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community mental health nurse resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Practiced Community Mental Health Nurse with 8 years of experience applying diverse methods and procedures for patient diagnosis and treatment. Focused on improving well-being of clients, offering support and resources to overcome challenges. Skilled in case management, developmental teaching and program evaluations within private practice and psychiatric facilities.

Skills
  • Collecting vitals
  • Medication Administration
  • Case Management
  • Trauma recovery
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Public Education
  • Data Analysis
  • Surveillance
  • Public Health Procedures
  • Employee Health
  • Infection Monitoring
  • Infection Risk Assessment
  • CDC Policies
  • JCAHO
  • Staff Supervision
  • Triaging
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Setting Up Referrals
  • Conflict resolution
  • Excellent & efficient communication
Education
University Of Delaware Newark, DE Expected in : RN To MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist-Behavioral He - GPA :
  • Coursework in Nurse Management, Psychology
  • Took courses between 2005-2009, but did not complete
Delaware Technical And Community College Newark, DE Expected in 05/2004 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA Expected in : Physiological Psychology - GPA :
  • Attended from August 1991-May 1992
Work History
State Of New York - Community Mental Health Nurse
Guilderland Center, NY, 02/2011 - 09/2012
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions based on patient status and needs.
  • Delivered customized care to patients, maintaining focus on individual goals and daily achievements.
  • Modified care plans to expedite progress, integrating new services and support from community and provider networks.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
Ga Medgroup - Psychiatric Admissions Nurse
Acworth, GA, 10/2004 - 10/2010
  • Assessed new patients' care plans and administered prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Provided physicians and other medical personnel with patient assessment details and answered patient care-related questions.
  • Interacted professionally with families and provided empathetic support and professional guidance.
  • Furnished patient treatment information to insurance companies in compliance with established parameters.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Leveraged feedback and process improvement opportunities to create safer and healthier environment and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
Meadowwood Behavioral Healthcare - Infection Control Coordinator
City, STATE, 10/2004 - 10/2010
  • Presented findings to committees and public interest groups to spearhead necessary changes to policies and procedures.
  • Evaluated hospital-onset and healthcare-acquired infections by conducting root cause analysis.
  • Set clear policies to improve success of infection control measures in all departments.
  • Coordinated successfully and with full compliance to prevent infections according to facility and Joint Commission standards.
  • Developed effective training programs to help staff understand and implement critical protections.
  • Developed and improved infection control procedures.
  • Authored and presented final after-action reports to identify strengths and challenges as well as recommended corrective changes for future investigations.
  • Educated staff about importance of using measures to prevent spread of flu and gastroenteritis.
  • Continuously maintained proper safety and took precautionary measures to avoid spread of disease and infection.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University Of Delaware
  • Delaware Technical And Community College
  • Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania

Job Titles Held:

  • Community Mental Health Nurse
  • Psychiatric Admissions Nurse
  • Infection Control Coordinator

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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