans for patients under the supervision of an oncologist.
  • Performed resident assessments, developed and modified treatment plans with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Liaised between patients and medical practitioners to ensure appropriate medication and treatment plans.
  • Coordinate with physicians and psychiatrists regarding implementation of medication and treatment plans.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications in accordance to treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams in the implementation of treatment plans for residents.
  • Performed nursing assessments, developed and implemented treatment plans and interventions.
  • Delivered patient and family education to ensure treatment plans were followed.
  • Gather patient data and formulate nursing diagnoses/treatment plans based on assessments.
  • Coordinate patient treatment plans in conjunction with established clinical protocols.
  • Conducted client assessments and administered medications to prescribed treatment plans.
  • Construct individualized treatment plans to facilitate healing and patient rehabilitation.
  • Collaborated with clients to develop and implement goals-oriented treatment plans.

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13. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provide patient and family education on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, medications, rehabilitation, and community resources.
  • Educated patients on disease and importance of treatment, medical-surgical procedures, and medication use and administration.
  • Assessed patients who had undergone diverse surgical procedures and then developed, implemented and evaluated nursing interventions.
  • Care of dialysis patients before, during and after minimally invasive surgical procedures involving dialysis accesses.
  • Performed nursing duties including administering medication, preparation for surgical procedures and assisted obstetricians during deliveries.
  • Provided quality nursing care to patients undergoing a wide-variety of both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Initiated patient education plan, as prescribed by physician and effectively educated patients on surgical procedures.
  • Provide acute care for adult post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, and ambulatory surgical procedures.
  • Educate patients and their families regarding general information pertaining to their diagnosis and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted the physician in patient examination and minor surgical procedures for obstetric and gynecological patients.
  • Provided patient teaching on prevention, medication, exercise tolerance and restrictions following surgical procedures.
  • Prepare order for preoperative appointments required for heart, vascular and thoracic surgical procedures.
  • Observed patient recovery from anesthesia and prepared patients to leave center after surgical procedures.
  • Administered care to women experiencing pregnancy complications as well as women requiring surgical procedures.
  • Informed patients and family members regarding surgical procedures and immediate post-op care and environment.
  • Provided total direct nursing care to Pediatric population admitted for various medical and surgical procedures
  • Assist in surgical procedures including instrument setup and material ordering for surgical center.
  • Perform nursing interventions to allow patients successful recovery from anesthesia following surgical procedures.
  • Educated patients and families about surgical procedures and adaptation to disability or illness.
  • Assist Physician with surgical procedures, cryosurgery and any other procedures deemed necessary.

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14. LPN

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Here's how LPN is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Worked collaboratively with physician, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nutritionist, and LPNs.
  • Delegated responsibilities to LPN and tech to provide optimal care for post-surgical orthopedic patients.
  • Provided clinical supervision and administration support to LPN and non-licensed nursing staff.
  • Assume responsibility for the clinical supervision of LPNs and non-licensed assistant personnel.
  • Provided Aide and LPN supervision included supervisory visits.
  • Charge nurse for 2 Adult units, handled all aspects of patient care including supervision of LPN's and MHA's.
  • Act as a resource person to LPN's and clinic assistants; maintain accurate and detailed documentation of all emergent situations.
  • Assess patient and provide care, alongside the LPN and CNA, to ensure that care and comfort goals are met.
  • Administer medications and treatments to long term care residents, supervise LPN's and nurse aide, perform charge nurse role
  • Worked in various settings along with writing the curriculum for and implementing an LPN program for a private technical school.
  • Provided direction and supervision to CNA's and LPN's, delegated duties effectively, and completed staff performance evaluations.
  • Supervised LPN, Medics and Clinical Techs (CT) and served as a preceptor/mentor to nursing students during practicum.
  • Instructed LPNs and Nurse Aides in the proper care of clients; administered prescribed medications orally and by injection.
  • Direct and supervise the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.
  • Provided medical & surgical care to these patients, assisted with the training of Nurse Aides, LPN's.
  • Position: Charge Nurse, Responsibilities included overseeing LPN'S, and CNA'S of the rehabilitation unit.
  • Mentored, supervised, and directed high-performing team members comprised of an RN, LPN, and CNA.
  • Completed training in team building, management of field LPN's and CNA's and Oasis C.
  • Registered nurse with home health duties responsible for Admission, Supervision of LPN and Home Health Aides.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to LPNs and/or Behavior Technicians, and ensure staff adhere to agency protocols.

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15. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Coordinate educational activities and collaborate with other health care interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in order to provide standard of care.
  • Commended for chart accuracy, effective team collaboration, patient relations and consistent delivery of empathetic care.
  • Collaborated with multiple discipline/service team members to provide individualized, quality care to each patient.
  • Performed physical assessments, administered medications / IV fluids, and monitored recovery progress.
  • Educated of all disaster policies and procedures and actively participate in drills/evacuation processes.
  • Improved campus-wide faculty-to-faculty communication between a diverse mix of scientific and trade disciplines.
  • Provided education to patients and caregivers in regard to disease process and management.
  • Adhered to strict guidelines and protocols while effectively and efficiently resolving all matters.
  • Manage quality and improvement, actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Provide compassion to family members ensuring optimal levels of comfort and privacy.
  • Developed therapeutic communication and leadership skills working with individuals in crisis situations.
  • Applied my diverse experience and management skills to consistently deliver outstanding results.
  • Excelled in leadership, strategic problem-solving activities to successfully implement Federal Grants.
  • Provided clinically based, objective and independent monitoring of health care services.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals.
  • Participated in wellness initiatives and hearing conservation programs to prevent injuries.
  • Used qualitative research consisting of focus groups and introduced quantitative testing.
  • Perform in-services for outpatient facilities and for assisted living facilities.
  • Facilitate safe and effective discharge for Skilled Nursing Facility patients.
  • Maintained supportive relationship with coworkers and delegated as appropriate.

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16. Physician Orders

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Here's how Physician Orders is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Ensured total patient care while proactively taking physician orders, monitoring laboratories, administering medication, and teaching patients and families.
  • Administer medication per physician orders adhering to the hospital approved patient identifiers, following the 5 rights of patient medication administration.
  • Provided direct observation of patients with special precautions per physician orders and facility policies and procedures to ensure patient safety.
  • Perform therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patients' clinical status and physician orders per hospital policies and protocols.
  • Initiated intravenous therapy and administrated medications, blood, blood products, and chemotherapy in accordance with physician orders.
  • Provide professional nursing care to adult and geriatric population while administering chemotherapy per physician orders and ONS guidelines.
  • Dispensed medication according to proper state and facility regulations, accepted phone calls and transcribed physician orders.
  • Received, reviewed and initiated physician orders and educated clients about treatment options and answered related questions.
  • Carry out physician orders, collaborating with physicians in the performance of post-cardiac surgical treatments and examinations.
  • Perform procedures accurately, completely and safely according to established policy and procedure and physician orders.
  • Review random samples of inpatient/outpatient accounts for accuracy of completeness of physician orders and charging.
  • Assisted physician(s) with physical examinations and administered medications per physician orders.
  • Performed patient assessments, administer medications, and ensured the implementation of physician orders.
  • Performed the admission process after obtaining initial intake information and accepting physician orders.
  • Complied with physician orders and intervened when further physician intervention was required.
  • Monitored patient and lab work, adjusting medication appropriately via physician orders.
  • Executed daily operations of physician orders, medicine administrations, and treatments.
  • Coordinated family meetings to review patient progress and review current physician orders.
  • Ensured to carry out physician orders and implemented various nursing interventions.
  • Execute physician orders/recommendations; administer medications; and collect/interpret clinical data.

