Sandra Jo Hammer, MSN

California Department of Public Health
Immunization Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Bldg P, 2nd floor
Richmond, CA
USA 94804

Biographical Sketch:
POSITIONS: 1970-71 Gowanda State Hospital Staff Nurse, Chronic Medical Psychiatric Helmuth, NY 1971-73 Buffalo General Hospital Staff Nurse, Asst. Head Nurse, Med/Surgical Buffalo, NY 1973-74 Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Charge Nurse, Post Anesthesia Recovery Rm. Sarasota, FL 1975-79 St. Thomas Hospital Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Emergency Dept. Nashville, TN 1979-80 Buffalo General Hospita Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Deaconess Division Buffalo, NY 1980-85 The Children’s Hospital Staff Nurse I, Emergency Department Boston, MA 1986-87 Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma EMS Outreach Coordinator Columbus, OH 1987-91 Children’s Hospital, Oakland Associate Director of Emergency Nursing Oakland, CA 1992-94 California Department of Health Services Nurse Consultant II Adolescent Family Life Program Sacramento, CA 1994-1998 California Department of Health Services Nurse Consultant II Immunization Branch Berkeley, CA 1998- Current California Department of Health Services Nurse Consultant III Immunization Branch Richmond, CA ANCILLARY POSITIONS HELD CONCURRENTLY: 1972 Buffalo Medical Group, Dr. Richard Cooper Office Nurse Buffalo, NY 1974 Amigos de Las Americas Volunteer, Nicaragua Dallas, TX 1977-78 Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute Instructor/Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program Nashville, TN 1978-79 Metropolitan Board of Education Instructor/Coordinator, Adult Geriatric Aide Program Nashville, TN 1981-83 University Hospital IV Therapy Nurse Boston, MA 1991- Current Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nursing Supervisor Oakland, CA HONORS AND AWARDS: 1974 Recognition Award, Amigos de Las Americas, Sarasota Chapter 1985 Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter 1990 Recognition Award, California Emergency Nurses Association 1993 Recognition Award, Emergency Nurses Association MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1998-present Nurse Consultant III State of California, Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch Richmond, CA Responsible for technical immunization assistance through out California to providers, primarily nurses. This position includes development, assessment and evaluation of materials, educational programs and consultation. The position also includes grant management activities and legislative analysis and development of regulations. 1991- Current Nursing Supervisor Children’s Hospital Oakland Oakland, CA Responsible for management of 190-bed hospital on evening shift. Includes staffing, complex problem solving and crisis intervention. Involves assisting with acute pediatric trauma, providing relief in Emergency Department and assisting with patient care as necessary. Part-Time on call position.