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Lauren Avery

Nurse Practitioner, Georgetown University - friendly, outgoing, fast learner, excited to begin my career! Moving to NYC permanently in 2 weeks~

McLean, VA


Work Experience

Contracted Registered Nurse- Health Promotion's Department

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA

August 2011 to Present

Help to initiate and facilitate corporate health fairs and flu shot clinics. 
• Utilize numerous different types of screening tools including; cholesterol checks, TSH/HbA1C, Dermascan, blood pressure, body fat percentages, bone density screening. 
• Promote wellness and health at the same time as representing Virginia Hospital Center in the community.

Per-diem Registered Nurse - Pre- Operative and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Commonwealth Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Surgery Center
Fairfax, VA

September 2009 to Present

Fairfax, VA 
Per-diem Registered Nurse - Pre- Operative and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 
• Prepare patients for surgery by performing patient check-in, administering pre-operative antibiotics, educating patients about surgical process, and managing informed consent process 
• Manage care of patients in an outpatient orthopedic post anesthesia care unit; providing care to pediatric and adult population focusing care on prevention of injury and pain control and making sure patients were stable enough to be discharged home 
• Provide discharge teaching for patients including use of assistive devices and medications

Founder, Owner, Operator

Ribands by Lauren Avery
McLean, VA

March 2007 to Present

Designed, sourced raw materials, and manufactured hundreds of styles of women's head bands 
• Developed and executed an effective marketing campaign to price, promote, and distribute fashion accessories online and in retail establishments, negotiated sales agreements of fashion accessories with retail outlets

In-house Contract Registered Nurse

Sibley Memorial Hospital

January 2012 to April 2012

In the PACU 
• Manage care of patients in a high volume post anesthesia care unit; provided post anesthesia care for the adult and geriatric populations mostly after orthopedic, plastic, gynecological and general surgery. 
• Focusing on patient safety, stability, and pain control.

Registered Nurse

Georgetown University Hospital

August 2006 to August 2011

• Managed the care of patients in a high volume, high acuity post anesthesia care unit; provided post anesthesia care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations 
• Delivered focused care to prevent injury, manage pain and comfort, prevent infection, and return patients to their hemodynamic stable state 
•Member of the unit Performance Improvement and Research Council 
• Selected Magnet Representative for the PACU for 2 years 
• Co-chaired the backpack drive Fall 2008- collected school supplies and backpacks for underprivileged children 
• Volunteered with Food For Families, Coat Drive and headed all the collections in the PACU 
• Participate in Post Operative patient visits for all inpatients and AM admit patients who underwent surgery, part of an ongoing research project in the PACU, August 2006- August 2011


Master of Science

Georgetown University -
Washington, DC

December 2010

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Villanova University -
Villanova, PA

May 2006