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17. Oncology

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Here's how Oncology is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Possess specialized skills with Oncology patient care; administer variety of Chemotherapy treatments, maintaining safety and precautions.
  • Attend ongoing chemotherapy/hematology in-services in order to stay current on the new recommendations of our oncology/hematology patients.
  • Provided quality care for patients in the ambulatory, oncology, gynecology, and medical-surgical units.
  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated plans of care for the medical-surgical and oncology patient populations.
  • Provided Assessment and Care to Telemetry, Oncology, Orthopedic, Medical-Surgical and Rehabilitation Unit patients.
  • Worked as an oncology and medical-surgical nurse on a 36 bed medical/surgical and oncology unit.
  • Performed a comprehensive range of clinical functions in a 30-bed Medical Surgical Cardiac/Oncology Unit.
  • Mixed population of geriatric, oncology, behavioral issues and substance abuse detoxification.
  • Provided quality nursing care to chronically ill oncology, leukemia and lymphoma patients.
  • Performed a comprehensive range of clinical functions on a 42-bed medical/surgical/oncology unit.
  • Provided holistic personal care and administer medications to critically ill oncology patients.
  • Provision of professional nursing care for oncology patients at Princeton Baptist Medical Center
  • Provided professional nursing care for oncology patients following established standards and practices.
  • Organized & delivered direct patient care average of 10 Oncology/Hematology patients.
  • Administered chemotherapy and provided clinical oversight to staff with oncology patients.
  • Utilize skills with ultra-sound breast biopsy and provide chemotherapy/radiation/oncology education.
  • Cared for patients on an oncology floor primarily administering chemotherapy.
  • Registered Nurse on a medical surgical, inpatient oncology unit.
  • Worked extensively with oncology patients during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • Provision of care to medical/oncology patients in an in-patient setting.

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18. CNA

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Here's how CNA is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Performed interviews of nursing staff, conducted disciplinary actions, assisted with nursing and CNA in-service/education.
  • Serve as leader for a nursing team consisting of an LVN and a CNA rendering nursing care to number of patients.
  • Started at Merle West as a patient transporter, CNA, Unit Secretary, and Monitor Technician while a student.
  • Performed direct care to patients on a 38-bed unit, supervise CNA staff and provides supervision for 38-bed unit.
  • Direct and supervise the Care Specialists (CNA s) with respect to the tasks they are to perform.
  • Monitor and ensure CNA's carryout daily care duties to residents, and that safety is being maintained.
  • Job responsibility as CNA: provide care to patients of SDU as instructed by nurses and written instruction.
  • Lead RN role on certain units, supervisory and delegation over LPN, CNA, and sitter personnel.
  • Collaborated with charge nurses CMA's and CNA's to ensure quality patient care was being carried out.
  • Direct supervision of 2 CNA's to include patient assignment with report/education and give assistance when needed.
  • Provided management of personnel to include CNA's and other staff involved with direct care of residents.
  • Worked as an RN on the medical-surgical floor caring patients and supervising LPN's and CNA's.
  • Spearheaded revamping of unit's paperwork - daily reports sheets, PT schedules, and CNA assignment sheets
  • Charge nurse on Medicare unit, supervising clinical staff, auditing charts, evaluations of CNA's
  • Staff nurse: Temporary charge nurse: Clinical nurse II: Management of duties of CNA'S/LPN'S
  • Recover patients coming from surgery, work closely with physical therapy, CNA, and nutritionist.
  • Submit narrative reports, mission reports, and any other report requested from CIDA/CNA etc.
  • Administered medications, treatments and supervised LPNs, CNA's Also filled in as weekend supervisor
  • Assess CNA notes to examine proper documentation of duties in the patient's home.
  • Communicated with the floor nurse and CNA to ensure appropriate care was in place.

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19. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Review of medical records for the purpose of medical/legal litigation using developed criteria and evaluation of claim validity and alternative causation.
  • Maintained and reviewed consumer medical records to monitor pertinent issues and provide thorough documentation, including preparation of any related reports.
  • Assist clients in obtaining appropriate medical care; interpretation of medical records for disability evaluation based on AMA guidelines.
  • Administer medications and medical treatments competently as directed by a Physician or Licensed Independent Practitioner Maintains medical records.
  • Reviewed medical records of hospitalized patients to determine medical necessity and appropriateness of admissions and continued stays.
  • Provided medical and emergency care to include medical assessment, maintain medical records, administering prescribed medication.
  • Conduct complete non-compliant reviews by analyzing electronic medical records and researching claims databases for additional chase information.
  • Reviewed client medical records and communicated with other team members/consultants/physicians to ensure continuity of client care.
  • Reviewed medical records and conducted resident interviews to evaluate the quality of care rendered to residents.
  • Performed on-site reviews of medical records at various hospitals to ensure accuracy in data reporting.
  • Reviewed medical records to ensure documentation of medical necessity to justify inpatient treatment was present.
  • Traveled to various medical facilities to obtain patient medical records acquired by different insurance companies.
  • Processed medical orders, managed medications, gave immunizations, and maintained medical records.
  • Documented nursing assessments, interventions and communications using electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Ensured successful medical records collection by thorough research, timely requests and repeated follow-up.
  • Preform clinical duties including dispensing/ordering medication, maintaining medical records and scheduling medical appointments.
  • Review medical records and assist in data collection for disability and FMLA documentation.
  • Utilized fetal monitoring equipment, maintained electronic nursing documentation in patient medical records.
  • Utilized computer skills in Electronic Medical Records such as Sunrise Clinical Manager.
  • Maintained patient's medical records in accordance with regulatory standards and procedures.

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20. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Staff Nurse on a Medical-Surgical floor responsible for patient care, medication administration, and active collaboration with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Developed a systematic plan to hold staff accountable for medication administration and obtained doctor's orders for every medication administered.
  • Utilized CareFusion, an electronic medication administration system striving to provide the safest techniques in dispensing and administration of medications.
  • Respond to emergency codes, assess and stabilize patients, and perform interventions including resuscitation and medication administration.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper community resources, preventative care, medication administration and discharge planning.
  • Administered and documented scheduled and PRN medications under instructor/RN supervision, safely utilizing the rights of medication administration.
  • Completed daily sick-call rounds and medication administration to the high-security facility with assistance from a correctional officer.
  • Performed patient assessments/ monitoring, medication administration, computerized patient documentation, patient education and discharge planning.
  • Educated patients/families about disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, pain management, coping skills and medication administration.
  • Performed medication administration, admissions, discharge planning, lab monitoring, detoxification via CIWA protocol.
  • Educate and provide discharge information and document all care, medication administration, and vital signs accurately
  • Administered medication and treatments safely using 2 patient identifiers and the 7 rights of medication administration.
  • Perform conscious sedation, spinal pain management, medication administration and assist with spinal injections.
  • Provided triage, referrals, direct nursing care, and medication administration to incarcerated population.
  • Provided emergency care, medication administration & medical treatments for inpatient rehab patients as well.
  • Review of medications, Medication Administration Records and Treatment Administration Records for accuracy and compliance.
  • Provide direct long term comprehensive nursing care through assessments, medication, medication administration.
  • Provide nursing care for patients in rehabilitation setting, including assessment and medication administration.
  • Served as a patient advocate ensuring safety in providing patient care and medication administration.
  • Advocated for residents by drawing attention to unsafe and illegal medication administration practices.

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21. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in Telemetry/EKG monitoring and interpretation of normal and abnormal heart rhythms both resting and with exercise.
  • Provided post anesthesia observation and assessment, medication administration, EKG monitoring and general care of the ventilator-dependent patient.
  • Perform clinical procedures utilizing non-invasive monitoring equipment (EKG).
  • Provided continuous cardiac telemetry monitoring care with basic/advance EKG interpretation.
  • Initiated and maintained intravenous therapy and monitored and evaluated EKG.
  • Certified in EKG Tip Locator-Verification.
  • Monitored high acuity level patients, measuring heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, blood-oxygen level and EKG/ECG readings.
  • Interpret EKG's and cardiac rhythms * Counsel, treat, and refer patients with psychiatric and AODA issues as appropriate.
  • Performed procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a licensed professional, including blood draw, Foley catheter removal and EKG.
  • Assisted providers with procedures, applied splints as indicated, performed EKG's, and scheduled follow up appointments for patients.
  • Work with a Nurse Practitioner and Anesthesia to assess patient's optimization for surgery by performing EKG's and drawing lab.
  • Provide bath, give medications, monitor labs, assist doctors with procedures, read EKG monitoring and bedside care.
  • Assisted Dr. Harrell with sterile/non-sterile procedures, writing prescriptions, administering treatments and medications as needed and performed EKG's.
  • Reviewed medical history, lab work, EKG for patients prior to day of admission to same day surgery center.
  • Interpret EKG's and cardiac rhythms * Care for/supervise patients with psychiatric illness including suicidal patients * Discharge and wellness teaching
  • Administered oral, intravenous medications, EKG interpretation, wound care, and coordination of client admissions and physician orders.
  • Start IV s, draw blood, perform EKG s, continuous monitoring of the acute and critically ill patient.
  • Assist Physicians with rounds, EKG, injections, capillary puncture, pass medicines, start IV's, computer charting
  • Conducted Vital Signs and prepared patients for general procedures EKG, Pap smear, knee injection, ear lavage.
  • Provide patient education for diagnosis and different tests including EKG readings, Echo Stress Test, Labs, etc.

