I have been working in the field for over 10 yrs. Most of my experience is local but I did travel to a small rural facility(Franklin Hospital, Greenfield, Ma. 80 beds) and to a large metro teaching facility(New England Medical Center, Boston, MA. over 1,000 beds). I have also recently worked in the home health care environment. In each situation, I have been thoroughly orientated and have taken assignments in all care areas. This entailed the use of different equipment, medications, supplies, computer software for charting and billing, learning the protocols, procedures and guidelines set forth by the facilities. Where in the bulk of my experience is in the critical care areas as the primary therapist (ICU,SICU,CCU, PICU and ER), I am also comfortable working in the NICU as a secondary therapist. Floor therapy cannot be over looked either. For, it is there, that with proper insight, assessment and diagnostic tools we can possibly advert a lengthy hospital stay. I have supervisory experience and have orientated many new employees and mentored students. I remain open minded and willing to learn!
Computer charting with multiple systems
Physical assessment and diagnostic skills
Arterial blood gasses both puncture and arterial line.
Interpret, document, report ABG and recommend treatment when appropriate.
Oxygen and medication administration with multiple modalities.
Ventilator management with many modes and equipment.(from cleaning, set up, test...)
Rotational lead therapist
Good communication with the treatment team.
Always remaining open minded and teachable!
On my way to acquiring my Bachelors Degree, I received multiple academic scholarships and grants. While in the field I have performance accommodations from management, patients, family as well as co-workers. I volunteered for and participated in training for the bio-hazard disaster team. I was also A member of the pre-hurricane disaster team at Boca Regional Hospital. I have always been flexible and willing to adapt to staffing needs.
Coordinated the home care of a family member who suffered with pulmonary disease. God rest his soul passed in July 2014.
Worked in all areas ( ICU, CCU, PICU, NICU (back up), PEDS ER and Adult ER and Floor therapies). Responded to all codes. Patient assessment, evaluated and provided all aspects of Respiratory care. Assisted in intubation's, cardioversions, tracheal insertions, a-line insertions... Performed CPR, ABGs( both puncture and draw from various Arterial Lines) , EKGs, transported patients to emergency procedures either(CT,MRI, OR, Special diagnostics..) on transport vents or with bag and mask ventilation. General floor therapies, Pulmonary Toilet duties as well as performing hands on Chest Percussion Therapy on Cystic Fibrosis patients.
Worked in all areas SICU, ICU, CCU, ER and Floor therapies. Responded to codes, Patient assessment, evaluated and provided all aspects of Respiratory care. Assisted in intubations, performed CPR, ABGs( both puncture and draw from various Arterial Lines) , EKGs, transported patients to emergency procedures either on transport vents or with bag and mask ventilation. General floor therapies, Pulmonary Toilet duties as well as performing hands on Chest Percussion Therapy.
I have the following certifications:
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP
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