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peace corps medical officer nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Health Care Professional with over 44 years of successful experience in General Nursing, Health Education, Counseling, Clinical Patient Care and Medical office management. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Clinical Care and patient management and satisfaction. Strengths in Clinical Care, Health Education and general health office management backed by training in General Nursing and yearly Continue Medical Education.

Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Budgeting
  • Quality Management
  • Infection Control
  • Disease Prevention
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Health Education
Work History
09/1985 to 02/2021 Peace Corps Medical Officer- Nurse Nyc Health Hospitals | Bronx, NY,
  • Led diverse team of medical and administrative professionals in day-to-day clinic activities such as patient care, health education, administration and patient relations.
  • Mentored more than 20 new Peace Corps Medical Officers.
  • Conceptualized plans and implemented diversification of specialist referral base and relationships with external healthcare partners .
  • Treated wide range of diseases, including Tropical Diseases, Mental Health, Dermatology, Orthopedics.
  • Defined medical and administrative best practices by writing policies and procedures.
  • Administered financial management functions, including medical billing and collections, marketing and operational budgets.
  • Improved patient outcomes and delivery of care through improve clinical quality processes.
  • Created systems and controls to improve patient records management.
  • Aligned room and treatment procedures with overall regulations to deliver high quality of patient care.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Ordered all pharmacy supplies and kept check on inventory levels.
  • Increased patient satisfaction scores by 70+% within 1 year.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Offered patients and patrons information on various immunizations including flu, DTaP and HPV vaccines.
  • Discussed medical histories with patients in effort to provide most effective medical advice.
  • Trained pharmacy interns and newly hired pharmacy technicians.
  • Implemented best practice standards for billing resulting in substantial reduction of accounts receivable delays.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Organized and facilitated daily medical staff and department head meetings weekly, discussing current census, patients on medical hold and various medical and countrywide medical issues
  • Redesigned workflow processes for patient access and front-office, resulting in reduction of patient waiting time by 90% system-wide.
  • Worked with Peace Corps/CDC to conduct investigation on "Thyroid Abnormalities Related to Iodine Excess from Water Purification Units.
  • Applied continuous process improvement strategies to enhance case management, programs and clinical management.
  • Led diverse team of medical and administrative professionals in day-to-day clinic activities such as patient care, new business development and patient relations.
  • Directed cost management, utilization management, quality assurance and medical protocol development initiatives.
05/1982 to 09/1985 Head Nurse St Joseph School Of Nursing | North Providence, RI,
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies.
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity.
  • Guided and led numerous Junior staff in acute care unit and coordinated, delegated tasks and managed 35 nurses and ancillary staff members.
  • Exercised exemplary clinical judgment when making care decisions.
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Advised caregivers and family members in providing emotional and psychological care to support patient needs.
  • Ran therapeutic groups and provided patient education.
  • Worked at least 320 hours per month as floor nurse to maintain clinical proficiency.
  • Conducted patient assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Evaluated skills of all nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity..
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Oversaw administration of all medications.
  • Actively engaged and participated in consults, patient care plan development and patient monitoring.
  • Delivered expert case management, milieu management, medication administration and emergency intervention.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, case managers and social workers.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
  • Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care
  • Strengthened unit care standards and policies with focus on patient safety and dignity
  • Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly
  • Maximized team performance by monitoring nursing care, including patient assessment processes and treatment implementations
  • Guided and led 75 Nurses in acute care unit and coordinated, delegated tasks and managed 75 nurses and ancillary staff members
  • Identified unit areas of inadequacy and adjusted procedures to close gaps and improve policies
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Reviewed department performance and adjusted coverage to compensate for changing conditions
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, and monitored responses
  • Developed strategy to target nursing and patient satisfaction issues, improve response and patient care quality and suggest actionable improvements to promote hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff
  • Actively engaged and participated in consults, patient care plan development and patient monitoring
02/1979 to 02/1981 Staff Nurse St Joseph School Of Nursing | Johnston, RI,
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Established staff schedules and assignments based on facility needs and equipment availability.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Led successful 35-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Updated patient charts manually with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in patients charts.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Provided high quality care to approximately 75 patients per day in a multi disciplinary Out Patient Department and a10-bed short stay unit
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills, including wound care and glucose monitoring skills.
  • Assisted physicians in minor surgeries by keeping instruments sterilized and maintaining inventory.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing in-patient stay length 50% on average.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Orchestrated quality-driven, cost-effective care for as many as 75 patients each day in high-volume Out-Patient/Urgent care setting.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
06/1976 to 11/1977 Staff Nurse Korle Bu Teaching Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Established staff schedules and assignments based on facility needs and equipment availability.
  • Worked successfully with 10-person team comprised of RNs, LPNs and ancillary staff.
  • Updated patient charts manually with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in patient records manually.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
  • Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
  • Provided high quality care to approximately 20 patients per day on 20-bed unit
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills, including Catheter Care, wound care skills.
  • Assisted physicians in minor surgeries by keeping instruments sterilized and maintaining inventory.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence
  • Assisted physicians in minor surgeries by keeping instruments sterilized and maintaining inventory
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads
  • Promoted patient independence by teaching self-care skills
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing
Education
Expected in 08/1976 to to State Registered Nurse | General Nursing Nurses Training College,, KorleBu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana , GPA:
  • Coursework in [Subject], [Subject] and [Subject] GCE/School Certificate "O" level
  • Elected to National Secretary for Student Nurses Association in 1973
Expected in 06/1971 to to High School Diploma | Christian Methodist Secondary School, Accra, Ghana, GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Led a team of 6 staff members, supervising 2 directly
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Documented and resolved Patient complaints which led to overall entire patients satisfaction.
  • Collaborated with team of 6 in the development of Medical Drug and Equipment Inventory.
Affiliations

