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Medical Surgical Nurses, or Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses, are required to have diverse and extensive knowledge and skills on many different aspects of nursing care in order to effectively treat patients. Skills shown on example resumes of Medical Surgical Nurses include preparing, administering and recording prescribed medications, and providing bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients, including pre-and -post surgery patients. To become a certified Medical Surgical Nurse, applicants should be able to show certification granted to them by the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board on their resumes.

1

LVN Ii- Medical Surgical Nurse

Observed upwards of 5 patients per shift, charted and reported changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment.

  • Administered prescribed medications, started intravenous fluids, and documented patients' charts by recording food and fluid intake and output.
  • Answered patients' calls and determined how to assist them, as well provided family support.
  • Measured and recorded patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Provided basic patient care and treatments, such as dressed wounds, treated bedsores, gave enemas, douches, and performed catheterizations.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing and walking.
  • Integral member of a health care team charged with assessing patient needs, planning or modifying care and implementing interventions.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
Voc
Vocational Degree
Medical Coding
2

Medical Surgical Nurse

  • Provided patient care to four pediatric patients from OR, ER, and ICU; experienced in low to high acuity levels in patients.
  • Performed assessments; provided intravenous therapy; complex wound care; monitored various drainage devices, etc.
  • Collaborated daily with physicians and health care team to achieve optimum patient care.
  • Established strong relations with physicians built on trust and knowledge of patient care.
  • Served as mentor, coach and team builder of inexperienced licensed and unlicensed staff.
Candidate Info
78
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AS
Nursing
3

Medical Surgical Nurse

Utilized the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.

  • Medication administration and documentation utilizing E-Mar.
  • Documented the patient's plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions.
  • Assessed signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient's condition.
  • Supervision of patient care assistants.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
4

Medical Surgical Nurse

Providing Nursing care to surgical patients, completing pre-operative and post-operative procedures. Performed physical assessment, administered medications/ I.V.fluids and monitored recovery progress. Tracked laboratory values and test results. Inserted, maintained and troubleshot peripheral I.V. catheter. Effectively prioritized assignment.

  • Consistently exceeded call of duty by working additional shifts.
  • Initiated interpersonal good relationships to co workers and family members.
  • Ensure and promoted a safe working environment.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
22
years
at this job
5

Medical Surgical Nurse

As a Medical Surgical Nurse, my responsibilities required me to work independently with both Respiratory Care patients and Telemetry Step Down patients. In this role my duties included direct patient care in an active and diverse nursing unit. To effectively administer to these patients I was required to make clinical assessments of situations and manage care based treatment autonomously. These attributes coupled with strong written and verbal communications skills provided me the ability to provide a high level of patient respect and confidentiality while assisting me with effectively communicating pertinent clinical information to physicians, nurses and other support staff.

  • Provided complete patient care for both Respiratory Care Unit and Telemetry Step Down Unit on all levels. Additionally, I achieved Telemetry Certification and worked as one of the specialized Nurses in this capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing critical situations and making care based decisions.
  • Through effective patient communication skills I was able to develop the special patient rapport required to care for these chronic and critically ill patients.
  • Educated patients regarding their medications, procedure and treatments. Additionally, provided preoperative, inter-operative and post-operative care instruction.
  • Maintained patient's physical and psychosocial health while ensuring their safety and effectiveness of their treatment/care.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Registered Nurse
MS
Organization Management
Nursing
6

Step-down Surgical/medical Surgical Nurse

Primary nurse care for post-operative (GI, GU, orthopedic, vascular, cardio, etc ) patients, effectively communicated with the doctors and senior health care authorities

  • Participated in routinely scheduled discharge planning meetings with utilization review board
  • Communicated with the patient and patient's family regarding hospital policies and procedures
  • Monitored the changing needs of patients in timely manner and respond accordingly
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
BA
Piano Performance
BS
Nursing
7

Medical Surgical Nurse

Provided comprehensive patient care such as bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting, transferring and providing medications on a 36 bed medical/surgical floor.

  • Performed Charge Nurse duties as needed.
  • Managed clinical and support staff in patient care.
  • Responsible for discharge planning and followed infection control procedures.
  • Collected blood, tissue, and other laboratory samples.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
8

Medical Surgical Nurse

Provides medical, dialysis and post-operative nursing care for 5-6 adult and geriatric patients with respiratory/gastrointestinal issues and conditions including emphysema, endoscopy preparation, bowel resections, and abdominal laparoscopy.

  • Educate patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures and other aspects of therapeutic regimens, including medication and pain management techniques.
  • Provides alternative pain management using Healing Touchby hospital protocol
  • Administers oral and intramuscular and subcutaneous medications.
  • Recommends and implements changes to the Medical unit regarding assignment delegation and prioritization, resulting in a higher standard of patient care, and reassesses/revises plan of care.
  • Maintains position of Charge Nurse for 44 patients, 8-9 nurses, and 4-5 ancillary staff. Maintaining a safe, productive, and comfortable environment for the patient care and staff retention.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
HS
Cosmetology
AS
Nursing
9

Medical Surgical Nurse

Assessed changes in patient's health status and perform various treatments.

  • Administered patient's medication educated and carried out orders made by physicians.
  • Provided routine treatment and post-surgical care.
  • Providing nursing care to patients who were suffering from various brain and nervous system
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
MA
Education
10

Medical Surgical Nurse

Incorporated clients' plans of care in accordance with established departmental standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Directed care and assessment of medical-surgical adult clients.
  • Initiated perioperative and medical teaching in accordance with clients' needs, including assessment and documentation.
  • Charge nurse on rotation.
  • Responsible for the initiation, administration, and monitoring of IV therapy.
  • Implemented cross-training with merger of the pediatric unit.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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