assistant program specialist public health nurse resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Resourceful Public Health Worker with over 23 years of experience caring for at risk patients of Los Angeles County. Nursing background in hospital setting. leadership skills and technical knowledge. Collaborative and motivational leader. Ability to train and guide nursing staff and other disciplines. Caring and compassionate about providing quality services to Los Angeles County residents. Pro-active and highly motivated seeking a promotion opportunity as a Public Health Nursing Supervisor.


  • Public Health Nurse Certificate: Issued 06/06/2017 - Expires 07/31/2024
  • Registered Nurse: Issued 08/02/2016 - Expires 07/31/2024
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification: Issued 04/2021- Expires 04/2023
Skill Highlights
  • Patient bedside care: foley catheter, IV drips, wound cleaning/care, dressing changes, medication administration, vitals, blood draw, pain management, PICC/Central Line, PEG/G/J/chest tubes, etc.
  • Communicable disease expert: Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Acute Communicable Diseases
  • Electronic medical records: Orchid
  • Case documentation, Data collection and management: Casewatch, IRIS, Liberty Net
  • 11 years of Supervising experience
  • Word, PowerPoint, Excell, Publisher
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Multi task/Dependable
  • Dedicated patient advocate
  • Self-starter/Pro-Active/Team player
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Experience working with: At risk, under-served, mental health, drug abuse and homeless population.
  • Bilingual fluent Spanish: Speak, write and read
  • Public speaking
Education and Training
American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill, CA Expected in 2022 Master of Science in Nursing : Nursing Administration, Leadership, Management - GPA :

2022- Dean's List

Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA Expected in 2017 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :

Public Health Nurse Certificate

Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA Expected in 2015 Associate Degree in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :

