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Columbus Regional Healthcare System - Critical Care Nurse Resume Example

Henry Hernandez
Dedicated, determined, and skilled RN with broad range of nursing experience and a strong heartfelt desire to become part of an elite group of nurses. Keen observational skills and highly developed ability to make critical decisions under pressure.  
Critical Care Nurse Apr 2013Present Columbus Regional Healthcare System Whiteville, NC
  • Provide safe and appropriate care for the critically ill adult patient according to hospital policies and procedures
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
  • Evaluate patients' responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
  • Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs and interpret ABG's and laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
  • Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Compile and analyze data obtained from cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring and diagnostic tests.
  • Assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.
  • Assess patients' pain levels and sedation requirements.
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Advocate for patients' and families' needs, or provide emotional support for patients and their families.
  • Participate in professional organizations and continuing education to improve practice knowledge and skills.
Critical Care Nurse Mar 2011Apr 2013 McLeod Healthcare System Little River, SC
  • Prioritized nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
  • Set up and monitored medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.
  • Advocated for patients' and families' needs, and provided emotional support for patients and their families.
  • Collaborated with other health care professionals to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.
  • Assisted physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.
OR/PACU Nurse May 2007Mar 2011 Loris Healthcare System Loris, SC Operating Room (05/2007-06/2008)
  • Managed each aspect of operative care of patient
  • Assisted surgical team with preparation of surgical suite and all equipment
  • Assisted with and monitored closely every member of the surgical team in an effort to provide safe, appropriate, and aseptic care
  • Prepared rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensured that stock of supplies is maintained.
PACU (06/2008-03/2011)
  • Provided safe and appropriate care of post anesthesia patient
  • Provided continuous external and internal vital sign monitoring
  • Maintained patient airway and occasional ventilator management
  • Consulted with Anesthesiologist in providing an appropriate and individualized plan of care for each post anesthesia patient
  • Provided safe pain management 
Registered Nurse Jun 1998May 2007 Columbus Regional Healthcare System Whiteville , NC Tele/Med/Surg (06/1998-07/1999)
  • Provided safe and effective telemetry and med/surg patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice
  • Reviewed and monitored patient electrocardiogram
  • Consulted and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Maintained accurate, detailed records.
  • Participated in department process improvement

Obstetrical Unit (07/1999-05/2007)
  • Provided safe and effective care of perinatal patient
  • Provided safe and appropriate external and internal monitoring of both mother and fetus during labor
  • Worked closely with CRNA and Anesthesiologist in providing safe and effective pain management of the laboring patient.
  • Consulted and assisted surgical team when needed
Bachelor of Science : Nursing May 2014 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
Associate of Science : Nursing May 1998 Southeastern Community College Whiteville, NC
Additional Information
Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2012-Present)
Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, NCI
CRNA Shadowing: 36 hours
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Previous Companies:

  • Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • McLeod Healthcare System
  • Loris Healthcare System

Previous Job Positions:

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • OR
  • PACU Nurse
  • Registered Nurse


  • East Carolina University
  • Southeastern Community College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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