Registered Respiratory Therapist with fifteen years of clinical experience seeking to combine my respiratory knowledge with sales to promote medications proven beneficial for those with respiratory conditions.
Highly Organized and Efficient
Able to Respond Quickly to Crisis Situations
Able to Handle a Variety of Tasks Concurrently
Experienced Public Speaker
Always Friendly And Helpful
Excellent Time Management
Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Therapist, 06/1998 to Current WakeMed Hospitals – Raleigh, NC
I currently work in all Pediatric/Neonatal areas. This includes the Pediatric General Floor, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Emergency Department, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Administer respiratory medications. I educate patients and families on the use of home medications before discharge.
In Intensive Care Units I work together with physicians and nurses to manage critically ill patients.
Experience working in adult respiratory care in both general floors and intensive care areas.
Precept students and new employees.
Part of my responsibilities include responding to emergent situations such as codes, rapid responses, and high risk births.
Excellent communication skills are necessary to advocate for the patient and work together with all disciplines to give the best care possible.
Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care Clinical Educator, 03/2012 to 03/2014 WakeMed Hospitals – Raleigh, NC
My duties included orienting new employees. I arranged their orientation schedules, instructed on the use of equipment, charting systems, and general duties.
Administered annual competencies to current employees.
Created learning modules for infrequently used or difficult equipment, along with scheduling learning opportunities.
Attended interdisciplinary meetings to improve education and relations with nursing and physicians.
Assisted in staffing needs and took call.
Created and updated department policies. I also assisted in creating flowsheets for our current computer charting systems.
Maintained employee records related to education and required certifications.
Created educational packets for patients, families, and co-workers to assure proper administration and understanding of a variety of medications.
Researched products for updated or more cost effective equipment.
Assisted in supervisor duties.
Journeyman, 08/2006 to 08/2008 International Mission Board – Richmond, VA
I lived in Thailand for approximately two years to serve and minister to the people of Thailand.
Studied language and culture in Bangkok for about a year and then moved to a smaller city for the remainder of my time.
Taught English at high schools in near by villages and ministered to people in and around the city.We saw the improvement of conversational English in both teachers and students.
Travel in and out of country was routine to maintain my visa and provided an excellent learning opportunity for efficient travel.
While a Journeyman I completed Master's Degree assignments and attended Master level Seminary classes once a year.
My time as a Journeyman was a two year learning experience in team work, cultural sensitivity, and fiscal responsibility.
Masters of Divinity: Women's Studies and International Church Planting, 2009 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary - Wake Forest, NC While receiving my Master's Degree I was active in Women's Ministry planning events, teaching, and speaking publicly.
Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Studies, 2003 Southeastern College at Wake Forest - Wake Forest, NC
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Care, 1999 Durham Technical Community College - Durham, NC
Registered Respiratory Therapist- National Board of Respiratory Care
Licensed Respiratory Therapist- North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
BLS certified through American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support through American Heart Association
Neonatal Resuscitation Program through The American Academy of Pediatrics