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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Tampa, FL
Posted:
March 26, 2019

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MEREDITH LAPIERRE, ARNP

617-***-****

ac8wrc@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

• Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with seven years experience in Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pain Management

• Competent and confident in evaluating, diagnosing and managing patients with various neurological and/or orthopedic conditions

• Effective and efficient surgical first assistant in the operating room

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Strong computer proficiency skills and experience with multiple EMR systems

• Abilities to develop health education materials, act as a preceptor and teach in-services

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nurse Practitioner, Surgical First Assistant June 2015 - March 2019 Laser Spine Institute, Tampa, FL

• Worked collaboratively with surgeons in clinic and OR

• Assisted in over 100 minimally invasive cervical and lumbar surgeries including incision closure with a variety of suturing techniques

• Positioned patients on operating table according to each surgeons preference

• Ordered and reviewed post-op x-rays for all fusion patients

• Performed preoperative evaluations and ordered appropriate lab work and diagnostic testing based on patients needs

• Interpreted lab tests and imaging studies to formulate a diagnosis and develop a plan of care

• Educated patients about their diagnosis, treatment options and postoperative care

• Provided support to RNs in Patient Services Department

Nurse Practitioner June 2014 – April 2015

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Pain Management Center, Newton, MA

• Performed initial evaluations on new patients, formulated differential diagnoses and developed multimodal treatment plans including medications, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and psychotherapy

• Re-assessed established patients on a bi-weekly or monthly basis to monitor the efficacy of their treatment plan and made adjustments as necessary

• Collaborated with patients PCP and other members of the care team to ensure all the patients needs were being met

• Safely and effectively monitored medication regimens, including controlled substances, in accordance with state regulations

Nurse Practitioner May 2012 – June 2014

Comprehensive Pain Management, Franklin, MA

• Conducted initial consultations and continuously re-assessed patients with common pain problems such as lumbago, cervicalgia and myofascial pain syndrome

• Ordered epidural steroid injections as part of a multimodal treatment plan

• Safely and effectively monitored patient's medication regimen, including controlled substances, in accordance with state regulations

• Performed in-office procedures such as trigger point injections and greater occipital nerve blocks independent of physician

• Educated, counseled and provided support for patients and families

Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse September 2010 – May 2012 H.Gregory Ota, M.D., P.A., Medford, MA

• Gathered patient’s health history, conducted physical exams and documented assessments and plans for busy otolaryngology practice

• Performed minor medical procedures such as suture removals and fiber-optic laryngoscopies

• Performed cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, Botox® injections and laser treatments

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing May 2011, Northeastern University, Boston, M.A.

Bachelors of Science in Nursing December 2008, Northeastern University, Boston, M.A.

Bachelors of Science in Biology May 2005, Elon University, Elon, NC.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Board of Nursing, License number: APRN 9397406

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Board Certification number: 200*******

Massachusetts Board of Nursing, License number: RN2258497

American Heart Association, BLS/ACLS certified

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

American Nurses Association

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

REFERENCES

Available upon request.



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