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22. Acls

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Here's how Acls is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Performed emergency treatments including CPR/ACLS/Trauma and moderate sedation.
  • Administered intravenous medication per company and ACLS protocols.
  • Completed certification to pass exams for Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), ACLS, PALS, and BLS.
  • Associate Professor, Administrator for Emergency Nursing/Paramedic Program & Emergency Medical Dispatcher Program Mobile Intensive Care Nursing Program ACLS & BLS Program
  • Performed the role of resource RN and RRT RN by responding to codes/rapid response throughout the hospital, incorporating ACLS.
  • Care of critically ill patients, Long Term Acute Care/Medical Surgical * ACLS, BayCare critical care, and EKG certified
  • Participated in codes, conducted isolation and ACLS protocol, acted as unit coordinator, and served as CPR instructor.
  • Provide care to patients following traumatic accidents, ACLS and BLS certified, Charge Nurse, mentor, and preceptor.
  • Obtained certifications as instructor in ACLS and PALS; has acted in the role of instructor quarterly since obtaining certifications.
  • House Float Nurse.- ACLS Certified and Critical Care Skills utilized- Flexible, adaptable and inquisitive registered critical care nurse.
  • Circulate Cesarean Sections while maintaining sterile protocol as well as monitor patients following Cesarean Section in PACU utilizing ACLS.
  • Instructed the neurological portion of the hospitals critical care course, as well as ACLS and CPR instructor.
  • Pain management, critical care patient care, PALS, ACLS, critical care certified during this time.
  • Obtained PALS certification and maintained all other certifications such as AHA BLS/CPR, ACLS, NIH Stroke certifications.
  • Assist with teaching courses for new staff orientation, computerized ACLS, and Basic Life Support, CPR.
  • Acquired certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).
  • Delivered multiple presentations on various topics as well as held an Instructor role for ACLS and BLS.
  • Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Recognized for abilities as trainer and instructor, ACLS, PHTLS, BLS and wilderness first aid.
  • Have current BLS, ACLS, PALS certification and passed the Certified Emergency Nurse exam this year.

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23. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Collaborate with staff members, communicating important youth information verbally and through written documentation while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Experienced in educating and mentoring new staff members including nurses, medical assistants and radiology technicians.
  • Provide medication and other nursing related in-service training and education to staff members.
  • Participate in weekly interdisciplinary care plan meetings and conduct in-services with staff members.
  • Performed charge responsibilities including, delegating patient assignments and orienting new staff members.
  • Interact with individuals with developmental disabilities and staff members.
  • Assumed responsibility as preceptor for newly hired staff members.
  • Coordinated care with multidisciplinary staff members.
  • Initiate appropriate resident interventions, participate in resident care activities to instruct staff members and enhance resident care and staff performance.
  • Educated families on care of their medically fragile child, as well as trained other staff members working with the clients.
  • Worked closely with physicians, nurses, and other staff members to provide patient care in the emergency room setting.
  • Encouraged positive interactions between staff members from secretaries, and medical assistants, to nursing, doctors, and patients.
  • Act as resource for all staff members for questions relating to hospital policies, protocols and guidelines for clinical practice.
  • Trained preceptor for new staff members, and has successfully trained 4 new staff members, including new graduate nurses.
  • Direct management of 150+ staff members including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Respiratory Therapists.
  • Functioned as a charge nurse and coordinated activities of the hospital unit while serving as a resource for staff members.
  • Perform as a strong team member attempting to help fellow staff members in order to provide positive patient experiences.
  • Collaborate with other medical staff members to ensure thorough understanding of necessary procedures, patient status and treatment plans.
  • Utilize keen observation & assessment skills to know when to alert doctors & other staff members regarding patient changes.
  • Perform assessments, administer medications, wound care, carry out Physician orders, and assist other staff members.

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24. Picc

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Here's how Picc is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Maintained PICC lines and administered medications as ordered.
  • Provide care and administer infusion medication to patients with PICC's, TAC's, PIV's, and Ports.
  • Inserted peripheral IVs and urinary catheters, utilized PICC lines and indwelling central lines to administer medications and draw blood.
  • Assist doctors with bedside procedures such as PICC line insertion, surgeon's initial incision inspection after a procedure etc.
  • Performed CVC, PICC therapy and maintenance, blood product transfusions, wound assessments, wound vac therapy, etc.
  • Place multiple Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line Provides comprehensive nursing care and consistent patient assessment and care.
  • Perform daily blood draws from PICC's, scheduled daily wound care, dressing changes, and urine/fecal sample collections.
  • Certified to work in Infusion Services to start peripheral IV's, give antibiotics, and discontinue PICC lines.
  • Started peripheral IV's, accessed implanted ports, performed routine care of PICC lines, and central lines.
  • Facilitated IV team or staff availability for assisting PICC nurse and/or serves as back up as directed by campus.
  • Administer medications, assist in UVC/UAC/PICC line placements and maintenance, maintain and observe cardiac and respiratory stability.
  • Managed the care of patients with PICC lines (Dressing change, Site monitoring, and flushing).
  • Assisted physicians with bedside treatments such as inserting central lines, spinal taps, and PICC line insertions.
  • Trained as a PICC line nurse; inserts and manages all PICC lines and IVs throughout the hospital.
  • Monitored, used, and maintained sterility of arterial lines, PICC lines, and central lines.
  • Care for patient with infusions therapy like IV antibiotics, PICC line issues and dialysis, etc.
  • Home care along with assessments, PICC line dressing changes, wound care and wound vac experience.
  • Started Intravenous lines, accessed ports, PICC line care, drawing of blood and post-operative care.
  • Perform blood draws as needed, including from PICC lines and various Central lines and ports.
  • Administered medication orally; topically, and by pump, catheters, tube and PICC line.

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25. Hospice

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Here's how Hospice is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Worked closely with a diverse patient population that included AIDS/HIV and economically disadvantaged patients within a hospice and medical facility setting.
  • Prepare and administer prescribed medications/treatments, injections, and immunizations to Hospice, palliative, and rehabilitation patients according to policies.
  • Performed comprehensive assessment of patient and environment to determine their eligibility and admission to hospice services.
  • Managed bedside care and clinical documentation in a Remote Telemetry, Medical-Surgical, and hospice unit.
  • Educated Clients and family of hospice philosophy, care and intervention with individual specific consultation.
  • Developed and implemented play therapy program * Community liaison for pediatric abuse reporting and Hospice care
  • Evaluated patients for appropriateness for hospice care based on Medicare guidelines and hospice philosophy.
  • Performed and monitored direct patient care throughout Hospice, Medical/Surgical and Orthopedic specialties.
  • Travel nurse providing hospice services and family support through education and patient monitoring.
  • Conducted medical evaluations of elderly patients to determine eligibility for Hospice benefits.
  • Provide professional nursing care on a medical/surgical/hospice unit while maintaining patient safety.
  • Administer treatments and medications to patients in physical rehabilitation and hospice units.
  • Provided hospice care assessments and interventions for a diverse population.
  • Delivered compassionate care to inpatient hospice patients and families.
  • Reconciled equipment and medications on all hospice patients weekly.
  • Perform appropriateness evaluations and admissions for hospice patients.
  • Presented monthly orientation and other forums promoting Hospice.
  • Reviewed eligibility and admitted individuals into hospice services
  • Determine appropriateness of patients for hospice.
  • Completed admission process into hospice.

