Entry level rpn (lpn) resume with ward clerk experience

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    I recently graduated from practical nursing. I have worked as a unit/ward clerk for about 6 years. I was wondering someone could help me with my resume. I have no work experience as a nurse (except for clinical)but I have a lot as a ward clerk. How do I highlight and combine my work as a clerk and as a student Practical Nurse? I have pasted my resume for you to view, all critiques are welcome. Thank you in advance.

    PROFILE

    A resourceful and adaptable individual with experience delivering clerical support within the health care organization. Highlights include:

    • Diligent and hard-working with the determination to see tasks to completion
    • Able to grasp complex concepts in a short amount of time
    • Work effectively in a team setting or independently
    • Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public
    • Able to prioritize time efficiently

    EDUCATION
    Practical Nursing 2011 - 2012
    George Brown College
    • Obtained Diploma
    • Pending CPRNE results

    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
    BRIDGEPOINT HEALTH – TORONTO ONTARIO
    · ALC patients

    TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS – MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
    · Neurosurgery
    · Respiratory Medicine
    · Medical Surgical Nursing

    HOLLAND ORTHOPAEDIC & ARTHRITIC CENTRE – TORONTO, ONTARIO
    • Post-op Total Knee and Total Hip patients
    • ALC patients

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS – MISSISSAUGA, ON 2009 - PRESENT
    UNIT CLERK – OPERATING ROOM
    • Provide communication support between nursing units, doctors and nurses
    • Input payroll
    • Knowledgeable in programs such as Meditech and Sunrise Clinical Manager
    • Book emergency operations in SIS program

    ST.JOSEPH’S HEALTH CENTRE – TORONTO, ON 2006 - PRESENT
    UNIT CLERK – EMERGENCY, OPERATING ROOM, MEDICAL/SURGERY, ORTHOPAEDICS
    · Transcribe physician orders
    · Admitted, discharged and transferred patients from the unit
    · Knowledgeable in programs such as PICIS, Teletracking and PTAC system
    · Maintained inventory of forms and office supplies
    · Operates various office equipment, including addressographs, intercom system, fax machine, computer/printer, photocopier and scheduling files.

    CERTIFICATIONS
    • Basic Life Support Certificate
    • Pre-Health Sciences Certificate
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 28, '13 : Reason: formatting.
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    I'm not sure school clinicals should be on there. The fact that you went to LPN school covers that. It seems "cluttery" to me, but maybe not to others? I'm no resume expert, but at the very least I would make it less prominent.

    The only other thing that jumps out at me are your, "knowledgeable in programs such as..." statements. I would say, "familiar with meditech, sunrise...." etc. The "such as" sounds a little funny if you are listing the actual programs you're familiar with.

    Good luck with your job search!


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