Lorelle J. Smith, BSN, MSN, ARNP-C, CNS
**** **** ******, *** **** Richey, Florida 34653
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Dedicated seasoned Nurse
8 years’ experience as a Board Certified ARNP
Relates well to people from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic conditions
Flexible, quick learner, adapts easily to new situations
Professional and self-motivated
Proven record of reliability and responsibility
Strong communication and computer skills
Natural ability to build rapport with patients and families
Proficiency in the special needs of patient’s ages 50-100 years old
Evidence based holistic practice
2014- Present- Nurse practitioner, Life path Hospice, Tampa, Florida
Provide comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, and prescribe treatments under the protocol in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease.
Act as resource to the clinical team to discuss patient care issues.
Share on call rotation with Medical Director, other medical doctors and nurse practitioners providing 24 hour, seven day a week coverage to patient/family/team members as necessary.
Follow ethical and legal standards established by the medical and nursing communities as the basis for patient advocacy.
Maintain up to date patient records through web based charting system so that problems, plans actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
2008-2012 Nurse Practitioner- Physician Group, Sarasota, Florida
Performed comprehensive history and physical exams.
Identified normal and abnormal characteristics.
Formulated diagnoses and developed treatment plans; ordered treatments, diagnostic tests, medical management and referrals to specialists based on findings.
Evaluated care outcomes by performing focused orthopedic exams, reviewing specialist’s reports, diagnostic tests and procedures.
Ensured compliance to guidelines, protocols and standing orders.
Incorporated psychosocial elements to provide nursing education, anticipatory guidance and health promotion education.
Counseled clients regarding health risk factors: i.e., smoking cessation, stress management, physical activity, exercise and risk reduction.
Utilized translators, translation medical text and foreign language educational material to provide care to non-English speaking clients.
Coordinated physical therapy and related therapeutic procedures.
Maintained protocols received and implemented constructive directives according to health care policy as documented by the facility the district/ state health department and JACHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care organization).
2006-2007 Nurse Practitioner, Doctors At Home, Brooksville, Florida
Managed a wide variety of acute illnesses, chronic complex multisystem disease processes in an internal medicine environment.
Manage client care throughout the continuum of care in a variety of settings: office, home, ALF’s, and Nursing Homes.
Evaluated health status by performing health histories, physical exams, psychosocial assessments and other screening when necessary on initial and subsequent visits for adult patients of all age groups.
Interpret test results for deviation from normal
Conducted routine tests appropriate to the services provided and based on age group development and other identified needs.: i.e., electrocardiograms, dementia screenings.
Formulated a diagnosis and plan of care or made alterations in treatment modulates or medication modifications based on findings.
Compile medical data to ensure all necessary information is accurate, complete and in compliance with regulations, guidelines and supports confidential standard.
Provide referrals for clients with special needs.
Counseled patients and family in nutrition, health risk factors, disease management, health promotion, risk reduction, medication and home safety.
Assess clinical problems faced by the patient and his care needs.
Monitor condition of the patient, making adjustment in care if necessary.
2005 University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Masters of Science / Nurse Practitioner/ Geriatric ARNP/
Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Diabetic Care Manager
1998 Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
1993 Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida
Associate of Science Nursing
HONORS CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Board Certified Gerontological ARNP- ANCC
(American Nurses Credentialing Center- 2005)
Invited member- Sigma Theta Tau Nurses Honor Society
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association
West Coast Council Advanced Nursing Practice
Florida Nursing Association
EXPERIENCE AS RN INCLUDES:
Management experience as House Supervisor and relief ADON for 300+ bed nursing home, supervising all levels of personal, charge nurse for step down unit, and supervisor for hospice
Teaching experience as nursing instructor at State Community College, NCLEX review instructor and precepting other nurses
Extensive family and crisis intervention experience
Assist with setup of new step down area
Assist with Research for a new procedure and a new medication including obtaining consent and monitoring treatments