Lisa Smith

READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE 

About me

An adaptable health care professional with over 20 years’ worldwide experience of nursing, focusing on improving the well-being of those in need through care, negotiation, problem-solving, attention to detail, and working with colleagues, patients and their families.

CAREER OBJECTIVE

I am now looking to make a career change where I can continue my passion for making a positive difference but with the focus on care for animals.

My long-term goal is to become a Canine Massage Practioner and to work in a veterinary practice. I plan to start training for this on a part-time basis between December 2019-2021.

I would like to gain as much experience in a veterinary practice as possible. I believe my skills are transferable to a role as a Receptionist or a Care Assistant (depending on experience required). I would like to find full-time/part-time work for 2019 and part-time work in 2020 and 2021 whilst I study for my course.

KEY STRENGTHS & SKILLS

  • Effective negotiator
  • Planning and organisation
  • Crisis management
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Mentorship
  • Microsoft Office applications

INTERESTS

  • Animals
  • Nature
  • Spirituality
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Travel
  • Music, Film and Theatre

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • TEFL 2017
  • COSCA Counselling Skills 2013
  • Methadone 101 Course
  • Animal and Human Reiki
  • Mentorship Level 3 Degree
  • Canadian Registered Nurse Examination Degree
  • DIP HE/RN Course (Nursing)
  • London Chamber of Commerce Private Secretaries Certificate

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Work experience

NURSING AT MILITARY BARRACKS
Various | UK | 2011-2017

I have worked at a number of UK military barracks. These were short-term contracts and I was placed by a specialist recruitment agency. I responded to the health needs of army personnel and advised officers on relevant issues.

ADDICTION NURSING
Vancouver, BC | Canada | 2007-2011

I managed a caseload of 32 Clients in a Methadone Outpatient Clinic, with an Addiction Physician and a team of Counsellors. I was responsible for initial client assessment and appropriate referral. Thereafter, I advised clients on their methadone dose, lifestyle choices (including smoking cessation) and taught them about the process of addiction. I also ran my own Meditation Group.

OTHER NURSING & GENERAL WORK
Various | UK, Finland and Australia | 1996-2007

Including nursing in Finland and Australia, and staff nurse roles in the UK. In non-nursing roles, I have worked in the commercial sector as a Receptionist and in Administration.

 

Voluntary work

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER
Marpa House Buddhist Retreat Centre | UK | 2017-2018

I was responsible for looking after the centre, guests, and preparing for and working at major events.

HOUSEKEEPER
Samye Ling Buddhist Retreat Centre | UK | 2013

I studied the effects of meditation and mindfulness on well-being.

VOLUNTEER
Welfare For Animals in Goa (WAG) and El Shaddai Charitable Orphanage Trust | Goa, India | 2012

I helped with street dog rescue and visited children’s orphanages for two months.

EXPERIENCE
Choose Again Healing Centre | Costa Rica | 2012

I joined Counsellors for one month and worked alongside people who were suffering from anxiety and depression. This encompassed all aspects of health including meditation, yoga and group work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more

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Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 7563 743127

Mail

e-lisasmith@outlook.com