~ Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse eager to provide quality family practice nursing services to the U.S. military and their families. ~
Adeptness in patient advocacy, health promotion and education, and caring for patients of diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds.
Exhibit a collaborative work ethic and a friendly personality which facilitates immediate trust with patients; possess a broad spectrum of clinical skills.
Versatile and easily adapt to new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and hospital units/environments.
Excel in communicating with multi-disciplinary health care team members to steer unified efforts and optimize safety and quality of care.
Reliable and discerning; enjoy helping others and working cohesively toward a common goal.
Reputation for integrity, problem solving abilities, attention to detail, and prioritization skills.
Army Reserves, various locations 2004 to Present
Charge Nurse / Staff RN C Same Day Surgery Unit & PACU, Heidelberg, Germany, 2009 to Present
Proficiently conduct pre-operative interviews with military personnel, military dependents, and retired military patients for upcoming procedures spanning general, orthopedic, gynecological and dental surgery.
Facilitate Phase II recovery of surgical patients on Same Day Surgery Unit and Phase I recovery of surgical patients in PACU.
United Blood Services, Tucson, Arizona, 2005 to 2009
Performed cell salvage through proficient use of BRAT blood recovery machine at five hospitals throughout Tucson.
Skillfully educated Operating Room staff on emergency set-up of BRAT system.
Administered therapeutic apheresis using Haemonetics machine for plasmapheresis, leukopheresis, and plateletpheresis on patients with autoimmune disorders and applicable types of cancer.
American Red Cross, PA, DE, and NJ, 2003 to 2004
Contracted with approximately 65 hospitals in Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey, and a children s hospital in Delaware to perform plasmapheresis, leukopheresis, plateletpheresis, and red cell exchanges on patients with various autoimmune diseases and cancer conditions.
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Professional Experience continued
Correctional Medical Services, 1999 to 2004
Staff Nurse / Charge Nurse
Merged exemplary interpersonal, clinical, and communication skills to provide general and emergency care to inmate population at several correctional facilities throughout New Jersey.
Operated sick call clinic, administered medications, conducted monthly PPDs, and assisted physician and/or nurse practitioner in administering chronic care clinics.
As Acting Infection Control Nurse, partnered with nurse practitioner in facilitating Hepatitis C/HIV care and testing.
Medical Park Family Care, Anchorage, Alaska, 1995 to 1999
Demonstrated excellent versatility in assisting family practice physician with very large caseload.
Assisted in conducting annual physicals across the age spectrum for both genders, gynecological exams, school physicals for pediatric population, and FAA physicals for pilots.
Administered a broad range of medications and vaccines, assisted physician with flexible sigmoidoscopy procedures, and participated in minor surgical procedures such as biopsies, vasectomies, circumcisions, colposcopies, and endometrial biopsies.
Facilitated referrals to specialty physicians as needed, performed telephone triage, and delivered calls to patients regarding test results.
Southwest Orthopedics, Altus, Oklahoma, 1992 to 1995
Assisted physician/surgeon in applying and removing casts, providing joint injections, and in the operating room for joint replacements, arthroscopic surgeries, amputations, lumbar surgeries, and carpal tunnel surgery.
Prior background includes role as Staff RN for Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Oklahoma, caring for patients throughout numerous units (Emergency, Recovery, Labor & Delivery, Medical/Surgical, and newborns in Nursery.)
Associate in Applied Science C Nursing, Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, Oklahoma, 1992
PALS, ACLS and Basic Cardiac Life Support C to be attained September 2009
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a Registered Nurse for the military community and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include an RN credential, broad-based nursing experience, and considerable strengths in collaborating with multi-disciplinary health care team members. As a former military spouse for over 20 years, I am uniquely qualified to care for military personnel, their dependents and retirees. To complement this background, I offer exemplary critical thinking, organizational, and prioritization skills vital to succeeding as an RN within the military community.
As a current Army Reservist, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your hospital/clinic, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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Interviewer s Name
It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
(Choose one of the two paragraphs below, depending on whether or not you have, or have not yet, interviewed with the person)
(I am eager to meet with you in person to further discuss my background and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone number so we can continue the discussion we began over the telephone.)
(Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.)
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