Perioperative Nurse Resume

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Career Objective:

Detail-oriented and vigilant nursing professional with over 5+ years of experience in patient care in OT, looking forward to obtaining a Perioperative Nurse position at ‘ABC General Hospital’ to use my expertise in providing the best healthcare to patients before and after surgery.

Summary of Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of surgical assistance and post-operative care given to patients

  • Hands-on experience in preparing operation room, sterilization and maintenance of medical instruments

  • Experienced in controlling infection and bleeding during surgery

  • Capable of surgical planning, and handling 5 procedures per day by using standard sterilization techniques

  • Matured, confident, with abilitity to stay calm under any situations

  • Ability to monitor vital parameters prior and post operation to take sound decisions in the treatment of patients in line for surgical procedures

  • Proficient in collecting blood samples for lab tests and medication administration using oral or IV techniques

  • Exceptional ability to understand response given to complicated treatment, and calm down aggressive patients if required

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Work Experience:

Perioperative Nurse

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

March 2016 – Present

  • Identifying complications during surgical procedures, and acting immediately under the supervision of surgeons to relax patients by giving timely IV dose

  • Acquiring expertise in the use of various medical equipment, and ensuring efficiency of the equipment prior to use

  • Providing preoperative and post-surgery care to patients in general surgery, endoscopy, orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries

  • Maintaining reports about medicine administered, responses and blood loss for every surgical procedure

  • Performing discharge formalities and educating patients’ family on wound care, medication, possible side-effects, and follow up schedules

  • Liaising between physicians and family members and informing them about patient’s condition and further treatment plan

  • Supervising newly joined registered nurses on methods used for providing care to patients post-operation

Perioperative Nurse

Select Specialty Hospital, Atlanta, GA

September 2012 – February 2015

  • Monitored heart rate and blood pressure of patients operated for cardiac issues and high cholesterol

  • Assisted specialists for regular followup rounds of 20 + patients who have gone through major surgical procedures

  • Took responsibility to start peripheral IVs and foley catheters in pediatric department by assessing the situation and condition of patients

  • Administered IV fluids, and antibiotics, monitored patients closely, recognized and immediately informed adverse effects and uncommon responses

  • Coordinated with the team to provide AORN standard professional care to patients in level 2 trauma center facing replacement surgeries due to accidents

  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of surgeons and OR nurses to achieve maximum care for patients

  • Assisted physicians with the instruments during procedures and maintained an accurate count of sponges


Perioperative Nursing Intern

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia

June 2010 – August 2012

  • Administered sedation medicines for minor invasive procedures under the supervision of anesthesiologist

  • Examined and assessed patient to understand their symptoms, collected blood samples, and sent it to the lab for identification of the disease

  • Coordinated with the surgical team to learn about the preoperative, intraoperative and post-operative care for patients

  • Prepared operation theater and performed prerequisite tests on patients

  • Ensured patient consent and readiness before the operation by completing all documentation and formalities

  • Provided post-operative care and administered IVs to subside pain and reduced side effects

  • Maintained surgical instrument in the operation theater, medical inventory, and filled requisition for sor shorrage


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia



  • Registered Nurse, 2012

    CNOR Certification, 2013


On request.

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