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Professional Summary
Professionally trained Registered Respiratory Therapist with 30+years experience in adult critical care including all areas of Intensive Care, Emergency Department and Long Term Acute Care units, and with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs.  Ability to interpret lab and radiology results for each patient on an individual level.
Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Acute care expertise
  • Preceptor
  • Qualified critical care RT
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Chest pain management expert
  • Ventilator and airway management
  • High level of autonomy
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Palliative care awareness
Affiliations

National Board for Respiratory Care

Licensed with Texas Medical Board

Work History
Registered Respiratory Therapist 05/2015 to 02/2018
Select Specialty Hospital Garland, Texas
  • Routine rounding with pulmonologists.
  • Active participation during weekly "wean team rounds".
  • Strong, professional working relationships with physicians.
  • Finely tuned critical thought process and ability to respond to demands of emergency situations.
  • Proficient communication skills to interact with physicians, leadership and staff.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information.
  • Assess patients and document their medical histories.
  • Evaluate patient care needs, prioritize treatment, and maintain patient flow.
  • Proactive in assessing patient status and dealing with emergent situations.
  • Provide patient, family and staff education on a routine basis.
  • Highly effective with time management.
  • Prioritize following infection control procedures.
  • Collect blood, and other laboratory specimens and prepare them for lab testing.
  • Skillfully perform suture removals for patients of all ages.
  • Implement necessary changes in protocols based on needs of patients.
  • Accurately record and report test results according to established procedures.
  • Actively manage patients' ventilatory status and assess efficiency.
  • Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Strong emphasis on teamwork to benefit patient's best interests.
  • Committed to customer service and patient first attitude Experience with various medical conditions including, but not limited to Parkinson\\\\'s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease,Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Failure and Closed head injuries.
Registered Respiratory Therapist 10/2009 to 09/2016
Denton Regional Medical Center Denton, Texas
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information.
  • Participation on "ICU rounding".
  • Active team member of Level 2 Emergency Department.
  • Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Assess patients and documented their medical histories.
  • Evaluate patient care needs, prioritize treatment, and maintain patient flow.
  • Assist doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Collect blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepare them for lab testing.
  • Provide patient education.
  • Treat patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas.
  • Follow infection control procedures.
  • Transport patients to and from different departments.
  • Partner with team of registered nurses to achieve overall well-being of all patients.
  • Accurately record and report test results according to established procedures.
  • Actively manage patients' ventilatory status and assess efficiency.
  • Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.
  • Manage care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Accurately document all elements of respiratory assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
Registered Respiratory Therapist 03/2006 to 12/2010
Respiratory Associates of Texas Arlington, Texas
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Highly adaptable to different work environments and staff.
  • Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.
  • Assessed patients and documented their medical histories.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Collected blood, other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas.
  • Accurately documented all elements of respiratory assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Transported patients to and from different departments.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Lung Star Pulmonary Diagnostic Services Plano, TX
  • Maintained scheduling of patients for diagnostic testing.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information, weight and height measurements and vital signs.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Performed pulmonary function testing screens for home care patients.
  • Evaluated patients for Medicare approved home oxygen needs.
  • Submitted results to physician offices.
  • Educated patients and families on home oxygen and CPAP needs and usage.
Education
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Therapy 1982 South Plains College - Levelland, TX Respiratory Therapy
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Professional Summary
An Advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist bringing more than 20 years experience in working with and treating individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including neonates, children, adolescents and adults. I thoroughly enjoy and am passionate about my work. I bring with me positivity, enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic. My goal is to touch all whom I meet and improve their health and and well-being. My training came from a christian college and I feel this has impacted my life as well as countless patients, nurses, physicians and family members I have encountered over my years of service. I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with many fine clinicians who have taught me the skills that I have. I am very pleased to share my skills and experience to others as they have been passed on to me. 
Skills

Assessment Skills

Intubations

Arterial line place

Assisted ventilation

Asthma intervention

 