Associate Degree in Nursing

California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Science : Health Science: Community Health - GPA :
Professional Experience
Jefferson County Sheriffs - Assistant Program Specialist, Public Health Nurse
Lakewood, MN, 07/2022 - Current
  • Assist in developing of new case management electronic system to ensure it meets nursing needs.
  • Evaluate the functionality of new electronic case management system so it's functional for nursing.
  • Assist in the planning of on-going nursing functions and services of our program, to meet the needs of increasing numbers of high risk patients.
  • Assist in maintaining communication and easy workflow among the congenital syphilis team, to attend to cases in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the orientation of new nursing and other team members joining our program unit.
  • Assist with inservice education sessions held for nursing program partners and other health care providers.
  • Contribute to the program with detailed knowledge about the different service areas our unit offers like suspected child abuse reporting and congenital syphilis consults.
  • Assist the Health Districts with difficult and complicated cases/questions by offering guidance, resources, and incentives.
  • Provide expert consultations to private hospitals and clinics regarding appropriate case management based on established guidelines, such as CDC guidelines.
  • Assist in developing of Casewatch interview and partner elicitation training materials.
  • lead the congenital syphilis team in responding to inquiries from other health jurisdictions, private providers and Public Health colleagues.
  • Assist with epidemiological surveillance needs by providing necessary data and data cleaning/editing.
  • Lead the unit's special project which offers incentives to high risk patients such as Uber Health and gift cards program.
  • Assist with revision of policy regarding incentives program and meeting funding agreements.
Common Spirit - Public Health Nurse
Rocklin, CA, 02/2018 - 07/2022
  • Serve as the Congenital Syphilis Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Public Health
  • Assess large number of patients for signs and symptoms to adequately diagnose and determine treatment
  • Assess for psychological and social needs to determine best way to deliver patient care
  • Ensure proper nursing diagnosis and emphasize on the root of the cause of each infection experienced by our patients
  • Identify desired outcomes by setting patient goals in risk reduction and preventive measures
  • Assist in identifying barriers to patient care and participate in the implementation of the program developed to overcome them
  • Serve as a subject matter expert of new data and case management system planning committee
  • Utilize nursing diagnosis process to identify and work on reducing the increase of congenital syphilis rates in our communities
  • Advocate for adequate infant evaluation, treatment and follow-up
  • Educate and assist patients in seeking care and preventing future infections for overall healthier communities
  • Provide guidance and consultations to nurses and doctors about testing, treatment, follow-up and overall case management
  • Coordinate patient care with community health care agencies such as County and non-County hospitals and clinics
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide additional resources to patients such as rehabilitation and housing services
  • Conduct Syphilis in-services about staging, testing, treatment and patient interviews to nursing staff
  • Guide and assist nursing with case management of sensitive cases like suspected child abuse
  • Communicate and collaborate with other disciplines such as Child Support Services and DCFS Social Workers and Nurses to maximize adequate medical care and safety of the children
  • Present complex cases for case review and discussion to other disciplines such as Public Health Investigators, Epidemiologists and Doctors
  • Ensure prompt assignment of cases by the District Public Health Nurse Supervisor
  • Perform second and final level review of adequate treatment, documentation, follow-up and case management by the District Public Health Nurse
  • Conduct in-service sessions for hospital and clinic medical staff about disease etiology, treatment, risk factors, prevention and screening
  • Teach and guide medical staff about our Department, State and Federal medical treatment and case management guidelines
  • Train and conduct in-services to nurses about Casewatch utilized for case documentation, record searching, data collection and generating reports.
LAC-USC Medical Hospital - Registered Nurse I
City, STATE, 01/2017 - 02/2018
  • Bedside patient care: Administer medications, oral, injections etc. Wound care, pin care, dressing changes. Hang IV/, IV piggyback with use of IV pumps Insert/remove foley catheters, colostomy bag, tracheostomy care, PCA administration, pain medication management Blood draw/Start IVGauge/GTube food and drug administration. Drains: wound vac, JP tube. TPN administration
  • Electronic Orchid charting
  • Daily patient assessment and nursing diagnosis as important part of total patient care
  • Nursing diagnosis experience as each patient presented with different medical conditions-identified the problem, cause of the current state the patient was in and risk factors leading to current situation
  • Identified long term and short term goals for patients to meet desired outcomes while hospitalized and assist with recovery
  • Educated patients about their medical care and plans for recovery
  • Advocated for patients in need of immediate Doctor assistance, best medical care and comfort during hospital stay
  • Constant communication with patient's medical team to offer safest and best care
  • Compassionate, caring patient and high quality patient care
  • Ability to safely and effectively work with high risk populations such as drug addicts and homeless patients
Los Angeles County Public Health - Supervising Public Health Investigator
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 01/2017
  • 11 years of supervising experience of 4 Public Health Investigators
  • Daily case assignments and identification of priority cases
  • Trained new hires in clinical and field settings
  • Trained and guided new hires on how to record search, document, generate reports from our main database system-Casewatch
  • Served as first level reviewer and approved closure of case management/case investigations completed by Public Health Investigators
  • Experience in conducting hire candidate exams and interviews
  • Worked under the supervision of the clinic Medical Director and closely worked with the Public Health Investigation Manager and CDC advisor
  • Reviewed and approved timecards and time-off requests
  • Ensured appropriate office coverage during high peak vacation and holiday time-off
  • Completed and reviewed with Medical Director and later with employees their annual performance evaluation
  • Counseled employees in need of performance improvement and/or office rules and regulations
  • Motivated and practiced team work to maintain positive work morale and therefore quality work performance
  • Engaged in the enforcement and control of communicable disease and non- communicable disease
  • Enforced laws, ordinances, and regulations for the control of communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Provided direction and monitored status of investigations in the control of communicable disease outbreaks
  • Ensured prompt and quality case management
  • Initiated and coordinated requests of legal orders in cases of non-compliant patients with Public Health law
  • Worked closely with other disciplines for optimal patient outcomes such as nurses and doctors
  • Guided and served as a consultant for staff on complex case investigations

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School Attended

  • American University of Health Sciences
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • California State University Los Angeles

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Program Specialist, Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse I
  • Supervising Public Health Investigator


  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science

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