1st year nursing resume...help please!

  1. Hi everyone,

    I work at at level 1 trauma hospital in NY and I am trying to get a per diem job a little closer to home (community hospital 5 minutes away). This is my first year of nursing. I have a few questions about updating my resume. Should I list every task I do, for example: wound care, medication administration via central line, tube feedings via NGT and PEG. Do you talk about skin care integrity and infection control? I just thought that these aspects where already assumed. Please help. here is what my updated resume porttion looks like now:

    - Provides direct nursing care for an acute patient population including renal and liver transplantation (pre-op & post-op), vascular (AAA repair, DVT, amputation, etc.),and cardiac monitored patients
    - Intermediate Care Registered Nurse Certification
    - Assess and stabilize patients with expedience and accuracy
    - Work collaboratively with Physicians, Wound Care RN, Respiratory and Physical Therapy and other ancillary staff for best patient outcomes.
    - Closely monitor patients and alert charge nurse and physicians to change in status.
    - Leveraged interpersonal communication strengths to establish rapport and build trust withpatients and families.

    Any critism will help. Thanks so much!!!
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  3. by   lub dub
    I would leave out:

    - Assess and stabilize patients with expedience and accuracy
    - Work collaboratively with Physicians, Wound Care RN, Respiratory and Physical Therapy and other ancillary staff for best patient outcomes.
    - Closely monitor patients and alert charge nurse and physicians to change in status.
    - Leveraged interpersonal communication strengths to establish rapport and build trust with patients and families.

    The first three are assumed, and I'm not sure what "leveraged interpersonal communication" is, to be honest.

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