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Include These Clinical Nurse Specialist Skills
- Comprehensive patient care
- Patient admission/discharge/transfer
- Treatment planning/delivery/monitoring
- Quality control/assurance
- SOPs/protocol/policy development
- Data collection/research
- Interdisciplinary team collaboration
- Staff training and mentoring
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Dear Ms. Havens:
Upon review of your posting for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join your cardiac surgical team, I felt compelled to submit my resume detailing my qualifications and credentials for your consideration. With comprehensive experience in cardiac surgical nursing, along with my proven expertise in a variety of cardiac assist devices, I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your team in this role.
My background spans more than 16 years of experience in the cardiac medical field and includes professional experience in nursing, clinical management and perfusion. From overseeing cardiac patient care and facilitating patient discharge/transfer to mentoring fellow nurses and ensuring the highest quality of patient care, my strengths in nursing management, clinical care and overall communication position me to make a substantial impact in this capacity.
Highlights of my background include:
Providing comprehensive clinical and technical support as a Clinical Nurse in the Cardiac Surgical Department at TWJ Mayweather Hospital in Port Angeles, overseeing care delivery for an inpatient unit with an average daily admission, discharge and transfer rate of 12 patients.
Proven expertise in a variety of medical devices, such as LVAD, ECMO, Abiomed, and CPS, as well as heart-lung, autotransfusion, dialysis and renal replacement machines.
Coaching and mentoring junior nurses and paraprofessional staff; coordinating training plans and monitoring/evaluating performances.
Overhauling the department’s outdated SOPs, revising and standardizing content and producing new manuals to ensure seamless and consistent patient care.
Leveraging extensive experience and vast knowledge base to supervise comprehensive cardiac surgical patient care and achieve first-rate patient experiences.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science as well as distinction as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist.
With in-depth nursing experience in cardiac surgical units, coupled with my excellent interpersonal and time-management skills, I believe I could quickly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail.
Thank you for your consideration.
Kellie R. Reimer