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26. Disease Process

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Here's how Disease Process is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Counseled patients and their families through the disease process and/or surgical procedure while considering and accommodating to their individual cultural practices.
  • Develop therapeutic relationships with families, and provide them with education regarding disease process, diagnoses and medications as necessary.
  • General Medical-Surgical experience with various disease processes including Renal Disease, Respiratory Failure, Drug Resistant Infections and Wounds.
  • Assessed and monitored multiple patients with acute and chronic conditions; specializing in Pulmonary/Renal disease processes including infectious management.
  • Background - excellent understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, disease process and patient advocacy.
  • Perform skilled nurse visits: educating diabetic and hypertensive patients and caregivers on disease process and management.
  • Encouraged, provided, and promoted educational opportunities for patients regarding disease process and procedures.
  • Provide patient and family education concerning infection prevention principles as related to individual disease process.
  • Conducted group therapy education relating to all patient diagnoses, disease processes and medication regimen.
  • Provided teaching concerning immunizations, disease process, and provided community resources for families.
  • Conducted monthly patient/family care plan sessions and provided information on medication and disease process.
  • Deliver care in rehabilitation setting specializing in wound management and other disease processes.
  • Provided education to patient and family of disease process and prevention of complications.
  • Performed home visits that included physical assessment, medication and disease process education.
  • Participate in community activities to educate the public on different disease processes.
  • Educated residents and families regarding health promotion and acute and chronic disease processes
  • Utilize evidence-based guidelines to educate members on their specific disease process.
  • Performed immediate interventions to patients experiencing complications from disease processes.
  • Provide education to family members regarding disease processes and progression.
  • Provided education to Home Health Patients to include Disease Process/Management.

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27. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Analyze laboratory and other diagnostic results prior to admitting patients for various orthopedic, spinal surgeries or pain management procedures.
  • Created education for both patients and staff regarding pain management including regional anesthesia and oral pain medication regimens.
  • Educated patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures and also medications and pain management techniques.
  • Evaluated evolving situations; initiated appropriate preventive, rehabilitative, comfort, and pain management nursing procedures.
  • Skilled assessments and intervention of complex medical/surgical patients including cardiopulmonary assessment, pain management and DVT prophylaxis.
  • Expanded responsibilities to include pain management procedures - Supervision, administration and monitoring of conscious sedation cases.
  • Tracked the administration of various medications for each patient and monitored other pain management treatment strategies.
  • Educate patient specific to condition to include precautions, potential post-operative complications, and pain management.
  • Rotated between general surgery, pain management, orthopedics, urology, but primarily plastic surgery
  • Provided patient/family education on topics including basic nutrition, care needs, and pain management
  • Administer pain medications, initiate alternative pain management techniques and monitor and document effectiveness.
  • Address questions and educate patients/families on medication, recovery process and pain management.
  • Administer medications and educate patients and families on medications and pain management techniques.
  • Provided education and assist in treatments and procedures relating to pain management.
  • Monitored and promptly treated surgical complications including pain management and infections.
  • Conducted patient education for postoperative phase of surgery and pain management.
  • Collaborate with primary care provider to develop effective pain management.
  • Managed patient care analgesia and epidural pumps for pain management.
  • Assessed and provided pain management using non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical methods.
  • Assist with pain management procedures such as administering conscious sedation.

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28. Pacu

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Here's how Pacu is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Recovered patients post anesthesia, reviewed post-operative teaching and discharged patients from PACU.
  • Recover patients after general/conscience sedation in the recovery/PACU.
  • Monitor patient during surgical procedures, and monitor post-op vital signs, review post-op orders, and orient patients to PACU.
  • Worked in most all areas of the hospital specifically in PACU, ER, MED-Surgical, Same-Day surgery and occasionally ICU.
  • Charge nurse, care of low-risk labor patients, well newborn care, circulated for C-sections, PACU for C-sections.
  • Work in various department including: L&D, Pediatric PACU, Adult ICU, Pediatric Medical-Surgical Unit.
  • Position includes labor and deliver, circulating for cesarean sections, PACU recovery, and postpartum mother baby care.
  • Deliver professional, high quality care for adult and pediatric postoperative patients in a fast-paced surgical center PACU.
  • Performed a comprehensive range of clinical functions in the 6-bed ICU, PACU, and medical-surgical clinical areas.
  • Maintain pain control per PACU unit / pain scale assessment, support and discharge patients per unit protocol.
  • Received patients from PACU: Strict monitoring of post-op vitals, maintenance of fluid infusions, pain management.
  • Assisted in PACU as needed and prepared post op patients for home discharge or transfer to assigned room.
  • Provided nursing care for Pre-OP and PACU unit for orthopedic, pain management, and various other surgeries.
  • Performed various nursing roles/duties in the care of acute patients in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
  • Performed all nursing duties and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner in ER, ICU and PACU.
  • Support the needs of the hospital serving as crisis nurse to other units when the PACU was closed.
  • Perform hand-off communication to PACU nurse, return to OR to turn over for the next case.
  • Follow patients in PACU to monitor vital signs, surgical incisions, and prepare them for discharge.
  • Receive clients from the PACU, and assess vital signs, IV site, and operative site/s.
  • Monitored PACU patients and assisted in the staffing needs of the hospital on an as needed basis.

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29. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Direct and coordinate infection control programs, advising and consulting with specific personnel, family members and patients about necessary precautions.
  • Performed physical assessments of patients, followed infection control procedures, and ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Provided staff education in relation to client care including infection control/blood borne pathogens, medication administration training, etc.
  • Adhere to infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Followed and implemented practice guidelines for infection control and safety in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous waste material.
  • Organized and provided immunizations to approximately 150 patients monthly in accordance with established protocols and infection control policies.
  • Participate in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous material programs and activities.
  • Follow established policies, procedures, continuous quality improvement and safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintained infection control programs, advising and educating patients, family, and visitors about necessary precautions.
  • Provided parental education regarding diagnosis, nutrition, oxygen and medication administration and infection control / hygiene.
  • Monitored and treated complications related to chemotherapy, including pain and nausea management, and infection control.
  • Developed and implemented hand hygiene and infection control quality improvement tools, and infection control policy.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
  • Compared laboratory reports with communicable diseases list to identify conditions that required infection control procedures.
  • Presented and developed evidence-based project on infection control and decision making through twelve hour shifts.
  • Maintained proper safety and infection control and adhered to universal precautions during each clinic.
  • Participate in designated safety programs; support and facilitate infection control policies and procedures.
  • Served as unit infection control coordinator and developed and implemented new standard operating procedures.
  • Participated in emergency management, quality assurance, utilization review and infection control activities.
  • Participated in quality improvement initiatives, infection control bundle compliance and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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30. Primary Care Services

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Here's how Primary Care Services is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided primary care services for infants and children in an acute care unit specializing in airway/pulmonary complications.
  • Deliver continuity-based primary care services low-income patients.
  • Invited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to present a lecture regarding best practices for contracting for primary care services.
  • Collaborate with volunteer Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurse Practitioners to deliver primary care services to underserved Adults and Pediatrics
  • Head Nurse Medical / Surgical Hemodialysis RN Outpatient Case Manager Administrative Director for Primary care Services
  • Provide primary care services to patients in an ambulatory health care setting.

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31. BLS

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Here's how BLS is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Registered Nurse on Medical-Surgical/Telemetry unity Skills: ACLS, BLS Certified 12 Lead EKG Interpretation Geriatrics-focused medical training
  • Administer medications; apply appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring devices using BLS and ACLS protocols.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures using BLS and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Responded to codes/rapid responses following BLS/ACLS protocol.
  • Certified to administer Chemotherapy, BLS
  • Initiated Rapid Response team for a Patient with acute decline, Cardiac/Respiratory arrest or change in mental with resuscitation BLS/ACLS protocol.
  • Certified in: ACLS, BLS, PALS, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Nursing Core Course, NIHS Stroke certification.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Accomplished advanced classes in IV therapy, code stroke, RRT/code blue, wound care, BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Participate with the education department, to give the BLS course as BLS instructor for the employee in the city
  • Maintained education requirements, which include BLS, ACLS, inpatient chemo therapy administration, and unit based competencies.
  • Assisted with orientation of new treatment area employees, code drills, and BLS training in the center.
  • Experience as a BLS instructor teaching both health care workers and in the community through Children's Hospital.
  • Perform emergency medical services, such as BLS, PALS, ACLS, and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Completed Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (BLS and ACLS) training within time allotted and required.
  • Performed procedures like Basic Life Support(BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support and other conditions stabilizing interventions
  • Updated telemetry certification, ACLS, Procedural Sedation, and possess current California RN license and BLS.
  • Obtained certifications applicable to job; ACLS, BLS, PALS, Cardiovascular Nursing Certification by ANCC.
  • Staff nurse on fast-paced telemetry and Intensive Care Units * BLS, ACLS, and IVAD certified.
  • Control and administration of Vaccines, control of emergencies of minor acuity, CPR and BLS.

