health science specialist resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated, caring, and compassionate student nurse with a passion for learning and growing professionally within a dynamic healthcare environment.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Patient-focused therapy
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Compassionate
  • Reflective listening
  • Case management
  • Building rapport
  • Referrals and networking
  • Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology
  • DSM-IV knowledge
  • PTSD
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Mental health assessment
  • Substance abuse
  • Individual and group counseling
Work History
Health Science Specialist, 01/2017 - Current
Veterans Health Administration Fairfield, CA,
  • Implement suicide/mental health crisis prevention strategies
  • Provide support for the identification of veterans at high risk, and coordinates enhanced care
  • Conduct interviews and utilizes assessments tools to assess emotional, functional, and/or psychological conditions
  • Complete structured diagnostic and clinical assessments
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports in accordance with program guidelines
  • Provide psycho-education and directs advice regarding suicide/mental illness crisis
  • Work collaboratively with members of the VA Crisis Hotline Program to identify appropriate services for patients in crisis
  • Assist patients and their family/friend/significant other with issues regarding the patient's mental health issues, referrals, benefits, and support groups
  • Provided ongoing counseling to help patients deal with conditions and processes
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources
  • Work with medical teams, patients and families to implement effective treatment plans
Needs Assessment Counselor , 04/2014 - 12/2016
Highmark Inc. Monessen, PA,
  • Completed thorough assessments on patients who present to hospital in crisis due to mental health and /or substance abuse problems (i.e., suicidal ideations, alcohol abuse)
  • Referred patient to level of care that best met their mental health needs to ensure patient’s safety (i.e., Inpatient-if suicidal with plan)
  • Collaborated with CSU (Crisis Stabilizations Units) to have patient admitted into hospital immediately to stabilize patient
  • Staffed cases with Psychiatrist to ensure patients met necessary criteria for inpatient care
  • Provided clinical information for pre-authorization with insurance providers for inpatient care
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources
Mental Health Technician , 03/2013 - 04/2014
University Of Pennsylvania Health System Mercerville, NJ,
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Escorted patients from unit to meals, activities and visitation areas to maintain standard of safety and security.
  • Observed patient behaviors and mental status and notified RN of unusual or potentially dangerous occurrences.
  • Attended therapeutic educational group meetings and supported patients with guidance from RN and treatment team members.
  • Engaged with colleagues in treatment team meetings to promote positive patient treatment outcomes.
  • Assisted with patient restraint and seclusion scenarios to create safe environment for patient and medical personnel.
  • Accompanied new patients to unit and recorded vital signs to establish baseline record upon facility arrival.
  • Supported patients needing medical care to relieve patient anxiety and promote positive outcomes.
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Recommended continuing care and medications to clients and communicated with family members on treatment and discharge plans.
  • Managed 15+ patients daily .
  • Charted on each patient daily.
Support Care Counselor , 12/2009 - 06/2012
Hope House One City, STATE,
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural needs of clients and families served.
  • Followed infection control procedures
  • Provided feeding, bathing and mobility assistance
  • Assist with administration of medication under supervision of RN
  • Assisted clients with activities of daily living
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion
  • Managed 6+ clients daily with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , Expected in 08/2021
Chamberlain University - Atlanta, GA,
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Bachelor of Science: Psychology , Expected in 12/2014
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
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BLS certified through American Heart Association


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School Attended

  • Chamberlain University
  • Georgia State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Health Science Specialist
  • Needs Assessment Counselor
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Support Care Counselor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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