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Providers - Melissa Smith, MSN, NP-C
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Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), April 2013 (4.0 GPA).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), April 2002.

Professional Experience

SETMA, Beaumont, TX2014-Current
Family Nurse Practitioner-Full Time

Previty Clinic for Surgical Care, Beaumont, TX2013-2014
Family Nurse Practitioner-Full Time

  • Currently serve as Director of Clinical Services and Patient Navigation.
  • Navigate general, breast, colorectal, and bariatric surgical patients through scheduling, diagnostic studies, wound care, pre-operative, and post-operative care.
  • Assist with management of in-patient care and perform detailed physical assessments.
  • Perform uncomplicated incision and drainage of abscesses and wounds.
  • Assist with complicated wound care management and suture and staple removal.
  • Manage patients with peripheral venous insufficiency.
  • Interpret lab work and diagnostic studies such as computed tomography, mammography, breast, skin, and other pathology studies.
  • Manage acute primary care problems with diagnostic studies and prescription medications.

Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Orange, TX2006-2011
Registered Nurse - Operating Room

  • Experience as a circulator in general, ENT, podiatry, orthopedics, minor cardiovascular, OB/GYN surgical procedures.  Other job duties charge nurse, call, and admit and discharge patients as well.
  • Successfully demonstrated expert work, leadership, the ability to handle unforeseen circumstances, and performed duties in a timely fashion.
  • Effectively trained student nurses, new employees to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks as unit educator for day surgery, operating room, endoscopy, and recovery room units.

Christus S. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, TX 2002-2003
Graduate Nurse/ Registered Nurse - Telemetry

  • Managed step down CABG unit/ heart catheter patients, chest tubes, cardiac drips, dysrhythmias, MI, pre/post-operative patients.

Clinical Experience

  • Completed 798.1 clinical hours in a variety of settings, including gynecology, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, and endocrinology.
  • Demonstrated skills such as planning, health maintenance, treatment, and education with patients.
  • Successfully performed numerous procedures, such as shave and punch biopsies of skin lesions, cryotherapy, incision and drainage, suturing, wound packing, pelvic exams, pap smears, and splinting.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Texas (2013 - current).
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification (2013 - current).
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.Alpha Delta Chapter at UTMB(2012- current).
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). American Heart Association (2009 - current).
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS). American Heart Association (2007 - current).
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, active member since 2013.

SETMA I
2929 Calder
SETMA II
3570 College
Mark A. Wilson Clinic
2010 Dowlen
Nederland
2400 Highway 365
Orange
610 Strickland Drive
Lumberton
137 N LHS Drive

409-833-9797 888-833-0523

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
If you need information about your healthcare, you may contact us by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.