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32. Blood Products

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Here's how Blood Products is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Performed bedside nursing for the oncology and medical patients providing IV therapy, chemotherapy, administering blood products and medications.
  • Place and manage venous access devices for intravenous medication administration including chemotherapy, hydration fluids, and blood products.
  • Participated in administration of blood and blood products and monitoring, addressing and reporting adverse reactions during transfusion.
  • Administer medications, chemotherapy, blood products and high alert medications and document via electronic medical record.
  • Administered bone marrow transplants and medications including chemotherapeutic drugs, electrolytes, and blood products.
  • Monitored patients after surgical procedures and when receiving continuous narcotic infusions and blood products.
  • Rendered professional nursing care including administering medications, starting intravenous fluids and blood products.
  • Administered IV therapies including Patient Controlled Anesthesia, antibiotics, blood products and chemotherapy.
  • Performed head-to-toe assessments and administered medications/blood products/IV fluids for a diverse patient population.
  • Administered all medications/blood products using correct medication, dosage/amount, route and time.
  • Staff / charge nurse on oncology/hematology unit, administering chemotherapy and blood products.
  • Administer blood products, medications, and chemotherapy safely according to company policy.
  • Administered medications and blood products as well as evaluated and documented patient response.
  • Skilled in transfusing blood products and monitoring patients for interactions and complications.
  • Administered medications, including chemotherapy and blood products according to physician instructions.
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids including blood/blood products and chemotherapy.
  • Administered blood products as ordered, with proper monitoring and documentation.
  • Skilled in administering chemotherapy, blood products, and specialty medications.
  • Care of the Medical/Surgical hospitalized patient * Administered Blood/Blood Products.
  • Administered blood products and chemotherapeutic agents as per hospital protocol.

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33. Medical Conditions

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Here's how Medical Conditions is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provide direct quality care to adult and pediatric patients including daily monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric medical conditions of patients.
  • Worked in medical intensive care unit and provided care for patients with multiple medical conditions which required intensive monitoring.
  • Assessed patient medical conditions, administered medications, patient education, maintained medical charts and responded to medical emergencies.
  • Anticipated the clinical need of each patient by recognizing chronic medical conditions and implementing interventions before signs/symptoms approach.
  • Provided clinical care encompassing both acute and chronic medical conditions and injuries, comprehensive admission and discharge assessments.
  • Administered professional nursing services and care for skilled nursing facility for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions.
  • Administer pain medication as ordered, administer correct medications specific to medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
  • Provided care for individuals affected by various medical conditions that require assistance to return home and function independently.
  • Managed care of post-operative patients with complex medical conditions to ensure improved patient outcomes and quality care.
  • Worked on a medical-surgical floor caring for patients with various medical conditions and providing post-operative care.
  • Provide emergency medical care to all different patient populations with a variety of medical conditions.
  • Provide quality nursing care for patients with a variety of medical conditions requiring telemetry monitoring.
  • Developed and implemented teaching plans for patients and families about medical conditions and nursing procedures.
  • Assessed medical conditions, administered medications, maintained medical charts and presented discharge instructions.
  • Provide patients and family members with adequate education regarding his or her medical conditions.
  • Administered pain medication to patients suffering from a variety of different medical conditions.
  • Provide quality care to patients including monitoring, recording and evaluating medical conditions.
  • Promote general health by providing treatment for and education about various medical conditions.
  • Checked their medications and instructed patient and/or family on medications and medical conditions.
  • Provided patient education for diagnostic procedures, medical conditions and treatment plans.

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34. IM

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Here's how IM is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Observed and assessed changes in patient's physical and mental conditions and implemented therapeutic interventions and evaluated response.
  • Develop relationships with attending physicians and facility staff, and effectively advocate for timely care and discharge.
  • Report change in condition and critical labs to physicians implementation of orders and evaluation of response to interventions
  • Collaborated with primary care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of care for all inmates.
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to support protocol implementation, data collecting and continuity of care.
  • Conducted patient assessments and implemented nursing intervention; supervised and implemented emergency medical and behavioral interventions.
  • Work with family members during stressful situations during the chemotherapy and off protocol experimental chemotherapy process.
  • Assisted with configuration and implementation of Point Click Care, including individualized nursing training.
  • Performed data analysis to assess clinical requirements and implement tactics to optimize care services.
  • Developed and implemented Dining Assistance Training Program in compliance with State requirements.
  • Implement nursing interventions as necessary for assessing patient response to surgical procedures.
  • Administer medication, provide wound care, psychiatric intervention with Alzheimer's/dementia/ETOH withdrawal.
  • Review claims and medication history of members referred for potential restriction.
  • Patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Acquired and used efficiently the skills of time management and prioritization
  • Coordinate members care and referrals through designated primary care providers.
  • Coordinated and implement interventions for acute medical and behavioral conditions.
  • Provided primary treatment for critically ill medical and surgical patients.
  • Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
  • Participated in organization-wide Quality Improvement meetings to standardize care.

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35. Drawing Blood

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Here's how Drawing Blood is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Experienced with the pediatric population especially with calculation of medication and fluid resuscitation, drawing blood and initiating IV access.
  • Administer oral, intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous medications, Setting up IV infusion and withdrawing blood for investigations.
  • Administered medications, managed intravenous lines, drawing blood, communicate with physician and observed patient conditions.
  • Used various nursing skills including wound care, medication administration, drawing blood, inserting intravenous catheters, and administering blood.
  • Administer medication and treatments such as inserting IV's, wound care, drawing blood specimens, and infusing blood products.
  • Skilled at obtaining V/S, drawing blood, administering medications while using dosage calculations in the most precise manner.
  • Provided care for adult patients by performing blood glucose monitoring, infusions, drawing blood, and diabetic education.
  • Experience with insertion of Foley catheters, NG tubes, starting IVs, administered medications, drawing blood.
  • Administer medication and treatments such as inserting IV's, drawing blood specimens, and completing physical assessments.
  • Use central and PICC lines for giving medicine and drawing blood and also perform sterile dressing changes.
  • Perfected drawing blood, giving immunizations and performing wound care to an estimated 20 patients a day.
  • Head to toe assessments, drawing blood, starting IV's, Monitoring and running critical drips.
  • Performed diverse clinical activities including drawing blood, urinalysis, diabetes care, and patient education,
  • Perform drawing blood sample via catheters for culture, hemoglobin check, PT/INR, etc.
  • Trained in drawing blood and IV skills in order to provide quality care for patients.
  • Trained with an Intravenous Nurse specialist and learned the proper methods for drawing blood work.
  • Obtain specimens for lab work, drawing blood, sputum and urine cultures.
  • Manage peripheral and central lines, drawing blood samples, and administering medications.
  • Obtained lab tests on some patients with whom others had difficulty drawing blood.
  • Monitored vital signs, start IV's, administer medication and drawing blood.

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36. Conscious Sedation

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Here's how Conscious Sedation is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Administered conscious sedation for endoscopic procedures and continually monitored patient's cardiac rhythm, oxygen saturation, and vital signs.
  • Assist anesthesiologists in procedure room, administer conscious sedation, monitor patients throughout procedure and monitor post-procedure effects.
  • Provide medication administration and conscious sedation with continuous, safe patient monitoring in an operating room setting.
  • Reviewed all computer records for compliance with JCAHO conscious sedation standards and for conscious sedation-related complications.
  • Provided conscious sedation and monitoring during outpatient procedures, and recovery of patients following outpatient procedures.
  • Prepared and administered IV conscious sedation during endoscopy procedures, and subsequent required monitoring of patients.
  • Work in the medical imaging services providing conscious sedation for patients during medical imaging procedures.
  • Assisted with administering conscious sedation during inpatient procedures including monitoring and documenting patient outcomes.
  • Monitored patients during conscious sedation for procedures such as orthopedic reductions and laceration repairs.
  • Prepared equipment and assisted physicians during patient examinations, treatments, and conscious sedation.
  • Performed treatments and administered medications according to policy and procedure (conscious sedation).
  • Administered conscious sedation and other medications as needed under the supervision of physicians.
  • Administered conscious sedation medications, maintained sterile procedure and monitored patient throughout procedures.
  • Direct patient care to patients receiving Anesthesia or Conscious Sedation for endoscopy procedures.
  • Provided high-quality Nursing care to patients undergoing vascular access procedures under conscious sedation.
  • Assisted physician and physician assistance with medical/surgical and orthopedic procedure including conscious sedation.
  • Administer conscious sedation per hospital policy while monitoring vital signs and airways.
  • Experience provided in conscious sedation and monitoring of patients during invasive procedures.
  • Maintained competencies for monitoring conscious sedation, EKG monitoring and code management.
  • Provided Conscious sedation for patients undergoing invasive procedures utilizing advanced imaging techniques.

