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Health Education Specialist, Health Certified Nursing

Johnston, RI
November 20, 2018

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Baratang C. Stewart

* ******** ******• Providence, RI 02907 • 401-***-**** •


Seeking a job opportunity in a field of community and public health where I can use my academic experiences and training to help others effectively and efficiently adopt healthy lifestyles and improve health outcomes.


BS Community Health & Wellness Providence, RI Rhode Island College May 2017

Minor: Gerontology

GPA: 3.3

Associates in General Studies Warwick, RI

Community College of Rhode Island June 1997

Related Community Health & Wellness Experience

Rhode Island Parent Information Network Cranston, RI

Health Education Specialist August 2017 – Present

Work as a Peer-Navigator in the Community Health Network (CHN) within the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH).

Assess the needs of individuals referred by providers / self-referrals to CHN/ the WISEWOMAN program.

Connect individuals to health and wellness programs and services based on their needs.

Address any barriers to participating in the program / services.

Provide feedback to participants & Providers.

Maintain confidentiality standards and accurate documentation of case records.

Maintain records within agency and program guidelines, including

Guidelines set by RIDOH and RIPIN.

Participate in Community Outreach Events.

Shadow new employees in CHN / WISEWOMAN Program.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Providence, RI

480 Hour Internship January – April 2017

Planned and implemented a series of six (6) weeks health education workshops for agency support groups

Facilitated support groups

Presented health topics to ESL and EOSL students

Advocated for clients’ Medicaid health insurance at Rhode Island’s Department of Human Services and

Private medical insurances.

Bus trained newly arrived refugees and refugee families

Recorded clinical notes in the Fam-Care database

Shadowed home visits and medical visits

Designed and conducted online surveys and personal interviews about organizational / department processes

Collaborated with community health workers on a health educational project

Assisted in team conflict resolution among staff

Attended and participated in weekly department meetings

Educated and assisted refugee clients in paying medical and other bills

Practicum in Community Health & Wellness

African Alliance of Rhode Island Providence, RI

20 Hour Practicum Experience Fall 2016

Assisted with preparations for the 11th Annual Health Summit

Assisted in promoting the organization’s self-grown produce

Planned a Breast Cancer Awareness project for refugee women

Conducted an evaluation and research related to health promotion

Conducted an online survey and administered surveys on Breast Cancer Awareness

Community Health Promotion Workshops

Created, planned, implemented and evaluated weekly workshops

Presentation: A. Silva, K. Gomes, & B. Stewart. Health Assessment of Rhode Island College Students: Healthy Relationships and Mental Health. 2016 Spring Expo Center for Research and Creative Activity Poster Session, Rhode Island College, April, 2016.

Relevant Course Work:

The Family

Social Perspectives on Health

Concepts of Teaching

Program Development in Health Promotion

Urban Sociology

Principles of Health Education

Cross Cultural Studies in Aging

Practicum in Community Health

Community Health

Stress Management

Work Experience:

Rhode Island Parent Information Network Cranston, RI

Health Education Specialist / Peer Navigator Aug. 2017- Present

St. Elizabeth Community / Cathleen Naughton Associates Warwick, RI

Home Health Aide 2003 – Present

Monitor and report on client conditions to RNs

Maintain patients’ care records and document provided services

Instruct and counsel patients and families on diet and exercise

Provide companionship and basic emotional and psychological support

Employment 2000, Inc. Providence, RI

Certified Nursing Assistant 2000 - 2003

Was responsible for aiding patients with personal hygiene

Maintained work operations by following policies and procedures

Protected facility’s values by keeping patients' information confidential

Documented actions by completing forms, reports, logs & records

Briarcliffe Manor Nursing Home Johnston, RI

Certified Nursing Assistance 1995 - 1998

Responsibilities were similar to Employment 2000, Inc.

Certifications: First Aid-CPR

: Community Health Worker

Languages: Fluent in English, Setswana, Sesotho, Xhosa, and Zulu (African dialects).

Can understand some Afrikaans

Computer skills: MS- Word, Power-point, Excel, Salesforce database.

References are available upon request.

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