Member - Liberian Cancer Society

Member - Ghana Nurses/Midwives Association

Member - Liberian Nurses Association

Member - Sierra Leone Nurses Council

Certifications
  • State Registered Nurse Ghana - April 1977 till present
  • Application and Interpretation of Tuberculin Skin Test, Peace Corps - 1997
  • Certified - Adult CPR, American Red Cross - 5/9/92
  • State Registered Nurse, Sierra Leone License - 18th November 1991
  • Licensed Registered Nurse, Liberia - 1978Present
  • Continuing Medical Education Course on Infectious Diseases and Dental Evaluation, Peace Corps, March 16-20 ,1998
  • Trauma Update Course, Johanesburg Hospital Trauma Unit, April 11-13, 1994
  • HIV/STD Prevention Course for Peace Corps Medical Officers, Peace Corps/CDC, August 13-15, 1991
  • Cancer Education for Nurses, Liberian Cancer Society/International Union Against Cancer,March 11-16, 1985
  • Adult Clinical Assessment Skills Course, George Mason University School of Nursing, May 18-22, 1992
  • Intercultural Competence, Diversity & Inclusion Staff Workshop for Peace Corps Staff, January 13-17, 2020
  • Mental Health Level 11 Practice Improvement and Treatment of Adjustment Disorders Seminar, Peace Corps, August 2008 and September 2009
  • Covid-19 Contact Tracing Course, Johns Hopkins University, December 20, 2020
  • Improving Your Listening Skills, LinkedIn Learning, June 30, 2020
  • Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Refresher Training, Peace Corps, January 14, 2016
  • Privacy Awareness, Peace Corps, December 16 2019
  • Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault Course, Peace Corps, 2020
  • Safe Haven Emergency Medical Care Training, US Department of State April 3-4, 2000
  • Yearly Cyber Security Awareness, US Department of State
  • Electronic Medical Records Transition Course,(PCMEDICS) Peace Corps, September 14-23, 2015
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Provider Course, NAEMT, 05/02/2012
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support- 9th Edition Provider Course, George Washington Dept of Emergency Medicine Training Center, August 29, 2019
  • Training Design and Evaluation Process, Peace Corps, April 17-19, 2007
  • Foreign Affairs Counter Threat Course, US Dept of State, Diplomatic Security Service, April 18-22, 2016
  • Crime Reporting and Emergency Response, Peace Corps, April 21 2009 ( yearly)
  • Continuing Education Course on Orthopedics, Substance & Alcohol Abuse, Peace Corps, May 14-18, 2001
Additional Information

I am a highly motivated professional, anxious to learn new skills if given the opportunity

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School Attended

  • Nurses Training College,
  • Christian Methodist Secondary School

Job Titles Held:

  • Peace Corps Medical Officer- Nurse
  • Head Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • State Registered Nurse
  • High School Diploma

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