Energetic, flexible, fully credentialed Respiratory Therapist with 32 years experience providing compassionate care in both hospital and home environment. Career progressed after high schoolfrom jobs such as assembly line worker, waitress/hostess, camp counselor and retail customer service to volunteer and paid licensed positions in direct patient health care.
Healthcare Department Management
Responsibilities: maintain patient hygiene and safety, bathe, dress feed and assist patient waking/bedtime routines, facilitate patient ADL and personal independence, assist facility employees in workspace maintenance. Results: updated/perfected care giving skills acquired in previous position held 1977-78, gained in depth understanding of infectious disease and it's control.
Responsibilities: operate cash registers, meat slicers, weighing scales, adding machines; wait on store customers, take cash for products/make change; maintain store cleanliness, neatness and service store equipment; stock, face and rotate product on shelves, maintain policy set inventory levels, order replacement product; receive/log product shipments; maintain and stock dairy coolers. Results: learned to weigh, slice and package dairy and meat products, acquired shelf facing and stock rotating skills. Accomplishments: acquired cordial/upbeat customer interaction attitude, learned to operate scales and slicer accurately, survived store robbery at knife point.
Responsibilities: conduct outdoor science classrooms 3 seasons, recreational camp for 1 season; mentor young and older people as role models of outdoor skills and environmental caretakers; act as live-in cabin leader each session. Accomplishments: developed ability to teach in unconventional classroom settings; expanded outdoor survival skills, sharpened biome specific knowledge base of regional geology/biology.
Responsibilities: work rotating job descriptions; quick, courteous, efficient food delivery service; polite/task-focused interaction with kitchen and support staff. Results: consecutive positive job performance appraisals, frequent return customer reservations, developed trusting interaction with other support staff. Accomplishments: high tip earnings, frequent customer requests for my service section, increasing tab spending and shift profit margin for the company, asked to train new employees by management.
Responsibilities: greet, seat and provide to-go-food service to customers, operate cash registers, balance nightly cash sheets, answer phones, take food orders and make meal reservations . Results: consistent return customer reservations, swift, efficient customer seating and service, timely response to customer and employee requests, accurate register operation. Accomplishments: developed congenial, patient upbeat customer service attitude, learned how to interact effectively with frustrated employees/customers, acquired precise cash handling/register skills resulting in minimal mistakes and minimal cash losses.
October 1980-May 1981 Respiratory Therapy Aide
Leelanau Memorial Hospital
promoted to department director May 1981
Munson Oxygen Services
September 1983 contract Respiratory Therapist
held position concurrently with RT department director
June 1989-April 2008 Staff Respiratory Therapist
Marquette General Hospital
April 2008-May 2013 Licensed DME Respiratory Therapist
Wright and Filippis Inc
July 2007-present Licensed contract DME Respiratory Therapist
Total Home Health, Inc
held position concurrently while at Marquette General
Graduated certification eligible as a respiratory therapy technician.
This program was one of first non-traditional college diploma programs in the USA :passed the course exam which made eligibility to sit national board exam; completed intern clinical work at Marquette General Hospital.
Graduated with BsED: participated as team member/coach for 1st Special Olympics, coached developmentally disabled teens for sports competition; education internship Saginaw High School, classroom management in an inner city, ethnically integrated region; social work internship Bay City-St Mary's Hospital, performed patient intakes and histories on hospital psychiatric wards.
Emergency Medical Services
Community Activity Programs
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