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37. Pediatrics

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Here's how Pediatrics is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Worked in a diverse operative services environment that included general surgery, plastic surgery, pediatrics and orthopedics.
  • Provided quality and comprehensive patient care to a diverse population ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
  • Worked on Pediatrics/Nursery/Postpartum wards and occasionally floated to OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinics when warranted.
  • Flex staff-Areas of experience include Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Nursery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Postpartum.
  • 16-bed Telemetry, Gastric Bypass, Hysterectomy, Pediatrics, General medical-surgical overflow.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
  • Rotated among various clinical services of institution including cardiac care and pediatrics.
  • Worked with three physicians focusing on Family Practice/Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
  • Rotated to pediatrics and Neonatal intensive step-down units.
  • Float Pool Bedside Nursing including Pediatrics and Telemetry
  • General pediatrics and gastrointestinal liver transplant unit
  • Worked on OB/Pediatrics/Special Care nursery.
  • Float to Family Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Worked on a variety of floors including medical/surgical, step down ICU, emergency room, pediatrics, cardiovascular/thoracic and psychiatry.
  • Nursed in various areas throughout hospital including medical, surgical and emergency department, as well as some pediatrics and rehab.
  • Job Summary: The Maternal Infant Child Care Unit is composed of Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Pediatrics/Medical-Surgical overflow.
  • Cared for patients across the lifespan of development, including neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
  • Worked with a variety of patient populations, and provided nursing care in NICU, Pediatrics, and the Admission Nursery.
  • Obtained experience in chronic disease management, acute care, health promotion, trigger point injections, biopsies, and pediatrics.
  • Labor and Delivery nurse and Charge Nurse, triage, laboring patients, preterm labor, postpartum, newborn nursery and pediatrics

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38. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Assess neonates upon delivery and provide necessary interventions of oxygen administration, suctioning, or CPR as indicated.
  • Maintained competency with all emergency operational procedures, and initiated CPR and emergency measures, as needed.
  • Administered medications including emergency medications used when performing CPR.
  • Certified in CPR, basic arrhythmia and chemotherapy administration
  • Provided emergency CPR in life-threatening situations.
  • Initiate CPR during cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Served on the Administrative Committee- Scheduled staff on unit, Served as a Preceptor for new RN's and CPR instructor.
  • Provide training to facility staff in CPR, blood borne pathogens, MRSA, and medical administration to non-health care staff.
  • Provided school-wide health related in-services, CPR classes, and taught the Certified Nursing Aide program in the lab/clinical setting.
  • Managed emergency nursing procedures (CPR, ventilator care) in order to control and maintain patient's condition.
  • Responded to life-saving situations by performing first aid and CPR, in accordance to standard nursing protocols for treatment.
  • Provide emergency, First Aid, CPR & AED assistance to 3,000+ membership congregation on an as needed basis.
  • Specialized in teaching families skills needed in preparation of discharge including CPR, first aid and car seat safety.
  • Set up rooms for patients/ambulances, CPR, obtained specimens, transported patients to the floors/radiology, VS. Tech 1
  • Apply nursing skills, blood administration, artificial ventilator, CPR, Cardiac arrest management, pain management.
  • Provided education to patient families including basic infant care, infant CPR, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Assumed a Clinical Nurse III position which involved staff education, medical record review, and CPR instructor.
  • Educated staff and students on CPR, use of AED, and signs and symptoms of Diabetic students.
  • Updated materials and coordinated CPR and First Aid training for all employees, enhancing skills and reducing incidents.
  • Administered medications, wound therapy and treatment, IV therapy, blood transfusions, CPR and therapy ordered.

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39. Discharge Instructions

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Here's how Discharge Instructions is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Worked with team members to communicate report of care and provided proper discharge instructions for ambulatory surgical procedures.
  • Documented patient visit including medications and treatments via computer, while providing patient teaching and explaining discharge instructions.
  • Instructed and demonstrated patient and family on specific discharge instructions specified by collaborative health care medical team.
  • Provide education to patients and family members regarding scheduled invasive procedure, medications, and discharge instructions
  • Provide comprehensive written materials and teachings regarding post-operative medications, activity recommendations, and discharge instructions.
  • Provide accurate discharge instructions to patient and caregiver, including warnings due to sedation/anesthesia.
  • Educated patients and family members on disease processes, medication administration and discharge instructions.
  • Provide culturally sensitive discharge instructions and conduct discharge teaching utilizing hospital provided educational supplements.
  • Provided individualized discharge instructions to patients and their families to ensure continuity of care.
  • Observe patients, monitored vital signs, administered post-op medications and provided discharge instructions.
  • Managed care of the postoperative patient including assessments, evaluations and discharge instructions.
  • Post operative endoscopy procedure monitoring, medication administration, and discharge instructions.
  • Provided effective patient/family education based on individualized needs to include discharge instructions.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in discharge planning and discharge instructions/teaching to patient and family.
  • Educate patient on endoscopy procedure, anesthesia, recovery and discharge instructions.
  • Provide quality patient and family education and exact admission and discharge instructions.
  • Recover and monitor patients post-procedure and educate patients on discharge instructions.
  • Provided discharge instructions to postpartum and gynecological patients and their families.
  • Provided discharge instructions and education to patient and family upon discharge.
  • Educated patients and family how to manage illness/injury and post-discharge instructions.

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40. Medical Care

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Here's how Medical Care is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Collaborated with prescribing psychiatrists and/or physicians in the community to ensure coordinated treatment planning and continuity of medical care.
  • Deliver primary medical care for homeless patients with complex medical and psychiatric diagnoses in a 34-bed medical facility.
  • Assess patient condition and initiate appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established guidelines and evidence-based practice.
  • Monitor team and station performance, ensuring compliance with standards and regulations associated with emergency medical care.
  • Facilitate medical care - Identifying critical medical needs and emergency situations and calling 911 where necessary.
  • Establish written protocols and policies concerning care of patients requiring critical medical care and medical resuscitation.
  • Handled emotional issues associated with medical care and treatment while maintaining professional confidentiality and accurate documentation.
  • Evaluate participant status and report changes to the appropriate responsible medical care provider and/or caregiver.
  • Provided emergency medical care while assisting emergency room physicians in a Magnet Accredited hospital setting.
  • Deliver expert inpatient medical care in a surgical telemetry unit for primary cardiac patients.
  • Conduct regular check-up on patients while ensuring and improving quality of emergency medical care.
  • Provide basic routine medical care, evaluation, and immunizations to residing individuals.
  • Coordinated laboratory tests and medical care under the direction and supervision of superiors.
  • Provided professional medical care for patients in home and extended care facility environments.
  • Provided post-op medical care to children experiencing minor surgeries such as tonsillectomies.
  • Provided comprehensive nursing care to patients through systematic assessments and medical care.
  • Provide comprehensive geriatric medical care including wound therapy and IV therapy.
  • Deliver evidence based medical care according to nursing best practice regulations.
  • Provided medical care to six neurological/geriatric patients on internal medicine floor.
  • Provided daily nursing care to assigned patients seeking emergency medical care.

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41. Health Education

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Here's how Health Education is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provide consultation to individuals, families concerning prescribed medications, health education, disease prevention and develop health improvement program.
  • Provided client/member health education as well as medical services education on cost and comparison for medical services and procedures.
  • Appropriate interventions resulted in reducing hospitalizations through increased medical compliance, early recognition of complications and health education.
  • Instructed individuals and families on topics such as health education and disease prevention related to individualized disease processes.
  • Provided necessary health education to patients on medications, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
  • Provide necessary health education training for veterans and/or families, and staff using appropriate educational tools.
  • Include client/family/health care provider in establishing realistic measurable goals related to health education and treatment plans.
  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery as well as providing necessary health education training.
  • Provided necessary health education and post op education for patient and family members or caregiver.
  • Assessed patient and caregiver needs for health education, implemented intervention and effectiveness.
  • Evaluated health education needs of patients and provided necessary training and instruction.
  • Provided Health education to patient/family and formulated discharge planning per Hospital policy.
  • Monitored acute conditions and provided necessary health education and training for patients.
  • Provided counseling and motivational health education to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Provide health education, support and community resource opportunities for clients/families.
  • Administer medications, immunizations and health education as ordered or recommended.
  • Experience in triage, medication administration, immunizations and health education.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients, families and/or caregivers.
  • Provide health education and anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.
  • Provided health education to individuals to achieve positive patient outcomes.