Physician and nurse interaction

Family involvement

Education

Patient and family teaching

Continued training

Work History
07/2001 to 11/2016
Advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist Health First Palm Bay, Florida
As an Advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist at Palm Bay Hospital for over 15 years, my duties were primarily in the intensive care unit. I was responsible for oral intubations, ventilator management and subsequent weaning of mechanically ventilated patients under the direction of the critical care physician team. Also included were radial arterial line insertions placed for hemodynamic monitoring and arterial blood gas sampling. Also placed bipap and high flow nasal cannula for assisted ventilation. Also an important part of the rapid response team activated to prevent or intervene with a patient who appears to be in or impending distress. I also I performed all modalities of respiratory therapy including aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, nasotracheal suctioning and bedside pulmonary function testing. A member of the interfacility transport team including flight transport for heart catheterazation lab patients who have had an intra aortic balloon pump placed. I also was preceptor for new employees and mentoring of fourth and fifth year pharmacy students as arranged by pharmacy director and cardiopulmonary supervisor to enhance these students understanding of respiratory therapy and to further our profession.
Education
1994
Associate of Science: Respiratory Care
Kettering College of Medical Arts - Kettering, Ohio
Certifications

ACLS

PALS

NRP

BLS

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Summary
 Skilled, experienced, and passionate healthcare provider seeking long-term, meaningful employment as a part of a positive team of healthcare professionals. 

Highlights

  • ASPT Certified Phlebotomist 
  • Certified Lab Assistant
  • Team-player with strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled healthcare worker with outstanding expertise
  • Patient focused care provider
  • Certified ECG Tech Aid
Experience
Registered Respiratory Therapist Mar 2005 to Sep 2011
Central Florida Regional Hospital Sanford, Fl.
  • Responsible for drawing blood, ventilator management, and answering to cardiac arrest scenes on site
  • Provided exemplary care to patients
  • Completed all necessary paperwork with accuracy 
  • Worked as a per diem R.T. in community hospital.
  • Functioned in all acute and critical care areas with all age groups of patients.
Adjunct Instructor May 2010 to Dec 2010
City College Casselberry, Fl.
  • Instructed allied health students in a medically related course: Medical Law and Ethics CareMax Medical Resources, Registered Respiratory Therapist/Case Manager Orlando, Fl.
Respiratory Therapist/Case Manager Apr 2005 to Feb 2008
CareMax Orlando, FL
  • Provided home care respiratory services with various modalities of therapy: CPAP, BiPAP, Oxygen concentrators, home ventilators, and Asthma/Allergy teaching.
Sr. Writing Consultant/Grad. Teaching Asst Aug 1999 to Dec 2002
University of Central Florida Orlando, Fl.
  • Assisted undergraduate and graduate students to improve their creative writing skills.
  • Assisted the professor in providing didactic instruction in an Anthropology class: The Human Species.
Therapist Sep 1991 to Aug 1994
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, Pa
  • Worked primarily in the Pediatric Intensive Care and the Neonatal Intensive Care units.
  • Provided ventilator management,  as well as bronchodilator therapy, and was also trained as part of the Flight team.
Education
Phlebotomy 2016 Orange Technical College Fl Trained in clinical laboratory science and laboratory equiptment safety, phlebotomy, finger sticks and heel sticks, ECG, anatomy and physiology of the human body.
Master of Arts, Liberal Studies/Maya Studies/Cultural Anthropology 2002 University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities 1999 University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida
Diploma in Respiratory Therapy 1979 Valley College of Medical & Dental Careers
Certifications
  • ASPT Certified
  • BLS Certified in adult, infant, and baby CPR and First Aid
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Summary
I have worked at Express Scripts for a little over a year as a Pharmacy Production Clerk . Previously I worked at Riley Childrens Hospital as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. 
Highlights
  • Excellent problem resolution ability
  • Extensive medical terminology knowledge
  • participated in training parents and orientees.
  • assisted physicians and nursing in mechanical ventilation usage
  • assisting physicians in focus studies
  • organized and proficient in all areas of Bulk and Prep.
Accomplishments
worked with fellow staff members to achieve above expected and whenever needed increase total containers per hour.
part of health care team that continually achieved success in improved health for our patients.
participated in studies for approval of new treatment modalities in the Riley Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Experience
November 2015
to
Current
Express Scripts Whitestown, Indiana Pharmacy Production Clerk
April 1987
to
March 2015
IU Health Riley Childrens Hospital Indianapolis, In Registered Respiratory Therapist
Education
1984
IVTC Bloomington, In, USA Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory
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Professional Summary
Compassionate and dependable Respiratory Therapist with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy design and execution.  Workload management, personalized care and a professional, yet personable approach are a few of several strong qualities.  I believe I could be a valuable addition to this establishment due to my experience in Neonatal Respiratory Care as well as Emergency Care.  I look forward to expanding my skill level and gaining further knowledge in a new environment.
Experience
04/2012 to Current
Registered Respiratory Therapist Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Muncie, IN
  • Administer respiratory medications and therapies to adults, pediatrics, and neonates
  • Obtain arterial blood gas samples and interpret results
  • Follow therapeutic protocols to determine patient care plan
  • Initiate and maintain invasive and non-invasive ventilators
  • Attend high risk deliveries and initiate neonatal resuscitation if needed
  • Assist with endotracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Clean, set up and maintain respiratory equipment
  • Thoroughly document patient assessments, delivered therapies and outcomes
  • Train new employees and precept students
  • Assist fellow therapists when needed

