Operating Room Nurse Resume

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Career Objective:

Resourceful and detail-oriented operating nurse with over 8+ years of experience of assessing patients, charting responses, and providing quality service for surgical procedures. Meticulous observant with a sharp mind to react to emergency situations and take sound decisions to provide the best healthcare.

Summary of Skills:

  • Capable of giving surgical assistant and handling all phases of operation procedures

  • Ability to provide nursing care to patients scheduled for surgery or undergoing operation

  • Possess alert mind to respond to emergency situations in OT like cardiac arrest, pulmonary and respiratory failure, or hemorrhage stroke

  • Expertise in supervising nursing staff in preparing and sterilizing operating room equipment, and maintaining inventory

  • Skilled in checking vital stats of patients prior to operation and post surgery to understand responses and compare with normal findings

  • In-depth information about wound care, IV management and in-office procedures

  • Excellent organizing and interpersonal skills

Work Experience:


Operating Room Nurse

Multicare Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma, WA

November 2016 – Present

  • Following aseptic practices by monitoring patient records on charts, and communicating patient conditions at regular intervals

  • Ensuring doctors, surgeons and other workers follow established safety procedures throughout the surgery

  • Functioning as the primary assistant to surgeons for complex procedures including open heart surgeries, tumor removal operations and spinal cord surgeries

  • Checking 10+ patients in the recovery room and monitoring their vital signs

  • Circulating, scrubbing and assisting in variety of plastic surgery and burn surgery cases

  • Performing the role of circulating nurse to allow the best fit staff for surgeries in the operation room

Operating Room Nurse

St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98405

May 2014 – October 2016

  • Prepared OR room for procedures and ensured all required tools or equipment were sterilized before any operation

  • Coordinated with doctor to help in different major or minor surgeries including plastic surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and cardiac operations

  • Kept an eye on patient’s responses and vital stats during the procedures and alerted surgeons if any problems were developed

  • Took responsibility to provide the right tool at each step during surgery

  • Provided post-operative support to the patient and educated family about care methods

  • Functioned as a mentor for the nursing staff and trained them about the precautions to be taken during surgical procedures

Operating Room Nurse

Multicare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA

November 2012 – April 2014

  • Provided care for patients undergoing surgical intervention and sterilized medical instruments or equipment

  • Coordinated with specialty surgeons and surgical teams in operative procedures by following all established safety guidelines

  • Provided assistance to different surgical procedures including general, orthopedic and ENT

  • Circulated, scrubbed, and assisted in various operations related to emergency trauma department and handled patients for plastic surgery or burn damage control

  • Accurately documented patient responses post surgery and informed consulting physician and family about improvements in health

  • Assisted ophthalmologists in retina and corneal surgeries

Nursing Assistant

Multicare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA

August 2011 – October 2012

  • Functioned as a pre-admission nurse and collected information on symptoms, physical history, prior medicines, and ECG’s for 10 patients daily

  • Entered records of patients’ medical history in the database, and scheduled followup visits for long-term patients

  • Visited regulary pre and post operation units and observed responses

  • Maintained recovery charts for 20+ patients daily and updated medical practitioner on finding different results as compared to expected output

  • Administered medications and pain management techniques as per given instructions for individual patients according to care plan

Education:


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    2012

Certification:


  • Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), 2013

Reference:


On request.

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