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42. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision.
  • Provided physical and emotional support to post operative orthopedic and neurosurgery patients in a fast paced environment with high patient turnover.
  • Advanced teaching and emotional support provided for Patients and their families during an intense hospital environment and restricted visitation.
  • Administered injections and medications, recorded the medical history of patients, provided emotional support to patients.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for patients/families with psychiatric, dementia, Alzheimer's and chemical addictions.
  • Counseled women who are undergoing hormonal treatment for infertility as well as providing professional and emotional support.
  • Care of patients - assessment, administered medications/procedures, provided emotional support and education for patients/customers and families
  • Provide medication education, emotional support, interpret telemetry strips, delegate tasks to ancillary staff.
  • Provided detailed home-going instruction and medication education, as well as extensive culturally sensitive emotional support.
  • Prepared all required documentation for newly admitted patients; provided orientation and emotional support for patients.
  • Provided emotional support and encouragement and helped patients and family members feel safe about hospitalization.
  • Developed therapeutic relationships and provided educational and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and quality care under extremely stressful withdrawal symptoms.
  • Provide behavioral/ emotional support and supervision for residents with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Establish trusting, compassionate environment by providing emotional support to patient and family.
  • Provided breastfeeding education and referrals to community resources for financial and emotional support.
  • Provided emotional support, patient education, basic diagnostics and other patient procedures.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and family members, especially during end-of-life processes.
  • Provide behavioral/emotional support and supervise residents in the dementia and Alzheimer's unit.
  • Provided emotional support and camaraderie to patients at the skilled nursing facility.

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43. EMR

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Here's how EMR is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Close monitoring of patients during administration of sensitive medications v. Proficient in OncoEMR and Nucleus medication dispensing system vi.
  • Work effectively with an interdisciplinary team, and perform accurate charting procedures through paper charting and EMR documentation.
  • Audit and analyze patient EMR to ensure quality patient management, documentation and appropriateness of services.
  • Skilled nursing care detailed documentation via EMR or paper charting depending on facility protocol.
  • Perform physical assessment, review of medical history and medications with EMR documentation.
  • Helped adapt to ophthalmology an EMR program originally designed for internal medicine.
  • Utilized EMR to document patient care and medication administration.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews utilizing EMR.
  • Developed EMR documentation assessments related to Core Measures.
  • Managed the transition to EMR computerized documentation.
  • Utilized Horizon Clinical EMR for documentation.
  • Provide direct assistance to physician by taking vital signs, updating EMR, renewing medications and administering any immunizations or shots.
  • Monitor use of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia (PCEA) further document in EMR.
  • Monitor EMR tasks and messages daily for Midwives patients, including those that are not in the clinic that day.
  • Monitor and record patients' condition, after testing by utilizing the computer documentation systems (EMR, EHR).
  • Trained as a Super user on Pro-Med EMR Software and assisted physicians and clinical staff with new software processes.
  • Documented patient histories and all elements of nursing assessments via EMR charts and provided physician callbacks with patient status.
  • Trained as a SuperUser in Avatar EMR systems, and participated in training of new employees in Avatar EMR.
  • Provide bedside learning, orient to unit, educate on charting in EMR, teach and evaluate clinical skills.
  • Assist co-workers and provide information and ideas to upper management for issue tracking and improvements for Medi-Tech EMR software.

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44. NG

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Here's how NG is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Observe and document changes in behavioral/mental/physical health status, identify symptoms of illness, determine the appropriate plan of action/medical intervention.
  • Maintain accurate records of nursing assessments and nursing care involving critical thinking skills in diagnosing clinical problems and in defining interventions.
  • Provided comprehensive medical and emotional care to critically ill patients with varying diagnosis Interacted with patient families to provide support.
  • Encourage residents to participate in scheduled facility activities providing assistance in getting to and from activities as needed.
  • Coordinate activities of daily living and patient services for residents/patients with emotional and physical disabilities.
  • Explained medical procedures, treatment and diseases Ensured two-way communication with physicians regarding patient status.
  • Developed nursing care plan in coordination with patient, family and interdisciplinary staff as necessary.
  • Exhibited flexibility in managing the expectations of different hospital systems on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct initial resident assessments in home-settings, hospitals, and other nursing/assisted living facilities.
  • Worked as a registered nurse conducting telephonic utilization reviews and administering discharge planning services.
  • Demonstrated diversity and flexibility by working as staff relief nurse in medical surgical areas.
  • Supervised nursing assistants by delegating responsibilities to them within their scope of practice.
  • Demonstrated competent professional practice, and engaged in opportunities for professional growth.
  • Respond quickly and accurately during emergencies according to organization policy and procedures.
  • Communicate all emergencies, patient life-threatening complications to appropriate supervisor and Physician.
  • Managed to delegate various levels of nursing assignments to ancillary personnel.
  • Researched and presented evidenced based project poster to hospital nursing administrators.
  • Determine needs/take appropriate action within the guidelines of hospice/compassion/nursing care standards.
  • Provided continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition, and intervention.
  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

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45. Copd

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Here's how Copd is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Focus on reducing COPD related hospitalizations due to exacerbation and increasing the participants quality of life.
  • Monitored patients COPD/Asthma and administer treatment.
  • Performed initial set-up of oxygen, c-pap, and bi-pap for new clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Provided patient-focused care to patients with acute and chronic illnesses such as Asthma, COPD, CHF, and Respiratory Failure.
  • Administered acute care to patients, including assessment and treatment of overdose, chronic heart failure, COPD and heart attacks.
  • Provide patient education on different disease processes, medications and therapies mainly focusing on patients with CHF, COPD and DM.
  • Provided diagnoses and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems (asthma, COPD, pneumonia, stroke patients).
  • Educate patients on specific disease processes such as CHF, COPD, diabetes, MI, uncontrolled HTN, and pneumonia.
  • Provided care to acute patients in a medical-surgical unit focusing on chronic diseases such a CHF, COPD, and RF.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD, asthma, HTN, diabetes, hepatitis C, & many more.
  • Counseled and educated patients about chronic conditions such as Diabetes, COPD, Cancer, Asthma, and Congestive Heart Failure.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including but not excluded to Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, and COPD.
  • Direct experience with conditions such as: Respiratory failure, ALS, stroke, quadriplegic, brain injuries, COPD.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD, asthma, diabetes, stroke, AMI, and other illnesses.
  • Provided health information concerning self-care as related to Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD, and Congestive Heart Failure.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including strokes, COPD, heart failure, cancer, diabetes, and GI bleeds.
  • Required knowledge of terminal illnesses, such as COPD, cancer and dementia, and the management of acute symptoms.
  • Cared for patients with chronic conditions such as COPD, Asthma, HIV, Hepatitis and newly diagnosed with cancer.
  • Experience in AIDS care, COPD, and emotional support of end of life needs for patients and their families.
  • Developed evidence-based disease pathways for patients with CHF, COPD, and Diabetes to ensure consistent, quality patient outcomes.

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46. Medication Management

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Here's how Medication Management is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Participate in medication management to promote optimal safety and effectiveness for residents by administering medications, observing residents response to medication.
  • Educated patients on all aspects of their disease, emphasizing the importance of medication management and adherence by utilizing motivational interviewing.
  • Provide clinical services including intake evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy treatments, consultation, documentation, and coding activities.
  • Provided clinical and administrative management of patient's progress; include medication management and obtaining referrals for necessary treatments.
  • Provided medication management, skilled nursing education and resources to families and clients with physical/neurological impairments and diseases.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interview Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Provided patient education regarding diabetes, hypertension, tobacco cessation, disease prevention, and medication management.
  • Utilized nursing process, medication management and discharge management to ensure quality care was delivered to patients.
  • Provide medication management for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential group home setting.
  • Provided patient education on appropriate medical conditions, medication management, and health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Support medication management and communicate/document patient's condition and responses in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Deescalated adverse situations and behaviors using verbal interventions, approved therapeutic holds, and medication management.
  • Perform chart reviews, monitor labs including diabetes monitoring, cholesterol management, and medication management.
  • Educated patients on medication management and importance of taking medications and side effects from certain medications.
  • Provided pediatric assessments, medication management, chemotherapy administration, respiratory management and family education.
  • Administered medication and educated patients on medication management, wound care and healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Administered medications, and was responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
  • Maintained communication with consumers and families regarding absenteeism, medication management and nursing concerns.
  • Provided patient and family education and support for medication management and health maintenance activities.
  • Provided Disease management teaching to members and worked with doctors for medication management needs.

