I am pursuing a position as a full-time, registered nurse in a community-based organization. Preferably a public health leadership position where I can develop, plan, coordinate, and implement health/disease promotion and prevention programs in a dynamic community setting to guide individuals towards healthy outcomes.
Public Health Nurse (PHN), 01/2008 to Current Alameda County Public Health Department – Fremont, CA
Conducted home visits to clients and families for a variety of referrals, gathered, and assesses information about clients using the nursing process to meet the nursing needs of clients.
Provided nursing case management and assessment; monitors clients for significant and/or critical changes; and documented all interventions provided to clients, families and groups.
Educates clients and families about health care and disease prevention techniques to promote health and well-being; interprets clinical data procedures, regimens and services to clients and families; and prepares educational materials and other resources.
Coordinates and communicates with health care providers, professional, other agencies and community representatives.
Conducts contact investigations to determine high risk exposure; refers contacts for screening and treatment and follows up to assure appropriate treatment was received.
Services as a client advocate; assists clients with accessing health care providers and/or services; accompanies clients to appointments with other providers; and follows up on appropriate referrals to address unmet health care needs.
Reviews and triages confidential morbidity and laboratory reports; reviews epidemiological investigations; and conducts surveillance activities for communicable diseases and vaccine preventable diseases.
Develops, modifies and implements a nursing care plan, appropriate to the needs of the client, to ensure timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation.
Conducted and participated in mass vaccination clinics for various diseases and blood draws for disease screening.
Exercise Physiologist, 01/2005 to 04/2006 ValleyCare Health Systems – Livermore, CA
Developed exercise prescriptions by performing a comprehensive client assessment of health status by collecting objective and subjective data from observations, exams, interviews and written records.
Responsible for monitoring both electrographic and hemodynamic responses at rest and during exercise for Phase II/III patients.
Prepared and presented exercise lectures for Phase II group cardiac/pulmonary education programs.
Developed plan of care based on patient assessment and goal setting and prescribes appropriate interventions to attain expected outcomes.
Implemented the care plan through daily application of exercise therapy and prescription as well as patient and family education.
Contributed to the evaluation of the patient's progress, response to exercise and education in the overall program.
Conducted and completed discharge summary describing Phase II patients progression and achievement of desired goals.
Responsible for monitoring, leading, and supervising warm-up/cool-down exercises, demonstrating correct body position for efficient usage and injury prevention.
Responsible for planning, evaluating, and documenting care for patients and communicates this in appropriate clinical format to team members.
Maintained records reflecting updated patient progress, programs and related statistical data; evaluate collected data and provide reports to program director.
Assisted in various departmental tasks, including report preparation, program statistics, scheduling, filing, reimbursement, etc.
Exercise Physiologist, 07/2003 to 04/2004 Heart Health Watchers /Berkeley Heart Lab – Danville, CA
Developed protocols and procedures for a comprehensive exercise therapy program Supervised and conducted fitness evaluations consisting of body composition, sub-maximal VO2, and other exercise testing Conducted and assisted cardiologist with various aspects of cardiac stress testing Designed, prescribed, and supervised exercise prescriptions and lifestyle recommendations based on cardiac stress testing and fitness assessments Evaluated patient response to exercise therapy, education and progress in overall program Analyzed invasive and non-invasive test data, applying results to patient's treatment plans Created and developed educational materials for patient edification Recommended ongoing program development and marketing strategies.
Healthy Lifestyle Counselor, 10/2002 to 03/2003 Downey Family YMCA – Downey, CA
Designed, prescribed, and managed personalized exercise programs for members Managed the exercise programs of members with and without chronic disease Supervised all aspects of the members fitness program progression Conducted orientations of new members to the 12-wk program protocol Counseled members on topics of healthy lifestyle modification.
Exercise Physiologist, 02/2002 to 01/2003 California State University – Fullerton, CA
Planned, coordinated, and executed fitness assessments and testing Conducted fitness/wellness presentations for students Supervised & conducted body composition, sub-maximal and maximal VO2 max exercise testing Supervised EKG, blood pressure and heart rate monitor during GXT (graded exercise test) Conducted orientations and training to new student assistants Supervised all aspects of service delivery to students and clients.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Intern, 04/2001 to 08/2001 Unity Health Systems – Rochester, NY
Prepared educational materials for patients in the Phase II and III cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes education program classes Contributed to the planning, coordination, and provision of on-site delivery of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation Assisted with the education of patients, patient set up with telemetry and heart rate monitors Supervised outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs Conducted fitness assessments, orientations and re-assessments under the direction of a Senior Exercise Physiologist Conducted warm-up/cool-down exercises, demonstrating correct body position for efficient usage and injury prevention Periodically screened measured and maintained patient glucose and cholesterol levels while in program Developed newsletters and incentive programs to encourage and promote healthy behaviors.
Personal Trainer, 05/2000 to 08/2000 Bally Total Fitness – Montebello, CA
Conducted muscular, cardiorespiratory, flexibility, and body composition tests to assess fitness.
Designed personalized exercise prescriptions based on fitness assessments.
Directly managed client's training, regularly explaining test results and promoting progress.
Recommended nutritional modification and management counseling.
Therapeutic Rehabilitation Intern, 08/1999 to 05/2000 Center for Achievement, California State University, Fullerton – Northridge, CA
Provided one-on-one rehabilitative care to physically disabled clients.
Assessed each individual's functional capacity to create customized rehabilitation programs.
Designed personalized exercise prescriptions incorporating manual resistance, flexibility, and gait training programs.
Conducted follow-up evaluations in order to assess and promote progress.
Master of Science: Exercise Physiology, 2003 California State University - Fullerton Exercise Physiology
Master: "Physical Activity Counseling Practices in Primary Care Settings"
Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science (Kinesiology), California State University - Northridge Exercise Science (Kinesiology)
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Samuel Merritt College - Oakland, CA Nursing