Tekesa M Black MSN, FNP-BC
Atlanta, GA 30349
361-***-**** Mobile #.
OBJECTIVE: A position where analytical and management skills will be utilized.
To further deliver quality patient care through increased knowledge and
skills and appropriate attitude.
EDUCATION: Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting,
Date of Graduation: June, 1994
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Date of Graduation: December, 2000
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
Texas A& M University
Corpus Christi, TX
Date of Graduation-May, 2011
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner-ANCC
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND NURSING BACKGROUND
July 2014-present – Family Nurse Practitioner- Manage pulmonary patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on med-surge/telemetry floors, in the Long Term Acute Care. Performs medical examinations using standard medical procedures under the direction of a physician, Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress in patient charts. Demonstrates knowledge of pulmonary and critical care principles and practice protocols. Strong ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency. Coordinate with physicians, extenders, nurses and other staff to improve patient care and outcomes. Provide knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in pulmonary science. Maintains quality, safety and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of medications, with their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects and correct administration. Educates patients and/or families as to the nature of disease, provides instruction on proper care, self-management and treatment, and works with patient to develop an individualized care plan. Follows practice policy in responding to patient communications. Maintains current BLS, ACLS, and other relevant certification(s) and awareness of related accreditation and certification requirements. Maintains strict confidentiality, and treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Select Specialty Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
July 2013-present. Family Nurse Practitioner (PRN)-Working autonomously, conduct physical assessments, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions, provide screenings, interventions, counseling, and prescribe medications as needed to patients in specified age categories. Provide accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common family illnesses for patients over 18 months. Help patients manage their well-being with vaccinations and patient education. Ensures patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls, and consults are carefully and completely documented in the EMR. Identify opportunities within local communities for development of outreach activities. Daily use of computer, software programs (EMR), printer, scanner, and credit/debit card equipment. Develop a close working relationship with store manager and pharmacist at the clinic location. Performs non-clinical tasks as required (e.g. reporting, vaccination temperature management, maintain clinic appearance). Complete financial responsibilities pertaining to customer payments. Travel to other local MinuteClinic locations when necessary.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: CVS Pharmacy, District 1-Roswell, GA
June 2011-Dec 2013. Group Facility Manager - Responsible for the Clinical and Financial outcome of the clinic. Assists the Area Manager in controlling the supply cost but not comprising patient care. Responsible for CQI, staff schedule, assisting Educators for needed in-services and Area-wide educations. Ensures that Company policy is being followed by all staff on a daily basis. Coordinates smooth relationship between clinic staff and Corporate staff. Responsible for manual updates with corporate directions. Ensures that patients receive quality care from efficient and caring staff. Maintains a good working relationship with clinic’s Medical Director to facilitate growth and advancement of the clinic.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Renal Care Partners of Roswell/Dahlonega, GA
May 2009-May 2011-In patient Services Clinical Manager - Responsible and accountable for the Quality and Financial Outcomes of facility. Managed three inpatient programs, responsible for day to day operations ensuring that safe and effective dialysis is being provided to patients adhering to company policies and procedures. Reviewed monthly CQI minutes and trended analysis and developed Action plans, CQI project analysis and identified educational needs based on CQI trends and Quality outcomes. Assisted in Regulatory surveys and internal audits, and wrote acceptable Plans of Corrections for identified deficiencies. Analyzed Profit and Loss statements and implemented plans to meet targeted financial outcomes. Managed Annual clinical budget as applied to facility to deliver Company’s expected targets. Help to achieve the clinic’s quality and financial goals to include growth, revenue and expense analysis.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Christus Spohn Hospital, Kindred Hospital and Dubee Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas
Feb 2008-May 2009-Christus Spohn Hospital- Renal Nurse Manager.
