dedicated registered nurse eager to contribute extensive talents toward securing an opportunity on the pediatric unit of a progressive hospital.
excel in communicating with multi-disciplinary health care team members to steer cohesive efforts and optimize safety and quality of care.
adept at patient advocacy, health education/promotion, establishing rapport, and caring for patients of diverse cultures, ages and backgrounds.
proactively enforce quality assurance and ethical standards compliance.
highly flexible and easily adapt to hospital units or health care environments.
reputation for communication skills, problem solving capabilities, and ability to work under stress.
reliably assess complex situations to make swift decisions in time-sensitive environments.
bayada pediatric home nursing, minnetonka, minnesota, 2010 to present
provide quality home care nursing services to patients with broad-scope respiratory, cardiac, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.
meticulously maintain patients tracheostomy tubes including care of site to minimize risk of infection.
operate and maintain respiratory ventilators and demonstrate proficiency in central line placement and maintenance of broviac, port, and hickman catheters.
administer wide range of medications, apply dressing changes, and effectively troubleshoot and maintain g-jts (transgastric jejunal feeding tubes).
coordinate and administer occupational and physical therapy to patients with complex needs.
the university of iowa hospitals and clinics, iowa city, iowa, 2009 to 2010
registered nurse, pediatric medical/surgical unit
delivered full spectrum of patient care from preparing and admitting patients for surgery and other medical treatments, to monitoring patients vital signs post-operatively and providing instructions for discharge.
assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care to optimize patient outcomes.
applied dynamic clinical expertise to start ivs, administer medication, and serve as preceptor for nursing students on pediatric unit.
completed frequent rotations to the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric oncology and hematology, and newborn nursery; contributed to circumcision care, breastfeeding support, and newborn education.
provided extensive patient education for smoking cessation, hygiene and infection control.
informed and educated patients and their families in hospitalization procedures and post-operative care following spinal fusions and fracture repairs.
demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in delivering bereavement support when required.
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professional experience continued
the arc of southeast iowa, iowa city, iowa, 2008 to 2009
direct care professional
provided full range of nursing care to 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy by administering gastric tube feedings and medication, recording vital signs as needed, and assisting with daily living activities.
collaboratively provided physical and music therapy to optimize patient s well-being.
university of iowa hospitals and clinics iowa city, iowa, 2007 to 2009
certified nursing assistant, neonatal intensive care unit
exhibited an outstanding team player work ethic in assisting nurses with various medical procedures and treatments.
diligently monitored and replenished unit inventory to ensure seamless continuity of care.
assessed and recorded patient vital signs and provided health education to parents of newborn patients.
wellstead: dignified assisted living, rogers, minnesota, 2005 to 2007
certified nursing assistant
assisted clients with daily living activities on 13-bed floor comprised of alzheimer s patients with special needs.
maintained up-to-date patient files and regularly assessed and recorded vital signs.
bachelor of science in nursing, university of iowa, iowa city, ia, 2008
recipient of tuition scholarship
achieved dean s list 5 out of 6 semesters
associate of arts, winona state university, winona, mn, 2005
neonatal intensive care, 225-hour senior internship, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2008
pediatric and maternity nursing, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2008
geriatric community nursing, promise house, hiawatha, iowa, 2007
geriatric nursing home, united presbyterian nursing home, washington, iowa, 2007
neonatal intensive care, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2007
mental health nursing, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2007
post ambulatory care unit, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2006
gynecology/oncology unit, university of iowa hospitals and clinics, 2006
hiring agent name
i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a pediatric nurse 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 a bachelor of science in nursing, proven success in providing care to infants and children, and considerable strengths in effectively and efficiently collaborating with multi-disciplinary health care team members. to complement this background, i offer exemplary assessment, critical thinking, planning, interpersonal and prioritization skills which are paramount in pediatric nursing.
as a dedicated employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior clinical, communication and documentation skills. i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your hospital, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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