Paula Breslin Bennett, MPH, MSN, FNP-C, APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Experienced nurse practitioner delivering evidence-based
care in accord with patient priorities and goals.
Expert diagnostician with extensive pharmacological knowledge base.
Skilled at rapidly establishing rapport and collaborative relationships with
patients, families and colleagues.
Nurse Practitioner, Freccero Medical Associates, Avon, MA. 7/2019 – present
Assess, diagnose and treat patients 18 years and up. Address acute and chronic illnesses, preventive care, for a patient population with a significant burden of chronic pain, substance abuse, and psychiatric comorbidities. Order and interpret labs, perform minor procedures, prescribe medication, refer to and coordinate with specialists, and transfer patients to higher level care as necessary. Perform Department of Transportation medical exams, work with drivers and PCPs to diagnose and manage chronic diseases that impact driving, and monitor progress toward goals.
Nurse Practitioner, Suffolk Construction Health Center, Roxbury, MA. 5/2019 – 7/2019 (locum tenens)
Assessed, diagnosed and treated Suffolk Construction employees for acute and chronic illnesses and injuries as a solo provider. Educated patients about health promotion, disease prevention, self-care and disease management. Performed point-of-care testing and controls, managed vaccines and general inventory.
Medical Consultant, Arbour Hospital, Boston, MA. 12/2017 - 11/2018.
Assessed, diagnosed, and treated acute and chronic medical problems for a 120 bed psychiatric hospital with adolescent, adult, and dual diagnosis units. Ordered and interpreted diagnostic testing. Prescribed medication, procedures and transfers as necessary. Assessed and treated sprains, fractures, dislocations and wounds.
Enhanced continuity of care by rounding on 6 units 5 days per week, partnering with psychiatrists and nursing to provide comprehensive care.
Developed advanced expertise in managing medical conditions comorbid with psychiatric and substance use disorders, including metabolic, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases.
Reduced medical errors and near-misses through meticulous attention to detail, coordination of care transitions, and root-cause analysis with management and information technology. Earned highest level of satisfaction with medical care among hospital’s staff psychiatrists.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Minute Clinic, Brockton, MA. 10/2016 – 12/2017.
Assessed, diagnosed and treated patients across the age spectrum, addressing acute and chronic illnesses, preventive care, occupational and travel health clinic for a highly diverse population. Ordered and interpreted labs, performed point-of-care testing and minor procedures, prescribed medication, and transferred patients to higher level care as necessary. Managed daily clinic operations, including refrigeration, control testing, inventory of vaccines and supplies, implemented new Minute Clinic initiatives including STI testing and treatment, and chronic disease management.
Established strong relationships with store management, pharmacy, area emergency departments, primary care and specialist physicians.
Built practice by delivering focused customer service and exceeding patient expectations. Followed all transfers with phone call to receiving facility and to patients on return from ER/hospital discharge.
Increased patient satisfaction, return visits, and referrals from friends and family
Achieved corporate recognition for superior clinic management.
Staff Nurse, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Rehabilitative Services Unit, Roslindale, MA. 5/2012 - 9/2016.
Assessed, diagnosed and provided nursing care for patients in a short-term subacute rehabilitation unit for conditions including orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary and neurological disorders. Admitted and discharged patients, managed care transitions, collaborated with care team and family. Supervised allied health providers.
Agency Nurse, Favorite Healthcare Staffing, Boston, MA 11/2010 - 10/2014.
Provided nursing care on a per diem basis in medical/surgical, rehabilitation, home health, palliative, long term, and psychiatric settings.
Treatment Nurse, Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boston MA. 4/2010 - 11/2010.
Performed interventions for a 42-bed skilled nursing facility, including wound care, and management of catheters, drains, gastrointestinal tubes, and enteral nutrition.
Staff Nurse, Radius Specialty Hospital, Boston MA. 10/2009 - 4/2010.
Assessed, diagnosed and provided nursing care for long-term acute care hospital patient population, with conditions including quadriplegia, ventilator dependence, ESRD, and non-healing wounds.
Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, School of
Nursing, Endicott College, Beverly MA, 6/2014 - 5/2016. Clinical rotations in pediatric, adult, geriatric, psychiatric and palliative care settings.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing, Curry College, Milton, MA, 1/2008
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology/Biostatistics concentration, School of Public
Health, Boston University, Boston, MA. 6/1995 - 9/1997.
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 9/1984 -
Licensure, Certification, and EMR Experience
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 7/2016.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of MA, 8/2016.
Registered Controlled Substances Nurse Practitioner, Commonwealth of MA, 9/2016.
Registered Controlled Substances Nurse Practitioner, Drug Enforcement Agency, US Department of Justice, 9/2016.
Registered Controlled Substances Nurse Practitioner, Buprenorphine waiver, Drug Enforcement Agency, US Department of Justice, 2/2019.
Registered Medical Examiner, Federal Motor Carrier Highway Safety Administration 5/2017.
BLS Certification, American Heart Association 3/2018.
EMR Experience: EPIC, Meditech, eClinicalworks, HCS, and Avenues
Paula Breslin Bennett, MPH, MSN, FNP-C, APRN 10//14/2019