Lead respiratory therapist with over 4 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing all levels of care, from general floor to long-term and critical care.
NBRC RRT and licensed in Arizona
Team leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Proficient with many different ventilators, BiPAPs/CPAPs, and oxygen delivery devices.
Critical care experience
Focused on consistent, quality care
Lead Respiratory Therapist, 08/2011 to Current Plaza Healthcare – Scottsdale, AZ
Assisting the department manager with assigned duties.
Assisting fellow respiratory therapists with care, patient assessment and problem solving.
Organizing and performing physician rounds with the facilities pulmonologists; recommending therapies and developing the best plan of care for our patients.
Administration of prescribed medication (i.e. MDIs, SVNs, oxygen set-ups, etc.)
Responsible for daily care of mechanically ventilated patients,
including: verifying and adjusting ventilator settings, suctioning of
patients, checking arterial blood gases, breathing treatments, weaning protocols etc.
Patient education about proper drug administration, home-care of tracheostomy, respiratory clearance techniques and breathing techniques.
RRT, 02/2011 to 06/2011 Concentric Healthcare Solutions – Scottsdale, AZ
Administer inhalers, nebulizer treatments, oxygen set ups, EKGs, ABGs, etc.
Daily care and weaning of mechanically ventilated patients.
Work alongside nurses and physicians to assist in patient care by recommending therapies and developing the best plan of care for our patients.
On-Call Experience in many different hospitals, quickly learning new procedures and policies.
Pool RRT, 04/2008 to 05/2009 Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix, AZ
Interaction with patients of all age ranges.
Critical thinking and decision making during high pressure situations.
Maintained accurate and confidential medical records.
Performed daily patient education as well as education during department meetings.
Ordered therapies for patients using a therapist driven protocol.
Critical care (Weaning parameters, extubations, ventilator changes, ventilator care, intubation assists, etc.), progressive and general floor therapy (SVN's, oxygen therapy, BiPAP, NT suctioning, etc.).
On-Call Respiratory Therapist, 12/2007 to 04/2008 PRCS Inc – Phoenix, AZ
PRN therapist, with a flexible schedule, traveling to a variety of facilities.
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Therapy, 2007 Apollo (Carrington) College - Phoenix, AZ