Vermont Department of Health - Public Health Nurse Resume Example

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Elizabeth Richardson
Professional Summary
Seasoned nurse with 12 years experience as an LPN in the settings of acute care (medical/surgical and pediatric nursing), office and school nursing. Over 27 years experience as an RN in acute care (Childbirth Center), Public Health nursing and as a Nurse Surveyor with the State Agency responsible for oversight of state and federal health care regulations. Experience providing trainings/education for staff and patients. Experience in managing  maternal/child health population caseload, conducting home visits and working with community agencies/physician practices, in an effort to identify appropriate resources to help meet individual need. Knowledgeable and committed to assuring quality and safe health care. Strong investigational and critical thinking skills with experience in evaluating quality assessment and performance improvement systems in health care settings.
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Public Health Nurse Sep 1994May 2004 Vermont Department of Health Springfield , VT

Conducted home visits, in the Healthy Babies Program, for a case load that included pregnant women and new Moms and babies to conduct assessments, provide education and connect to community resources including physicians, Reach up program, support groups. Attended child protection team meetings (multidisciplinary committee consisting of physicians, hospital social workers, DCF workers and school guidance counselors). Worked in WIC clinics conducting brief assessments of moms and children and providing education about nutrition, well baby care (immunizations). Developed and implemented Smoking Cessation Program for pregnant women and new Moms within local district area. Conducted epidemiologic investigations as the Epi designee, gathering data related to specific reportable diseases and provided education regarding same. Worked, as the Bioterrorism Designee, in collaboration with area hospitals to develop local Emergency Preparedness plans.

Staff RN - Childbirth Center May 1987Aug 1994 Springfield Hospital Springfield, VT Worked as staff/charge RN in Childbirth Center providing care and education for maternal/child health population which included: antepartum, intra-partum, post-partum, well baby and sick baby care. Responsibilities also included participation with development of policies and procedures, staff scheduling and peer review for annual performance evaluations, as well as providing new staff orientation/mentoring and coordinating and conducting regular training sessions as an instructor for neonatal resuscitation.
Nurse Surveyor May 2004 Division of Licensing & Protection Waterbury, VT

Conduct health surveys of facilities and organizations providing nursing care to determine compliance with federal and state health care regulations. Duties include the assessment of medical care, quality of life, and the conduct of complaint investigations. Information is gathered through observations of care, patient, resident/family and staff interviews and review of medical records and policies and procedures. Review and analyze findings and develop reports detailing deficiencies and noncompliance with regulations and recommend enforcement actions if necessary. Act as team leader at times and conduct exit conferences with facility administrative staff to discuss facility status and needed improvements. Conduct investigations of any complaints received about care and treatment of patients/residents. Resistance or objection to survey findings sometimes occurs and requires skill with tact and diplomacy to achieve appropriate resolution.

Master of Science : Organizational Management May 1997 Antioch Graduate School Keene, NH
Bachelor of Science : Nursing May 1994 Norwich University Northfield, VT
Associate of Science : Nursing May 1987 New Hampshire Vocational - Technical College Claremont, NH
Practical Nursing Certificate : Nursing May 1975 Thompson School of Practical Nursing Brattleboro , VT

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Public Health Nurse FROM Swanton , Vermont RESUME

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School Attended
Antioch Graduate School