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John Hall
Professional Summary
Many years of patient/client care in public health.  Am able to communicate and build trust effectively with patients while maintaining professional boundaries.  24 years working with diverse populations and effectively teaching risk reduction. I am a very capable registered nurse and pride myself in ability to learn quickly and build relationships with patients and coworkers.
  • Disease prevention
  • Patient education
  • CPR certification
  • Patient intervention
  • Case management
  • Infection control standards
  • Able to communicate in Spanish
Registered Nurse 11/2004 - Present
Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR Work as a Community Health nurse with the HIV/AIDS prevention program doing needle exchange with people in the community at established sites.  Treatment patients with respect and compassion and teach clients about abscess prevention or care. Refer to appropriate agencies as needed or wanted such as hospital/clinic care for abscesses, alcohol or drug treatment, food stamps, mental health or primary care, etc. Motivational interviewing as time allows to meet patients where they are at and move forward with the hope that patient may be able to reduce risk of HIV, hepatitis, or other communicable diseases.  Clients are also encouraged to communicate information to other people in the community. Gather information from patient for statistical purposes. 
Registered Nurse 07/2007 - 08/2014
Central City Concern Hooper Detox - Portland, OR Admissions nursing: Assess patient's current health status, patient health history, current medications and past, communicate closely with MD regarding treatment plan.
Subacute nursing: Monitor patient as they progress through detox from alcohol and/or drugs, pass medications as prescribed, medication per standing orders (scheduled and prn).  Support patient medically and emotionally as they make great changes in their lives. Provide education regarding health issues that patient may be experiencing. Delegate tasks to subacute technicians as necessary. 
In both positions: respond to emergency situations and assure proper medical attention is given whether it is given on site or having patient transferred to hospital for further care.
Registered nurse 03/2005 - 07/2007
Our House of Portland - Portland, OR Facility nursing: caring for patients in long term HIV/AIDS care facility (14 bed).  Medication administration, documentation, making appointments for outside care, assessment of health status.  Working with other agencies for the best care of patient. IV medication delivery, injections, phlebotomy, scheduled and prn medications administration per orders, catheter care and wound care as needed. Delegation of appropriate duties to CNA's and Medication Aides as needed. Provided care to patients to move them forward to be in an independent/stable situation again or provide palliative care to others which also included emotional support for family and friends.
Community Health: Met with patients in their homes. Education regarding HIV/AIDS issues, medications, side effects of medications and other health problems patients may have been experiencing.  Helping patient become independent in their health management. Worked with Social Worker and Occupational therapist to provide coordinated care for patients. 
Registered Nurse 12/2004 - 03/2005
Central City Concern Hooper Detox - Portland, OR Night Shift nurse: provided care for patients going through alcohol and/or drug detox.  Checking patient charts for thoroughness, checking for doctor's orders, medication administration (scheduled and prn) per standing orders. Collaboration with other medical staff for best possible care.  Assessment of health status during detox. Care of patients in emergency situations. Respectful and compassionate care of patients. Education regarding signs and symptoms of withdrawal and medications that were being administered. Assessment and care of patients with multiple physical and mental health issues.  
Registered Nurse 07/2004 - 12/2004
Our House of Portland - Portland, OR Facility nursing as listed above.  Continued to learn HIV/AIDS care as a new graduate.  
Community Health Worker II 10/1990 - 11/2004
Multnomah County Health Department - Portland, OR Education and testing clients for HIV/syphilis/Hepatitis C in various community agencies (drug treatment centers, jails, shelters, etc).  Provided classes to clients regarding all of the above in various settings.  Outreach in areas that were known to have high numbers of people using drugs or trading sex for money or drugs.  When people were contacted provided education regarding HIV, Hepatitis C, and other communicable infections when people were open to listening. Referrals to community agencies as needed.  Networking with agencies in Multnomah County so patients were able to get care they needed as needed. 
Health Education Contractor 06/2000 - 07/2004
Oregon Department of Corrections - OR Provided Blood Borne Pathogen/STD/TB education to all persons entering the State Corrections system.  
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing 2004 Portland Community College - Portland, OR
Medical Assistant: 1990 Apollo College - Portland, OR
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Previous Companies:

  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • Central City Concern Hooper Detox
  • Our House of Portland

Previous Job Positions:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Community Health Worker II
  • Health Education Contractor


  • Portland Community College
  • Apollo College

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Medical Assistant

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