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Surgical Nurses, also known as Medical-Surgical Nurses, assist doctors and head nurses by preparing patients, providing proper medical supplies, and monitoring the patient's wellbeing. Example resumes of Surgical Nurses reflect responsibilities like reporting abnormal findings to the physician in a timely manner, and administering medication to patients and monitoring those effects. Those who wish to become Surgical Nurses must be able to show the successful completion of a Registered Nurse program on their resumes, which typically includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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1

Surgical Nurse

Responsible for the health and safety of 6-7 patients on a 42 bed [company name]-surgical unit during 12-hour evening shifts

  • Collected, critically analyzed, and interpreted patient's health care data and information
  • Electronically documented patient's response to nursing and non-nursing interventions
  • Performed complete head-to-toe assessments, focusing on physiologic and psychosocial changes, on each patient every 12-hour
  • Provided preoperative and postoperative education to patients and their families
  • Participated in education and instructions preceding patient's discharge
  • Managed patient's pain using pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions
  • Explores, critiques, and shares knowledge gained through evidenced-based nursing research articles that seeks to improve patient
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
Clinical Experiences
2

Surgical Nurse

Assisted urologists with various urologic surgeries and diagnostic procedures such as vasectomies, circumcisions, cystometrograms, and prostate biopsies.

  • Performed instrument sterilization and cleaning through autoclave and cidex process.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and consent for procedures.
  • Assessed patient's status during procedure and communicated all clinical abnormalities to the physician.
  • Carried out post-op recovery assessment and discharge teaching to patients.
  • Repaired and maintained of Olympus cystoscopes.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
3

Medical / Surgical Nurse

Managed care for adult patient on medical surgical units with wide variety of medical diagnoses

  • Developed patient care and treatment plans including assessment, evaluation, and nursing diagnoses
  • Managed patient emergencies promptly informing physicians of any vital changes in the statuses of patients and documenting information
  • Performed patient assessments in accordance with standards and as appropriate to patient condition, age, and services to be provided
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BS
Health Education
4

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
5

Ambulatory Surgical Nurse

Assist in the preparation and care of patients undergoing surgical intervention. Anticipate needs of surgeons and surgical teams, and assist in pre and post operative procedures. Pain assessment and management, computer documentation. Schedule home care as needed.
Highlights of Contributions:

  • Participated in JCAHO survey. Ensured ASU readiness by maintaining stringent quality standards and safety precautions.
  • Participated in ongoing Quality assurance programs that met or surpassed hospital/JCAHO standards for patients.
  • Mentored and trained new employees.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Nursing
6

Medical/surgical Nurse

Coordinated and performed nursing care including assessments, care planning, admissions, transfers and discharges.

  • Performed nursing care for the following patient populations: gastrointestinal, urology, bariatric, gynecology, orthopedics, neurology and cardiac telemetry.
  • Assumed charge nurse duties and serve as charge nurse as assigned.
  • Analyzed, evaluated, organized and updated patient charts to ensure satisfaction in patient care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team including: physicians, physicians' assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pastoral care and social workers to provide patient care.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
BA
Legal Studies
MS
Master of Science
7

Medical/surgical Nurse

Responsible for an assigned patient care load of up to 20 patients at a time.

  • Managed nurse's aides to assure that patients got bathed, clean linens, meals, vital signs, etc.
  • Assisted Registered Nurses with admissions and monitoring blood infusions.
  • Initiated IV therapy treatments, medication administration, and wound care.
  • Performed patient assessments, reporting any changes to the charge nurse.
  • Received, screened, and directed family and visitors as required, answered and made telephone calls, transferred calls, answered questions as necessary, including patient related calls and appointments.
  • Documented any changes related to patient care.
  • Processed any orders from the physicians, including medication changes, treatments, and discharge orders.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
Practical Nursing
AAS
Medical Assisting
BS
Healthcare Management
8

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
BS
Nursing
BA
Piano Performance
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

Performed total patient assessments including neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, IV site, PICC lines, CVP lines, surgical sites, wounds, tracheotomy, urinary catheters, nasogastric tubes, PEG tubes, and ostomies.

  • Educated patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, and broad aspects of therapeutic regimens, to include medication and pain management techniques.
  • Administered oral, intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications.
  • Worked effectively with an interdisciplinary team, and performed accurate charting procedures.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Nursing Prerequisites
AS
Nursing
BSN
Nursing

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