Registered Respiratory Therapist with over eighteen years experience in a faced paced hospital setting. Demonstrates the ability to provide direct patient care while effectively supervising staff in a variety of clinical situations. Provide education within the Respiratory department as well as to other employees of the hospital. Works well with patients, doctors, department staff, and coworkers on all levels of the multidisciplinary team. Driven to help achieve exceptional patient outcomes.
Independent judgment and decision making
Lead Respiratory Therapist, 05/1998
to Current Trident Medical Center – Charleston,
Responsible for providing leadership and delivering quality care for patients, setting up daily staff assignments, manage daily staffing needs, take departmental call, daily charges, and chart audits.
Assisted in developing Adult Ventilator Weaning Protocol
Preforms annual staff competencies and check offs.
Assist management with annual staff evaluations.
Collaborate with ICU multidisciplinary team to provide assessment and therapeutic management in the Intensive Care setting
Member on the Rapid Response Team and respond to code blues
Routinely perform all functions of patient care within bounds of respiratory care to include acute and general care, ABG's, ventilator management, airway management, PFT, and all other modalities
Orientation of new employees to all areas of the hospital
Assist with diagnostic, bedside, tracheostomy, Endobronchial Ultrasound, and Bronchial Thermoplasty bronchoscopies
Perform Pulmonary Function Testing
Arterial line insertion
Respiratory Therapist (PRN), 09/2011
to Current East Cooper Medical Center – Mt. Pleasant,
Routinely perform all aspects of Respiratory Therapy to include neonatal to the geriatric populations.
Adjunct Clinincal Instructor, Trident Technical College – Charleston,
Duties included direct supervision of Respiratory Therapy students. Educated and performed check-offs on HHN, MDI, O2 delivery devices, tracheostomy suctioning and care, ABG draws and interpretation, and giving effective report.
Associate of Science: Respiratory Care,
1999 Trident Technical College - Charleston,
course work: College of Charleston - Charleston,
Trident Award Nominee · Gold Star Employee
SC Respiratory Care License
ACLS, PALS, NRP, and BLS
Served as an adjunct clinical instructor for Trident Technical College