Julie Moore, clinic nurse manager, has returned to Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District after her maternity leave: “I enjoy my job a lot, that’s why I came back to work so quickly after having a baby.” Julie has been part of the SoHum team since December 2010 and has worked in various positions throughout the organization.
Originally from the San Diego area, Julie began her healthcare career as a dental assistant. After six years in the field, she decided to pursue her nursing degree, first as a certified nursing assistant and then through completion of her associate degree in January 2010 at Kaplan College, San Diego. After college, she worked in various immunization clinics in the San Diego area and in December 2010 she made her way north to Garberville in pursuit of a nursing position that included both acute and skilled nursing care responsibilities.
It wasn’t long before Julie transitioned to the emergency department and then to serve as the employee health nurse and infection preventionist. In February 2012, Julie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and in August 2012 she took the position of clinic nurse manager.
Julie enjoys working in all of the healthcare settings at Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District but is most excited about improving patients’ healthcare experience.
When needed, she is available to work with acute care patients, when there are emergent needs, she assists in the emergency department, and if patients have challenges completing paperwork or have questions about their care, she is there to help. Patients regularly tell her, “You give good shots,” which is an important skill in any clinic.
Julie returned to her position as clinic nurse manager in March. She plans to continue her education and pursue a nurse practitioner license. In the interim, when she is not providing direct care to patients, she is focusing on expanding patient health education and enhancing the patient experience. Julie also enjoys the rural life she has established in Garberville, finding Southern Humboldt “really beautiful” and a place where, “you can enjoy life and depend more on co-workers and neighbors.”
Julie has a partner of 14 years, a 13-year old daughter, and a 9-month old son. She cooks, reads, bakes sweet treats, and always has “chocolate available in my office if there is a need.”
Rochelle Schultz Spinarski works with Rural Health Solutions.