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West Virginia University Hospital - Charge Rn & Staff Rn Surgical Medical Icu Resume Example

Skylar Simmons
Professional Summary

Highly trained ICU and Flight RN with strong clinical abilities and a successful career with HealthNet Aeromedical and West Virginia University Hospital. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate patient care. Licensed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania as an RN, Mobile Critical Care RN, Paramedic and Pre-hospital RN.  I currently hold my CCRN and CFRN certifications.  

  • Complex critical thinking skills-utilized in the flight RN role and functioning with my partner (flight paramedic); while making quick and complex decision to best treat the patient rather in the hospital setting, on a scene or in the aircraft flying.  
  • Strong clinical experience and skill set with managing ventilators, managing and titrating vasopressors depending on patient condition, providing skills such as intubation, chest decompression, pericardiocentesis, Easy IO drill, reading and interpreting swan and arterial readings, providing quick and thorough assessments of patients in a non-traditional setting (in a field, in the middle of an interstate, etc) and providing care quickly to stabilize the patient.
  • Educator--precepting new hires in the ICU for during full time and per diem position for over 13 years and  precepted as a flight training officer for new hires in the flight setting for the past 7 years.  I give very constructive feedback and empower my orientees to make good clinical decisions.  
Charge RN & Staff RN-Surgical Medical ICU Apr 2001Present West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown , WV
  • Provides direct patient care in this 31 bed ICU to extensive array of patients such as: Trauma, Surgical, Medical, Neuro patients that require ICU care.
  • Oversee new hires throughout their orientation phase as a preceptor.
  • Effectively completes complex clinical patient assessments and provide patient stabilization with a skill set in managing ventilated patients, neurosurgical patients and ICP assessments with Camino/ventriculostomy readings, assisting the physicians with Invasive line placements with Swan-ganz, triple lumens, arterial lines, ventriculostomies, chest tubes, managing and titrating multiple vasopressor infusions.
  • Functions as a clinical resource when functioning in the Charge RN role to nursing staff.
  • Managing and assigning staff assignments accordingly to staff RNs in the ICU and evaluating patient acuity when assigning nurse/patient ratio.
  • Communicating with patient, family members, physicians and administration when and if a problem arises.  
Flight Nurse Mar 2008Apr 2015 HealthNet Aeromedical Charleston, WV
  • Effectively completes complex clinical patient assessments in a variety of medical, surgical, adult and pediatric trauma, cardiac and neurological (CVA) patients in the interfacility on the  scene setting.
  • Provides patient stabilization using established critical care guidelines and skill set such as:  Rapid sequence intubation, pericardiocentesis, chest needle decompression, emergency blood transfusion,  utilizing the LTV 1200 ventilator with determine the initial settings and changing settings based on patient presentation, and mixing and implementing vasopressors and titrating based on effect and patient status.  
  • Attend and actively participates in pre-mission briefings and debriefings.
  • Liaisons with peers and other professionals to ensure quality delivery of care and operational safety before, during and after flight operations with direct contact with Medical Command dispatch, Ground contacts such as fire dept, EMS and/or police, and referring and receiving facilities during and after each patient transfer.
House Supervisor Feb 2007Mar 2008 West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown, WV
  • Effectively represented WVU Hospitals (the only Magnet hospital in the State of West Virginia), a 531-bed tertiary care center, and Nursing Service Administration on the Off-shifts, weekends and holidays.  
  • Made appropriate administrative decisions regarding complex, predictable and unpredictable situations affecting the hospital, such as public relations, patient care, medical-legal, finanical issues, and bed coordination.
  • Initiated appropriate actions in emergency situations such as: power failure, disaster, fires, etc.  When necessary, I functioned in the Administrator on-call role until the Administrator on-call arrived.  
  • Managed public relation matters regarding media inquiries concerning patients and unusual events.
  • Assisted staff in nursing and other departments to resolve problems that impact the delivery of patient care during the off-shifts.  Collaborates with the department director as necessary.
  • Provided current bed status of all units and patients to the Emergency Department physician, Med-Com, and MARS so that patients can be accepted for transfer.
  • Coordinates transfers from outside facilities and Emergency Department using clinical expertise for patient placement.  
  • Assisted the charge Nurse in resolving complex problems related to staff performance, inappropriate behaviors or other problems involving patients, visitors or staff.
  • Assigned Nursing Resource Pool staff and Per Diem  staff to the individual units to best meet house-wide staffing needs.
  • Served as a clinical resource and role model to the nursing staff.  
Bachelor of Science : Nursing May 2000 West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon , WV West Virginia Wesleyan College is a small private, liberal arts college with an average of 1400 students. The BSN program at Wesleyan utilized classroom, rural community nursing, and hospital based curriculum to prepare the students for the full realm of nursing.
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Previous Companies:

  • West Virginia University Hospital
  • HealthNet Aeromedical

Previous Job Positions:

  • Charge RN & Staff RN Surgical Medical ICU
  • Flight Nurse
  • House Supervisor


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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