10/2011 to 06/2012
Registered Respiratory Therapist Henry County Hospital New Castle, IN
  • Administer respiratory medications and therapies to adults and pediatrics as ordered by MD
  • Perform EEG's and EKG's
  • Initiate and maintain invasive and non-invasive ventilators.
  • Assist in endotracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

 

Skills
  • 6 years experience in general floor therapy including pulmonary hygiene and aerosol therapy
  • 6 years experience in emergency and pediatric care
  • 4 years experience in NICU
  • Diverse knowledge in respiratory equipment including oscillators
  • Experience with Cerner and Powerchart charting systems
  • Green and Lean training to maximize use of resources while delivering excellent patient care
  • Proficient in arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation
  • Proficient in artificial airway management including tracheostomies
  • Skilled in effectively assessing patient condition and coordinating with staff to create treatment plan
  • Experience with educating patients on disease processes and therapeutic needs
  • Ability to precept students and train new employees
Education
2011
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Care
James A Rhodes State College - Lima, OH
Certifications

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Respiratory Care Practitioner License- present

National Board for Respiratory Care Registered Respiratory Therapist August 2011- present

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification  May 2011-present

Pediatric Life Support Certification June 2012-present

Advanced Cardiac Life Support and BLS Certification May 2011- present

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Professional Summary
Highly qualified board-certified registered Respiratory Therapist, driven to build strong relationships with patients and their families. Acts as a patient advocate to achieve best possible outcomes.
Skills
    • Strong bed side clinician.
    • Able to work effectively in emergent situations
    •  Compassionate
    • Acute care expertise
    • Patient-focused care
    • Committed team player

  • Strong clinical judgment
    • Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Efficient and reliable team player
    • Adaptable
    Work History
    April 2011-August 2017 Registered Respiratory Therapist | Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center | Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    • Life Support
    • Life Support Services
    • Patient Assessments
    • Patient Care
    • Care Based On Patient Assessments
    • Treatment Protocols
    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Mandatory Education
    • Hands-On Medical Experience
    • Skilled Problem Solver
    • Health Education Training
    • Medical Clinical Procedures
    • Deliver Aerosolized Medication
    • Obtain Arterial Blood Gases
    • Perform the Lead Role when needed



    January 2010-April 2011 Registered Respiratory Therapist | Thomas Memorial Hospital | South Charleston, West Virginia, United States
    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Life Support
    • Life Support Services
    • Patient Assessments
    • Patient Care
    • Treatment Protocols
    • Mandatory Education
    • Medication Administration
    • Drug Therapy Management
    • Direct Patient Care
    • Basic Life Support
    • Medical Terminology Knowledge
    • Test Results
    • Health Education Training
    • Life Support
    Education
    2009 Associate of Applied Science : Respiratory Therapy Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Accomplishments
    • Worked with critical care team to help implement respiratory care protocols and new hires education

     

     Active member of share governance commite

    Affiliations

     NCRB

    AARC


    Certifications

    RRT

    set a 3 year goal to obtain BSRT