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Critical Care Nurses are responsible for providing health care services to patients who are critically ill. Common work activities mentioned on a Critical Care Nurse resume example are handling medical emergencies, assisting physicians, preparing patients for procedures, administering treatments, and ensuring advanced life support. Those looking to become Critical Care Nurses should demonstrate throughout their resumes nursing expertise, the ability to make quick and sound decisions, teamwork and communication. Eligible candidates are registered nurses and hold at least an Associate's Degree in nursing science.

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1

Critical Care Nurse

Nursing Supervisor and Diabetes Unit

  • Hospital Implemented, supervised and evaluated the inpatient component of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Memorial, Managed over 40 staff members
  • 24 hour responsibility of this 44 bed decentralized inpatient unit
  • Initiated the first hospital in the area to initiate capillary glucose monitoring
  • Active role model and staff educator
  • Active in community health fairs in Diabetes education
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
MS
Nutrition
2

Critical Care Nurse

Provided critical care nursing in the Surgical Intensive Care Units. Patients included both acutely and chronically ill patients who were s/p (Status Post) general surgery and had undergone complex surgical procedures.

  • Responsible for continuous monitoring and assessment of assigned patients.
  • Maintained and recorded accurate and detailed flowsheets of patient's condition.
  • Reported any symptoms and changes in patient's condition.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's condition
  • Consulted and coordinated with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans in a dynamic critical care environment.
  • Ordered, interpreted, and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
BS
Health Education
3

Critical Care Nurse Apprentice Iii/ GN

Preformed comprehensive assessments. Utilized assessment information to identify problems, make nursing diagnosis, formulating goals, teaching plans and outcome to create an individualized plan of care.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, specific judgment, and organization skills. Prioritized tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary.
  • Recognized and reported errors and unusual occurrences and analyzed contributing factors. Initiated corrective action when appropriate.
  • Computer Charting every 2hrs and as needed
  • Active communication with members of the health care team.
  • Preformed total patient care per shift
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
4

Registered Critical Care Nurse Clinician

Responsible for the comprehensive care of critical care patients with complex cardiac conditions.

  • Initiated admissions of new patients from the Emergency Department.
  • Coordinated patient care, social work referrals, and outpatient treatment.
  • Performed procedures of intravenous therapy including venipuncture for blood tests, set-up and monitoring of chest tubes and drainage systems, angiocath insertions and saline lock insertions.
  • Assisted with the insertion and dressing of central lines and TPN administration.
  • Provided patient education for pre-operative and post-operative catheterization and open-heart surgery patients and explained discharge instructions.
  • Served as a preceptor for nursing students from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
German / Pre-medical Sciences
BS
Bachelor of Science
MS
Nursing
5

Critical Care Nurse

Worked in the Pediatric ER, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric CVICU, Pediatric floor, Pediatric Oncology and Neonatal ICU

  • Followed Pediatric advanced life support guidelines in patients in cardiopulmonary failure
  • Provided direct patient care to patients' with high acuities that are respiratory, cardiac and neurologically impaired
  • Worked in a team environment with doctor and nurse practitioner on staff 24 hours at a time; immediately reported critical values and changes in patient status
  • Observed patients' vital signs and implemented interventions based on critical thinking and assessment skills
  • Implemented treatment plans of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and hypertension in children
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Community Health
BS
Nursing
MA
Master of Arts
6

Critical Care Nurse

  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of multiple disease states and the various medications and products used to treat them
  • Performed full assessments and provided total patient care for 1-2 patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Collaborated with physicians and other medical staff to develop an integrated and holistic patient Plan of Care in alignment with patient and family needs
  • Administered medications via various routes and monitored patient for adverse effects
  • Performed as a first responder to Code Blues and Rapid Responses throughout the hospital
  • Educated patients and families in areas of medication, safety, prevention, and symptom management
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
7

Critical Care Nurse Officer, Critical Care Charge Nurse, Captain

  • ICU charge nurse in the most advanced trauma hospital in the country that provided care for all U.S and coalition service members, local Afghani civilians, D.O.D., Afghan National Army and Enemies of the Peace
  • Responded to all incoming traumas as ICU charge nurse in a highly unpredictable, fast-paced environment stabilizing patients for medevac within 24-48 hours of injury, maintained a 98% survival rate
  • Involved in providing pre-operative and post-operative care in over 200 humanitarian surgeries in a third world country
  • Adapted to and respected extremely diverse cultural and religious considerations while providing care to Afghani local nationals
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Nursing
Professional Military Education- Offership, Leadership, Team Building
Trauma And Critical Care
8

Critical Care Nurse

Delivered quality, compassionate care to acutely ill medical-surgical patients in 20-bed ICU.

  • Specialized educator of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in critically ill cardiac patients.
  • Cross-trained and worked in cardiovascular ICU and emergency room.
  • Mentored and instructed over 40 new staff members on critical care nursing.
  • Award-winning educator for mentoring receiving the first-ever Coach of the Year Award 2013.
  • Consistent high remarks on yearly evaluations for compassion and teamwork.
  • Promoted to shift charge nurse making staff assignments and critical decisions for unit.
  • Worked as a float nurse to step-down units and other critical care areas.
  • Served on quality care committees addressing patient and staff satisfaction.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
BS
Nursing
MS
Nursing
9

Critical Care Nurse, Neuro ICU

Collaborated with a team of doctors; residents; physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists; and other nurses to care for acutely ill patients requiring specialized training and equipment

  • Elected to complete 40+ additional hours of stroke protocol and traumatic brain injury management training in addition to work-mandated training
  • Volunteered to mentor nursing students and train new-hires
  • Certified in BLS & ACLS, lead and assisted in numerous codes and Level 1 trauma admissions
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
MS
Nursing
10

Critical Care Nurse

Participated in a 21 weeks preceptor guided training program designed for experienced RNs new to providing care to Critical care and Emergency Department patients.

  • Managing and planning of care of critically ill patient.
  • Developed clinical autonomy at the point of patient care.
  • Developed organizational, interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
  • Actively participate in unit activities and nursing councils.
  • Involved in integrating evidence based practice to patient care.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Liberal Arts
AAS
Business Management
BS
Bachelor of Science

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