Management of 64 bed Renal Unit, provides twenty-four (24) hour accountability for the delivery of quality patient care that promotes the safety and well-being of all patients on assigned units. Responsible for planning, prioritizing, organizing, directing and meeting the daily needs and demands of patients and staff on assigned nursing units. Uses sound knowledge of nursing practices to assign patient care responsibilities to staff based on the patient’s acuity and skill needs. Operationalizes knowledge of human resource management to effectively manage and communicate with staff on assigned unit to promote open communication, teamwork and enhanced work performance. Responsible for effective utilization to ensure appropriate and efficient use of financial, supply and staff resources. Accountable for unit-level implementation of hospital policies and procedures. Maintain fiscal control within prescribed limits. Achieves high productivity while attaining exceptional patient, physician and associate satisfaction. Sound knowledge of nursing practice and exceptional leadership abilities to manage complex, stressful and critically important environments
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Christus Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas
Jan 2007- Feb 2008. University of Louisville Hospital-Neuro ICU
Staff nurse knowledgeable in the care of fresh traumatic brain injury, closed head injury, stroke, brain tumor resections, unstable seizure disorders and spinal cord injuries as well as ventilators, Swanz-ganz, pumps, drips and the behaviors of the closed head injury patient. Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the adult or elderly patient’s immediate condition or needs within timeframe specified by client facility’s policies, procedures or protocols. Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the adult or elderly patient’s condition and/or the client facility’s policies, procedures or protocols and reprioritizes care accordingly.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: University of Lousiville, Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 2004-Jan 2007, Fresenius Medical Center. Clinical Manager,
Duties include management of daily operations, monitoring expenses, processing purchases, and verification of payroll time/attendance. Hire, train and evaluate employees. Identify and plan for prompt corrective responses to any issues with building or systems safety; act as a liaison with patients, participate in budget formulation, oversee staffing, inventory management, and compliance procedures. Consistent communication maintained with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the best patient care.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: FMCNA West Louisville Dialysis, Louisville, Kentucky
July 2002-July 2004 Registered Nurse,1st Lt.United States Air Force-Biloxi MS
Medical Surgical-Responsible for team of 5-6 pts pre and post surgical preparation. Additionally, responsible for assessments, meds administration, nursing intervention and documenting significant changes in patient’s conditions to aid in the Physician’s diagnosis.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, MS
Feb 2002-June2002. Registered Nurse-Dialysis Center Inc
Duties include providing nursing skills for 5-6 patients, supervision of technical staff
Administering medications, attending to patient needs. In the process of being trained as charge nurse but decided to go into the military.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Dialysis Center Inc, Charleston, SC
April 2001- Dec 2001. Nursing Student Technician- Medical University of South Carolina
Duties included working with patients to take care of personal needs, ambulating, feeding and vital signs. Report to RN any problems or emergency needs of the patient. Fully trained to do EKG’s, draw blood and secretarial duties as well. Part time position
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
March 1998-Feb 2002 Patient Care Technician-Dialysis Center Inc. Charleston South Carolina
Fully trained in all aspects of opening procedures, setting up dialysis machines, pre and
post assessments of patients, preparing patients for dialysis (including excellent
cannulation skills and appropriate use of universal precautions). Also responsible for
continually assessing patients during dialysis, removing patients from dialysis, and
Preparing for the next shift in a timely manner.
NAME OF INSTITUTION: Dialysis Center Inc, Charleston, SC
SPECIAL SKILLS, QUALIFICATI0NS & ACHIEVEMENTS
*Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing
*Certified via American Nurses Credentialing Center
*Sigma Theta Tau
*National Honors Society
*Current Georgia RN License
*Strategic planning skills
*Effective Communication and Written Skills
*Understand the day to day cost per treatment and staffing needs
*Follow the staffing model and budget analysis
*Strong knowledge of the Nursing Process and the health care delivery Systems
*Focus on achieving clinic goals to elicit favorable and excellent outcomes for the patients and staff members
*Ensure that Company’s developed policies are being followed
*Resolve conflict between staff and patients, between patients, and between staff
*Follow progressive discipline involving HR if needed
*Experience in hiring, terminating and disciplining employees in a firm and fair manner
*Facilitate Kidney Options (Education) for patients who are close to starting dialysis, and their families
*Ensure that patients receive quality care from every staff member
*Understand Company’s Business, Regulatory and Compliance policies
*Have assisted Area manager open new clinics in Kentucky and Texas area.
*Facilitate Clinic’s CQI meetings, with Physicians/Medical Directors
*Possess high-level Financial Acumen
*Have a proven excellent working relationship with physicians and members of the health care team
*Understand profit and loss statements and balance sheets
*Have completed “Fluent in Finance” Program
*Have attended a variety of financial/business classes offered by Fresenius Medical Care NA to Clinic Managers
*Knowledgeable in Revenue and Budget Analysis, expense reductions and personnel efficiency to elicit increase in EBIT margins.
*Honorable Medical Military Discharge.