RN (Division 1) CNS Cert Critical Care Nursing.
Critical Care Nurse, Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre.
Nurse Research Officer, NTRI
Program Coordinator, Prevent Alcohol & Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program
Ms Smith is a Senior Critical Care Registered Nurse with 25 years’ experience working clinically in the Emergency and Trauma centre of the Alfred Hospital, and has been working in the NTRI since 2008.
Ms Smith was involved in the TR&R® (Trauma Reception and Resuscitation project) when it was implemented as a randomised controlled trial in the Trauma Centre in 2005 and has remained a project officer since then, responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of the system, and the education of the senior clinical trauma nurses who use the system on all severely injured trauma patients.
Ms Smith is actively involved in the ongoing improvement and development of the TR&R® and is a resource for the clinical staff to improve the care of trauma patients.
Ms Smith combines her clinical roles with overseeing all operational and delivery aspects of the Alfred’s P.A.R.T.Y. program in her shared role as Program Coordinator. This includes content development, delivery and promotion of key messages; pastoral care of participants; coordination of presenting staff and volunteers; and project administration.
Ms Smith’s extensive career experience has contributed to her passion for reducing the incidence of traumatic injuries within Victorian youth.