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47. PCA

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Here's how PCA is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Administered medications, monitored and operated PCA and Epidural apparatus and preformed sterile dressing changes.
  • Monitored post-operative vitals and initiated PCA machines.
  • Monitor patients in critical conditions such patients with chest tubes, PEG tube feedings, on PCA pumps post major surgeries.
  • Monitored patients with PCA pumps, blood transfusions, urinary catheters, dialysis ports, and implanted ports for chemotherapy treatments.
  • Provide teaching and in-services related to epidural and PCA pump management and trouble-shooting for staff nurses in all units except Pediatrics.
  • Monitored fresh post-op kidney and pancreas transplant patients, monitored usage of PCA/fluids, and work closely with the transplant team.
  • Work with external pacemakers, PCA pumps, IV drips, ventilated patients, VAC dressings, VAD and TAH devices.
  • Experience with managing pharmacological drips, managing chest tubes, wound care, PCA pumps, epidurals and EKG interpretation.
  • Received patients from SICU, monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA's, fluids, and reviewed post-op orders.
  • Monitored EKG results, chest tubes, drainage devices, cardiac wounds, pacer wires, PCA pumps & epidurals.
  • Monitored patients with tracheotomies, PCA's, pain balls, JP drains, NG/PEG tubes and central line infusions.
  • Maintained care while on PCA pumps, Heparin Drips, Insulin Drips, TPN, Lipids and monitored epidural pumps.
  • Provided total care and supervised PCA for client with ALS who was dependent on mechanical ventilation, quadriplegic and non-verbal.
  • Monitored and evaluated the effectiveness of various medical devices including lumbar drains, wound vacs, and PCA pumps.
  • Assisted in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot program in ED that we called PCAT.
  • Monitored and supervised all PCA staff members, and made sure all staff was in compliance with Nursing Standards.
  • Manage post-op patients, manage PCA pumps, review and implement post op orders and orient patient to unit.
  • Provided effective pain management including the use of epidurals, PCA pumps, IV medications, and oral medications.
  • Managed dressing changes, blood transfusions, PCA, epidural pumps for patients recovering after orthopedic and general surgeries.
  • Assess designated Medicaid residents for the type and amount of PCA services required initially and every sixty days.

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48. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Coordinated in-services with social workers, physical therapists to increase awareness of services in hospital and surrounding North County hospitals.
  • Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams including physicians, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, social workers and child life specialist.
  • Facilitate communication between patients, physicians, social workers & others to expedite timely diagnostic services.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in identifying battered women and referring them to social workers for further guidance.
  • Worked closely with other professionals including respiratory therapists, social workers, and chaplains.
  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team such as social workers, doctors.
  • Collaborated with county social workers and parents in planning continuing care
  • Facilitate communication between medical providers and social workers.
  • Collaborated with pediatricians and child social workers.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapy and all other staff.
  • Collaborate with treatment team, including the attending physician, resident physicians, other nurses, therapeutic assistants and social workers.
  • Evaluated patient progress at weekly team meetings with MD's, social workers, physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists.
  • Work in conjunction with physicians, social workers and attendants to provide complete home care for mentally and physically challenged patients.
  • Plan of care with social workers, home health aides, physical therapy and physicians office and other agencies as needed.
  • Fostered professional relationships and maintained open communication with the physicians, social workers, discharge planners, patients and family members.
  • Coordinated patient care with doctors, social workers, family members as well as other members of the health care team.
  • Worked closely with pharmacists, medical social workers, aides, PT, OT, LPN's - coordinating all cares.
  • Clear communication and documentation with other interdisciplinary teams and providers (social workers at hospitals and other health care agencies).
  • Coordinate efforts among social workers, and chaplains; manage legal declaration of death, and contact mortuaries and funeral homes.
  • Work in direct contact with physicians, hospice aides and social workers providing the best care possible for our patients.

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49. GI

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Here's how GI is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Performed hospital admissions and discharges according to facility's procedures and protocols while maintaining current competency in adult medical surgical nursing.
  • Registered Nurse with float experience on several psychiatric units including an intensive evaluation, eating disorders, and personality disorders unit.
  • Circulated for C-sections and effectively handled emergent situations including giving medications to control hemorrhage, blood pressure, and diabetes.
  • Develop treatment plan for patients addicted to substances and follow detoxification protocol while managing safety and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Helped maintain a healthy and hygienic environment as well as provided compassionate emotional support to patients and family members
  • Performed comprehensive assessment, planning, and implementation of registered nursing duties at various hospitals through agency staffing.
  • Applied clinical skills and expertise in conjunction with established medical criteria, member eligibility and benefit coverage information.
  • Provided primary nursing care to medical/surgical and post-operative orthopedic patients with a focus on post-operative patient education.
  • Recognized age appropriate considerations and care as well as age appropriate vital sign parameters and psychological support.
  • Diagnose acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life- threatening instability.
  • Generalized medical/surgical management of adults with an emphasis on cardiac/renal patients in an acute care setting.
  • Managed the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of various disorders and diseases in accordance with a preceptor.
  • Worked on medical/surgical unit specializing in pulmonary patients and wound care, specifically wound vacs.
  • Provide direct nursing care to geriatric and indigent residents as a casual/seasonal Registered Nurse.
  • Possess great skills in major and minor medical-surgical nursing procedures performed in hospital environment.
  • Provided nursing care for orthopedic/medical surgical clients ranging from minimal to critical status.
  • General Pediatric population primarily acutely sick; medical and post surgical cases.
  • Interfaced with surgeons and anesthesiologists to ensure safe and accurately performed procedures.
  • Ensured patient safety, provide milieu management and crisis intervention strategies.
  • Circulated in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Dental and Gynecological Surgeries.

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50. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Registered Nurse jobs:
  • Automated Unit test cases in Cruise control.
  • Involved in writing and implementation of the Test Plan, various Test Cases and Test Scripts.
  • Involved in creation of test cases and execution.
  • Involved in the test cases preparation, test data.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Registered Nurse

Patient Care27.4%
RN9.9%
Charge Nurse7.9%
Emergency Situations6.4%
Surgery4.9%
Telemetry4.5%
ICU4.4%
Vital Signs4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Registered Nurse

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
20.7%
20.7%
2
2
RN
RN
7.5%
7.5%
3
3
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
6%
6%
4
4
Emergency Situations
Emergency Situations
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Surgery
Surgery
3.7%
3.7%
6
6
Telemetry
Telemetry
3.4%
3.4%
7
7
ICU
ICU
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Triage
Triage
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Health Care
Health Care
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Trauma
Trauma
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
LPN
LPN
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
IV
IV
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Physician Orders
Physician Orders
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Oncology
Oncology
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
CNA
CNA
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
EKG
EKG
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Acls
Acls
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Picc
Picc
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Hospice
Hospice
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Disease Process
Disease Process
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Pain Management
Pain Management
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
Pacu
Pacu
1%
1%
29
29
Infection Control
Infection Control
1%
1%
30
30
Primary Care Services
Primary Care Services
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
BLS
BLS
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Blood Products
Blood Products
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Medical Conditions
Medical Conditions
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
IM
IM
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Drawing Blood
Drawing Blood
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Conscious Sedation
Conscious Sedation
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Pediatrics
Pediatrics
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
CPR
CPR
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Discharge Instructions
Discharge Instructions
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Medical Care
Medical Care
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Health Education
Health Education
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
EMR
EMR
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
NG
NG
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Copd
Copd
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Medication Management
Medication Management
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
PCA
PCA
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
GI
GI
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Test Cases
Test Cases
0.5%
0.5%

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