Public Health Nurse resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Kansas Board-Certified Registered Nurse with over 11 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in Public Health, Mental Health and Medical surgical Care Unit. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and continuously driving widespread healthcare system initiatives. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in high risk groups and Vulnerable populations while driving innovation to help bridge gaps in health care.

  • Organized and assignments completed in a timely manner.
  • Enjoys working independently and as a team member.
  • Growth focused by thinking critically, logically and creatively.
  • Communicating effectively while ensuring patient needs are met with advocacy, empathy and compassion in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with Community partners and community resources to bridge gaps for individuals and families in all walks of life including high risk groups.
  • Nursing as a profession has allowed me to gain knowledge, experience in numerous ways while continually seeking growth and expansion of my abilities to best help others.
  • Goals for professional growth including learning a second language and obtain Bachelor of Science of Nursing.
Work History
11/2012 to Current
Public Health Nurse City Of Brownsville Brownsville, TX,
  • Prevented illness by educating public on healthy practices to promote wellness and to stop disease through in office appointments and outreach activities.
  • Designed client satisfaction surveys, preserving confidentiality of participants and program information.
  • Immunization Inventory Manager, Vaccine administrator and family educator, to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Staff Advisor regarding vaccine administration and questions, utilizing ACIP recommendations and ask the experts. Utilizes Immunization program Nurse on call when situation necessitates through KDHE.
  • Maternal Child Health Nurse performing: Kan Be Healthy Wellness exams, Post partum Depression screenings and referrals, family planning, tobacco cessation referrals etc.
  • Collected, organized and disseminated quality data from multiple sources including Kansas Health Matters and Kansas Vital Statistics to build a community collaborative and bring free prenatal classes to Linn County.
  • Applied for Wal-Mart Grants to support Community Outreach and tracked expenses related to Wal-Mart Grants.
  • Ensured goals and state grant objectives were on track in between Nurse Administrators in 2014.
  • Assisted in training of Health Department Administrator in 2014, absorbed/assumed some of the previous administrators duties into the public health nurse role.
  • Worked with individuals to determine specific needs and refer them to community resources.
  • Coordinates with outside agencies to reduce gaps in care through referrals and work group collaboratives.
  • Evaluates and works to provide patients with evidence based Clinic practices and policies with coordination & approval of Health Department Administrator and KDHE, through collaboratives and work groups.
  • Delivered key information to callers regarding Disease Outbreaks and identified appropriate resources within community to meet individual needs.
  • Reviews Patient Records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Supervised Covid-19 clinical staff, identifying areas requiring immediate improvement and training.
  • Tracked COVID-19 disease and infection cases from March until August.
  • Spearheaded daily COVID-19 updates to disseminate information to pertinent staff, increase knowledge and situational awareness.
  • Regularly attended conferences and trainings, generally achieving double the required CEU's for re-licensure.
03/2009 to 10/2013
Mental Health Registered Nurse Broward Health Coral Springs, FL,
  • Performed client assessments in timely manner for Care team to make appropriate Plans of Care
  • Performed frequent ongoing assessments of patients' status to address changes or any abnormal changes, implementing Safety Interventions when appropriate.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Provided Oversight of Certified Nurses aides, Certified Medication aides and Licensed Practical Nurse's.
12/2009 to 02/2013
Medical Surgical Nurse Baylor Scott & White Health Mckinney, TX,
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists to deliver appropriate level of care.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting Cerner system.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from pneumonia and influenza as indicated and prescribed.
Expected in 12/2008
Associates of Applied Science:
Fort Scott Community College - Fort Scott, KS
Expected in 05/2004
High School Diploma:
Rich Hill High School - Rich Hill, MO

FCCLA Historian Officer Senior Year

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School Attended

  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Rich Hill High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Mental Health Registered Nurse
  • Medical Surgical Nurse


  • Associates of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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