public health nurse resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Dedicated Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field. Expertise in public health initiatives as well as direct patient care. Passionate about healthcare and providing quality care to patients throughout the lifespan.

  • Public speaking
  • Client engagement
  • Team oversight
  • Dedicated patient advocate
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Medical records and documentation
  • Safety protocols
  • Conflict resolution
  • Program implementation
  • Data collection and management
  • Electronic medical records
  • Compassionate
  • Client services
  • Infection control
  • Self-starter
Public Health Nurse, 10/2010 to Current
City Of WauwatosaWauwatosa, WI,
  • Initiated programs to address the health needs of families with an emphasis on women and children.
  • Wrote detailed quarterly reports outlining grant progress.
  • Attended functions within the community and spoke with members of the public and local officials to promote methods that reduce illness, food contamination and obesity.
  • Promoted healthy habits and practices in outreach materials and presentations.
  • Traveled locally and regionally to conferences, workshops and presentations.
  • Assessed clients' eligibility for federal and state benefits programs.
  • Produced media advisories, brochures, fact sheets, print ads and newsletters.
  • Drafted and maintained policy and training manuals for department.
  • Maintained up-to-date and comprehensive electronic and paper filing systems.
  • Tested clients for common conditions and referred to other community resources based on specific needs.
  • Investigate disease cases and outbreaks.
  • Responsible for emergency preparedness planning within the health department.
  • Collaborated with local health departments and other community partners.
  • Offered information and answered questions from public while advising on protective safeguards.
  • Answered phone calls, emails, letters and faxes and efficiently provided accurate information and responses.
  • Provided patients with vaccinations with consideration for dosage requirements, contraindications and possible side effects.
  • Offered information and answered questions from public while advising on protective safeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic
Licensed Practical Nurse, 07/2010 to 10/2010
HcaMechanicsville, VA,
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Cleaned and sanitized rooms and equipment using aseptic technique to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and other physical symptoms in need of further attention.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to patients daily.
  • Educated clients, patients, and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Observed, charted and reported developments in patient health condition.
  • Administered patient care to patients by initiating preventative and rehabilitative interventions, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADL), positioning, mobilization and personal hygiene support.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Evaluated patient status and re-assessed clients' nursing needs.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored fluid output.
  • Worked with registered nurses to deliver comprehensive, high-quality care to patients.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Kept EHR updated with patients' vital statistics, tracking metrics and observations about behaviors or responses.
Assisted Living Coordinator, 04/2003 to 06/2010
Sunrise Senior LivingWillowbrook, IL,
  • Arranged pre-admission tours to families to lessen anxiety of admission.
  • Coordinated family tours to mitigate anxiety of admission.
  • Oversaw team of staff providing care for residents.
  • Assessed team member performance and quality of care being provided to each person.
  • Managed schedules, payroll and recordkeeping.
  • Placed new supply orders based on need and budget guidelines.
  • Recruited well-qualified candidates to fill vacancies and offer residents unparalleled care.
  • Solicited medical history information from patients to provide the best and most effective medical advice.
  • Participated in meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Reviewed and assessed staff processes, reducing hazards posed for residents and staff while promoting regulatory compliance.
  • Developed policies to align procedures with nursing home strategic initiatives and complied with statutory, regulatory, state and federal guidelines.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer conflict resolution.
  • Implemented new hire training to further develop skills and initiate discussions on task prioritization.
  • Coordinated delivery of exceptional patient care by evaluating workflows and facilitating positive changes.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2010 to Dodge City Community College - Dodge City, KS,
LPN - Diploma: Nursing, Expected in 05/2002 to North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays, KS,

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School Attended

  • Dodge City Community College
  • North Central Kansas Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Assisted Living Coordinator


  • Associate of Science
  • LPN - Diploma

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