public health nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with 25 years of care giving experience within public health, home health care, hospital (medical/surgery,Urology,pediatric units) and adult day care. An independent, flexible and self motivated RN seeking to utilize my skills in a reputable health care setting. Health and wellness expertise Great communication and demonstration Medication /vaccine administration expert skills.Precepts other nurses and students Compassionate STD care and counselor Experience in community outreach programs Geriatric treatment knowledge Wound cleaning/care experience Computerized charting Extensive experience in home visiting and clinic flow. Specimen collection/processing proficiency Patient/caregiver educator Operates medical equipment
Core Qualifications
  • Client-focused
  • Results-oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Computer literate
  • File/records maintenance
  • Excel in health and wellness
  • Planning/managing/organizing
  • Communication and demonstration
Public Health Nurse, 05/1993 to 07/2013
City Of BrownsvilleBrownsville, TX,
  • Conducted health assessments in clinics.
  • Administered immunizations and TB ,STD medications, and oral contraceptives,educated clients on potential side effects and monitored for adverse reactions.
  • Read and interpreted lab reports and followed up on the abnormals.
  • Administered pregnancy test and counseling,enrolled clients in medicaid and wic certification Investigated and monitored reports of communicable diseases such as measles hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis.
  • Coordinated efforts with Physicians, schools and others regarding spread and treatment of the disease.
  • Provided home visits and health assessments for newborns, pregnant women and other clients.
  • Coordinated all services in the refugee health clinic.
  • Performed duties as the Adult Day Program Nurse.
  • Electronic charting and documentation.
Public Health Nurse, 07/1990 to 04/1993
City Of Garland, TxDenton, TX,
  • Coordinated all activities in the STD, TB, and Hypertension clinics.
  • Collected blood, sputum, gonorrhea, syphilis specimens and sent to lab.
  • Performed EKG testing.
  • Assisted Physician with exams.
  • Received and interpreted lab results and administered treatment according to nursing protocol.
  • Administered and dispensed oral, IM, and parental medications.
  • Provided patient education and teaching regarding disease type.
  • Managed a cases load of home health patients; providing skilled nursing assessments and observations; Applied care plans according to individual patient; Provided wound care, diabetic education, inserting Nasogastric tubes and urinary cathers.
  • Developed care plans.
  • Communicated with physicians and other staff members and other agencies as needed to provide optimal care for assigned patients.
RN Clinic Nurse, 03/1989 to 06/1990
Fulton County Health DepartmentCity, STATE,
  • Provided patient education and teaching to clients in the TB clinic regarding the disease process, and treatment.
  • Performed assessments, monitored lab results, reported abnormal to Physician.
  • Collaborated efforts of care with hospitals and other agencies.
  • Administered TB skin tests and collected sputum specimen and sent to lab.
  • Performed directly observed therapy to active TB patients to help ensure compliance.
Staff RN/ Registry Nurse, 08/1988 to 04/1989
Emory University HospitalCity, STATE,
  • Provided clinical management and care to patients on urology unit Assisted with all procedures performed on the unit Obtained nursing history summaries and developed patient care needs.
  • Provided nursing assessments, reporting problems to physician, following orders as indicated.
  • Performed admission, discharge and transfer procedures and assisted with pt.
  • care and activities.
  • Observed, evaluated, and addressed documented and reported symptoms and changes in patient's conditions.
  • Received written,verbal and telephone orders from physicians followed orders as indicated.
  • Maintained up-to-date medical records.
License Practical Nurse/ Staff Registered Nurse, 09/1985 to 07/1988
Vaughan Regional Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Performed all aspects of nursing care related to a general medical surgical unit occasionally floated to pediatric unit.
  • Provided nursing care to patients with surgeries such as TURP,cholecystectomy, hysterectomy,mastectomy,knee/hip replacement.
  • Provided wound care,colostomy care.
  • Managed total patient care for acutely ill patients Administered medications of all types and by all routes.
  • Obtained nursing histories stating nursing diagnoses and patient care needs.
  • Provided IV therapy.
  • Made rounds with physicians assisting as needed.
License Practical Nurse Diploma : LPN, 1985: , Expected in to Wallace State Community College - Selma, Alabama
Associate Degree: Nursing, Expected in 1 1987 to Wallace State Community College - Selma, Alabama
Professional Affiliations
oral, counseling, clients, documentation, nursing, Read, reporting, teaching, telephone, type, written
Additional Information
  • Licenses Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama, License number 1-054885

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School Attended

  • Wallace State Community College
  • Wallace State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • RN Clinic Nurse
  • Staff RN/ Registry Nurse
  • License Practical Nurse/ Staff Registered Nurse


  • License Practical Nurse Diploma : LPN, 1985
  • Associate Degree

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