TEENA LUKOSE, PA-C
Riverview, FL 33578
Phone: 1-908-***-**** (Cell)
Objective: to obtain a position as a licensed Physician Assistant which will allow me to utilize my current clinical skills to help improve an organization and offer potential for professional advancement.
Education and Licensure
08/2005 – 06/2009 St. John’s University Physician Assistant Program
Physician Assistant certification- Graduated Cum Laude
NCCPA Board Certified July 2009
PANRE- Physician Assistant National Recertification Exam 2/2015
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2005-2009
President of Physician Assistant Society 2006-2008
Licensure and Certification
Florida State Physician Assistant Licensure; Issued 11/4/2010- Active
New Jersey State Physician Assistant Licensure; Issued 9/08/2009
New York State Physician Assistant Licensure; Issued 06/01/2011
Professional Experience- Approximately 10 years as a full-time Physician Assistant
12/2013-2/2019 Laser Spine Institute Tampa, FL
Physician Assistant -Clinic Team Lead
Responsibilities: Perform History and Physical exams, MRI and X-ray reviews, Pre and post-operative visits. Provide treatment plans for patients including surgical recommendations and non-surgical conservative care management, or referral for additional care. Worked closely with Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Physiatrists, and Anesthesiologists for imaging reviews, MRI discussions, medication prescribing, medical/surgical complications, pre operative screening and clearance for surgery. Ordering of appropriate imaging and Diagnostic studies (MRI vs CT, EMG, Lab work, EKG's, Chest X-rays, etc) as well as knowing their indications and contraindications. Interpreting necessary pre-operative testing results, incidental findings, specialist consultation reports, abnormal labs and developing appropriate plan of care. Completion of pre-operative review of all patient cases and medically clearing patients for their upcoming surgery. Completion of post-operative visits to include post-operative education, medical evaluation for safe discharge, dressing changes, drain removals, pain management, suture removal, referral for additional care.
In addition to patient care, Team Lead duties include: Assistance in managing the clinic team of 12 APRNs/ Physician Assistants, 10 Medical Assistants, and administrative staff. Provided conflict resolution for both patients and staff, ensured visits were completed in a timely manner, assisted in staff scheduling, Peer Reviews, Chart Audits and Policy improvement for optimal patient care.
Infection Prevention Officer for the Clinic and ASC from 2017 to 2019. Monitored and implemented policies to help keep our infection rate less than 1% .
Developed the Neurological Physical Exam template for the education and training of new hire employees.
Assisted in the creation of EMR standardized templates to improve charting for a more efficient electronic medical record.
Assisted in the duties and responsibilities to keep active certification from The Accreditation Association For Ambulatory Health Care- AAAHC
Awards: Employee of the Year 2017, Employee Choice Award 2016
07/2012- 8/20/2013 New York Presbyterian Manhattan, NY
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
Responsibilities: Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative healthcare services to adult patients admitted to the Neurosurgical and Neurology service. Worked with an interdisciplinary team consisting of Attendings, Residents, Physican Extenders, Nurses, Social work, Case Managers, Physical/Occupational Therapy to provide optimal patient care. Pre-op assessment and evaluation. Post-op care and maintenance of patients in the Intensive Care Unit and Step down unit including post op dressing changes, suture/staple removal, JP drain, constavac removal, medical management, pain management. Managed intubated patients. Transported intubated patients on cardiac monitoring within the hospital. Held full responsibility for admissions, transfers, and discharges within the Neurosurgical/ Neurology units.
07/2011 – 7/1/2013 Beth Israel Medical Center Manhattan, NY
Physician Assistant Department of Neurosurgery
Responsibilities: First assisting in the Operating Room for various Neurosurgical Brain and Spine cases for both Adult and Pediatric population. Pre-op assessment and evaluation. Post-op care and maintenance of patients in the Intensive Care Unit including post op dressing changes, suture/staple removal, medical management, pain management. Experienced in managing intubated patients, critical care, ICU, and Emergency Room patients. Extra-ventricular Drain insertion and management of intracranial pressure. Neurosurgical ER and inpatient consults, as well as outpatient follow up care. Full responsibility for admissions and discharges including diagnoses, interpreting CT scans, MRI, medical management, wound care, prescriptive authorities, and post operative management. Took in house overnight call twice per week including 25 hour shifts.
10/2009-9/1/13 St. Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ
Physician Assistant Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Responsibilities: Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative healthcare services to both Adult and Pediatric population. Saw patients in an Acute In-Patient hospital setting and Out-Patient follow up care. Emergency Room responsibilities as well as Pre and Post-Op Assesment. Obtaining History and Physical, General Neurology Consults, Developing diagnoses and treatment regime, writing prescriptions, interpreting lab results, and reviewing MRI / CT scans. Took first call 1:7 days a week and weekend call 1:4.
Competencies: History and Physical Examination -general and symptom focused, Efficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, various EMR’s including Amkai Charts, Next Gen, Epic, Mydocs, 80 WPM typing ability, IV Heplock insertion, wound vac training, Splinting, Lumbar Puncture, First assisting in the Operating room, suturing, incision and drainage, punch biopsies, foley catheter insertion, ACLS/BLS protocols.
09/2004-06/2008 Kalashri School of Arts Parsipanny, NJ
12/2004 – 08/2005 Dyna Temp Heating and Air Hillside, NJ
04/2003-01/2004 Score Educational Center Union, NJ
St. John’s Dean’s Honor List 2005-2009, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
AAPA /NYSSPA Member 06/2007 – Present
BLS, ACLS, CPR, AED, Bioterrorism/HAZMAT/WMD certified
Kalashri School of Arts greatest achiever Scholarship West Orange, NJ 1999-2005
Knanaya Catholic Convention in Orlando, Fl Most Valuable Artist Award 2002
St. Thomas Catholic Youth Association-Millburn, NJ
02/2007-05/2007 Chapin Home for the Aging, Queens, NY Volunteer
07/2006-09/2006 Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ Volunteer
*References furnished upon request.